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    Have a look at DraftSight, it's just like AutoCAD LT but it is free. Free even for commercial work. Opens and saves AutoCAD DWG files as well.
    No reason to buy LT with DraftSight around.

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    And since it is like AutoCAD you can use this board for help and inspiration
    Lots of tutorials on YouTube as well.

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    The OP is looking for 3D. Does DraftSight do 3D?
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    Oops missed that, Doh!
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    It did not crop up until a few posts in. I was thinking straight 2D myself in the beginning.
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    Thank you ReMark, have just downloaded it so will have a play around and let you know how i get on

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    SketchUp is great but with the current mind set at Google they removed the import DWG from the free version 8 release. Work around you ask? Download the 7.1 Pro version and use it until it expires then down load the import DWG add-on for 7 after the pro version reverts back to the free version after the 8 hour demo is up.

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    DWG import for free 7 link
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    Sketchup Pro pricing for UK is £318.
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    Try TURBOCAD much better price wise and fully compatable with AutoCAD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLW210 View Post
    Try TURBOCAD much better price wise and fully compatable with AutoCAD.
    I did see TurboCAD on ebay for quite a decent price actually, does this package do 3D or is it just 2D?

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