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Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:51 pm
Author: someguy314
Since you want something free I would go with Google SketchUp. Personally I don't like it. I mean its good for something thats free and simple. But I prefer TurboCAD. It's around $100 but I like it much better than SketchUp.

So something free thats pretty good is Google SketchUp. But if you want something more advanced and that can probably do more i'd sugest investing in a paid one like TurboCAD or something else.

Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:12 pm
Author: Technician1002
One of the big advantages to Sketchup for this site is one of the members has made an extensive library of parts so you don't have to spend all day rendering a 2 inch PVC T.

It's even a sticky to make it easy to find.

One of my favorite launchers is in there.

Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:11 pm
Author: irisher
I have used sketchup and I was thoroughly disappointed. I learned on Auto desk Inventor which is not incredibly hard to learn but can pricey. It is all I use now.

Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 11:43 am
Author: spikerbond
have you looked at valves sdk? i use their map editor hammer as a cad program all the time, it is really easy to learn and use.