What do people use QCAD for?

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Postby Brass Monkey » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:33 pm

2d design for commercial antenna parts. Plus my own projects around the house.
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boat transmission

Postby J-J » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:11 pm

I am just finishing the development and design of a hybrid diesel - electric transmission for a 23 m/66ton passenger boat. Launch is scheduled for the coming Spring...
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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Postby Tweaker » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:50 am

I use it the most time for my privat projects.

Last costumer projekt to build a anti dust Airfan filter for a PC Sale Company. (Laser Cuts logo).

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I am just finishing the development and design of a hybrid diesel - electric transmission for a 23 m/66ton passenger boat. Launch is scheduled for the coming Spring...


Make a Photo ;)
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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Postby J-J » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:23 am

Make a Photo ;)[/quote]

here's a section and a full picture. My design lies between the transmission and the main shaft to the prop.
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It works, nice and quiet
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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Postby rigrippler » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:38 pm

J-J wrote:Make a Photo ;)


here's a section and a full picture. My design lies between the transmission and the main shaft to the prop.
Helios, section.jpg

Helios, hybrid propulsion.jpg


It works, nice and quiet[/quote]

wow, this is amazing!

I use QCAD to mock-up outbuildings on our farm. I'm a walking contradiction (techno-savy-farmer)
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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Postby ggsalas » Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:17 pm

I use Qcad in my architecture studio for all the necesary drawings to build them. And use Blender to photorealistic visulization.
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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Postby smf » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:14 pm

I use QCad for 2D architecture and terrain concept as well as electrical design (where to place socket outlets, which type of cable).
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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Postby spatz » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:03 pm

Hello

Currently I use QCAD for the design of real-life and model track plans as a hobby. :D

I also use it professionally for technical drawing from scratch. Unfortunately, the import of existing work-related files (dxf/dwg) with complex geometry does not work too well.

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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Postby caigner » Tue May 21, 2013 9:59 am

I use QCAD to design and construct ingenious creative geocaches. :-)
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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Postby matthiaswm » Tue May 21, 2013 2:20 pm

I design and build 3d printers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixuO-4IBRHg
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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Postby srl » Wed May 29, 2013 6:36 am

I have used it for all my Depron flying aircraft. With profile designs 2D suits me fine.
I've been able to modify CamExpert to turn out suitable GCode for my Hobby mill running Linuxcnc.
You can see the results at http://srlfoamies.com .
I only work part time so I'm hoping to soon produce some extra income from it.
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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Postby Husky » Wed May 29, 2013 7:54 pm

srl wrote:I have used it for all my Depron flying aircraft.

Nice flying aircraft models! Thanks for sharing that! How long last the batteries?
Right now it seems to me that we have a Aerial Drone Quad copter boom with cameras - maybe something what you could also build? Ok - just kidding - I know, that is a complete different story ...


srl wrote:I've been able to modify CamExpert to turn out suitable GCode for my Hobby mill running Linuxcnc.

Have you notice that there is a new CAM add-on for QCAD? Maybe you like to test it for your Hobby mill.
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srl wrote: ...I'm hoping to soon produce some extra income from it.

Have you considered to sell just the plans?

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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Postby srl » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:14 am

For the moment I'll be staying with Cam-Expert as I have the G-code Z depth variables and F(speed) linked to layer names. I have paths for rapid move so all I have to do is select the start and when it finds layer "end' a M30 is made to the file.
Being able to select contour and output G-code would be great but I don't know if its classes are available In standard Qcad.
My business plan is based on the high cost of freight to Australia from Europe . Its only a small market.

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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Postby srl » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:17 pm

I've spent the last week and a bit on making the change to Qcad3-cam and its done, well a little bit of practical testing to go. I did a little C++ years ago and its come in handy. Boland C++ is long gone!
Z variable setting to layer name as well as feedrate, rapid and G41-42 offset. It works on CNClinux so variables seem to be #10 upwards. I use a capital letter in the layer name to set it along with a value(# and Z). A 'R' in the name turns a line into a Rapid and if no G41-42 is in then a G40 appears to send it back to center .
So Qcad has been used to test my programming skills.
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Re: What do people use QCAD for?

Postby rck3626 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:47 pm

I am making a cloud application that creates drawings automatically from user data. I have built a php engine that produces dxf files but cannot find anybody with enough dxf knowledge to make the files viable. I was very please to find QCAD because it seems to be the solution that will bring my application to life. It looks very powerful and programmable.
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