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Old 09-07-2020, 03:21 PM   #1
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is there a cad program already with school bus dimensions already plugged in? I know it's putting the design before the horse i mean bus but it will help me to my decision on what to buy and if my plans will work.
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Drawing a floor plan of what you want in your bus will indicate how big of a bus you need.
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is there a cad program already with school bus dimensions already plugged in? I know it's putting the design before the horse i mean bus but it will help me to my decision on what to buy and if my plans will work.
The most common CAD file format is .dwg, The CAD program won't have the dimensions "plugged in" you will need to get a file or template file.

Usually you can import and convert different files in common formats in most grades of professional software.
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i used sketchup when i built my skoolie out. i found it real handy for designing parts of the bus as i built it.
i never had a whole model of the as built. but i seem to recall that they had models of several buses in their warehouse of downloads but i never used one.

i recently started learning fusion 360 and i like it. i applied for the free license and was granted it. as long as you stay under a $100k sales a year. easy, since its just for personal use.

the better cad programs are going to take a couple weeks of learning to feel comfortable.

room designer programs work ok for space layouts but can be real inaccurate.

for a floor plan your looking at about 7'6" x ~30' depending on the the length of your bus. the wheel wells are located where they will be in the way.

good luck!
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