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At 08:20 PM 6/17/96 -0700, you wrote:
>I am looking for some feedback on which CAD program would be good to 
>purchase.  I am not looking for a $3000. program like AutoCad.  Rather, I 
>am looking for some thing I can use to: review drawings (generated 
>largely by a draftsperson), make minor changes, and generate some of my 
>own drafting on.  I know there are a number of programs in the <$500. 
>range (i.e. DesignCAD, Autolite, TurboCAD).  Which programs have you 
>found to be useful and easy to learn?  Also, what are the main functions 
>that you are loosing out on when you purchase a $500. program over a 
>$3000. program.
>Stephen Fisher, PE

Mr. Fisher
        As a draftman for a Structural Engineer, I would recommend to
purchase AutoCad LT.  A few good reason is that the drawing files are
compatible with Autocad R12, R13 etc, and it is not $3000.  There are a lot
of things that you can add on to Autocad Lt also,  you might want to check
out the Autodesk Web page for further information on the software.  Autodesk
can be linked through the Cadsyst Web Page at

Good luck, and feel free to ask any further questions,  I will try to answer
as much as I can.

_/Marlou B. Rodriguez				  _/
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_/	Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo		  _/
_/ARCE Computer Lab Manager			  _/
_/	Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo		  _/
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