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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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DraftSight: Free CAD software for your DWG files

For you engineers, designers, cad people, aspiring same. I recently came apon this great free cad software. For Autocad people it saves files in the *.dwg format and has basically has zero learning curve. Also would be great for someone who is learning and will ultimately be using Autocad as it is so similar. I don't post this as spam as it's completely free software provided by Dassault Systèmes. Kool for even a home owner who wants to do personal stuff. Property improvement, landscaping, irrigation systems, room additions etc. Those who are experienced Autocad users but not inclined to spend the rather large dollars to buy a package for home. Can start doing side jobs at no expense. Doing a little independent contractor work opens up some valid tax deductions.

http://www.3ds.com/products/draftsig...ad-draftsight/

After any of you check it out let me know what you think.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 08:15 PM
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Thanks for the link. I use AutoCad at work and could use a free package for home.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-2011, 03:45 AM
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Thanks, Cmoreride. Need to see them cad once a while. Handy in the notebook.

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Thanks Cmoreride, I use AutoCAD Plant 3D daily. The cool thing about this program is that it works on Linux (still Beta but hey, it's free). Something none of the other bigname CAD programs do yet..
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Awesome. Many thanks for sharing. Much useful at work and home...

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Thanks for the sharing. I didn't know of it, so I am using DoubleCad XT which they claim is equivalent to AutoCad lite. I used it mostly for its ability to do layers in 2D.

I do most of my work in 3D, using CoCreate Modeling, which is now taken over by PTC, the makers of Pro-E, and hence the name changed to Creo Elements. There's free version of this 3D modeling software located here: http://www.ptc.com/offers/tryout/pe3.htm

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