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    Most user user friendly CAD software?

    Hey guys, there are many FOSS CAD programs out there. Someone could indicate an easy one to use/learn?

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    Re: Most user user friendly CAD software?

    I've downloaded yesterday LibreCAD. It seems quite a simple alternative.
    I don't know how to use AutoCAD, either. But I need to learn (i'm an civil engineering student).
    Another user of this forum posted, in other thread, this THIS manual.

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    Re: Most user user friendly CAD software?

    If it is 3D you are after then Sketchup is easy to learn.
    Well it is not FOSS but there is a free version

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    Re: Most user user friendly CAD software?

    It isn't FOSS, but Dassault Systems (makers of Catia and Solidworks) have a 2D CAD program called DraftSight that is a direct replacement for AutoCAD. The best part is that it is free and they provide online training materials.

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    Re: Most user user friendly CAD software?

    HYCAD 5.33 is also user friendly CAD program software. Try it

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    Re: Most user user friendly CAD software?

    You don't say what kind of CAD software you are looking for. If 3D then check out Moment of Inspiration http://www.moi3d.com. A nurbs surface modellor (think Rhino) that runs 100% in wine. Not FOSS though. Costs $295.
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    Re: Most user user friendly CAD software?

    Quote Originally Posted by hambone79 View Post
    It isn't FOSS, but Dassault Systems (makers of Catia and Solidworks) have a 2D CAD program called DraftSight that is a direct replacement for AutoCAD. The best part is that it is free and they provide online training materials.
    Draftsight does work almost exactly like AutoCAD which I found very useful and made the transition easy.

    Do you have any experience of using CAD already? What are you looking to use it for?

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