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LaserTam
 


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Simple CAD software recomendations

I'm planning to put a new shed in the garden and will be adding a covered seating area to the side. To help with plans to help with how much timber I might need, (and not having to use squared paper, pencil and eraser) I'm thinking CAD software might help.

Any recommendations for either a PC application or online browser based software? I don't need anything fancy I don't think and the key bit is that I am a tight sod so don't want to pay anything.
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This might help:-

https://all3dp.com/1/best-free-online-cad-software/

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I’ve used sketchup before for garden designs, kitchen designs garage and now home
Design.

Great bit of software as you have access to an on line library of models.

You can get a month free trial.
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I would echo the comments about Sketchup, should do everything you need it to.
  
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SketchUp is very capable.
Fusion 360 also offers free licences for personal use and is very like more professional (and expensive) software such as AutoCAD or Autodesk Inventor.
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Draftsight - Dassult Systems
 

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rrhool
 


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As said above, Draughtsight. I use Solidworks professionally, but often use Draughtsight in addition. It's Autocad for free. Thumbs Up
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Jamiehol
 


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Also worth noting that Visio is handy for floor plans, which you can get on the home use programme from work for about £20.
  
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LaserTam
 


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Thanks for the replies all, I will be duly checking them out.
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RSW
 


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robpenrose wrote:
Draftsight - Dassult Systems


Not sure this is Free any more, still a good bit of software though
  
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Draftsight is still free, just need to register an email address with them. Very good CAD option
  
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RSW
 


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See here
https://www.3ds.com/products-services/draf...raftsight/

Quote:
All free versions of DraftSight (2018 or earlier) will cease to run after 12/31/2019.


30 day free trial now for 2019
  
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rrhool
 


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That is a shame. It did seem too good to be free forever. Sad

Edit:

I've just looked at the prices to buy, and they actually seem quite fair. £79/year for std 2D draughting, £159/year for professional, £399/year for premium.

Compared to the £7000 I paid for SolidWorks + the £1750/year maintenance it seems quite cheap!
(I know they are very different things before someone points it out!)
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RSW
 


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Yes it is still good value for money, what will rearly bite people is the old versions will stop working Big Cry
  
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LibreCAD is free and good.
  
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