Hi:

We also don't do much 3D modeling. So we picked up TurboCAD. It's a little 
clunky, but it will do everything we need. Another alternative that you 
might look into is AutoCAD Lite.

Regards,
Scott Oliver


>From: "Don Ingram" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>Reply-To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>Subject: [PEDA] 3d Solids Modelling pkg
>Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 08:17:57 +1000
>
>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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