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#34164 02/05/04 09:05 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
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Thanks to everyone for their input it was extremely helpful, I just downloaded a trial of Delta Cad to try my hand on. Hopefully it will make my life a little easier in the future. Auto Cad seems to be a very detailed program and a substancal investment. I also download a trial of Visio that I have not tried yet.

Thanks Guys

#34165 02/05/04 09:49 PM
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I am by no means enamored with it, but Autospletch seems to have some industrial control symbols in its library. The current iteration is $90 for v.8. It is supposed to have limited import/export capabilities to native DWG format, and works up to ten 2D layers.

[This message has been edited by Bjarney (edited 02-05-2004).]

#34166 02/05/04 09:49 PM
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Jeff, I use Keycad for drawings. I found it at Staples and it was not expensive.

#34167 02/06/04 09:53 AM
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I have used QuickCad, AutoSketch, and others I can't remember.

I hardly ever create full size drawings, most of my work fits onto a 8-1/2 x 11" single sheet.

For the past two years all of my "sketching" has been done in Microsoft Visio.

#34168 02/06/04 03:39 PM
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For small drawings it's hard to beat a pencil and paper.

#34169 02/06/04 10:06 PM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 13
I agree with Scott 35, its better to learn
what is universally use out there in the field.

I have done electrical schematics and plan,
and Autocad is not hard to learn.

You could buy from ebay, training materials
for $8.00. Autocad release 14, these day
are cheap.

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