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Originally Posted by: Benjibear 

Never heard of it. I work with some architects that are cheap that sometimes come up with these odd ball CAD programs.

At work we are on the AutoCAD subscription and I don't think we are any more productive with 2013 than we were with release 14. We are also doing Revit which is way different animal.



I have 14, wasn't that impressed. I started with Progecad 2009 but stumbled on this one. Give it a shot and tell me what you think. It is almost open source and still being developed but for what I need and most shows it will do the job. I had to get something for the things I do and Autocad was way out of my pay grade. The French have one aircraft designers use the has all the complex formulas, I'd like to play with it but never buy it.


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Never heard of it. I work with some architects that are cheap that sometimes come up with these odd ball CAD programs.

At work we are on the AutoCAD subscription and I don't think we are any more productive with 2013 than we were with release 14. We are also doing Revit which is way different animal.

It is what you learn, after you know it all, that counts.
And it's FREE? I think I read that right...

Sure beats the price of AutoCad!
Matt Cook
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http://nanocad.com/ 

Nanocad is a full blown CAD program completely free. Modelers, show owners and fans alike can use it to draw the smallest part to a complete midway. It does almost everything Autocad does. It also reads and modifies Autocad dwngs. The help section is good, they have a forum for help and good technical support. It is very flexible as to what you can do. I had version 3.5 but on notification I upgraded to version 4.5. All free and an easy install with no crap like you get with other 'FREE' programs. It also allows you to import pictures or images. Size is about 150 MB. I did a layout of the FW stock show. Roughly an area 400' X 500' of the main ride area to scale. After drawing the rides to scale (1" = 10') I imported them to the layout scaled at 1" = 50". It rescaled the rides for me. They send you the product key via email after you register. It is 2D but some 3D stuff can be done. Best part is it is free with no strings attached.
I'm there, Old, Tired, Broke and Henpecked