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Electrical Cad Software Open Source Or Free

Discussion in 'DRAWING, LAYOUT & CAD' started by Keith Foor, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. Keith Foor

    Keith Foor Active Member Active Member

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    OK, I realize that this is a machinist forum. However, I am needing for doing presentation and assistance on here specifically with Rotary Phase Converters an industrial electricity CAD software. Honestly if doesn't need a lot. If it has contactors, 3 phase motors, capacitors switches and basic square modules for dropping in as timers that would be all I really need. Any ideas would be great. I actually contacted AutoDesk about it to see if I qualified for the educational software because I was more or less instructing (sharing information) and it wasn't for profit. They said no. So I am on the hunt. If anyone knows of anything, or an add on for a free full featured software like sketchup that would be fine as well.

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    I don't know if I would call it CAD software but for doing simple diagrams the open source program "Dia" works ok.

    http://dia-installer.de/
     
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    I use freeware called Eagle from https://cadsoft.io/ for my electrical/electronic schematics. While it is intended primarily for printed circuit board layout, it can be used to create general purpose electrical schematics.

    It will not be useful out of the box for industrial electrical/electronics work but, as I remember, there is a capability of creating custom components. It has some advanced features for editing connections which should prove useful.
     
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    I will check them both out.
     
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