Educational Software Thread, Free / Cheap D+T software in Technical; Hi all,
My Dad is in the process of setting up a small computer room at his school. They have ...
13th February 2009, 12:39 AM #1
Free / Cheap D+T software
My Dad is in the process of setting up a small computer room at his school. They have a very limited budget for application software. So looking for suggestions for free/cheap D+T / office software so far have:
Serif's free stuff
PCs will be running Windows XP, although will have no internet access.
Suggestions greatfully appreciated
13th February 2009, 10:42 AM #2
For Design and Tech have a look at
I used it to create
C r e a t e - I n s p i r e
Which we then cut out on our laser cutter here.
13th February 2009, 11:05 AM #3
Our DT department use Google Sketchup quite a bit.
13th February 2009, 11:14 AM #4
Westpoint bridge designer
Lets you build and design bridges and then test them with loads
Animation / programming software
13th February 2009, 11:52 AM #5
Hi Have a look at TechSoft Downloads at 2d design its not free but it appears to work well .
13th February 2009, 12:01 PM #6
- Rep Power
Not a cad prog but paint.net is a very good free photoshop clone
13th February 2009, 12:22 PM #7
numpty physics, keep 'em quiet in a wet break!
13th February 2009, 01:17 PM #8
Google SketchUp is a great tool
28th February 2009, 05:29 PM #9
Anim8or for 3d modelling is quite good, takes a bit of learning though, hardly ever crashes and runs on lower spec systems and its also got a small and active community around it so there are tutorials available for it.
Last edited by Richard_Finnigan; 28th February 2009 at 05:32 PM.
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