Originally Posted by win2suse
how about 3D CAD program? win2s
Well so far I have not tried any 3D OpenSource or free programs so I don't have an idea.
I've surfed the net a bit but so far I didn't see anything that would look usable. Offcourse threre might be something out there. The thing is that so far I did not have a real need for a 3D software that would be free so I haven't searched and tried that much.
What I would like to see is something with a allready built library of standard parts like bolts, screws, washers, pins,...., or atleast a possibility of building a library like that. Maybe it's a bit too much to look for, but you never know.
I'm a mechanical engineer and it's really boring to draw things like that from scratch all the time.
As for the QCad 1.5.1 I have mentioned it can be compared to AutoCad 14 or similar software. The drawing tools are OK, the printing is not so good because so far I haven't been able to get the printout in the exact scale of the drawing, allways a bit off. When saving documents do not try to make a new folder because the program crashes (the 1.5.1 version I have installed).
But all in all a very usable 2D CAD.