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With free CAD software, DWG or DXF files can be opened, viewed, edited and even converted into a 3D model
DWG and DXF for small businesses
CAD Schroer has welcome news for aspiring designers and hobby engineers: Those looking for a powerful, free DXF/DWG editor, can use MEDUSA4 Personal to turn existing drawings into 3D models. CAD Schroer understands the importance of simplifying the route from 2D to 3D, and provides the free MEDUSA4 Personal 2D/3D CAD software for non-commercial use.
Easy 3D modelling
One of the benefits of this fully-fledged design engineering tool is its excellent DXF/DWG interface, which enables users to easily edit existing drawings. It’s also ideal for those who want to get aquainted with the world of 3D modelling. MEDUSA4 Personal’s “sheet-based modelling” approach lets designers easily turn a drawing into a 3D model.
3D modelling for beginners
“People who are used to working in a 2D environment really like this approach,” says CAD Schroer Technical Support Consultant Alan Liddle. “You need to have a concept of height and depth, but you don’t need any expert modelling skills or the same spatial awareness as with complex 3D modelling tools – and there isn’t a steep learning curve. Our DWG/DXF interface is very accurate, so that you start off with an intelligent bit of geometry which you can then edit and model.”
MEDUSA4 Personal: How to use freeware commercially
Savvy engineers can use the fully featured 2D/3D CAD software for free in a commercial environment, merely paying a small fee to convert their finished designs for use on commercial projects via CAD Schroer’s eSERVICES portal. For example, users can convert their designs to PDF or DXF format for commercial use. 3D models can also be easily converted to STL format for 3D printing or for processing in other systems. With this pay per result approach, the user does not pay for the software, but only for the results created with it.
With free CAD software DWG files can be opened and edited. MEDUSA4 Personal 3D was developed for designers who want to apply their existing knowledge and working methods to a 3D world.
About CAD Schroer
CAD Schroer is a global software development company and engineering solutions provider, helping to raise the productivity and competitiveness of customers working in manufacturing and plant design, including the automotive sector and its supply chain, the energy sector and public utilities. CAD Schroer has offices and subsidiaries throughout Europe and in the United States.
CAD Schroer’s product portfolio includes 2D/3D CAD, plant design, factory layout and data management solutions. Customers in 39 countries rely on MEDUSA4®, MPDS4™ and STHENO/PRO® to provide an efficient, flexible and integrated design environment for all phases of product or plant design – cutting costs while raising quality. CAD Schroer emphasizes close customer partnerships and supports its clients’ objectives through extensive consultancy, training, development, software support and maintenance services.