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  1. #11
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    I'm not a computer numpty but Ive tried many CAD programs in search for something I can get my head around , from Easycad to Autodesk .

    Ive settled on QCAD . it the only one I don't have to keep referring to youtube videos. but its 2D cad only, at least now I can take a file to my local laser cutter & have exactly what I need cut from sheet.

    . 3D & me are never going to happen.

    QCAD - QCAD

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    Thanks for all the suggestions people. Now to start having a look and a play. I am sure there will be more questions.
    PaulT

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    I should add when I was building the EV Landy I took some cardboard templates to the Plasma Cutter like I always did & they said their "CAD guy has left, you will need to give us a DXF file" . Being the numpty at CAD I was I thought I'd be in trouble .

    But once I found QCAD, this design including bumbling along learning the software only took an hour. I never managed any result so quickly with any other CAD software I tried.





    Embarrassingly they cut the metal pieces whilst I waited, a lot quicker than it took me to draw it.


    Can't imagine getting such a nice result the old fashioned way with gas-axe . ( excuse my dodgy welding)


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    Quote Originally Posted by goingbush View Post
    3D & me are never going to happen.
    ...hate to tell you, but you are already


    Nice work by the way.

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