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Al Harmon
02-26-2005, 05:11 PM
I am in need of an economical CAD program where I can construct building exteriors, place HVAC ducts, electrical etc and then animate them showing air flow or effects of water damage, etc. etc. any suggestions?

Silkrooster
02-26-2005, 05:35 PM
I guess that depends on what you call economical and how much complaining your willing to do about the cheap program.
If you want to pick the middle of the road, check out Turbocad, at http://www.imsisoft.com/faminfo.asp?fam=1 Check over the differences between pro version and the basic version to see if the pro version has things you absolutely need. They also have an add on for doing animations. The program can export to 3ds to be imported into Lightwave. If you get a plug in from dstorm you can also import the dxf files from turbocad.
The main problem I see is the polys are all 3 point instead of 4 point.
Anyways, this is enough about another program, as I believe this is violating the rules of the forum. Any more questions you should post them on the general discussion forum.
Silk