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  1. #1
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    3D CAD for gun stock design

    We are finalizing a design /build of a 4 axis router built specifically to route out gun stocks from laminated blanks. That is all this machine will do, typ turn out "one of" custom carved stocks.

    Now I am on the hunt for a 3D design package to work in.
    I ONLY need to design the exterior shape and inlay of the stock in the CAD,, no shop drawings, architect, lists, etc.
    So many CAD packages are bloated down as "one package does it all",, not looking for that.
    Like I said, I need to design the exterior shape and the inlay cut (where the barrel/action drop in)

    What are my best options as far as CAD packages?
    I could/would use a separate CAM package after the design.

    Thanks,
    Slack

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    Re: 3D CAD for gun stock design

    Have you looked at Moment of Inspiration (MOI)? It's a simple but powerful CAD program that works on Macs as well as Windows machines, reasonably priced and not bloated with stuff you don't need: https://computersculpture.com/moi (Need to update the site; we're currently selling version 4).
    Andrew Werby
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    Re: 3D CAD for gun stock design

    Just took a quick look at MOI,, did not realize it was made by the designer of Rhino CAD,,
    I looks very promising,,
    Thanks

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