Miller Electric

Welding Discussion Forums

Home » Resources » Communities » Welding Discussion Forums
 
Miller Welding Discussion Forums - Powered by vBulletin

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: auto cad

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    3

    Default auto cad

    what do you guys recamend for a auto cad program

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    Posts
    276

    Default

    Ya, thats a good one.
    AutoCAD that is.
    Live Right Have Fun

    XMT350 CV/CC
    22A Feeder
    MM175
    Dynasty 200DX
    TB302
    12vs Extreme
    Hypertherm PowerMax 1000
    20" x 40" CNC Mills (2)
    16" x 60" engine lathe
    65 Ton edwards iron worker
    3/16' x 24" power slip roll
    16' power feed mitering bandsaw
    and other fun toys

  3. #3

    Default

    solidworks or autocad inventer but it depends on the work you do if its machining you need mastercam or surfcam type software or just 2d flat layouts theres free software on google but for 3d or models or parts soildworks is the best and easiest to use
    Leblond Makino mills
    HAAS CNC SL-40 lathe
    American Pacemaker lathe
    wells index mill
    hydrotel rebuilt
    syncrowave 250
    diversion 165
    Miller Elite Vintage USA

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    5

    Default

    i use via cad 2d 3d is also available. im new at this stuff and there support has been great it cost me 50.00cad at staples

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    23

    Default

    AutoCAD, imo will never leave the industry. I've used it at almost every job I've had, and can see it being used everywhere, in every type of work, so it's really really good to know, but as far as ease of use. It's REALLY REALLY simple to pick up, and makes life soooo much easier.

    For 3D based work, I started with Inventor so I may be biased towards it, but it is, in my opinion, much better to use then solidworks. Solidworks complains too much, and it's soo picky, but inventor seems to understand more of what you're trying to do, and it will do it. Whereas solidworks will just give you some stupid error and make you go search the internet to find out what it was.

  6. #6

    Default

    yes solidworks is more picky about its geometry but generally is what i prefer although i do like inventor its out of my budget to get a new edition every release to get major fixes or addins were as solidworks and camworks work great and i get free release updates.

    when inventor gets a integrated cam generator ill invest in it more
    Leblond Makino mills
    HAAS CNC SL-40 lathe
    American Pacemaker lathe
    wells index mill
    hydrotel rebuilt
    syncrowave 250
    diversion 165
    Miller Elite Vintage USA

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Newport News, VA/Fremont, OH
    Posts
    182

    Default

    I took a cad class in college back in 03, and used Solid Edge, its good for 3D drawings, and i found it pretty easy to pick up. However, like mentioned AutoCAD is pretty much the industry standard, and isn't going anywhere anytime soon. I've used that, as well, and my dad being an architect he uses it as well (the architectural version)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Non-static method PhpQuickProfiler::getMicroTime() should not be called statically in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/pqp/classes/Console.php on line 77

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/footer.inc.php on line 62

Welding Projects

Special Offers: See the latest Miller deals and promotions.

Warning: Function split() is deprecated in /mnt/stor3-wc1-dfw1/357822/357839/www.millerwelds.com/web/content/lib/footer.inc.php on line 137