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QueenElvis 07-03-2012 04:05 PM

Software for wiring and plumbing diagrams
 
I have a couple of mid-sized sailboats to renovate and want to plan wiring and plumbing before I start. Also, when I sell one of these boats, I want to turn a set of diagrams over to the new owner.

Any recommendations for free or reasonably-priced software (Windows 7 operating system)?

The software doesn't have to provide professional-grade diagrams, but I don't want too rustic, either.

Thanks in advance.

Malcolm
Big Orange Marine
Your Boat's Best Move
boat transportation for the Hudson Valley,
Northeast and the entire US

JimsCAL 07-03-2012 04:45 PM

Re: Software for wiring and plumbing diagrams
 
Any drawing program should work just fine. I happen to use Microsoft Visio for that kind of stuff, but I suspect its more money than you want to spend.

cupper3 07-03-2012 04:49 PM

Re: Software for wiring and plumbing diagrams
 
Someone had made a great wiring diagram on here and I asked him what program he used.

Powerpoint was the answer. You can download Libre Office, Open Office or use Google's powerpoint clone online, all for free.

I prefer the Libre Office for this type of thing, hence the link. :)

Ward H 07-03-2012 06:10 PM

Software for wiring and plumbing diagrams
 
I second the PowerPoint suggestion
I have seen and have done some pretty good diagrams with PowerPoint. You can draw components, group them, then use them in your diagrams. The OpenOffice version works well

QueenElvis 07-04-2012 10:00 AM

Re: Software for wiring and plumbing diagrams
 
Open Office Presentation - who'd-a-thunk it? I'll give it a shot and let you know. I'm also trying open source DIA, but it's missing a few nice-to-have features.

Keep the ideas coming, and I'll post my findings when I've made a choice

Thanks

Malcolm
Big Orange Marine
Your Boat's Best Move
boat transportation for the Hudson Valley,
Northeast and the entire US

Stu Jackson 07-04-2012 12:23 PM

Re: Software for wiring and plumbing diagrams
 
I used WORD draw.

Here are some other ideas: Drawing Wiring Diagrams

tommays 07-04-2012 12:44 PM

Re: Software for wiring and plumbing diagrams
 
Its pretty hard to beat Turbo Cads basic programs at 39.95 full price

http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/s...s_circuit1.jpg


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