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View Poll Results: Your preference of CAD?

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  • AutoCAD

    193 23.57%
  • Solidworks

    249 30.40%
  • Rhino

    63 7.69%
  • Alibre

    60 7.33%
  • Other??

    254 31.01%
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  1. #1
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    Your CAD Program?

    What CAD (only) program do you prefer?

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    think3 design expressions... it comes with hyperMILL and it rocks. i'm a long time solidworks user and the change over was fairly painless. their support is really good too.

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    Unigraphics

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    Solidworks is by far the easiest to use Cad only program I can think of!
    thanks
    Michael T.
    "If you don't stand for something, chances are, you'll fall for anything!"

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    I used qcad, which is quite limited, but not much else is available in linux. I use blender to create 3d graphics for when I do 3d cutting.

    Ross

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    I have qcad also but I use VectorWorks on the Mac for most things.

    Alan

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    Mazak to G Code

    Does anyone know of any software that can convert Mazak lathe programs to G Code? We have 2 Fusion Control Mazaks and have a new machine with Fanuc Control. I would like to find something that can take the existing programs and convert them to G code without haveing to rewrite them.

    Any suggestions anyone?[/B]

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    Our post generator is actually one of the most customizeable post editors there are. I'll just need some more details. I pm'ed you.

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    CAD only? Well of course AutoCad.

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    Odd poll...(nuts)

    Are you really trying to compare a 2D drafting/design tool with a parametric 3D solid modeler...

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    Quote Originally Posted by klick0 View Post
    I used CAD, which is quite limited, but not much else is available in Linux. I use blender to create 3d graphics for when I do 3d cutting.

    Ross
    Ross,

    Here is a page that has quite a few Linux CAD programs, http://www.tech-edv.co.at/lunix/CADlinks.html I have been trying to learn CAD myself and figure out which of these would be the best. Some of the links are dead, but there are several that are quite interesting.

    Greg

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    Mastercam Design
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