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 Post subject: free & good CADD program?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:01 pm 
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I'm looking for a free CADD-like program if one exists. I will settle for a free trial of one if I need to.
Please help?

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 Post subject: Re: free & good CADD program?
PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:10 pm 
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I started out with Alibre's trial. It's parametric like Solidworks; maybe not as good for puzzles, but good enough. I originally designed my Quirky Cube with it.

I recall having problems with exporting to an STL or something, in which case I used Rhino CAD.


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 Post subject: Re: free & good CADD program?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:04 pm 
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I use and recommend FreeCAD.

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 Post subject: Re: free & good CADD program?
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Thanks Guys!

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 Post subject: Re: free & good CADD program?
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Jeffery Mewtamer wrote:
I use and recommend FreeCAD.

Wow, how come I haven't heard of that? I'll have to give it a try.


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FreeCad is good, but remember it is a work in progress. Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: free & good CADD program?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:48 pm 
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I was just about to ask this question. Although I do have freecad, I have no idea how to use it. Does anyone have a good tutorial for it?

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 Post subject: Re: free & good CADD program?
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You should also explore AutoDesk 123D.

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 Post subject: Re: free & good CADD program?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:13 pm 
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Any good ones (other than FreeCAD, which I have no idea how to use) for Macintosh?

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