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Old 04-15-2017, 03:32 PM   #1
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How to use Deltacad???

Hey all-
I am trying to design my first Skoolie and got a free version of Delta cad after some advice from a friend. The only problem is I don't know how to use it, and tutorials online are spotty at best. I just need to know how to make to scale models, using the software. Thank you!!!

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Old 04-15-2017, 03:44 PM   #2
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Pencil and ruler still work, often faster than CAD. You're going to change your mind a number of times anyway before you're done.
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Old 04-15-2017, 04:16 PM   #3
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I used Google sketchup just because I knew it. Pencil & paper, then cardboard cutout work just as good.

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Old 04-15-2017, 04:32 PM   #4
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X2 on sketchup.

easy to learn and you can download a bus right into your model from their warehouse.
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Old 04-15-2017, 04:36 PM   #5
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I am doing graph paper and pencil. Can make multiple sketches in the time it took me to figure out how to make the rectangle on SketchUp lol.


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Hey, bus sketches are supposed to be drawn on your i-plank.
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Old 04-15-2017, 04:41 PM   #7
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As info, I loved Versacad when I was in college, but sadly I don't have it on any machines now.

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I was using a cartography cad program while working for uncle sam. Paper and pencil have their own merits for designing a box to live in.
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i wonder if we could set up a library of our user files to share?

i may know how to use sketchup but sharing is way over my head.
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Old 04-15-2017, 06:04 PM   #10
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It's easily possible to do that simple sketch planning using Paint, which everyone has. Maybe not quite as pretty as cad, but effective.
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Old 04-15-2017, 07:25 PM   #11
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3d warehouse is sketchup's part share location. But my model is huge and constantly changing. You can find all sorts of furniture, vehicles, RV stuff.

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My model on sketchup is 61+ Mb in size and sketchup has a limit of 50Mb
an older version of my model can be uploaded
search for tootalltechie for my RC models or Gordon H for my skoolie
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