[Lab] status of CAD software
darcy at siteware.com
Wed Dec 8 11:17:33 EST 2010
Woohoo! Inkscape is my favourie graphics program. I used it to design this
rooster http://mambohead.com/2010/11/electric-rooster/ and also for the
printed instruction (and many other aspects) of the Squirrel model plane
I've revised my list of software at http://mambohead.com/ to reflect your
On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 10:58 AM, Tom Burns <tom.i.burns at gmail.com> wrote:
> If you're just starting out I'd definitely suggest Sketchup.
> Blender is another option that runs on Linux and is free. Not sure about
> conversion to G-code but it most likely exists.
> For circuit boards Eagle seems to be the best standard for hobbyists. It
> also runs on Linux now. The free version is only for trial, the cheap
> version can only do relatively small boards, but the parts library is second
> to none. As well a lot of stores and communities (Sparkfun and adafruit for
> example) release part libraries for the parts they use often.
> For 2D drawings, etchings, or panels, Inkscape is a great vector drawing
> program. I've used it for synthesizer panels.
> On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 10:51 AM, Darcy Whyte <darcy at siteware.com> wrote:
>> Google Sketchup seems pretty nice and I just got it going on Linux in WINE
>> (a windows emulator thingy).
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