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Any FREE programs similar to AutoCad?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mikey_d05, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I want to start messing around on AutoCad again but I can't get a copy from the tech. office unless I'm registered in certain classes (which you don't take until junior year) are there any freeware programs out there that are decent enough to make it worthwhile?
     
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    I don't know of any freeware programs, but "I know this one dude" who got SolidWorks for free....


    *cough*limewire*cough*
     
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    bit torrent downloads are better :)
     
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    where do you find yours?
     
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    http://www.bitcomet.com/ is the application you use in windows to download the files.

    While to locate the files I use http://isohunt.com/

    http://isohunt.com/download.php?mode=bt&id=4625726 here is a link location you can use to download AutoCad 2006.

    This will tell you everything you need to know about bit torrent protocol http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bit_torrent


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    Kinda feel like a Jackass, if you just asked what site i get them from. But i guess the rest is to anyone who wants to get into it.
     
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    jackass for giving more info than someone asked for? lol naw thanks man :laugh:
     
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    Yeah, I can't use filesharing programs at school, well...I could but I run the risk of my comp. being confiscated. I could give it a whirl when I go home.
     
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    You might want to pm Kyle89K5. I believe he sells Autocad for a living
     
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    I got it from school freshman year. Your school sucks.:p:
     
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    Stupid question:

    What are the differences/pros and cons/neat things you can do with solidworks vs. autocad? I've only ever messed with autocad and it was a version that is now a few years old.
     
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    Solidworks is better for 3-d stuff. Autocad-especially older versions is better for 2-d and lower.
     
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    Lower than 2-D....have we gone one dimensional here steve? :D

    Just kiddin ya man, I kinda thought that was the biggest part but wasn't sure. Since it looks like I'll be able to get both at no cost I'll have to test 'em out. :whistle:

    Thanks for the info Steve and to the person that posted the links to those sites.
     
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    Haha well I got mixed up...

    In autocad 2005 it does have 3-d stuff. I've also used autocad 98 LT and as far as I am concerned, it didn't have any 3-d stuff.

    so yes...CAD is computer aided drafting. So more along the lines of drawings. solidworks would be best for making "pictures" or drawings. On pirate there are quite a few things done with a solidworks type program, even one guy did his buggy with it.

    dont know if I made sense.

    carry on.

    hehe
     
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    Yeah, the version of Autocad I used to use was all 2d so I didn't know. I can get the autocad '06 version though so maybe it'll be as good as solidworks, if not, I'll pick that one up too.
     
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    is it just me or does it seem like every new release of ACAD that comes out gets more and more complicated to use, harder to configure & customize, and they change things around from the previous version.

    we have ACAD 2000 and 2006 at work, i still use the 2000. there so many quirks in '06 its just plain irritating to use.

    you can also try volo view express.
     

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