CAD for Dummies

  JoeA 10:44 28 Sep 2009

Anybody now of CAD software for dummies please?

  Graphicool1 11:07 28 Sep 2009

What in particular do you want to design.

  OTT_Buzzard 11:11 28 Sep 2009

and what's your budget?

  Graphicool1 11:23 28 Sep 2009

Here are a couple of Free & Easy ones. You can give them a try. If they aren't what you want or not easy enough, you haven't lost anything.

click here
click here

  Picklefactory 11:42 28 Sep 2009

If you only want something fairly simple there is TurboCad for as little as £22 for an older here
We have AutoCad at work, which is around £600 per seat, but when we wanted to add a couple of cheap Cad for just doing simple stuff, we went for TurboCad. It's a different style of interface, but once you get used to it, it's perfectly adequate for our needs. As OTT_Buzzard asks, it really depends on what you want to do with it.

  JoeA 23:05 28 Sep 2009

Thank you all, I just wanted to draw up some adaptions in and around the house, 2D stuff. Will look at the two that Graphicool1 linked to.

  Picklefactory 14:28 29 Sep 2009

If it's domestic, another one that is pretty good, is Kitchen Draw
click here
It's free initially for up to 30 hours actual in use drawing time (Not installed time), plenty for domestic use and then pay as you use. At least it was when I d/loaded it a year or so ago. It's purpose made for kitchen design, but also has a bathroom package and it is a fully professional design package that is used by many kitchen companies. It might be of limited use for other rooms, but it has a pretty simple means of setting up your room sizes with windows, reliefs, corner cut outs etc.

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