Bob McKay, South Wales Remap, would like advice on CAD packages please. Free if possible!
There are obviously many CAD packages on the market at many different prices but I suspect there is a “basic” package free or for a modest outlay which would suit the amateur.
The magazine Model Engineering Workshop (www.model-engineering.co.uk) are enabling a 6 month free trial of the “Alibre 3D CAD” package but as their package is expensive when the trial is finished, the introduction may be rather frustrating. (Details of the offer are in the November issue of the magazine). On the other hand, it an opportunity for members to play with CAD at no cost.