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wallmaxx

$285 plus tax for a year. I’m trying it out on a new PC (I’m a Mac guy) that I just bought for my son. It seems good for what I do (2d mostly)

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jUNI0R

So are you selling it for that price? or are you asking if it is worth that price?

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wallmaxx

What did I type that was confusing? I guess brevity comes with pitfalls.

 

 

2018 LT is on sale for $285 for the next few days (sale ends pretty quick)

 

I'm no salesperson......go here.... https://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad-lt/subscribe?plc=ACDLT&term=1-YEAR&support=ADVANCED&quantity=1

 

Seems pretty good for my 2d requirements. It returns to $380 I think around mid SEP.

 

Full AutoCAD is still quite a bit more.

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jUNI0R

So your just announcing that it is on sale. Ok than.

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ReMark

AutoDesk dropped the RENTAL price. You can no longer purchase a perpetual license.

 

If money is of concern there is always the FREE 2D CAD program called Draftsight.

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rkmcswain

Correct @ReMark - that $285 is per year, every year. When you quit paying, it quits working. You can pretty much bet that when renewal time comes around, it won't be $285 again.

 

There are other alternatives also, such as BricsCAD, which is closer to full AutoCAD (not AutoCAD LT).

You can still purchase a perpetual license of BricsCAD for as low as US$550. If you choose to never pay again, it works forever.

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ReMark

If you want a real deal, price-wise, then consider Draftsight Professional. For a limited time it is $99 U.S. for a twelve month license. One neat feature of Draftsight Pro is...

 

G-Code Generator: Allows you to create the G-Code for the machining of a part. G-Code is an NC (numerically controlled) programming language used for controlling automated machining.

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halam

CNC abilities, Which can be found in either Bricscad and Advance Steel as well. Just try them for a while.

But i can be hard to believe the prices of different software are so incredible different, accomplishing the same.

Imo it is better to buy / sell / develop and learn 'functionality' in stead of timely based 'membership' of a overwhelming amount of software. Just my opinion..

 

https://www.bricsys.com/bricscad/docs/en_US/V17/Brochure_SM_v17_pages.pdf

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halam

I have three! :) Thanks for the tip..

(however, they should learn step by step..)

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wallmaxx
If your son is in school and has a school e-mail address he can use ANY AutoDesk product for free, to learn on. Just saying ;)

 

https://www.autodesk.com/education/home

 

That’s a great option but we home school so he doesn’t qualify.

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wallmaxx
If you want a real deal, price-wise, then consider Draftsight Professional. For a limited time it is $99 U.S. for a twelve month license. One neat feature of Draftsight Pro is...

 

G-Code Generator: Allows you to create the G-Code for the machining of a part. G-Code is an NC (numerically controlled) programming language used for controlling automated machining.

 

Nice. I just picked up a year license of Draftsight Pro.

 

The dimensioning is interesting. It seems to snap to offsets from the dimensioned edge. Keeps things looking uniform.

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wallmaxx

I've been jumping between Chief Architect (CA), AutoCAD LT (LT), and DraftSight (DS) all morning.

It's been fun.

Had to set LT to default save to 2013 format so that DS could open those files.

Tried the ZoomAllExtents lisp in DS but it wouldn't load it.

I guess it's a bit picky.

 

Tried RayTrace in CA (new machine is 6 years newer than my old CAD machine) that was cool.

 

Hawley Example Kitchen.jpg

 

 

 

I'll need more time with DS to find out how to do simple things like unlocking layers. So easy in LT.

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Cad64

Tried the ZoomAllExtents lisp in DS but it wouldn't load it.

I guess it's a bit picky.

 

Some lisp routines, (written for Autocad), might not work in Draftsight or other CAD programs. They may require different coding.

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f700es
That’s a great option but we home school so he doesn’t qualify.

 

That's too bad :( It's a nice resource to have.

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rkmcswain
You can pretty much bet that when renewal time comes around, it won't be $285 again.

 

I have also verified that if you are an existing customer, and your existing rental period is nearing the end, you do NOT qualify for the $285. You, as an existing customer, must pay the full retail price in order to keep renting the application.

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f700es

I would LOVE to see a survey of former LT users that have moved on to other products. While I prefer AutoCAD I can see why some users are looking/looked to other products. I myself have tried lots of them and so far none of them are as "fluid" in their workflow to me as AutoCAD.

Options are ALWAYS good to have.

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KennyG
If your son is in school and has a school e-mail address he can use ANY AutoDesk product for free, to learn on. Just saying ;)

 

https://www.autodesk.com/education/home

 

That's what I've done with at least 3 AutoCAD products.;)

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