# Cheap way to get a CAD programme?

1. Jan 9, 2009

### streeters

Is there a cheap (or OS) CAD programme that one of you could recommend?
If, indeed, such a thing exists. I can't really justify £1,300 for AutoCAD.

I'm trying really hard not to resort to piracy (sort of a New Year's resolution).

2. Jan 9, 2009

Staff Emeritus
Google says " Results 1 - 10 of about 2,050,000 for open source cad. (0.19 seconds) ". Perhaps one of those will suit your needs, whatever they are.

3. Jan 9, 2009

4. Jan 9, 2009

### mgb_phys

http://www.progesoft.com/ or http://www.cadopia.com/ is about $200-$350 and is probably the best cheap autocad clones.

In fact intellicad does a better job of reading DXF than Autocad - we use it to translate bad DXF files from some GIS apps

This used to be the best round up of cheap/free cad

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5. Jan 9, 2009

### streeters

Thanks for trying to help. You did your best.

I didn't really want to trawl through 2,050,000 pages. Rather, I was after some opinion on which was a good quality option by those who had used one.

Thanks mgb_phys, TVP45