Although I'm not doing much now because I am running a non-engineering
related business presently, I was in the process of switching over from
board to Intellicad. Dennis has been assessing the different cad programs
available but what I have found is that the add on's are a big help and the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have a very large collection of free to
download details at http://cadlib.wes.army.mil/html/caddlib/cdl_info.htm
hope this helps!
From: NRoselund(--nospam--at)aol.com <NRoselund(--nospam--at)aol.com>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Sunday, June 20, 1999 11:15 AM
Subject: Re: TurboCad
>Thanks for the FastCAD recommendation. Based on your assessment, I'm
>interested in learning more about FastCAD. I found their webpage and will
>take them up on their 14-day free trial.
>I sometime ago decided that, in one lifetime I don't have the time to be a
>still-learning structural engineer and also become an AutoCAD operator.
>Being a one-man office, there's no one else to turn to for computer
>(my subcontract drafter is less computer-literate than I) so my drawings
>all by hand. It works fine, and I'm satisfied with my situation for
>stand-alone projects (which most are), but find that my situation
>or eliminates the possibility of working with consultants who expect the
>engineer to be AutoCAD compatible.
>Are there one-person or small offices out there who have made a recent easy
>(or at least not-too-horrible) transition from hand-drawings? Any tips?