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What do you guys like? Open-source/free preferred as I am a tightwad and don't like to buy software unless it's going to give me some return on investment.

I want to be able to produce detailed front panel hole layouts etc, so I can pass them on to friends with milling machines and bribe them with beer money to machine them out for me :) At least, until I can afford my own machine to learn on... and I don't fancy the arse-ache of dremelling out d-type connector holes or similar.


Used this many years ago. Was ok.



I've never used it but Draftsight is free: http://www.3ds.com/products/draftsight/overview/

I hear it's similar to Autocad and free unless you want tech support.



Hey I use Microspot MacDraft :) http://www.microspot.com/products/macdraft/index.htm


TurboCad 15 for FREE!! (for Uk users, else you need to use a proxy)


Note: It me a few tries to get the code for this, when it works you will see a page like this


If you are associated with a college or university, look for CorelCAD or CorelDraw. I am using a very old version of CorelDraw. Reminds me the heydays of windows XP but works just fine for laser cutting panel designs I do.
Serial LCD keypad panel,phi_prompt user interface library,SDI-12 USB Adapter

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