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  1. #1
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    Default technical drawing

    what do the forumites use for technical drawings ....... software ??? paper and pencil software would be good if its not too expensive and not a university degree to use

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    I use and only have Windows XP paint. It's only a simple program, but it's easy and quick to use and better than a pencil in my opinion.

    Dave

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    Most of the software for technical stuff is fairly difficult to use for some .
    Ive tried Turbocad and Solidworks both reqiure some time to spend working out what does what.Too complicated for me.
    I like paper and pencil and my tech drawing tools ,left over from a previous life.
    I don't do a lot of drawings as I usually plan stuff out in my head and make rough sketches & go from there, I usually have to change the drawings any way during the course of the project easier to delete and re plan in the skull .
    Kev.
    "Outside of a dog a book is man's best friend ,inside a dog it's too dark to read"
    Groucho Marx

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    Solid edge off a free 2D program..I use it, it is awesome...

    Free 2D: Solid Edge: Velocity Series: Solutions by Product Line: PLM - Product Lifecycle Management : Siemens PLM Software

    Just put whatever you want in the boxes to register...I just put RC and I live in Brazil or something like that, you need a valid email address though to get the licence so you can run the program

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    thanks RC that looks like just what i want if i can be patient enough with the learning curve

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    If you want to do 3D stuff, google sketchup (free version) is more than adequate and quick to master. Some of the more advanced professional products are now accepting this as an import file.
    Google SketchUp
    Peter

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    Alibre have a free version see Alibre, Inc. - Affordable 3D CAD, CAM, FEA, Rendering, and Document Management Software its a very good parametric program.

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