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marino420td
02/14/2006, 08:46 PM
I see a lot of people on here that have nice computerized drawings of their diy plans and plumbing. What software are they using for this? Are any of them free downloads?

lfjewett
02/14/2006, 08:51 PM
SketchUp has a limited trial ( 8 hours of use ).. You can get a good feel and kick out a nice diagram or two before your time runs out.

Godoftheseas
02/14/2006, 09:26 PM
deleting comment: sorry i apoligize

Donw
02/14/2006, 09:36 PM
I think its called e machine shop. Works pretty good.

Don

Skepperz
02/14/2006, 09:59 PM
Well the way i see it if you are using a pirated full version for your own prsonal use, your not hurting anyone nor the industry.

BlueCorn
02/14/2006, 10:04 PM
Let's keep the discussion to legally obtained software please, regardless of whether you think that stealing is okay for personal use.

Skepperz
02/14/2006, 10:12 PM
I see you like Unix then, can i steal it............

rottface4
02/15/2006, 10:40 AM
I believe the is one called A9 CAD or something like that. Its ok...I don't really like it. Not a whole lot of good features but it is free.

jvonthun
02/15/2006, 01:54 PM
FastCad32 has a 30 day demo. It is the only Cad program I have ever used, and I don't have any formal training so I am not sure how good it is.

GoldStripe
02/15/2006, 01:59 PM
which site did you d/l fastcad32? download.com?

Sohal11
02/15/2006, 02:08 PM
You might want to look into AutoCAD 2006. It is not a FREE software.

jjwarfly
02/15/2006, 02:16 PM
autoCad has a free 30 day trial. and if you have more than one cpu you can use it on one till it runs out, then install it on another. You have to register in order to use the trial which only takes like five min. Also look into student versions of software they are usually cheaper and sometimes more watered down.

dhnguyen
02/15/2006, 04:11 PM
http://www.freebyte.com/cad/cad.htm