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I want to find a free/cheap/shareware 2 dimensional CAD program for doing up electrical drawings for an electrician friend. Does anyone have any recommendations?

(I'm going to ask this same question over on the Shop Talk board as well...)
 

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That looks like it is just for drawing circuitry. What I need is for drawing the kind of drawings/diagrams one needs for the electrical inspectors for the homes and buildings he wires and re-wires. My friend has always done hand drawn diagrams, but he would prefer nice and neat CAD drawings.
 

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That looks like it is just for drawing circuitry. What I need is for drawing the kind of drawings/diagrams one needs for the electrical inspectors for the homes and buildings he wires and re-wires. My friend has always done hand drawn diagrams, but he would prefer nice and neat CAD drawings.
Oh, that's just ordinary 2-dimensional CAD. Normally electrical CAD refers to laying out printed circuits with "elastic" solder trail lines that allows the components to be moved around while keeping the proper connections attached.

Gary's suggestion will work, or try A9CAD.
 

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I didn't find anything that felt simpleminded enough for me at jevon, but the A9CAD looks like just the ticket!
 
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