Advice on Free 3D CAD software

I need to produce a very simple 3D model. I am looking for a simple
software with which I can project several views of this 3D model.
Something like a simplified version of AutoCAD or QCAD would be OK
What's your advice?
Pascal
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pascalv
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I dont know what to use if you want your typical drafted drawing but for 3d visualization I use blender. It is hard to image anything easier than Autocad and qcad. The only problem I have with autocad is they have not upgraded it to work with the linux OS, so we are starting to migrate everying off of autocad. QCAD does not have a problem with Linux. I know there are other application but their names excape me right not. Try using google and searching for "3d drafting linux".
I'm always looking for better drafting apps on linux. That is one area that is still a little light.
Al
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Alpinekid
What I meant by 'simplified' is only that I do not need all the functions available with AutoCAD or QCAD. I agree AutoCAD and QCAD interfaces are excellent!
Indeed, the software that I am looking for should preferably work both under Unix/Linux and Microsoft Windows. More precise equirements:
- free of charge (GPL or BSD like licence preferably) - produce 'standard' file format - 3D drafting - Possible to install on a Microsoft Windows XP or 2000 computer without admin rights
Pascal
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pascalv
Have you looked at AutoCAD LT?
Sincerely,
Donald L. Phillips, Jr., P.E. Worthington Engineering, Inc. 145 Greenglade Avenue Worthington, OH 43085-2264
snipped-for-privacy@worthingtonNSengineering.com (remove NS to use the address) 614.937.0463 voice 208.975.1011 fax
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Don Phillips
Pro Desktop Express is a free download from PTC, the Pro Engineer people. see
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