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Spring 2010

Cover Story: 100 Fabulous Freebies for CAD Users

General-Purpose Tools

PDF Tools

PDFCreator

www.pdfforge.org/pdfcreator

 

PDF995

www.pdf995.com

 

CutePDF Writer

www.cutepdf.com

 

PDFescape

www.pdfescape.com

 

Unit Converters

CompliCad

www.complicad.com

 

ESBUnitConv

www.esbconsult.com.au

 

Convert

www.joshmadison.com/software

 

File and Text Utilities

ReNamer

www.den4b.com

 

CKRename

www.softpedia.com/get/System/File-Management/CKRename.shtml

 

Ditto

http://ditto-cp.sourceforge.net/

 

Everything

www.voidtools.com

 

Imaging Tools

Snagit

www.techsmith.com

 

IrfanView

www.irfanview.com

 

Gadwin PrintScreen

www.gadwin.com/printscreen

 

Paint.NET

www.getpaint.net

 

CAD Freebies

Tools for AutoCAD

DWGgateway

www.dwggateway.com

 

MDITabs

http://autodesk.blogs.com/ and enter “MDITabs” in the Search field

http://autodesk.blogs.com/between_the_lines/2009/04/autocad-free-bonus-tool-drawing-tabs-mditabs.html

 

DocBar

www.cadwerx.net

 

TableBar

www.cadig.com/products

 

Recent

www.dotsoft.com/freestuff.htm

 

iComTools iDwgTab

www.icomtools.com

 

DWGicon.dll

www.cushat.co.uk/di

 

“Learning Curve” tutorials

www.cadalyst.com/listing/81/learning-curve

 

“Circles and Lines” tutorials

www.cadalyst.com/listing/78/circles-and-lines

 

Cadalyst Video Gallery

www.cadalyst.com/video

 

LISP

Bill Fane’s classic “Learning to LISP”

www.cadalyst.com/learning-lisp

 

Cadalyst’s Hot Tip Harry Discussion Forum

www.cadalyst.com/forums

 

Cadalyst.com’s CAD Tips site

www.cadalyst.com/cadtips

 

Steel Shapes All Types and Sizes

http://cadtips.cadalyst.com/node/tiplisting?keywords=Steel Shapes All Types and Sizes

 

Multiple Offsets

http://cadtips.cadalyst.com/2d-operations/multiple-offsets

 

Zero Radius Fillet

http://cadtips.cadalyst.com/node/tiplisting?keywords=Zero Radius Fillet

 

Lock Layers

http://cadtips.cadalyst.com/layer-tools/lock-layers

 

Offset Line

http://cadtips.cadalyst.com/2d-operations/offset-line

 

DDshapes

http://freecadapps.mcadcafe.com/; search for “DDshapes”

http://freecadapps.mcadcafe.com/swdetails.php?page=search&value=&orgvalue=&review=4086&rowcolor=ffffcc

 

Welded Flange

Enter “CADToolChest FREE” in Google to locate this site

http://bellsouthpwp2.net/C/a/CadTools/Free/AutoCAD/Welded-Flange.html

 

MyGEARilla

http://mygearilla.com/

 

CRCWeb

http://204.101.252.14/library

 

 

FIXBLOCK.LSP

www.manusoft.com/Software/Freebies

www.manusoft.com/Software/Freebies/Lisp/fixblock.lsp

 

JTB_TITLEBAR.LSP

www.jtbworld.com/lisp.htm

www.jtbworld.com/lisp/JTB_TitleBar.htm

 

TXTEXPRT.LSP

www.dotsoft.com/freestuff.htm

 

Select Similar

http://mistressofthedorkness.blogspot.com/, search for “Wuellner,” and view the firstsecond entry

http://mistressofthedorkness.blogspot.com/2006/07/i-know-how-to-pick-em-selectsimilar.html

 

 

BIM Freebies

1st Pricing

www.1stpricing.com

 

ARCAT

www.arcat.com

 

Sketching and Visualization Freebies

SketchUp

http://sketchup.google.com/

 

Blender

www.blender.org

 

LuxRender

www.luxrender.net

 

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For CAD Managers

Disk defrag — Smart Defrag

www.iobit.com

 

Video capture — Jing

www.techsmith.com/jing

 

Anti-malware

www.cadalyst.com/malware

 

Cadalyst Benchmark Test

www.cadalyst.com/benchmark

 

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For the iPhone

iPhone freebies

http://itunes.apple.com/

 

Drawing and painting.

SketchBook Mobile Express

www.autodesk.com/sketchbookmobile

SketchBook Mobile

www.itunes.com/appstore/

 

Mobile note-taking.

Evernote

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/evernote/id281796108?mt=8

 

AEC Info.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aec-info/id351131447?mt=8

 

NaviCAD.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/navicad/id318832437?mt=8

 

Drawvis Free.

http://iphone.wareseeker.com/drawvis-free.app/4313ae87e2

 

iPocket Draw Lite.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ipocket-draw/id312036802?mt=8

 

REVITkeys.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/revitkeys/id316553020?mt=8

 

iTracer.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/itracer-3d-ray-tracer/id287261575?mt=8

 


December 2009 / Winter 2010

CAD Central

Cover Story: Sustainable EcoDesign

 


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