I think it was this month's FWW, in the Letters to the Editor section. One
wrote in, about the article on CAD, and mentioned that he had been using
(what I recall was) "SketchPad".
The only thing I find on the net is something Geometry students use. Anyone
know what that author was referring to?
Thank you! I read the same article and thought "that's just another
hard-to-grasp CAD-like program" I already have TurboCad...god! what a pain
to learn. Well I downloaded the trial version of Sketchup and found it to
be exactly what I've always wanted and very easy to manage. In addition, it
has some very good on-line tutorials. But.....I'll have to cogitate on
forking over he nearly $500 for the program....
That SketchPad is a Cadkey add-on for solids modelling, and does not appear
to be available anymore (all the links from that page seem to be broken).
Cadkey is good but it's not cheap and has pretty good 3D capability out of
Reply to jclarke at ae tee tee global dot net
On Wed, 17 Nov 2004 19:59:22 GMT, "patrick conroy"
I can't seem to find the link right now, but I saw a pretty neat thing
at the IWF. It's a plastic sheet upon which you place your drawing
paper. The sheet has many many rows of tiny, very finely spaced
pyramids. This allows your writing implement to track a groove,
resulting in a dead straight line. Additionally, it allows you to
draw parallels as well as accurate perpendiulars with ease. One
iteration of it has a protractor type thing built into it so that you
can shift the plastic sheet to draw relatively accurate angles.
I didn't get a chance to really use it much, but I thought it might be
useful - and certainly fun.
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