I need a new drawing program. I've been using and old autocad, but it doesn't want to run on win7 and I'm too lazy to figure out why. Anything that came on floppies is obsolete ;-)
I'd like something small and simple. Free is essential. Portable would be nice so I don't clutter up the system. Must run under winxp and win7-8.
My current project is typical. I need to make a custom meter face. Draw a rectangle, resize it, put in some lines and numbers, print it to scale. I want something that will give me continuous position readout of at least one point on an object as I move or resize it.
Don't need 3d, simulation, nothing complicated. I can do it in windows paint, but editing is cumbersome. I can resize a selection box, but want to resize an object.
I'm finding lots of free downloads that are not free, programs written last century that probably won't run in win7, broken links, 80MB bloated downloads...
Just want something simple without a huge learning curve.
Links to lists of programs that I have to download and install to discover they aren't want I want won't help me. Been doing that unsuccessfully all night. I'm looking for something that YOU have used.
While we're on the subject, I'd also be interested in a freeware alternative to autocad 2D for the next time I need to draw something more complex.