[clug] CAD software for drawing furniture plans

Francis Whittle fj.whittle at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 22:30:14 MDT 2010

Stepping around the assertion that there's something wrong with the
Blender UI (or that it has any worse a learning curve than any other art
software), Blender, Wings3D, and most other 3D modelling tools aren't
properly suited for CAD work for the basic reason that they don't deal
in real world measurements.  How big is a blender unit?  As big as the
designer imagines it to be.  Blender itself is fine as long as you're
only ever working with yourself, but as soon as someone has a
differently scaled object....

As for Wings3D specifically, it's an awesome tool for causing CTS.
Right click, right click, right click, right click, right click GAH MY


On Tue, 2010-09-14 at 11:18 +1000, Hugh Fisher wrote:
> How about Wings 3D? It is available for Linux, with source
> code. Not as many features as Blender, but doesn't have the
> horrible^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H unusual UI or vertical learning
> curve either.
> 	cheers,
> 	Hugh

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