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I am a web developer so I am a coder normally not a designer. I have Illustrator on my PC and I have a lot of technical drawings to do for fencing that my client sells such as this one

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Now this is a bit rough and ready but I am wondering am I using the best software for the task at hand or can you recommend any technical drawing software? I am looking for something that can add shading so it looks more realistic.

Any help would be most appreciated

  • Hi Barry, welcome to GDSE and thanks for your question. If you want to know more about the site, please see the help center or ping one of us in the Graphic Design Chat once your reputation is sufficient (20). Keep contributing and enjoy the site! – Vincent Jun 26 '15 at 11:53
  • I dont think this question is on topic – joojaa Jun 26 '15 at 12:02
  • This is an easy task for Illustrator, however if you are looking for something to automatically add lighting aspects, you'll have to look at 3D software. – Scott Jun 26 '15 at 12:57
  • Can ub recommend any 3d software – Barry Connolly Jun 26 '15 at 12:58
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    @joojaa I am unsure about that, why would we have a software-recommendation tag when a software recommendation question would be off-topic? – Vincent Jun 26 '15 at 15:17
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Autodesk Inventor and similar 3D CAD tools would make quick work of this sort of thing: http://www.autodesk.com/products/inventor/overview

Inventor is free for startups making less than $100,000 / yr. http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/autodesk-sustainable-design-software-cost

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Try http://www.sketchup.com/

Very easy 3d drawing program, easy to understand and use. If all you need is tehnical 3d, this can be very good for you.

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