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Old March 10 2011, 08:47 PM   #1
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I currently have autocad 2d/3d. Problem is I would need a class and or tutor to work it properly. I was wondering, is there anything that I can draw in that is both free and atleast somewhat simple to operate? Wether its 2d or 3d doesn't really matter to me.
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Old March 10 2011, 08:55 PM   #2
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Re: Drawing

If you have no CAD training whatsoever, exactly why do you have AutoCAD? That was certainly $2500 well spent.

There are tons of free drawing/modeling programs out there: GIMP, Paint.NET, Inkscape, SketchUp, Blender, Anim8or, etc. Google is your friend.
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Old March 10 2011, 09:29 PM   #3
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Re: Drawing

If you're looking for simplicity, Paint.Net would probably be the way to go. You can find a ton of free plug-ins for it to do all kinds of artistic stuff, here.

Here's a couple of lists of lots of open source graphics software:

http://www.snap2objects.com/2007/08/...phic_programs/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categor...phics_software

I have Paint.Net, Gimp, Inkscape, Irfranview, Photoscape, SketchUp, and LibreOffice (which has a Drawing program amongst others), but you certainly don't need all of those. For most basic stuff Paint.Net will suffice.
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Old March 10 2011, 09:44 PM   #4
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Re: Drawing

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If you have no CAD training whatsoever, exactly why do you have AutoCAD? That was certainly $2500 well spent.

There are tons of free drawing/modeling programs out there: GIMP, Paint.NET, Inkscape, SketchUp, Blender, Anim8or, etc. Google is your friend.
I actaully took a class for just basic 2010 autocad-no 3d. Different applications. It was a high school intro class. My grandfather for my grad gift misunderstood what I said an got me the 2d/3d autocad, instead of the basic 2010 autocad. I can eventually learn, but it will be by drawing small things, but it will take me like 3 years to learn that way.
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Old March 10 2011, 09:46 PM   #5
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Re: Drawing

A modeling system would be the better choice. I know about paint, but what I am looking for is something like that Baisc autocad, just not that brand name.

Ty both for the advice. I will look at the sketchup. Its google I think.
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Old March 16 2011, 08:26 PM   #6
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Sorry know this thread is kinda dead, but just want to say that google sketchup is amazing and I can easlily use it. I drew the Daedulus, much better than the one I tried to draw in autocad.
Its in my albums.
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