last updated at 25 May, 2005 06:23 (1 times)
BigWarpGuy (03 May, 2005 14:07):
It can also be downloaded from Hobbes.
There is also Eagle Layout Editor and Pj2 Cad system.
Pj2 seems to be an earlier release of BlueCad or from a very similar design plan, tried BlueCad and its great for what I need, but I cant get it to print properly (trying to generate PDF's). I need to do a lot of reading in the manual and see what's up - I think the coordinate sizes one chooses for the screen and CAD drawing get directly translated to page size... so when I export or print, I get the CAD item in one corner, very small and a lot of empty page space. It's scalable when I import the exported DXF files into something else though it would be nice if I can save a step and just print from BlueCad. (though usually printing to any postscript printer crashes BlueCad even on the latest drivers - which is the other problem as I cant directly generate PDFs without the capability).
BlueCad may do the trick with a little more research on my part... some things were just a little easier on Corel still because of how it handles objects, and because I can have a filled and non-filled version of the same layout to use for printing a "pretty" wood-textured/colored one for the customer and a line-draw one for the blueprints...
Thanks for all your input.