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Cad Software Help please4/1
Drafting subcontractor Looking to get into 3D if it makes sence . Drafting in AcadLT 15 years and in the High End Residential casework and in the industry 30years. My work is mostly kitchens vanities etc but I also have an existing client that wants me to draw parametric exterior windows. I wish I could say my work was repetitious but different door styles, framed, frameless, different crowns , buy out vs in house boxes etc etc (see attached dwg) . My priorities are in order . Professional 2D drawings, Isometric view (for the end client that cant visualize) paper door and drawer listings and maybe a rendering here or there . My drawings are the end result and no CNC output requirements are needed . Did a presentation on MV. Don't think CV will give me the shop drawings I am looking for. Currently looking at SW and Inventor. Also need to keep in mind that I am lately getting major design changes late in the process. I just feel I am on an island where my work is not repetive enough for CV or MV and I don't want to front load ( in time) to SW or Inventor to have late changes. I am OK w/ the learning curve to Inventor as that is the platform I think I am most accustomed to but again will spending the time in a 3d model make sence ?
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I'd also take a look at SketchUp. There are lots of resources on the web, but here are a few that might help you get started:
If you're having to deal with last-minute changes, SketchUp is a good tool to deal with it.
Has any spent any time in Geomagic Design/Cad as a resource for design in our field? I have narrowed my search towards SW and Inventor but the cost and what I perceive it does looks like a cost effective option POSSIBLY for what I am looking for in the previous post. Any opinions ?
What are your goals? Is this just for drawing or are you wanting to have information for machining and shop drawings? Myself I would keep it AutoCAD based as it is the industry standard and if I was wanting to incorporate the ability to be ready for machining and shop drawing I would go with Microvellum.