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Posted by: nlmsnyder

03/18/2010, 10:57:39

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Hi,

I just joined this forum to find opinions on the easiest CAD software available.

We have AutoCad and some 3D modeling software here at work but many of us would like a simple and easy CAD software that we can learn quickly.

Thanks!

Nancy Snyder










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Posted by: mikea

12/14/2010, 15:40:13

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I think Solidedge ST2 is pretty easy. I've used Autocad in the past and some older cheaper packages. I always had some difficulty achieving what I felt were quality designs with other packages. Incidentally over Thanksgiving I was traveling with a laptop with no CAD package when I had the need to do a floorplan. I tried google Sketchup for the first time and was pretty happy with the results. Free is good







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Posted by: kinetic

12/12/2010, 18:34:41

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IronCAD is the fastest and easiest CAD software to learn.
Having taught Solid Edge, Solidworks, and Inventor for many years to college students, Ironcad is a remarkable program.

Within minutes, students can be modeling complex solids.
IronCAD allows free form modeling similar to SketchUP.
Designers can model concepts without the need to input exact sizes. (Precise dimensions can be placed later).

Shaded and colored models can be generated. Animations are easy to produce.








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Posted by: Kelly Bramble

12/12/2010, 19:37:54

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Interesting comment kinetic, virtually all feature based CAD software are easily learned by absolute newbys. I have seen people totally new to CAD create a 3D model by themselves on Solid Edge, Solid Works, and Autodesk Inventor within thirty minutes with minimal training.

Do you work for IronCAD?








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Posted by: sosji1950cad

03/20/2010, 05:34:25

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hi i have used software from ashlar vellum, called graphite, they have various options. A USA supplier of mine suggested that i use it and after trying i bought it and easily taught myself, my kids also were able to use and they are also self taught. its worth a look at their web site

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don Nash








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Posted by: rheck

03/19/2010, 00:15:45

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I have used several packages.

In My experience, the easiest to learn, although not always the easiest to use for 3D has been TurboCAD.








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Posted by: juliala

04/07/2010, 04:26:34

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hi,

for me it was rather easy to start with kompas-3d. we wanted to find something not very expensive, but with standard functional. At the site they have free 30 days trial, so we had enough time to try it.

Julia








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Posted by: Kelly Bramble

04/07/2010, 09:01:57

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I have found that both Solid Edge and Solid Works are super easy to learn in a short period of time.







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Posted by: efendy

08/10/2010, 20:51:12

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solid works is easiest. i learnt it by myself when i was a student. very simple tutorial to follow through. even the cosmoworks could be understood easily.
now i use pro-Engineer. this one not so user friendly but once you know how to use it, you'll feel its power.
but i still like solidworks







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