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freakonaleash 
16/4/07 5:26:17 PM
Overlord

Hey all,

I am about to start building a new PC and i wanna build the casing myself, now before anyone says this should be in modding, i would like to do some drawings.
I remember a few years ago there was a program floating around with "pre drawn" pc parts, anyone know/remember it?

Anyways, what would you reccomend as a nice to use CAD program? and also, something i can add in meseaurments and print out 3D images? (i have used solidworks at uni, so though something like that would be nice, but dont have it). Would like somehting that i can accurately model the sizes with.

thanks
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.:Cyb3rGlitch:. 
16/4/07 6:08:11 PM
Champion

I use a program called Pro/Desktop. You do everything in 3D and then the program can print out 2D engineering drawings of it. Maybe you can find a demo somewhere.

It's very simple to use.

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freakonaleash 
16/4/07 6:44:54 PM
Overlord

would this be the one? http://www.prodesktop.net/
anyone got anyting else?

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.:Cyb3rGlitch:. 
16/4/07 6:47:08 PM
Champion

Quote by freakonaleash
would this be the one? http://www.prodesktop.net/
anyone got anyting else?


That's a tutorial site. I'll have a look to see if a demo is available.

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.:Cyb3rGlitch:. 
17/4/07 5:06:02 PM
Champion

Sorry I can't find a demo. I got my copy for free from my school. Oh well...

Good luck with your search. :)

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hectorbustnuts 
16/5/07 8:45:56 AM
Immortal


http://www.ptc.com/offers/tryout.htm

There's a trial version here of Pro/ENGINEER...probably the new version of what you've got Glitch.

There's a few on site tutorials for the program there too.

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.:Cyb3rGlitch:. 
16/5/07 4:03:02 PM
Guru

Quote by hectorbustnuts

http://www.ptc.com/offers/tryout.htm

There's a trial version here of Pro/ENGINEER...probably the new version of what you've got Glitch.

There's a few on site tutorials for the program there too.



Pro/Engineer is a different program. It is more complicated, but it does a better job.

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hectorbustnuts 
16/5/07 4:42:26 PM
Immortal


Ah...groovy.

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m0zes 
10/7/07 11:47:21 PM
Master
freakonaleash have you had a look at sketch-up. There's a free version here:
http://sketchup.google.com/
It's by no means the best program available, but it's quick and easy to use.

cheers

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Pretty_Boy 
11/7/07 8:37:58 AM
Overlord

yeah sketch up is a good program.

we used autosketch at my school, it was basic but easy to use.

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Frizzl 
11/7/07 6:01:09 PM
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pro desktop is a solid modelling program, can't say i like it, however it IS good...

AutoCAD is the industry standard (which is why i prefer to use it) however it isn't a solid modeller as such

i start solid modelling at uni this semester, not sure what program we use yet though

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bluedude 
15/7/07 3:31:40 PM
Champion

Try Rhinoceros. Quick and easy to use for a CAD app and nice trial download.

http://www.rhino3d.com/

I remember my first model was my PC in Rhino.

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/2333/3700ambal5.jpg

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SquallStrife 
16/7/07 10:03:11 AM
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Quote by Frizzl
pro desktop is a solid modelling program, can't say i like it, however it IS good...

AutoCAD is the industry standard (which is why i prefer to use it) however it isn't a solid modeller as such

i start solid modelling at uni this semester, not sure what program we use yet though



AutoCAD is a fantastic piece of software, but for this activity, a nice flexible parametric modeller is called for. You want to work with dimensions and design features, and the relationships between them, rather than directly with the 3D surfaces.

Autodesk make another product, called Inventor. It is a complete parametric design solution.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autodesk_Inventor

The best thing about it is the ability to make changes to your design without having to delete and re-create 3D shapes.


Edited by SquallStrife: 16/7/2007 10:14:17 AM

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Vipp 
13/2/08 1:16:58 PM
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Edited by Vipp: 13/2/2008 4:29:48 PM

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Vipp 
13/2/08 4:29:37 PM
Champion

Edit: Far out I didnt pay attention to the post date.

Sorry for the bump!

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pLanck 
20/2/08 12:51:57 PM
Disciple

My father used http://www.upperspace.com/products/designcad.asp back in the day. The day of DOS and the 486...

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