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Offline sambotTopic starter

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design programs
« on: February 16, 2009, 02:06:47 PM »
I am just starting in robotics and I'm wondering if there is any good robot design and programing programs. ???   

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Re: design programs
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2009, 08:01:01 PM »
there are posts with people asking the same question :P

anyway i think you should get google sketchup

it is free, airman00 has a great libary of models, easy to use
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Re: design programs
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2009, 10:14:18 PM »
I've used Google SketchUp to design my last two robots.  Now I can't imagine not modeling in 3D before building.  It's saved me alot of rework.

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Re: design programs
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 11:24:54 AM »
I have used google sketchup before I was wondering if there are more specialized programs.

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Re: design programs
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2009, 01:16:31 PM »
ive used sketchup a few times and solidworks once (but my home pc only have 1gb of ram :( )
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Re: design programs
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2009, 06:01:02 AM »
google sketchup or autocad

i have been using autocad and each time it becomes easier and easier , i recommend if you got the ability to use it

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Re: design programs
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2009, 12:36:36 PM »
I recommend Solid Works, this program has really great capability

It's free for students, I use it for designing my mobile robots, for example:

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Re: design programs
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2009, 05:45:18 PM »
I use Solid Works. I learned it fast, and you can get many already made parts of it from http://www.3dcontentcentral.com/default.aspx so it will save you time.

 


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