23 September, 2013


I am thinking of buying autocad software to enable me to start drawing up window and door designs on my pc required for my work and wanted to know the type of course that's relevant. I looked in to interior and graphic but haven't found a suitable one for me, can you suggest any course that would be helpful, thanks. After speaking to others on the web, I found the answer. Don't PAY for AutoCAD . . You can download (for free) a number of look alike / act alike applications which do as well or better for 2D design and drafting as AutoCAD. You even use the same commands. There are at least two of which I know. One is DraftSight and the other is DWGEditor. Both of those are distributed by Dassault Systemes, although it might be the you can only get DWGEditor in a package with SolidWorks or some other Dassault products. There are numerous AutoCAD tutorials on the Net . . Just do a Web search. As I said, AutoCAD commands will do as well or almost as well for these clone applications — what you can do in AutoCAD you can do in the clones, and with possibly less complexity.

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  1. Randi Masterson September 22, 2013 at 12:19 am #
    Your going to want to look into Computer Aided Drafting. Yes thats a course/class. Also try Building Design, and Architectural theory. You're going to need a strong background in mathematics too. So Geometry, Algebra II, and also any Pre-calc.