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  • ptjw7uk
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    As they say it depends on what you want to do.
    Personally if you want to do it semi professioanlly then I would go for Autocad lite as that will do most of what you want and then if you want to go the whole hog get the 3d Autocad if you can afford it but for most things the lite version is addequate.

    peter

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  • Bmyers
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    For general drawing it is hard to beat QCad
    http://www.ribbonsoft.com/qcad.html

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  • Ken_Shea
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    I have but never used, Alibre so I cannot speak for it's ease of use, but it is suitable for 2D and 3D. Some outstanding models are shown on their site. The reason Alibre was not used is I opted for a CAD / CAM package, however it looks like they now have their own CAD/CAM package,

    You can see it here, and believe they still offer the free Alibre Express version, fully functional however limited.

    http://www.alibre.com/

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  • John Stevenson
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    This comes up every 3 months and there is no answer as it depends on what you want to do , whether program A suits better than program B, learning curve, if you need 2D or 3D, whether you can get your head round working in 3D [ some can't] and the price of kippers.

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  • RTPBurnsville
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    Check out Solid Edge 2D.... It's a free professional quality program from Siemens.

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  • tony ennis
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    CAD software?

    What are some affordable CAD packages suitable for what we do?
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