2016-03-27 02:19:12 UTC
others might think. Or have any experience with it.
I'd been using Solidworks since tech school - most recently to
make the 2x4s, standard plywood sheets, etc, to assemble a shop.
"Neat" a PITA, and overkill. But the student license hath expired,
passed on, rung down the curtain - snuffed it. There went not just my
2x4 models but all drawings not saved as PDFs (they are still there,
maybe I'll take a refresher course and print stuff out). Nerts. Three
grand for a regular license. Ouch.
Anyway, stumble across a recommendation for FreeCAD. The Price is
right (Free) but it is in release 0.15 (yes, Zero point one five) -it
works, but I think I'm going to have to keep convert.exe where I can
hit it often, as it is being built in Metric, and while it recently
added inch displays, um, it tends to convert to feet/yards along the
way. So that 96" panel become 2.66 yards.
Past time for me to split
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