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Old 04-20-2002, 12:57 AM
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I have been looking into purchasing this software. Good, bad, need your input. I use autocad at work and it is very user friendly. Can I expect the same from this? I have layed out the plans for a 1/5 P-47 with a pencil but now need to draft the ribs and bulkheads. Is the model cad worth the $ or can I use Acad? KI-44 next for a good friend.

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I have it. Seems to be the same as DesignCad '97 but then I haven't done much with it.
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Stick with Autocad. If going to speak with another user, ACAD is the common language. Autocad has a host of theirown drivers which will enable you to plug in numerous types of digitizers so that you can change those pen and pencil sketches into drawings. They also have connections to numerous types of plotters, so that later on you are not stuck with a letter size plotter.

Because of licensing, it may be difficult to obtain a home user permit now.

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I have the old DOS version and it worked quite well. Took me quite a while to learn to use it effeciently. since then, I went to Via Graphics (same vendor) Design Cad Pro which is quite a bit better but took me even longer to learn how to use it; in fact still learning. I find that in most cases, pencil and paper are faster for quick and dirty use. Where I use CAD mostly is for airfoils as it is easy to scale to any size, change thickness, etc. Model CAD does that very well and comes with many airfoil designs.

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