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Thread: Show off your CAD renderings

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    ... telescope dovetail plate ...


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    ... the layout ...


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    ... more simple stuff ...


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    Evan. Can I get a name for the program you're using?

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    Default Alibre

    Alibre doesn't seem to be very popular with you guys.

    Carl

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    I use Google SketchUp 7 free version with a large number of plugins. Without the plugins SketchUp isn't good for much but there are hundreds of free plugins. The most important ones are the import/export file type plugins. One issue with SU7 is that they removed the ability to import DXF format. People screamed loudly so they issued a patch that you have to search for that enables the DXF import again.

    There are a ton of tips and tricks to learn to make SU work for you. At first it seems pretty useless for accurate work but that isn't the case. The good part is that there are many excellent tutorials on line for free also. You really need to study the tutorials or you will be missing some of the very unobvious ways that make it much easier to use.

    I dislike Alibre. I find it very clumsy to use.
    Free software for calculating bolt circles and similar: Click Here

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    And I went and bought it, darn

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    Don't let me put you off. What suits me isn't necessarily what suits you and v-v. Alibre is a more professionally oriented program.
    Free software for calculating bolt circles and similar: Click Here

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    Default Lotus or Locost 7 Frame

    While not exactly machine work, here is a 3D of a Lotus of Locost 7 (locostusa.com/forums) that I drew up in Progecad Pro.



    Different colors to show weld sequence.

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