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Hi woodnet members. I just upgraded to windows 10 from windows xp and I was using Auto Sketch and recommended this program to many people. Auto Sketch wont work with this operating system Windows 10 and I cant afford to pay Autodesk 500.00 dollars a year for a hobby of trying to design and draft my things. Can someone recommend a free or low cost drafting software and is Sketchup free. Thanks for all the help.
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  Drafting Software mickanick1 Hi woodnet members. ...
(01-13-2019, 07:25 PM)mickanick1 Wrote: ...and is Sketchup free. Thanks for all the help.

SketchUp is available for free for non-commercial use. You can use the browser based SketchUp Free or desktop client, SketchUp 2071 Make (or both).

If you go with SketchUp Make, be sure you install it correctly. After downloading the installer, find it in the Downloads folder, right click on it and choose Run as administrator from the context menu.
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  RE: Drafting Software DaveR1 [quote='mickanick1' ...
(01-13-2019, 07:28 PM)DaveR1 Wrote: SketchUp is available for free for non-commercial use. You can use the browser based SketchUp Free or desktop client, SketchUp 2071 Make (or both).

If you go with SketchUp Make, be sure you install it correctly. After downloading the installer, find it in the Downloads folder, right click on it and choose Run as administrator from the context menu.

Thanks for your help DaveR1, I will give it a try on Tuesday.
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  Drafting Software mickanick1 Hi woodnet members. ...
Draftsight by makers of Solid Works. -free as long as you reregister it according to their schedule.
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#27
  Drafting Software mickanick1 Hi woodnet members. ...
Draftsight is a good option if you want to limit yourself to 2D drawing capability.
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#28
  Drafting Software mickanick1 Hi woodnet members. ...
solidworks has a free edition for makers.  It's basically the student version.  Comes with CAM
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  Drafting Software mickanick1 Hi woodnet members. ...
(01-13-2019, 07:25 PM)mickanick1 Wrote: Hi woodnet members. I just upgraded to windows 10 from windows xp and I was using Auto Sketch and recommended this program to many people. Auto Sketch wont work with this operating system Windows 10 and I cant afford to pay Autodesk 500.00 dollars a year for a hobby of trying to design and draft my things. Can someone recommend a free or low cost drafting software and is Sketchup free. Thanks for all the help.

Will that run in compatability mode?
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  Drafting Software mickanick1 Hi woodnet members. ...
(01-13-2019, 07:25 PM)mickanick1 Wrote: Hi woodnet members. I just upgraded to windows 10 from windows xp and I was using Auto Sketch and recommended this program to many people. Auto Sketch wont work with this operating system Windows 10 and I cant afford to pay Autodesk 500.00 dollars a year for a hobby of trying to design and draft my things. Can someone recommend a free or low cost drafting software and is Sketchup free. Thanks for all the help.

Fusion 360 while primarily for 3d work is free, not $500

https://www.autodesk.com/campaigns/fusio...-hobbyists


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  Drafting Software mickanick1 Hi woodnet members. ...
You sure AutoSketch won't run?  I'm pretty sure I've run it on Win10.
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#32
  Drafting Software mickanick1 Hi woodnet members. ...
LibreCad is also pretty good for 2d.
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