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Michael Pearce 130/09/2018 10:17:49
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As a (very) amateur woodworker I still use my school TD - Technical Drawing to those under 50 - experience to design and draw projects. Indeed, I still use the compass I used in the schoolroom!

Much as I enjoy this part of a project does anyone know of any software that would let me do this on screen rather than paper?

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Julian09/10/2018 11:31:00
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Hi Mike and welcome to the forum - I am hopeless at using cad packages mainly because my need for them is so rare I suppose. There is one free package that people like to use and that is Sketchup, I think it's available on the google site. It may be worth you trying, there are lots of tutorials (good & bad) on UTube. -- Julian

Michael Pearce 109/10/2018 11:34:56
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That is very kind of you. In doing a few Google searches this is the only one I have identified as being potentially useful. (Funnily enough I was in the middle of doing my 'school TD' plans when your post came up.) Thank you.

Paul Bodiam12/10/2018 13:54:06
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I use Sketchup to visualise designs in 3D before making sawdust. See this thread for a comparison of the Sketchup visualisation and the finished project...

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