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Open Source Design Software?

Hello Instructables forum,

I'm wondering if anyone knows of some nice open source design software? I'm in the process of creating my next instructable (a dining table) and would like to design some legs on the computer before making them.

Cheers,
Chris

caitlinsdad3 years ago

There is google Sketchup or autodesk 123D. Although, I prefer pencil and paper.

Pencil and paper is often overlooked.

Most of my laser cut prohects started as a rough hand sketch, scanned and pasted into Inkscape or proprietary software.

Kiteman3 years ago

Not open source, but Autodesk's Autocad is free for 30 days:

http://www.autodesk.co.uk/adsk/servlet/item?id=225...

Then there's Tinkercad, free and online: https://tinkercad.com/

Or Sketchup: http://www.sketchup.com/