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I've been trying a new CAD program

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  • I've been trying a new CAD program

    I've always wanted to tinker with these programs, but as I lack patience, I found many of the ones I've tried to be most frustrating. However, I've been tinkering with 123D Design and thanks to some wonderful videos here, I've found the learning curve to be quite pleasant.. Not too much swearing or throwing things around unlike previous attempts.

    I've nothing much to show yet, except that today I learned to loft and actually made something that looked like a submarine (no laughing please).

    Autodesk 123D Design is a free program, and I think many of you would find it easy to learn and fun!

    Here's my first attempt at making a simple hull, and after only watching one video about 'lofting'.

    I thought it might be a good idea to launch a competition, so you folks could have a crack at modeling something in 3D and posting it here. Anyone interested in getting a prize like a model submarine or Sub-driver or something like that? I'll make a special section on the forum if there are a few takers.
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    Free download software to design 3d models for 3d printing and fabrication for Windows, Mac OS X, iphone, ipad
    Last edited by Kazzer; 08-19-2016, 03:43 PM.
    Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

  • #2
    Why am I still having trouble here with photos? Dang! I've started swearing again!
    Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!


    • #3
      We have been expressing our thoughts on the photo uploading since the update. I think you can shake some branches at the guy who maintains the web......You have the power to make the changes,.
      If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.


      • #4
        We (me & my son Lance) have no idea why this forum does this with photos.

        Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!


        • #5
          Originally posted by Kazzer View Post
          Why am I still having trouble here with photos? Dang! I've started swearing again!
          What do you mean "again"????


          • #6
            Let me pile on here:

            The only way I've been able to get medium-large size photos up on this site (since the 'update') has been through a host site. And that makes for tough sledding; and that means I post less here (maybe a blessing, I don't know).

            "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"


            • #7
              or by a program that shrinks your pictures size wise (135kb) AND pixel wise (1024x768)......but that's it........we don't have other means to post pictures here so they can be viewed by others.
              Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
              "Samuel Smiles"


              • #8
                See my new sticky on how to post photos here!
                Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!