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Old 11-28-06, 04:03 AM   #1
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Do any of you guys use computer programs similar to CAD or other engineering programs, to design your frames? Something that would allow you to view a frame before you commit materials to something you have never made before. I'm not a framebuilder (yet), but I wouldn't mind goofing around with such a program whenever it's too cold out to ride.

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http://www.bikeforest.com/CAD/index.php

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&ct=re...L2N_ZzmQ-nYrnQ

http://wwwfaculty.arch.usyd.edu.au/k...VR99/Lind.html

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I just draw in 2D CAD. It's all that's needed for setting out designs on paper, but it doesn't give the virtual bike feel. On the other hand, I can build identical parts to the ones I am actually using, and it's free to boot.
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