CAD Programs on Creating RepRap

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I am looking for help to make RepRap and I think CAD tools will help to end up modding it and build derivative. I am just a beginner with CAD. But all CAD programs which I choose demand a lot of learning. I cannot try another one as it will cause more costs. I am looking for suggestions for good CAD programs otherwise I have to learn all CAD programs. Since I am affiliated to a University, I can access Autodesk without any charges. Also, I can get subscription of ‘SolidWorks’ at a low cost of $55 per year through my school. So I am able to get other tools with it. I want to learn CAD and what is to be done for that. Can I create a RepRap derivative? Can I use SolidWorks or Inventor for that? Or any other commercial tool is available which can work better than those applications? Are there any low cost tools which can be used with those two packages? I am not experienced with those applications and that’s why I am looking for suggestions. Please help me to get out of this problem. I will thankful for all help.

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CAD Programs on Creating RepRap


Well, since you have already access to the CAD programs at your university then it will be easier for you  to learn how to use it because the hard step is to acquire the program which is a bit expensive. Some of the things that you will need to do in order to learn how to use the CAD program in your institution are the following:

  • You will need to check out tutorials that will help you learn that program on the internet. For there are various CAD programs, you will need to search for the tutorials for that specific version of application that you are using to be able to understand it faster.
  • You can also buy audio and video CDs that give you guidance on using the application, or alternatively watch them on YouTube.
  • In your institution, there must be some people who are knowledgeable in using that program and therefore consulting will also be a way of learning.

-Keegan Robb


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