News & Views Issue 88: Software Suggestion

What drawing/CAD software do you recommend? How about if you use a MAC? I’m looking for something inexpensive and easy to learn.

—Tom Winkler, Anchorage, AK

Contributor David Heim replies:

The software that I use and love is called SketchUp. It’s easy to learn, and it’s the biggest bargain of all the CAD programs out there: Download it for free at And SketchUp is right at home on a Mac; that’s what I use. I wrote about SketchUp in the Feb/Mar 2019 issue. Go to to download the article for free, and to view tutorial videos to help get you going. I urge you to give SketchUp a try; you won’t be disappointed.

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