Can anyone recommend reasonably priced woodworking software? Or should I pick up a copy of something like AutoCAD or a light version of such?
I used to work in a machine shop and used to use AutoCAD on occasion but it was a bit much for what we did and I used much more often a simpler CAD program, that I cannot recall the name of now unfortunately, that I think ran probably $100 then and allowed me to do basic 2D design. It served the purpose, gave me a material list and such.
So is there anything like that for wood working? Something that would allow me to layout a shelf and give me a list of needed materials, etc? I would like to get into cabinets at some point and I had a friend ask me just a few days ago to help making a staircase but I know nothing about designing and building stairs.
Anyway, looking forward to everyones input.