It was 1 1/2 months ago. Sorry for the short memory or do you always get
It was the first time I checked out this newsgroup as I converse in many
others. I didn't even realize how long ago that post was made because of
this. I'm suprised of the amount of unfriendly posts I've read so far since
it's such a specific topic.
Top posting ruins the natural flow of a conversation and confuses things. Now,
how much scrolling have you had to do here? Quoting is supposed to give a
reference point to your answer; not a restatement of the entire conversation. A
quick editing to delete the unnecessary crap takes care of scrolling. I never
quote more than two paragraphs, MAX. Most of the time it's less, like here.
You have confused an oral conversation with email.
You need to spend some time off line pal.
I shouldn't laugh, confusing the Web and computer relationships with true
socialization is a growing mental illness.
Mayhaps not, but it's much closer to email than speech.
Here's a clue, when you reply, and I choose to acknowledge it, will I be
listening with my ears or reading with my eyes.
Understand the difference. ??
Hire it programmed or buy it from someone that has already done it doesn't
change anything. You buy a piece of software for way to high a price that
won't do what you want then throw money at it trying to make into
something. Kind of like buying a Ford Fiesta and adding/replacing parts
'till you have and Indy car. Do you work for the government?
You brought it up and is a frequent reason that people give for buying the
full version (of AutoCAD) over LT. For things that are made predominantly by
hand, 2D prints are still the way to go. For the majority of manufactured
items (machinery, tooling, plastics, ect) 2D detail drawings are becoming
less relevant all the time. Why spend the time making a 2D print just so
when it gets to the manufacturer, he has to redraw it?
You're shooting in the dark and hitting nothing but air.
Another couple of shots. Both misses.
I'm beginning to question your thinking ability.
Clue: To do design you don't necessarily need 3D software.
Nope. Did without for many years but I wouldn't go back to those conditions
You should go to http://www.ecabinetsystems.com/ and link to the
page It is a free software program I have been using it in my shop for about
a year you do have to have some knowledge of joinery though. I think this
would suit your needs very well
Given Mike Hide's suggestion, you may be able to find a bargain
price for a professional-level package.
I use DesignCAD (a 3D package) for my woodworking. I export DXF
files that are, in turn, imported into my CNC control software so
that I can make the drawing and produce the parts more or less
Unless you're planning to use the package only for tables and
boxes (drawers, kitchen cabinets, and all things with
rectangular, flat sides) you would do well to consider a 3D
capability and features to deal with curved surfaces.
The December issue of Practical Woodworker has an excellent article on
getting started with CAD written by Dave Mackenzie and is based on Turbocad.
I'm anxioius to see the next edition which will have Part II.
The subject line pretty much speaks for itself. Any recommendations?
(And before the inevitable wisenhiemers jump in, "switch to a PC" is
neither a recommendation nor is it ever gonna happen.)
While not a MacBigot (I hate those people, just as I do those who
espose the superiority of Windows, UNix, Linux, or anything else for
that matter) I would consider myself a diehard Mac user and evangelist
- it is the perfect machine and OS for what *I* want/need it to do... I
was merely trying to dissuade both well-meaning and non-well-meaning
suggestions to get a PC. Been there, done that, never do it again,
don't waste yer breath.
I haven't played with it yet, but have a look at Design Intuition
And get used to the "switch" cracks... When it comes to this stuff,
windozers do have a lot more choice than we do. Encourage the folks
that are developing for Mac. If you like, buy!
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