You don't have to pay lots of money nowadays to get professional quality drawing software. In fact, the starting point here is you don't have to pay anything! Choosing the best free drawing program for your intended use is sometimes tricky, however, and the articles and reviews of drawing software in this section are intended to help.

AutoCAD: march of the clones

If you don't use CAD software, but you know the name of a CAD program, its quite likely to be AutoCAD, which is probably a reasonable definition of the term "industry standard". AutoCAD is the benchmark by which other programs are judged. Many design professionals are proud of the fact that they wouldn't touch it with a barge pole. Its not really…

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