Alternatives to autocad?

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by Rui Maciel, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Rui Maciel

    Rui Maciel Guest

    Are there any alternatives to autocad? If there are, what are they and
    how well do they compare to autocad?


    Thanks in advance,
    Rui Maciel
     
    Rui Maciel, Jun 4, 2011
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  2. Rui Maciel

    troppo Guest

    Draftsight

    http://www.3ds.com/products/draftsight/free-cad-software/

    Is 2D
    Handles files from ACAD 2.6 (?) to ACAD 2010.
    Requires free registration (once a year?) for save and print to work, but
    doesn't lead to much in the way of email spam etc.
    Does not have VBA, but will run scripts (eg diesel) with only minor
    modifications.
    There are some minor differences in how command-line sequences work, but
    this is balanced by some useful commands not available in ACAD.
    The only (very minor) problem I have found is font compatibility. Easily
    fixed by editing properties. (May not occur if you use standard fonts.)

    Regards

    http://people.aapt.net.au/jclark19/
     
    troppo, Jun 4, 2011
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  3. Rui Maciel

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    AutoCAD clones:

    IronCAD
    NanoCAD
    IntelliCAD
    BricsCAD
    ProgeCAD
    ZwCAD

    All are very similar to AutoCAD and can read and write to the 2010 DWG file format.
    Best feature: all are way cheaper too.

    DraftSight is strictly 2D but it is FREE!
     
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