Just want to say Hello and share how QCAD helped me out.
The company i work for in recent years has been reducing and replacing AutoDesk licenses. not suprising looking at the cost.
I am not a Draughtsperson, and I don't ave a need for using a CAD program everyday in my Job. But, as a maintenance engineer. I do have times and projects where I need a CAD program in order to illustrate and communicate an idea or solution. I have access to many DWG files for the equipment and systems i am responsible for.
I had a copy of Draftsight on my personal laptop and that had filled the need, until the free version was discontinued.
This left us in a bit of a hole, we either had to speak to management to get cost codes for drawing departments to update drawings, but often this was at very early stages and when I'd like to communicate a solution to management to get approval for cost codes. it just became a nuisance.
I was now scanning hand drawings. its 2022!!!!
QCAD came to the rescue. I battled through the 15 minute trial time out until I learned my way around the interface and managed to quickly get done what i needed to do.
The portable version is a great help, as a man having to live in a corporate controlled environment.
I wrote a very simple bat file i threw into the extracted zip file. and was off and running.
bat file contents below.
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@echo off start %~dp0qcad.exe -config %~dp0config
I've invested in a QCAD Pro license to show my gratitude.