I like QCad _a_lot_ <http://www.ribbonsoft.com>; great for 2d, but no analysis.
But it runs on Solaris, Linux, and Windoze.
Siemens SolidEdge looks like a strong contender.
A free version is available to see if it would suit your needs. I don't know
what the full boat costs.
I haven't used any real stress analysis programs, so I can't comment.
Ron & Mary Trimmer wrote:
> I want to re-start building my V-8 powered dune buggy as a way to try to
> refine and test a suspension idea.
> I am looking for public domain or affordable CAD software that will run on a
> PC. I have XP.
> It would be desirable to have the capability for it to do stress tests.
> I would appreciate any suggestion the group could provide.
> Ron Trimmer, firstname.lastname@example.org
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