|Forum topic by bruc101||posted 389 days ago||1343 views||2 times favorited||14 replies|
389 days ago
Since I put up my free plans site I’ve gotten messages from woodworkers here and in several other countries telling me…I wish I could draw in cad but cad is to difficult for me.
Well, I’m here to tell you it’s not that difficult to learn how to draw 2D in a cad program once you learn the basics which is a “piece of cake” with a few simple directions.
I know a lot of guys use Sketchup which I think is a great 3D program and was and is much needed in woodworking. CAD is an important part of our commercial business with 99% of the drawings being done in 2D for our clients to see their designs and for shop drawings to build their cabinetry. When we have to use 3D on our larger commercial projects we use a 3D program called Microvellum….big time learning curve and only 1% of our cad work.
I’ve been asked to start a Blog here on LJ to teach anyone interested in learning how to draw in cad so you can draw and dimension your plan ideas. Once you learn the basics and you start drawing in cad it’ll be fun for you and save you a lot of design time so you can get back in your shop. I’ll cut out all the hog wash and get straight to the point….drawing in cad plain and simple.
I’ll do this with screen shots and plain and simple explanations if enough interest is generated.