In order to help me build my vertical slide (mentioned in another thread) I have been looking at CAD programs. One of them that I have found is FelixCAD5 LT This looks quite good and loads of options, though if anyone else is using this, I am after a bit of help.
A bit of background. I used to be an engineer, apprentice trained but left engineering for an electronics career. This was about 16 years ago, so things are starting to get a bit faded...
From technical design, I remember the design layouts, orthographic and isometric. I am trying to use the cad program to do orthographic. (This is Plan, Front and Side)
The light version of FelixCAD doesn't really do 3d, though the sample drawings are 3D. However, when drawing, you can set a Z value and when looking at a different viewpoint, you can see the item at a z level. However, it appears that you cannot draw an object on the Z plane.
I have spent all day today trying to work out how to use the program. Even in 2D, I would be happy to use it, but am now getting confused with these viewpoints. (To me, I can use a viewpoint to depict the item in x, y and z) but it doesn't let me, though last night, when I was playing with it, it seemed to do.
Am I going to have to draw my vertical slide in just two planes (as I would with a normal paper drawing board) or can I get the 3rd plane and have different viewpoint windows working?
Alternatively, can anyone suggest a (free) package that will be a little more friendly (but still has plenty of features).
Cheers. Dave Colliver.Customise your internet experience