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Re: Open Source or Inexpensive CAD/Drawing Program
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From: Bob Morris <bobmorris54@outlook.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 18:05:29 +0000
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Thread-topic: [CRTech] Open Source or Inexpensive CAD/Drawing Program
Absolute best is Visio but it is pricy. Try Draftsight 2017 or 2018.  It is an Autocad equivalent even recognizing some of the same commands. Uses the Model space and Paper space approach of autocad. It is 2D only. File format is compatible with autocad so you can leverage your existing .dwg files. It is from the same company that makes Solid Works so it is a solid package. Best part is that it is free. You have to re-register it every six months but it is painless. HIGHLY recommend this package. You can upgrade to a Pro version for a very affordable $149 per year if you use it a lot. My hat is off to Dassault Systems for their generosity in making this free for us occasional users.

Bob Morris
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From: Marcos O'Rourke <mo@kwve.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 1:54:08 PM
To: CRTech
Subject: Re: [CRTech] Open Source or Inexpensive CAD/Drawing Program
 
If you want to go crazy, you can look at WireCAD. I use that and really like it.


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Marcos O'Rourke, CBRE CBNE
Engineering
K-Wave Radio


On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 10:53 AM kgms Tucson <940kgms@gmail.com> wrote:
I don't do many wiring diagrams and when I do them are super basic. I have used Open Office Draw. Libre Office has a similar product. 

Right now I am using Lucid chart. I mostly do network/equipment diagrams and Lucid chart is pretty cool because it you can import Viso stencils that manufacturers provide. They also have a lot of common icons available without importing icons. They have a Cisco, wiring, process engineering, flowchart, floorplan, rack, and more sets. It is $5 a month paid yearly for a single user. I find it easier to use than Draw, but maybe it's just because I have had more practice. 

Christina

On Fri, Sep 7, 2018 at 4:29 PM Dan Grimes <dangrimes@sosradio.net> wrote:
Fellow Engineers,

What do you all like to use for making wiring drawings that is
open-source or low cost and efficient to learn and use?

-Dan Grimes, SOS Radio Network

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