Autocad alternatives?

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  1. Rossatron macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, I need a 2D CAD app for various sketches. I had access to autocad via my university, but I don't anymore. I was looking at the autocad website, and the license is $1000, which is something I cannot afford. Are there any other good alternatives? I don't mind buying a license, but $1000 is just over the top for me.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Donson macrumors newbie

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    DraftSight is a very good free CAD program from Dassault Systems. I have been using it for several years since my AutoCad would no longer run on Windows 7. Now I have it installed and use it on both my Windows 7 and iMac computers. It is very much like my old AutoCad program with some minor changes.

    Try it - it's free.

    Don
     
  3. Rossatron thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks!
     
  4. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the link. I'm going to try it out as needed, but this beats having VirtualBox installed solely for AutoCAD. :) Just have to try to configure it to look/ work more like AutoCAD.
     

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