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Windows Software for Experimental Set-up Design

  1. Sep 19, 2012 #1
    Perhaps someone may be able to suggest (Windows) software that I could use that allows me to draw experimental set-up schemes on my computer (i.e. include images such as beam splitters, wave plates, PBS’s) without much hassle? Anything that is open-source, perhaps? And easy to use?

    Otherwise really it’s a use of Paint. Unfortunately Office Visio 2010 doesn’t have any physics diagrams I could use/manipulate.
     
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  3. Sep 19, 2012 #2
    The simple stuff does not do what you want...what does it, it's complicated...that's always the case.

    Free stuff that draws:

    2D
    Inkscape
    Dia
    Asymptote

    3D
    Google Sketchup
    Blender
    FreeCAD
     
  4. Sep 20, 2012 #3
    Thanks!

    Someone else suggested Inkscape, so I'll go with that.
     
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