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Design software

Discussion in 'Electrical Forum' started by E.E.I, Apr 13, 2016.

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  1. E.E.I
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    Hello,

    has as anyone got any advise on which software to use instead of Microsoft Visio, don't really want to pay £250 of a product I might use once a year


    I only want to be able to import drawings (in pdf format) and mark lighting and switch locations. Would be great if the have the correct symbols for the switches also
     
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    try gadwin diagram studio.
     
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    Ok I will check it out. Have you used it yourself? Is it simple software to use?
     
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    easy to use. and it's free. or at least the version i have was.
     
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    I use librecad for drawings if you want cad software for free
     
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    Are they raster or vector based pdf's? If vector use Adobe Illustrator, if raster you're on a hiding to nowhere because they were never meant to be edited. Visio isn't very good for importing pdf drawings or cad drawings for editing so you'd do well to avoid.
     
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    Mol thanks for the heads up I will check out the Adobe software
     
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