Five Apps: Useable CAD apps on the cheap

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Although AutoCAD is the go to CAD application of choice for many organizations, it comes with a hefty price tag. However, there are a number of other less expensive CAD applications available. Some are relatively light weight and are intended primarily for beginners, while others are intended for professionals and are even compatible with AutoCAD drawings. In this article, I will discuss five CAD applications other than AutoCAD.

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