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Hello OCN members over the next couple years im saving up for huge build and im going completely custom case i was wondering what software i could use to draw out a 3D sketch so i can plan the case in order to get quotes and stuff. Also im planning on custom graphics so i need something i can use measurements on so i can talk to couple people on design sizes to fit on the areas needed.

Thank you in advanced Im open to purchased software or freeware in order to replicate the best result possible
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There is a ton of software available to work with, but for a start I'd use Google Sketchup as a free alternative to a lot of the pricey CAD software available.
Now, for a custom built thing like you're wanting, once you can obtain the software you'll want to pick something that can relatively easily transition patterns to CNC for cutting. I couldn't begin to list all the options off-hand, but Google could probably give you a wealth of information with a little searching. I'm sure there will be other responses here soon enough though..

One thing you'll need to consider is what materials you plan to work with. Plexi? Aluminum? etc
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There is a ton of software available to work with, but for a start I'd use Google Sketchup as a free alternative to a lot of the pricey CAD software available.
Now, for a custom built thing like you're wanting, once you can obtain the software you'll want to pick something that can relatively easily transition patterns to CNC for cutting. I couldn't begin to list all the options off-hand, but Google could probably give you a wealth of information with a little searching. I'm sure there will be other responses here soon enough though..

One thing you'll need to consider is what materials you plan to work with. Plexi? Aluminum? etc


Well atm im having some trouble putting my vision into a build design im planning on a 2 chamber case Reference to a Corsair 540 design internally but im also wanting size for some major graphics design on the case side panels,i want to work with a light material but not something literally easy break. The design going to take some time to figure out to be used in CNC machine most defiantly also figuring out how im going to get the graphics to fit well obviously with fan/Rad support not too damage the look of the graphical designs too much. I dont think i use plexi as i feel what im going for would be better in full Metal design.
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