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I believe Autodesk lets you take one copy of AutoCAD to a second computer (e.g. home) or there is a way to "check out" a license temporarily, but you would have to get your boss(s) to go along with it.  

MJ

--- On Tue, 6/16/09, Refugio Rochin <refugio.rock.hill(--nospam--at)gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Refugio Rochin <refugio.rock.hill(--nospam--at)gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: AutoCAD Clones
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2009, 11:45 AM
> ProgeCad looks ok, they also have a LT
> version.  Free for individual use.
> 
> 
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 11:40 AM,
> Alexander Bausk <bauskas(--nospam--at)gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
> I think BricsCAD (http://www.bricsys.com/en_INTL/)
> is one of the best
> 
> Autocad clones so far, partly due to its automation support
> (VBA and
> BRX).
> 
> You can also get subscription to BricsCAD developers centre
> and obtain
> all upgrades as soon as they are released. Haven't got
> enough time to
> 
> dig into the new BRX API but it is very promising.
> 
> Regards,
> Alex.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 8:38 PM, Richard Calvert<RichardC(--nospam--at)lbbe.com>
> wrote:
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AutoCAD_DXF
> 
> >
> >
> >
> > has a huge list of drawing softwares.  I’ve tried
> QCad (free) on linux
> > before and it is an alright piece of software if you
> can get over the
> > backward-ness of the commands…
> >
> 
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> >
> > From: Rich Kipke [mailto:richkip(--nospam--at)gmail.com]
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 1:04 PM
> > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> 
> > Subject: AutoCAD Clones
> >
> >
> >
> > While waiting for the economy to pick up, I've
> been doing a couple of jobs
> > out of my house.  Not wanting to make the big
> investment by jumping into
> 
> > AutoCAD, I've been trying demo versions of the
> Intellicad based 'clones'.
> > While I'm impressed that I can produce quality
> drawings with these programs
> > that cost 1/10th the price of AutoCAD, I'm still
> looking for one that is
> 
> > easier to use (ie closer to autoCad with the user
> interface).
> >
> > So far I've tried
> >
> > AxCAD (www.axcad.com) - has a very
> full featured interface that is basically
> 
> > identical to AutoCAD - down to the icons on the
> buttons.  It seemed really
> > buggy and crashed a lot - (might be my slightly older
> computer or maybe the
> > files I was using, but I don't think so).  Also,
> their website seemed to
> 
> > lack any 'company' information that turned me
> off a bit.  I finally had to
> > give up on it and went to. .
> >
> > IntelliCAD   (http://www.autodsys.com/indexh.html)
> the user interface is not
> 
> > as full featured as axCAD and lacks some of the
> tracking, snapping, polar
> > functions that really boost efficiency - it gets the
> job done, but takes a
> > bit longer to get there. Seems very stable though.
> 
> >
> > Is anyone using another of the cheaper CAD programs on
> a regular basis.  Any
> > recommendations?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Rich Kipke
> > www.rookrook.com/rk
> 
> >
> >
> 
> 
> 
> --
> Alexander Bausk
> Civil/Structural design & inspection engineer
> CAD professional
> ONILAES Lab at PSACEA
> Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
> Tel. +38 068 4079692
> Fax. +38 0562 470263
> 
> bauskas(--nospam--at)gmail.com
> 
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