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    Discussion in '2D and 3D CAD general discussion forum' started by GarethW, Aug 10, 2009.

    1. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      I would like to run a poll on this, but to be honest I'm not really that familiar with 2D systems these days :oops:

      Does anyone have a comprehensive list of 2D CAD systems currently on the market that I could use to make a poll?
       
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    3. aknotley

      aknotley Active Member

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      Did a quick search for 2D packages and discovered a few I have never heard of before:

      QCAD
      VariCAD
      AnvilCAD

      Absolutely no idea if they're up to doing mechanical design or not.

      Used to use HP HE-10. No idea if that's still going.

      Anyone else know any 2D CAD mechanical design packages?

      Do the drafting packages within 3D packages count? Probably not...
       
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    5. cwarner7_11

      cwarner7_11 Well-Known Member

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      For Windows systems, there are TurboCAD LE and DCAD, another TurboCAD product. Both of these are free, and reasonably featured (although somewhat limited in symbols). QCAD is rather limited in its capabilities, but the best I have found for Linux so far.
       
    6. Faraz

      Faraz Guest

      The three most popular and widely used 2D CAD software are Autodesk's "AutoCAD", Bentley's "Microstation" and Intergraph's "Smart Sketch". As far as I know AutoCAD is by far the most popular of them all worldwide. But Smart Sketch is the most smart as it is parmetric. A pleasure to use.

      For comparison of SmartSketch and AutoCAD go to http://www.intergraph.com/products/ppm/ ... toCAD.aspx

      and for comparison of SmartSketch and Microstation go to http://www.intergraph.com/products/ppm/ ... ation.aspx

      Faraz
      http://www.virtualfablab.com
       
    7. CAD-Manager

      CAD-Manager New Member

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      Hewlett-Packard's ME10 product, which 's currently sold from PTC under the productname "CoCreate Drafting" is the one of the most strongest 2D CAD solutions currently available in the market.
      More informations can be received from

      http://www.ptc.com/products/cocreate/drafting
       
    8. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Ah - I used to work on ME10 and am rather fond of it. I had no idea it was still going! Thanks for the link.
       
    9. joyasmith

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      well....CAD is basically used in video monitoring and terminal features of the monitoring services. Cad is use for Designing the graphics designs and machine parts or clothing patterns. Cad is two types like 3D and 2D in 2d CAD system there are many lower end 2D systems. As we know 3d drafting is the Basic extension of 2D besieging. Some traditional 2D CAD system like Aoto Cad ,Auto Cad LT....and aide CAD drawer ,Auto sketch and powerCadd and so many 2D CAD systems are available....I think Atyo CAD LT is best with good feature.

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    10. mvalenti

      mvalenti Well-Known Member

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      AutoCAD hands down....
       
    11. Since I am using a totally Linux system, and since I used Autodesk when working (retired over 12 years ago), I would say that Autodesk, is one of the better for Micro$oft but very, very pricey. For Linux, I have tried QCad but find it very, very wanting. If I need Cad work done, I am forced to rely on a CAD draftsman rather than the "do it yourself". I simply do not have the time nor inclination to "do it myself" anymore. After all, I am a dinosaur of 77 years and do want to enjoy the few years I have left. Besides, I am too old to learn anything anymore.
      chtank
       

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