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View Poll Results: Which CAD software do you use?
AutoCAD (includes Fusion 360) 5 17.86%
Solidworks 2 7.14%
Coreldraw 1 3.57%
TurboCAD 5 17.86%
Creo 1 3.57%
Solidedge 0 0%
FreeCAD 3 10.71%
Sketchup 2 7.14%
TinkerCAD 0 0%
Other 9 32.14%
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Old 03-29-2023, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by arizonian View Post
Just downloaded FreeCAD onto my laptop. It's been 4 years since I have modeled anything so the (re)learning curve starts today. It is not SolidWorks or Inventor but it should do the job I need it for.

I tried to change my vote and the software won't let me. Can the admins change my vote from "other" to FreeCAD?
Well, I can't change your vote, but I can change the numbers. So that's what I did.

I feel sorta Maricopa County-ish now
I've always had more time than money.

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Old 03-29-2023, 03:39 PM
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I am using AutoCAD almost exclusively for my own projects.

I think I’m running AutoCAD2014 at home but I’m not sure which release is on my desktop. I own several going back to version nine on floppy disk.

Before that I did CADapple on an Apple Computer. Previous to that it was proprietary stuff run on mainframe computers.

Before that I had to type stuff on IBM cards and feed it into a mainframe que until I got out of school. Then I had a girl to type the cards for me and I just had to write everything with a pencil.

I spent many many hours running various versions of AutoCAD and I officially learned to run Revit. But I didn’t care for it that much and also I left the business about that time as well.

Over the years I’ve also drawn with Corel Draw and Caligary Truespace.

But I did 20 years behind a regular old drafting board with a pencil and the Vemco V-track. I still have a Vemco elbow machine out in my shed.

I also remember drawing game layouts for 3-D video games like Duke Nukem and Destination Saturn. Those were done doing using proprietary cad programs called Devil and Build.

I ran AmadaCAD for many months, doing sheet metal punch press layout.

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