Designing a project
|Michael Pearce 1||30/09/2018 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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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 1||09/10/2018 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 Bodiam||12/10/2018 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...
|John Kinch||30/10/2018 11:41:06|
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a program called sketchup woodworking is on utube with introduction videos to walk you through the learning proccess. put together by an american company. but makes it look very easy to use.
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