View Full Version : Any free CAD software available

02/14/2006, 09:46 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?

02/14/2006, 09:51 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.

02/14/2006, 10:26 PM
deleting comment: sorry i apoligize

02/14/2006, 10:36 PM
I think its called e machine shop. Works pretty good.


02/14/2006, 10:59 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.

02/14/2006, 11:04 PM
Let's keep the discussion to legally obtained software please, regardless of whether you think that stealing is okay for personal use.

02/14/2006, 11:12 PM
I see you like Unix then, can i steal it............

02/15/2006, 11:40 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.

02/15/2006, 02:54 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.

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

02/15/2006, 03:08 PM
You might want to look into AutoCAD 2006. It is not a FREE software.

02/15/2006, 03:16 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.

02/15/2006, 05:11 PM