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What software is used to illustrate wall assemblies? Is there an easy way to replicate these diagrams using free software?

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    Brian Pontolilo | | #1

    Hi Burninate,

    I know a lot of professionals and non-professional owner/designer/builders who use the free version of SketchUp for all sorts of design and construction drawings.

  2. jaccen | | #2

    Draftsite if AutoCAD is more your style.

    https://www.3ds.com/products-services/draftsight-cad-software/

    Basically, a free version of AutoCAD R14. Not too many "bells & whistles," but it will do basic 2D drawings. Many of the shortcut commands are the same.

    Here's a quick overview of some other options:
    https://all3dp.com/2/best-autocad-alternatives/

  3. burninate | | #3

    It looks like Draftsite's free version is being discontinued, and deactivated remotely in existing installs at the end of the year.

    I use Sketchup's old free desktop version extensively for 3D work, but it doesn't have what appears to be customary 2D symbology for this particular style of diagram. I also have access to Inkscape and Illustrator. I wasn't kidding when I said I was missing squiggly lines (denoting insulation). My question is - where does one find this symbology originally?

    I may have to just reconstruct it myself out of geometry.

  4. WilliamNolan | | #4

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