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Descent 2D software, not so great 3d
on July 8, 2011
Ok, so when I went to college for engineering, I was trained up using SolidWorks and eventually was employed by a company who also used SolidWorks. With that said, going from a high end 3d modeling software down to designCAD is like visiting Las Vegas then going to Reno...kinda disappointing! So for 3d modeling, until I get the hang of it, I'll give it 1 star. As far as 2d layouts, the program is straight forward. I'm able to draw up my parts, export it as a .dxf file, kick it to my cams and on out to my post processor/cnc equipment which is why I bought the program. Now, relatively speaking, it still sucks compared to solidworks, but I'll give the program's 2d capability 3 stars since it's about $4,225 cheaper than the alternative and it does what I need it to do!