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    Default Simple CAD program

    Many of you porbably allready have something like this, but those who don't......I found a very simple, easy to use, free porgram to help design some projects.

    http://sketchup.google.com/


    I wish I could figure out how to post up some of the files I have done to show as an example of what you can do.....

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    What kind of files does this prograom output? DXF? DWG's? EPS?

    What kinds of objects have you been able to draw with it?

    I have a number of different programs and the one I would love to throw out is Enroute3. This program sucks. Its not set up well, crashes all the time , has errors and pretty much looks like some sort of beta bunk. It has a price tag to go with it too and the company - SAI (scanvec ((SCAMvec))) is very slow to offer explanations, or aid. If you have a router, stay away from Enroute.
    Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

    Miller 251/30A spool
    Syncro200
    Spectrum 625
    O/A
    Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
    Standard modern lathe
    Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
    horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
    Roland XC540 PRO III
    54" laminator
    hammer and screwdriver (most used)
    little dog
    pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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    It says it's and "SKB" file???? I'm not very computer smart....

    I have actualy drawn some complicated stuff....I was able to color code the differrent materials (red pieces of angle, blue c-channel, etc.) I even figured out how to do things like expanded metal sheet by using the prefab items they have in the program - just draw a rectangle, then fill with the desire material and then you can pick up the sheet and move it into place on the project.

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    I'll have to give the download a try. I just wonder if i'll be able to import files into my other CAD programs...

    things that make you go "Hmmmmmmmm".

    Thanks for the tips though...!
    Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

    Miller 251/30A spool
    Syncro200
    Spectrum 625
    O/A
    Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
    Standard modern lathe
    Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
    horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
    Roland XC540 PRO III
    54" laminator
    hammer and screwdriver (most used)
    little dog
    pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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    Yeah, not bad for free.......Here's a screenshot:


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    and another....


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    Not bad. I guess the resolution is better than what is depicted in your screen shot ?
    Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

    Miller 251/30A spool
    Syncro200
    Spectrum 625
    O/A
    Precix 5x10 CNC Router12"Z
    Standard modern lathe
    Cheap Chinese mill that does the trick... sort of...
    horizontal 7x12 bandsaw
    Roland XC540 PRO III
    54" laminator
    hammer and screwdriver (most used)
    little dog
    pooper scooper (2nd most used...)

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    I wonder if it lets you put in dimensions

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcirafic View Post
    I wonder if it lets you put in dimensions
    It does allow dimensions

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    Default hello

    thanks for the post maybe this will help me design a new project.
    thanks again...

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