Cad software for PDA

Anyone come across CAD software for PDA?
Laptop bit bulky to carry around - thinking of getting PDA, or if lucky
might get one for Christmas?
Keep accidentally tearing pages in Argos catalogue on the PDA page, trying
to drop a few hints.
Comments?
Lionel
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Lionel
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I seem to recall there was some kind of CAD sketching program for the Psion (can't remember which one). You could try trawling the net for something, there is a lot available for the Windows CE machines. I would have thought the screen resolution would have made it a bit difficult to operate anything truly useful, unless you just want to jot down some basic 2D sketches. If you really want CAD on the move I think you'll have to get a laptop. I've got full 3D CAD/CAM running on my laptop, and with a good resolution 15" screen it is quite usable. It's a few years old now so a new one should be more powerful & half the weight.
Regards
Kevin
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Kevin Steele
Thanks Kevin,
There is one called ZipCad, which is able to import DXF files. This is aimed more toward architecture.
Yes I already have a laptop, but there are times that its too big to carry using public transport. Also most of the time just need to show a few ideas to customers when visiting shows.
Came across an article on ZipCad in a magazine, before I go out and buy this and a PDA would like to find out what other programs might be available.
According to the article PDA will open up to 2Mb of DXF files.
Lionel
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Lionel
2 meg dxf files..... massive, for a standard 2d component, after using autocad for nearly 5 years i done think i have ever seen a dxf bigger then 1 meb, especialy by the time you purge all unrefferenced layers etc.. sounds like it may be worth a look if nothing else, (assuming its not vastly expensive)
If you find anything decent i would love to know about it, as it would be very usefull to me in my line of work,
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Tim Bird
Hi Tim,
I found article on ZipCad in Industrial Technology Magazine.
The price is £80.00 There was more info in the magazine article than I found on the website.
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Lionel
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Stephen
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Stephen
looks like it may be worth the small investment, also looking at the link in another thread regarding pocket cad.. not found a price yet.. but not been looking long lol
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Tim Bird
Ok Lionel,
You've got me thinking now, and I like the idea of CAD on a palmtop. Try these links
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Some of them are free, and some of the palmtops they run on are quite old now, so should be available cheap on Ebay.
Regards
Kevin
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Kevin Steele

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