Hello Don,

I have used Designcad3000 for enclosures and found it quite useful for under
$1k.

Cheers,

Don Ingram wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> We are looking for a 3D cad pkg for generating components & enclosures etc
> for product design.
>
> $7K is a bit steep for us for Autocad or Solidworks given the frequency of
> use. ( at least for now ) Does anyone have any suggestions on a useful
> package that lives a bit further down the price scale, but is not a complete
> dog. I accept that you get what you pay for so we are attempting to locate a
> happy medium.
>
> Cheers
>
> Don
>
> P.S Nice to see that at least Chris Mackensen had his 'virtual sense of
> humour' with him when reading the post.  ;-)
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Richard Bruer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: 'Protel EDA Forum' <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 6:11 AM
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] None
>
> > Rather than putting down a regular keepout, put down a couple of
> > layer-specific keepouts (on the outer layers).
> >
> > Richard Bruer, P.E.
> > Chief Engineer
> > Instrument Division
> > American Magnetics, Inc.
> > 112 Flint Road
> > Oak Ridge, TN  37830
> > Phone:  (865) 482-1056
> > Fax:  (865) 482-5472
> > mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > http://www.americanmagnetics.com
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Evan Scarborough [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2001 3:55 PM
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Subject: [PEDA] None
> >
> >
> > Greetings all,
> >
> > Is there a way to set up a design rule so that the defined keepout areas
> > only affect the outer layers (other than ignoring or turning off online
> > DRC)? I am routing an 8 layer pcb and the surfaces have rather complicated
> > keepout areas for a metal frame that mounts flush, but internally I have
> no
> > need to stay out of these areas but I can't seem to convince the DRC that
> > this is so (and I'm not sure I want to see what the autorouter does with
> > this - it'll be bad enough with a 680 pin 1mm pitch BGA).
> >
> > Any help is appreciated!
> > Thanks & Best Regards - Evan Scarborough
> > www.e-cadds.com
> >
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--
Don Mayfield
Anglo-Australian Observatory
167 Vimiera Rd
Eastwood
NSW 2122
Australia
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