For most of the things than one might want to draw of model skecthup will work great. If I didn't already have Solidworks I to would be looking for a less expensive alternative back in the earlier days of SW I had to use coroldraw and pro engineer to achieve certain things as well as autodesk I have Autocad 3d 2013 but it has expired and no longer functions
I haven't looked but I might even have skecthup on a thumb drive somewhere
If Sketchup is the kind of program I could pick up and be doing simple 3D stuff like the above drawing in short order, I'm definitely interested! I'm gonna download it tonight and give it a go.
My only experience with AutoCAD was way back when all they had was a DOS version for home users. My best friend, a toolmaker (Lord rest his soul!) showed it to me at the time on his PC, but compared to what I knew how to do in CorelDraw at that time, it seemed very different and seemed to require a lot of command line entry just to get something I could have whipped up in minutes. I have never seen the newer Windows versions, but I have to assume it is able to do some pretty cool stuff nowadays. At least one would think so, for the $$$$. Thanks guys!
Maybe it is just me but Autocad from the days that you had to use a digitizing board through version 2013 always seamed clunky great for 2 d architecture and construction drawings but for guys like me who wanted to see the machine they were designing while they made them plus be able to check fit up and interference auto -cad was pitiful
Paul Jones (09-07-2017)
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