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Design Tech: Most common home CAD board design software

Postby scottnorby » Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:51 pm

There are many surfboard design CAD applications
We are currently using Shape 3d to make production Spacesticks
And...
If a customer has access to the free version of Shape3D they can make a shape and send us the dimensions for us to create
Doesn't need to be the actual file - we just convert

But...
my question is what people think is the MOST widely used CAD software specifically for boards?
We would like to get the three top used apps in our arsenal here
And different countries also seem to prefer different apps....though they almost all convert

We would like to be able to accept individuals personal designs in as many formats as possible---we shape and laminate custom boards using Cush soft skin technology

Maybe this should be under DESIGN but I just didn't want the topic to get lost in the mix

Would be Thankful for any responses!

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Re: Design Tech: Most common home CAD board design software

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:28 am

akushaper?

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Re: Design Tech: Most common home CAD board design software

Postby TomW » Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:29 pm

Akushaper is great.
But it's not easy. I have 30 years cad experience, and it took me many, many hours to create great shapes. It's not only ability to use cad, but also knowing what to do, and translating what's on the screen to what's going to be in reality.
Shaping a board in cad requires that you know what a good design is to fit the needs.


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