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  • Free AutoCAD style software.

    I use AutoCAD 2002 since my boss bought me a license a thousand years ago, but this software uses the familar AutoCAD interface, reads and writes AutoCAD files etc etc.

    Free.

    If you have been looking for a piece of software to generate basic 2D drawings, you might want to give this a try. Since it uses the same interface as AutoCAD, most AutoCAD tips and tutorials are applicable.

    The software does require a free registration.

    Don't listen to me - I have not sold any $150,000 speakers.

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    Re: Free AutoCAD style software.

    I've been using Solid Edge 2d, Seimens offers a full commercial license at no cost for the basic 2d package. http://www.plm.automation.siemens.co...idedge/free2d/

    I've never been too familiar with the AutoCAD interface but, it's good to know there is another good program out there at no cost, am I reading the photo correctly it's progeCAD 2009 Smart? Too bad it's only licensed for personal use.

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      Re: Free AutoCAD style software.

      Can I make CNC files with it? Because that would be nice.

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        Re: Free AutoCAD style software.

        Originally posted by kmibb View Post
        Can I make CNC files with it? Because that would be nice.
        There are free tools that will convert HPGL, DXF, etc., to G-code.
        So if that 2D CAD tool can generate a plot file in HPGL, then...

        http://www.google.com/search?num=100...hpgl+to+g-code



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