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Computer Drawings

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Doug Walters

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Which or what draw programs :lol: are easiest to use for ACI, Apex or Winsketch? :cry: I am trying to transition from the old DOS version to Windows. Any tips 8O would be appreciated :D
 

Farm Gal

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Doug,

I find Apex to be faster to learn and a lot more intutive in actual use, however a few cautions are in order:

As you learn you will likely use the delete and edit keys frequently, It is a VERY GOOD IDEA to save regularly and ALSO (very important tip) occassionally close out of Apex, which saves a 'hard' file to your disc.

Even after the original learning curve, when drawing very complex properties, Apex does occasionally become unstable and loose your work, :evil: which is VERY frustrating, however with an occasional 'Full Save' you never lose more than a minimal amount.

It has more bells and whistles than most programs and much of it is icon or plain words driven, so the learning curve is not too bad... There is an Apex site you can go check out: www.apexii.com, and a discussion group you can acess there (not much posted there), or just post here for words of wisdom...or pats on the shoulder.

Also the old forum site has several posts on this subject!

Regards!

Lee Ann in KS
 

Jo Ann Meyer Stratton

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In Apex when doing a complex sketch use the free form first to draw your exterior lines. Then chose the specific area and follow the dots! Won't become unstable if you do that.
 

jtrotta

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Have used Apex for 15+ years :lol: Tried Winsketch for about 90 days :x and then decided to blow it up within the computer :twisted: Never used it after that 8) Bottom line u choose :p
 

Doug Walters

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Lee Ann, Jo Ann & Jtrotta,
Thanks for your insights and tips :D
It' time to draw :!:
 

David Sharples

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I have used both for about 5 years. Winsketch is very limited in its capabilities. I prefer Apex by a mile over winsketch.
 
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