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    Is there anyone that is proficient with [basic] technical drawing ?

    I have a few ideas but am useless at getting them onto paper
    Very small project -- a demo of a proof of concept relating to greenhouses but somewhat different to the standard tunnel / "hoop-house" ( what the Americans call them )
    Just some 2D and very basic 3D

    Anyone interested drop me a PM and I will supply details

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Technical Drawing

    Why not try it on Sketchup? it is a very easy program to learn to use and has a free version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEX View Post
    Why not try it on Sketchup? it is a very easy program to learn to use and has a free version.
    Thanks for the suggestion
    I have had a [quick] look at it -- falls under Google now I think ?
    TBH
    I am not sure that even with some application I would be capable of producing anything ... ( that made some sort of sense )
    I imagine I would frustrate myself terribly -- initially

    It is far more pleasurable to watch reloading videos ( what a terrible useless excuse <not-worthy> )

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    Default Re: Technical Drawing

    Hi Brenneke

    PM me your number for us to discuss your requirements and possibly find a solution.

    I have an off forum friend who works with roof trusses, he has the software, drafting experience and may be able to help you depending on your requirements.

    He may or may not charge a small fee depending on the complexity and time spent on drawings.
    Depending on where you are we can always swing him to accept range time instead of payment, the old school bartering method.

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    Default Re: Technical Drawing

    Thanks
    Done

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    Default Re: Technical Drawing

    Quote Originally Posted by Brenneke View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion
    I have had a [quick] look at it -- falls under Google now I think ?
    TBH
    I am not sure that even with some application I would be capable of producing anything ... ( that made some sort of sense )
    I imagine I would frustrate myself terribly -- initially

    It is far more pleasurable to watch reloading videos ( what a terrible useless excuse <not-worthy> )
    Google have sold Scetchup to Trimble a few years ago. The newer free versions are online programs, making it's use heavily data-dependent. With the current reliability of our internet connections, some irritating hangups can occour.

    I have been using the 2015 free version. It still works, but the online libraries are not supported anymore, so downloading standard parts is not possible.

    Scetchup Pro will cost you a subscription, so not really an option of you are not going to use it often.

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    Default Re: Technical Drawing

    Talking of Google - just run 3D CAD and you get quite a few hits.

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    you can PM me im a Structural mechanical design draughtsmen sure I can get u pointed in right direction

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    Quote Originally Posted by driepootx View Post
    Talking of Google - just run 3D CAD and you get quite a few hits.
    Yes thanks
    Found those as well -- some very impressive apparently the equal of SolidWorkx
    They ALL come with quite steep learning curves

    There is a guy on You Tube that designed a complete complex greenhouse / aquaponics system using AutoCad ( or a version thereof )
    2D / 3D with all dimensions -- pretty much a build blueprint ... VERY impressive

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    Everyone starts with Autocad, so did I about 12 years ago.

    I have been using Solidworks for 8 years, couldnt be easily convinced to use anything else.

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