Solidworks, Autocad, and other design programs for a newbie?

I am new to drawing, and design programs. I want to find something quick and easy to learn that will allow me to draw a few simple designs so I can have them made in a machinist shop, and I would also like to make the drawings 3D if possible. Can you give me any suggestions for a newbie on what I should look for?

Asked By: Brad K - 3/9/2009
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A few years back I decided to broaden my technical skills by acquiring and learning how to use a 3D drawing program. The Big Three in this arena are SolidWorks, SolidEdge, and AutoDesk. I already knew a little bit about AutoDesk products so I signed up for and attended sales presentations for SolidWorks and SolidEdge... More
Answered By: hevans1944 - 3/9/2009
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Solid Edge is easy to use. We learn how to use it at university 'cause it is really easy to use ad a decent introduction to computer aided design.
Answered By: Topfighter - 3/9/2009
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