Any free CAD software that someone could kindly recommend?

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by monkeyhead, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. monkeyhead

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    Hi there,
    I've build by circuit onto strip board, and have got an enclosure for it. However I need to produce some accurate drawings of the finished product. (As its a college project)

    Unfortunately due to many reasons and financial impactions Autocad is out of the question. Also my teacher left half way through the year and a replacement couldnt be found!

    Is there any free cad software out there that anyone knows of?
    Preferably 3D, and something which can produce orthographic drawings.

    Much obliged,

    Matt:)
     
  2. bertus

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  3. monkeyhead

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    Nope, I'll take a look into it though! Thanks :)
     
  4. Caveman

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    Alibre is a 3d parametric modeller. The Xpress version is free.
     
  5. Dave

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    cumesoftware does a lot in 3D modelling. I'm not sure if the packages he uses (and develops for) are suitable for you projects, but you may be advised having a look at his site: http://www.cumesoftware.eu.org/frameset.htm and check his 3D Anim8or modelling section from the menu on the left. He runs a forum where you can ask questions about his models and the softwares. It is free to use too.

    Might be worth considering.

    Dave
     
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