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    Default Most popular CADs for wood working - new at this

    Please excuse my newbie ignorance. What is the/are the most popular CAD programs for woodworking. My specific project will be a 12"x12" 1' thick piece of wood that will have terrain features (small detailed mountains/river valleys etc) carved into it. I will likely use the BobsCNC E3 table on amazon. Can sketchup bend to my will?

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    Default Re: Most popular CADs for wood working - new at this

    Why do you want to do this?

    Perhaps if you explain, with some details, more folks can recommend appropriate things for you and your intentions.

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    Default Re: Most popular CADs for wood working - new at this

    Vectric software is probably the most popular.
    V Carve Pro can import an .stl model of the terrain. You may need 1 or two other programs to get the terrain into an .stl format.

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    Default Re: Most popular CADs for wood working - new at this

    I don't think Sketchup will do what you want; it's mostly for designing simple blocky things. Where are you getting the terrain models, and what format are they coming in as?

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