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Draftsight is a program for advanced CAD users. It is available for Windows Mac and Linux. This free CAD program is developed by Dassault Systèmes, which also develops SolidWords. Draftsight is specifically made for engineers, architects, and designers.
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Hi Seth thanks for this ill try and get that sorted today, could i ask why you think the dxf file is not showing up correctly on the 2d design v2 software? could it be the fusion 360 is a student download and not a subscription version, are there limitations to what you can export possibly?
okay today is the day I'm trying to get the dxf file into the boxford software, i have downloaded the cps file, could you tell me how i need to install this. Is this a fusion plugin or a plugin into the boxford software? My understanding is this will allow me to import dxf files into oxford and bypass the 2d design workflow. Is this correct. The post process dialogue box how do i get to this sorry!!
As a consultant, I have been on the lookout for the best CAD software that will fit the needs of my larger clients. But I know that not everyone is looking for the Rolls-Royce of sheet metal design solutions. Sometimes you just want something simple, and ideally free. 2b1af7f3a8