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Offline DluberusTopic starter

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Cheap or Free Downloadable CAD Programs
« on: June 09, 2007, 07:28:28 PM »
I was wondering if anyone has found any free downloadable CAD programs or a really cheap one. See, I'm 13 and just can't put out a lot of money.

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Re: Cheap or Free Downloadable CAD Programs
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2007, 07:59:32 PM »
Google Sketchup is pretty good... what kind of CAD are you trying to do?  There are some good free packages for electrical design (EagleCAD and PCBExpress are two that come to mind).

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Re: Cheap or Free Downloadable CAD Programs
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2007, 08:21:37 PM »
search the site first!!! (this question has been asked 30 times already :P)

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Re: Cheap or Free Downloadable CAD Programs
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2007, 09:20:20 PM »
Couldn't find exactly what I was looking for! Sorry :-\

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Re: Cheap or Free Downloadable CAD Programs
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2007, 10:41:08 PM »
haha  . . . yea sorry for being mean . . . its always the 30th person that gets my wrath :P

type in 'CAD' in the search box:
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_tutorial_index.shtml

(apologies for the huge annoying google ads in the search, google wont let me remove that :()

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Re: Cheap or Free Downloadable CAD Programs
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2007, 12:09:15 AM »
OK! I also, just now, found a great site that has links to many CAD and other programs. Here is the link:http://www.freebyte.com/cad/cad.htm#2D3DCADSystems. I hope this helps someone.

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Re: Cheap or Free Downloadable CAD Programs
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2007, 05:44:59 AM »
id stay away from alibre design, its hard as crap ato use, in the amount of time it took to make my entire bot in sketchup, i made 1 part in alibre

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Re: Cheap or Free Downloadable CAD Programs
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2007, 07:21:29 AM »
Try a program called Slidworks it is expensive but the personal edition is a 90 day trial and the student edition is only 100 dollar cheap if you compare it to the 1000 dollar office edition. This is the same program the admin use to demostate his line following robot. (i think).
I've have not failed, I've just found out 2,000 how a light bulb will not work

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Re: Cheap or Free Downloadable CAD Programs
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2007, 12:04:11 AM »
Yeah admin has one
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Re: Cheap or Free Downloadable CAD Programs
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2007, 04:55:24 AM »
I use AutoDesk Inventor cause thats what I need to use at work . . .

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Re: Cheap or Free Downloadable CAD Programs
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2007, 04:56:23 AM »
Oh sorry it reaaly look like solidworks.  :)
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