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Would anyone care to recommend a cad program for drafting ships?


I have a non-intel g5 mac runnning OSx 10.5.8


I would like to use it to create usable sheer & profiles from incomplete and poorly legible originals.


An example would be this draught of the HSM Resolution 1705 or maybe 1708 (I can't remember which).


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There are a couple free programs, one is Draftsight which is 2D only; the other is a product called FreeCad.


I have used Draftsight before - if all you want to do is trace over the original and fair things up it's great drafting program for free.


FreeCad is something I just recently came across and I haven't tried it yet.

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  • 10 months later...

I just downloaded Draftsight.  Whenever you have a question, like this one, go to Help and type in your query.  In this case I simply typed in "insert jpg".  The answer was right there.  Go to Insert, click on Reference Image, locate the image, etc.  I just put a jpg in.  Again, all I did was use the Help page in the program.  Happy drawing!



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