need a CAD program

Dr Engelbert Buxbaum engelbert_buxbaum at web.de
Thu Jun 5 06:04:06 EST 2003


Aaron wrote:
>      Does anyone know of a free cad program available for download?  I'm
> desiging bicycle frames and I'd realy like to be able to use my computer
> rather than paper and pencil (I think I'd get better results). Or, could
> somebody possibly post CAD for me?


First of all this depends on the operating system you use. 

For Unix, you could use xfig (www.xfig.org), a Java version (jfig) of
this program is currently alpha and operating system independent.

For windows you can get several free or shareware cad systems from
repositories like SIMTEL (ftp://sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk/packages/simtel/)
or JUMBO (www.jumbo.com). Some companies let you have older versions of
their programs fopr free, for example Turbo CAD (www.imsi.com) or
Holophase (www.holophase.com) in the hope that you eventually buy the
newer versions.





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