Best CAD program
I want to look over the file but i am very new to this may i ask what program is best to view the files.
There are different files, witch should make it possible to open them with virtually any cad program. I used SolidWorks 2014 to open them, worked oke, import diagnostics had a little struggle with it, but worked fine anyway.
I used the STEP file, because in my experience those succeed the best, on trying to open the SAT file, my program crashed, and the others can’t be opened by (my version of) Solid Works
I ended up Getting AutoCAD 2017
I have AutoCAD2017 but it doesn’t recognise any of the files :/ what am I doing wrong?
mrpogson open up AutoCAD 2017 then once you are in you will have to select the file through the program it will ask you if you want to convert it you should select yes.
mrpogson once you have AutoCAD 2017 running on the first page under the Get Started section go through the open files tab.
Slightly unrelated and most likely already known but Tinker CAD is good for on the go and Auto-Desk’s new 3D scanning app for you phone is quite cool. It would be great for this actually, the software is free, and easy to use, designers can create things in plastic, scan it with there phone, and upload it to here as a 3D module that can be view in-browser, with there own instruction on how to make it.
Hi guys, I’m having some problems about the CAD files too. I’ve tried to download the AutoCAD 2017 by different website’s links but in no one of them I could start the download. So, I tried the SolidWorks but it seems that it’s not made for the kind of computer that I’m using now. The operational system of this computer is a Mac OS X 10.6.8
Someone know how can I solve this problem?
Thanks, from Brasil!
Anyone knows onshape ? ( onshape.com) . We using it at smartfriendz for our designs and it’s a very good solution for open source project as it’s free for public docs. The main advantages is the ability to design collaboratively, work in browser and the tools are just great ( like solidworks) .
Main disavantage : it’s not open source.
LibreCAD and QCAD both work great and opens the project files. And it is free
Try to use draft sight. There is a version that’s free.
I use in Windows 10.
Best is a personal thing. My preferred choice is FreeCAD, not sure it is is the best for everyone but it comes with the most amount of freedom.
And it is also Gratis.
I use CAM BAM works very well and not to hard to learn.
I have 3 cnc machines all running Linux CNC.
i´m using Fusion 360 and it´s pretty easy to use, it took me about 1 Week to finish my First Project starting from nothing and knowing nothing.
A huge amount of tutorials and Videos in Youtube are helping too.
i’m sorry but fusion 360 can t open *.dxf, dunno why
I am using freecad on Mac computer it works well and its free. i just need to figure out how to isolate the individual part to play with them now.
autocad 2018 opens all the dxf files and fully editable
for me it’s all about Fusion 360, however if I had a choice, it would be solidworks, but I don’t have that kind of cash. I found Rhino a bit bland.
You can import *.DXF files in Fusion 360
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