Looking for software to draw diagrams such as the technical drawings in Machinery's Handbook or a free body diagram. I think Inkscape is probably the answer but I'm having trouble getting things positioned exactly where I want them (I'm used to making sketches in SolidWorks, where I can add tangent and co-linear relationships). Maybe I just need to get to learn Inkscape a bit better?
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CAD-PRO can help you out.This is what it does in brief; CAD-PRO is a technical drawing software,technical drawings are fast, easy and accurate.
- Sketch Tracing – Sketch your drawings on a piece of paper, and then scan it. Now you open your scanned sketch in CAD Pro and it becomes a traceable template that you can easily modify.
- Interactive features allow you to share your technical drawings with colleagues and friends.
- Integrate your technical designs with Microsoft Office for presentations or manuals.
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LibreCAD is a decent 2D CAD application.
- Free software
- Solid base functionality
- Maybe a bit clunky compared to some commercial solutions
- Cross platform