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I am doing a small project (for free) for a family member, which thus far I have done in Sketchup. I will soon need to put some real drawings together for it, and don't want to spend $1200 on AutoCAD LT, but I don't mind spending $100 or so for something. Day-to-day I am an Autodesk Revit & AutoCad user, but haven't done much CAD since ACAD 2008. Any suggestions?
Pencil & vellum. And maybe an eraser.
in my limited experience with Draftsight, it appears to be nearly identical to the basic functions of AutoCAD [and free.]
Why not do it in sketchup?
Sketchup + Layout can do what you want to do as long as it's not super-complex from a lineweight graphics standpoint.
I think you should try some of free cad solutions. I recommend nanocad or Draftsight.
i think you can get a unperpetual lic from acad LT that is good for one year that cost like $300 bucks
othewise, if it is jus a small project, just do it in skecth-up or hand draft
DraftSight is a free autocad clone that I love. Works flawlessly on pc, works well on Mac but printing is much more challenging.
I'm trying out nanoCAD, I'll see how it works. I am wondering how they make their money giving away free software, though.