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software choices

Postby jpmreno » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:51 am

What do most people use to draw their designs with? I'm trying to decide on Enroute 6 or Corel draw 12.
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Re: software choices

Postby ScottF » Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:59 am

I have no experience with Corel but I have heard great things. I have been learning Enroute 6 for about the last month and I have to say that it is fairly easy to learn and use. It has a great built in help feature with videos.
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Re: software choices

Postby WyoGreen » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:32 am

I use Corel Draw for my designing and it does everything I want. I have found it easy to learn and use. You can often find older versions at a discounted price compared to the latest version. That all said, a lot of people use Inkscape, which is free. I have tried Inkscape, but I find it a little harder to use than Corel Draw.

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Re: software choices

Postby Bobkovacs » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:08 pm

Depends on what you're drawing. I use Inkscape for 95% of my stuff, and Fusion360 for anything that needs precise CAD-like design

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Re: software choices

Postby tcaudle » Thu Jan 18, 2018 2:20 pm

I would go with the software your table vendor provides so you can get support. If you call them up with a problem and its software they don't provide or recommended, then you won't get support and its one of the things you are paying a premium for.

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Re: software choices

Postby SegoMan DeSigns » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:02 pm

CorelDraw 16, versions 17 &18 have more tutorials on Y/T. Check out Doug Green's tutorial channel and watch some of his vids.

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Re: software choices

Postby Stout » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:48 pm

I've been using CorelDraw for many years and am very happy with it. Unfortunately, all of my artist friends and graphic designers use Adobe Illustrator. They tell me it is the industry standard for graphic design and maintains about 95% of the market. If I did it again, I'd get Illustrator just to make my work more mainstream. They are about the same price.
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