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Hi All,

I've been trying for the last little while looking for an open source application for my Mac Mini that is running OSX 10.4.11 with the G4 processor that is in there. The application that I am looking for is something similar to like autocad or a 3d cad that I would be able to do some woodworking drawn up on that. And have them printed out through the Mac mini that I have. I have gone as far as searching through or at least googling around without any luck. Blender I know would be very limited to me on this since Blender does 3d but it's 3d animation. I'm just looking to do sketch's that would be able to do that even on a 7 year old mac mini. And given the option to print in 2D or have it slightly in the 3d with the dimensions on it. Mainly its for personal use over here. Has anyone else come up on this type of application in open source.

asked Jun 30 '12 at 00:15

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Although this may not be open source, it is something possible to look at

Google/Trimble Sketchup http://sketchup.google.com/

answered Jun 30 '12 at 02:22

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kevin ♦♦

Hi Kevin, Yeah I did consider that one as well when I was looking last night. But I also took a look at the specifications to run it. And requires OSX 10.5 or 10.6 minimum with an intel processor on it. I cannot get 10.5 on CD since the mac mini is so old and Apple does not carry stock of it up here in Canada. So I am kind of behind the 8 ball on this one for this. I do have autocad for the windows Platform. but want to emerse myself under the OSX to get better familiarity on it. Since I also deal with Tech support over here. And need to cover both Windows and Mac OSX even on the level that I have over here.

(Jun 30 '12 at 15:00) Compucore Compucore's gravatar image

You could look for an older version possibly, I think they maintain a few older versions on their site. One of them may be compatible with your Mac Mini.

(Jun 30 '12 at 22:35) Zbob750 Zbob750's gravatar image
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Last updated: Jun 30 '12 at 22:35