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Postby Dee Bee » Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:17 am

Hi Mike

I would like to suggest a new forum. I have downloaded Iron CAD and love what it can do. But I am not yet able to use the programin such a way that I can get it to represent what is in my mind.

Could we have a new forum devoted to CAD with a focus on IRON CAD applicatoin help?



Hope the suggestions helps.

Thanks for considering it.

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Postby GeorgeTelford » Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:17 pm

Hi

How much is it?

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Postby toypusher » Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:22 pm

GeorgeTelford wrote:Hi

How much is it?

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I found it on the web for about $140.00 USD! Did not look much though!

EDIT: That's for version 7 - Version 8 seems to be at least $1000.00USD! :shock:
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Postby jmtk » Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:15 pm

It's pricey. After I downloaded the trial version, an Ironcad representative called me. It's $3500 for Ironcad and $1300 for Innovate (a somewhat scaled-back version, if I remember right it didn't have the sheet metal stuff, 2D drawings, and something else). It's a nice app, though.

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Postby Steve Frederick » Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:36 pm

A question, not about Ironcad..Sorry..( let's start a CAD section, I'm a real dummy!)....But, anyone know how to set up Visio to show inches and fractions, rather than inches and decimals?? I work with it to do control schematics...not much call for fractions so-far!!
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Postby mikeschn » Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:57 am

A cad section sounds like an interesting idea. But we might want to focus more on Turbocad.

Turbocad seems to be more affordable, plus we have a resident expert!

However, as it just so happens, I have an Ironcad tutorial right here... ;)

http://www.mikenchell.com/tutorial/tutorial1.html
http://www.mikenchell.com/tutorial/tutorial2.html
http://www.mikenchell.com/tutorial/tutorial3.html
http://www.mikenchell.com/tutorial/tutorial4.html
http://www.mikenchell.com/tutorial/tutorial5.html

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Postby DonK » Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:40 pm

What versions of IronCAD have you used?

The current version (10) is prohibitively expensive for a hobbyist but I've seen version 8 on the web for as little as $30. Do you know if these are legitimate licenses? Are they old student licenses?

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Postby mikeschn » Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:20 pm

I don't use IronCAD any more. It has gotten way too expensive. And they won't sell me a student license any more.

So I've switched over to ViaCAD for my modeling. For only $99, I figure I can afford it.

http://www.punchcad.com/products/viacad2d3dV6.htm

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Postby DonK » Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:00 pm

Thanks for the quick response! $99 is certainly doable. I'm downloading the demo now.

I've started doing a little modeling with SketchUp but I don't think it can give me all I want. I want to do a fairly detailed model then pull a lot of information out of it. I'm particularly interested in weight. I want to use the model to help me get axle placement correct.

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Postby Quadriderdad » Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:45 pm

I know this is an old post but I use Ironcad everyday if you guys need help.
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