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    Seeking Advice

    I am a mature student
    I am studying a Non Domestic Energy Assessor Level 3 Diploma Course.
    I am looking for a software program to use to prepare detailed scale plan drawings of Commercial Buildings.
    Capable of defining wall thickness and to providing measurements in accordance with the RICS code of measuring practice.

    I would be grateful for some advice as to what software would be capable of this. I am not that flush with cash and would like to obtain the appropiate software in the most ecomonic way possible.

    I would appreciate your comments and advice.

    Thank you

    Graham Matson

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    architech Guest
    See this link for something Free and equivalent to AutoCAD and meets your described requirements


    http://www.cadeverything.com/help/showthread.php?t=2689

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    Alan Cullen Guest
    You can also get a Student Version of AutoCad for free if you get it from the right place....preferably from AutoDesk itself.

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    Seeking Advice

    Thanks Alan

    I will contact Autodesk

    Kind Regards

    Graham

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    Be aware that the student version says so and prints it on plotted drawings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NukeCad View Post
    Be aware that the student version says so and prints it on plotted drawings.
    Right, so if you're planning on using the program for commercial purposes, don't. It's strictly for educational use.
    One of these days I gotta get myself organizized

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    BRL cad is Kinda Kool even though it's Quite Different then Autocadd, I'f you are going to have to use Autocadd after school is over it's best to Start with Autocadd, so you don't have to unlearn stuff, if you don't need Percision, and are only doing illustrations then Ink Scape is a good vector Drawing Program, It's by no means CAD but it will let you draw illustations. look here http://home.comcast.net/~SupportCD/XPFreeware.html

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