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    Platinum Member BIG DOOLEY's Avatar
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    Default Ways of sketching out new ideas, CAD, Paint, Pencil / Paper

    I like to draw out many projects on paper before i get started.
    Sometime the old just wing it appraoch is ok too.
    Lately I may take a picture of something and try to make ideas with the paint program on the computer.
    I have no CAD program and maybe it would be something I should look into.
    Good old pencil and paper is usually the way I try to figure things out.
    How to you plan out your projects?
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    Default Re: Ways of sketching out new ideas, CAD, Paint, Pencil / Paper

    Pencil, paper and a calculator.. Lou
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    Still use the ole pencil and paper method. It's just faster and easier to erase and adjust.

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    Default Re: Ways of sketching out new ideas, CAD, Paint, Pencil / Paper

    I use AutoCAD but that's an expensive tool to have around if you don't need it for some other reason.
    The best freeware CAD package I know of is Draftsight.
    Free CAD software* for your DWG files: DraftSight lets professional CAD users, students and educators create, edit and view DWG files. DraftSight runs on Windows®, Mac® and Linux. - Dassault Systèmes

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    Default Re: Ways of sketching out new ideas, CAD, Paint, Pencil / Paper

    Quote Originally Posted by Mendonsy View Post
    I use AutoCAD but that's an expensive tool to have around if you don't need it for some other reason.
    The best freeware CAD package I know of is Draftsight.
    Free CAD software* for your DWG files: DraftSight lets professional CAD users, students and educators create, edit and view DWG files. DraftSight runs on Windows®, Mac® and Linux. - Dassault Systèmes
    Thanks I will look at it.
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    Try Google sketch-up. It's a free drawing program that let's you do 3D. I used it to layout my soon to be pole barn house.

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    Default Re: Ways of sketching out new ideas, CAD, Paint, Pencil / Paper

    Added to the list
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    Default Re: Ways of sketching out new ideas, CAD, Paint, Pencil / Paper

    I like to work things out in 3 view drawings myself or in a 3D program like Sketch Up or Auto Desk Inventor. Take a look here for free downloads and for instructions there are lots of videos on youtube.
    Good for 3 years!!!!
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    Default Re: Ways of sketching out new ideas, CAD, Paint, Pencil / Paper

    Put it in my favorites.
    Thanks
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    Hand sketching, hand drafting, AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor. I do it for a living.

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