15676Re: [MedievalSawdust] Drafting program
- Apr 24, 2013I still use GenericCAD (DOS based) on an XP
machine. I've tried many CAD packages (including
Autocad), but still keep going back. Most of the
time I just need a 2D drawing and not 3D.
Unfortunately, DOS packages won't run on Windows7
and above, so at some point I'll need to port to
a Linux and see if I can get it to run on the DOS
emulation there. There is (finally) a package
that uses the GenericCAD commands and files, but
it is quite expensive. I run it's trial version
for viewing old drawings on the newer machines.
For image processing, I use Photoshop.
At 08:30 AM 4/24/2013, you wrote:
>"doesn't go well with the way I think"
>That's the way with me for every CAD program
>I've ever tried. Even though I work in IT, my
>artistic side just won't mesh. I end up resorting to pencil and paper.
>Duncan Sinclair the Cordwanier (MKA: Chris Anderson)
>Barony of Sternfeld
>Greenwood #514, F&AM
>From: Justin Crouch <thespis89@...>
>Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 7:46 PM
>Subject: Re: [MedievalSawdust] Drafting program
>Google SketchUp is the one I see most
>recommended while searching the netz often.
>However, I ATTEMPTED to use it...twice...and
>both times, I can't figure it out myself (and
>I'm pretty tech savvy.) However, I have seen
>some cool things done with it...My main issue I
>think is it just doesn't go well with the way I
>think and that's a personal issue on my part, not the programs.
>If you haven't tried it, it's free...it's Google
>(a company I love with ALL my heart, as a tech-person).
>On Tue, Apr 23, 2013 at 6:24 PM, Dan Baker
>I am looking for a free or low cost drafting
>program, should be very very very very simple to use.
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