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I have been looking at BabaCAD as an free alternative to AutoCAD. 

I noticed that you can use Lisp & C# with this program.  It looks simular

to AutoCAD with paperspace & modelspace.

 

Is there any other CAD alternatives that I might be able to use Lisp & C#.net 

with? Maybe there is something better.

 

Thank you, 

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There are many alternatives to Autocad, and I believe that most will allow you to use Lisp, not sure about C#. Take a look at this thread for low cost alternatives:

 

And this thread for free alternatives:

 

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All,

   I was looking for something that uses LISP , Visual basic, C sharp routines.

 

   Is there any program does that?

 

Thank you,

  

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YES !

 

Did you look at the suggestions we are not going to do the googling for you, they all list what they can do in terms of SDK, software developers kit.

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Yes I do google searches but I have not found any CAD programs does both Lisp & C sharp, VS  like AutoCAD does .

The only thing I have found is BaBaCAD that says that it can use Lisp and maybe both VS if a person

puts some money into it. I have not tested the program yet. It might be a possibility.

 

Maybe some other CAD programs can use Lisp but I don't know how well because I have tested them yet.

I am still looking into it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I found this on the ZWCAD site...

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Strong APIs including LISP, VBA, ZRX, and .NET are also ready for developing and porting more vertical applications smoothly

 

You need to work on your Searchfoo skills.

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Never can have good enough Searchfoo Skills but is will take a little time to do this.

 

I am looking for something that is cost effective (including the free programs)

Something for the individual user that is not going to make a profit.

 

Thank you,

 

 

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Just two questions are you being paid for your work and what cost do you put on "Tools of trade" purchase. Where I live cad software is tax deductable.

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All,

 

Well I just download and started to look at a program called NanoCAD 5 

 

I don't know if I am using the free or trail version but at first glance it appears to

have the look & feel of AutoCAD. 

 

I have not tried to use lisp or any net products with it yet.

It may be an interesting possibility.

 

Thank you,

 

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If you actually downloaded and installed nanoCAD 5 then yes, it is the "free" version.  Other versions available are nanoCAD PLus (US $180) and nanoCAD Pro (US $290).  

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