For those who use the free tools I mentioned.. how does that work out at the work place?
We use Draftsight for our simple mechanical design. We only have one copy of solidworks and so all us others use draftsight. It is almost identical to earlier versions of Autocad and since all our documentation gets reduced to pdf files it is fine for our final product engineering
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