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Re: librecad

On Thu, 6 Dec 2018, at 22:32, Gene Heskett wrote:

> Or is there an even better 2d app for such?

There was a discussion here starting in Nov 2017, entitled

   "software to do drawings of houses, gardens, etc."

where several people bemoaned the difficulty they had in getting
any GUI-based CAD program to do what they needed, without a
huge learning curve.

Someone described how they'd instead used hand-coded PostScript
(which is in essence a set of drawing commands, normally sent to a
laser printer) to draw plans for house changes. 

Something like that might be easier to get to grips with.   A /big/
advantage of using scripts is that one gets to place comments in 
the script explaining what's going on, why one did something in a
particular way etc.

Also scripts easily allow parameterisation of values - eg (for the 
house plans) what the thickness of a piece of timber is, or what 
the spacing between regular items should be. 

Jeremy Nicoll - my opinions are my own.

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