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CAD Software

Discussion in 'Design and technology' started by lisairene, May 21, 2019.

  1. lisairene

    lisairene New commenter

    I'm exploring software to teach technical drawing as part of CAD, so isometric, orthographic, 3d designing. We have 2d Design but I don't think I can do orthographic with this (not automatically anyway)???? I've tried Prodesktop in the past but found it inaccessible to students (and me!) What do you use? Any recommendations or steer clears???

    Thanks for your help!
  2. cosybear

    cosybear New commenter

  3. lisairene

    lisairene New commenter

    Thank you. :)
  4. jcampbell120

    jcampbell120 New commenter

    onshape.com is excellent. Students can sign up for an education edition. Use it with A level students.
  5. changeagain

    changeagain New commenter

    I agree with Jcampbell120 Onshape is so easy to use. We use it with year 9+
  6. changeagain

    changeagain New commenter

    A third thumbs up for Onshape
  7. licenseapps5

    licenseapps5 New commenter

    Autodesk AutoCAD 2020 Release is the world’s leading CAD software, specializing in 3D architectural designs for buildings, engineering and engineering. In recent years, downloading AutoCAD software has been an irreplaceable tool for any architect or engineer to turn their imaginative ideas into realistic creations. In this innovative version, AutoDesk Autocad 2016 x86x64 has many components that make your work easy and simple. It offers a wide range of tools for creating all kinds of shapes, from mechanical parts to architectural plans.
  8. chrisfenton7

    chrisfenton7 New commenter

    Anyone using Autodesk Fusion 360?
  9. dtbear

    dtbear New commenter

    Hi Chris
    I have been using Fusion 360 for 4 years to every year group. Recently l have set up a training company to train teachers how to introduce CAD successfully for D&T. Recent OFSTED inspection on our curriculum was highly praised, as for improving design folders for the new GCSE it is the way forward. I can take you through all the teething problems you will encounter when setting up CAD.
    Let me know if you want further details.

  10. dtbear

    dtbear New commenter

  11. chrisfenton7

    chrisfenton7 New commenter

    Hi Yogi,

    We do use CAD but I am trying to push for change and to update what we are currently using.

    I'll drop you a PM with my details.

  12. mango56

    mango56 New commenter

    TechSoft 2D is a starter Tinkercad is fairly easy with YouTube examples.. other software are common in FE colleges AutoCad but may cost!
  13. mango56

    mango56 New commenter

    I am a AutoCad and Solidworks user but with little experience with Fusion 360 and not affiated with a school whats the cost and can i help out as I have 2 and 3 D experience?
    Manoj Gandhi
  14. mango56

    mango56 New commenter

    I found Onshape difficult working in a FE college and no training given any tips.. I use AutoCad and Solidworks

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