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    Which CAD are you using

    Greetings from Montreal.
    I am new to this forum but have been very impressed by most of the work I have seen in this forum.
    I am contemplating building a cockpit and was wondering if you guys were using any kind of 3D CAD software for the design phase ?
    Do you have any preference ?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Welcome aboard, this is the place that other builders well help and answer your questions. I use Turbo-Cad Pro, but not necessarily a preference, it just works for me. Many CAD programs available, I'm sure others will put in their two cents worth

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    I may be in the minority here, but a pencil and a steel rule still works best for me.

    There are little or no dimensions available for a lot of my projects. Only a lot of photos and extrapolation of dimensions from known sizes of surrounding objects from time to time.

    When I draw something up, it's usually full scale and then I study it for awhile to see if it looks or seems 'right' to my sense of spacial and perspective awareness.

    If it doesn't seem right to me, it probably isn't and I'll make changes or adjustments.
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    I am using Autocad LT 2005. Love it, wouldn't use anything else. But it takes a bit to learn. I use it for work, so It is just natural for me.
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    AutoCAD 2007 Here.
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    My CAD is "coffee assisted drawing"

    Paper and pencil.

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    Thank you for the info. I am currently looking at Google SketchUp. Any comments on this one ?

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    I have SolidWorks 2006
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    What program is good for someone completely new to cad ?

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    I used to use Microsoft Viseo. It's not a true drafting program, but it's great introduction to CAD and it's a pretty cool program.
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