13 years ago
woodworkers on rec.woodworking lately. I had tried an earlier version
of it. You got 8 hours of "design time" for free with the download.
Although the tutorial was pretty neat, once I tried to actually do a
whole drawing, it appeared that I'd have to do all (or most all) the
rote learning that I had to do with my Turbocad to get moderately
proficient. ("Rote learning" means learning dozens or hundreds of
commands and then remembering where they hide).
As this thread went on, people would tell how they had had trouble
getting it to do this or that, and someone would come back and tell them
what commands could be used, or what workaround to follow.
So, I abandoned the idea of learning a new system.