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Thread: Freeware 3d Mechanical Modelling

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    Freeware 3d Mechanical Modelling

    I'm looking for a Solidworks type 3D mechanical modelling / CAD freeware package. suitable for creating simple mechanical fixturing designs. Could someone give a recommendation?

    I only want some basic functionality for making simple piece-part dwgs, but I don't need it so often that I want to pay for a complex commercial package such as Solidworks.

    Required basic functions

    Extruded shapes
    Through and blind bores - standard screw holes / counterbores etc a bonus.
    Filleting / Chamfering / bevelling etc
    Dimensioning
    DWF/DXF/JPEG file formats

    3D part viewing with rotation
    2D part dwg generation

    Assembly modelling and crash analysis preferred but optional

    Should be fairly intuitive or with an easy to follow tutorial - I don't want to spend weeks learning how to use it.

    I know there are good 2D packages out there, but I like to see what it is I'm making as I do it.

    thanks for any suggestions

    Loksipan

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    Apr 2005
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    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: Freeware 3d Mechanical Modelling

    wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuScientists

    lists many links on the bottom of the page. i don't remember exactly, but i found something about 3d mech modelling the last time i surfed around this site!

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