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Easy to use CAD program? - December 1, 2008, 06:31 PM

I have NEVER used any program to design a part.
I used The Google and got a list.... http://www.freebyte.com/cad/cad.htm#2D3DCADSystems

Essentially,I'm trying to design a short sub-frame for my bike.I tend to knock my bike over a lot after drinking and am tired of the glassing and painting...so it's FIGHTA' time!

My last and most favorite and funnerest bike of all time was an F2 that I chopped and bobbed to hell and people everywhere said what the hell!

The subframe on the F2 was a part of the frame.My SRAD has a separate subframe.I'm just looking to have a seat for my cheeks extending from the tank.


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December 1, 2008, 06:57 PM

I'm going to download this one and play with it.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/brlcad/

Screen shot looks good.
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I think I will stick with my Gibbs Cam at work. It can be fun to play with those programs and design what you want.


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December 1, 2008, 10:00 PM

solidworks is pretty kickass. Don't know if there is mechanical desktop for ACAD anymore (i'm sure there is though), but that would be a good one too.

remember all CAD programs require some sort of training. I've used about 10 different types of programs for years now, and everyone will be slightly different and will take time.

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What's your end game? What kind of construction? Are drawing it to have somebody else make it?
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What's your end game? What kind of construction? Are drawing it to have somebody else make it?

Looking for a very simple aluminum bolt on sub frame.
Think a bobbed streetfighter.


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Looking for a very simple aluminum bolt on sub frame.
Think a bobbed streetfighter.
The reason I'm asking has to do with who is going to make it and how they are going to do it.

Are you talking about welded pieces of square cross section ally?

Do you want to farm this out or do you plan on doing it?
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have you tried googles sketchup?
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Are you serious about this? I was trying to get some more info so I could lead you in the right direction.
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Don't wish to rain on the parade, but in my experience the nature of any really useful CAD program precludes its being "easy" to use. That said, if you just need something to design in 3D, try Google Sketchup. Don't expect to be able to fab from it, though.


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i love me some AutoCAD, but it'd take a while to learn it from scratch.


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For designing parts, solidworks seems to be one of the more popular ones, especially to feed to a CAM. Pro/E is also good but a bitch to learn, and AutoCAD is not the best for 3d work.

You do need to provide more information on how you want to fabricate this, because CAD will only be useful if you're going to contract someone to build this, or have it made/ cut by a CAM machine, waterjet, etc.

If you just want to slap it together yourself or by a buddy, just bust out some graph paper and ruler, it will be much easier and save you time. There is no good professional CAD program that's easy to learn from scratch, and you're more likely to make an error trying to use it and mess up the whole design than just doing it by hand.


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i have used autoCAD scince version 14 to 2009


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