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    Need 3d to 2d Drafting software Asap!

    My company has been using TopSolid for years and have typically saved the models to *.Top/*.Tp files. I have recently setup a new programming station and purchased the Biesseworks software/required licensing to create the appropriate .bpp files for our CNC Routers. Now I find that I am in need of some form of CAD program that can create a quick 2d draft of selected panels on a cabinet/display fixture. Topsolid has a hefty cost behind it so I am trying to find something that will use the .step file type and allow for easy 2d drafting. Any ideas?

    I have tried a few random programs but am not having much luck. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

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    Re: Need 3d to 2d Drafting software Asap!

    hy please share a visual example
    Ladyhawke - My Delirium, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_bFO1SNRZg

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    Re: Need 3d to 2d Drafting software Asap!

    If you have the patience and the time to learn,Freecad can do a great deal within the Tech Draw workbench.There are a few youtube tutorials that may be helpful and the cost of the software is zero.Which may offset the time taken to became familiar with the program.

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    Re: Need 3d to 2d Drafting software Asap!

    Rhinoceros 3D ...?

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    Re: Need 3d to 2d Drafting software Asap!

    Rhino is an excellent program,but it does cost more than Freecad.

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    Re: Need 3d to 2d Drafting software Asap!

    is it ok to say that something costs more than something that is free ?! just asking
    Ladyhawke - My Delirium, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_bFO1SNRZg

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    Re: Need 3d to 2d Drafting software Asap!

    Since the OP referred to the cost of a piece of software,it seemed reasonable to alert him to the difference in cost of two possible candidates for solving his problem.I never have a problem with raising any matter if it contains the truth of the issue.Of course,the answer might be to download the trial version of Rhino and do a direct comparison.I have used and appreciated the qualities of Rhino but these days I am becoming more proficient with Freecad as it includes a CAM module that has a post processor which works with my hobby router.

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