Which Stack Exchange site is best for AutoCAD questions like using Blender for graphical design?


I don't see a site for AutoCAD.

For Blender, you can use this site: https://blender.stackexchange.com/

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There are 26 questions labeled cad on Super User.

There are 142 questions labeled on Stack Overflow, and 297 labeled .

Looks like Stack Overflow has the better chance of getting you an answer. I don't know if that's 'appropriate' de jure, but de facto it would seem like your best bet.

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AutoCAD questions in general are on-topic for Engineering.SE. This also goes for other similar programs (ProE, Solid Works, Microstation, etc.)

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I agree with boulder_ruby, A Stack Exchange for CAD would be a big plus. Many online sites already exist for CAD. However, the Stack Exchange mechanism seems to generally work better. I am not working with CAD of late. However, back when I was doing AutoCAD, a Stack Exchange site would have been very useful. Same holds for SketchUp.

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Currently there is no SE site specific for Autocad, but you can support the CAD website proposal in Area 51.

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  • Sadly this Area 51 proposal has now been removed. – Mark Booth Jan 5 '17 at 14:48
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    Luckily, the Engineering beta carries on – akauppi Jul 12 '19 at 10:17

CAD deserves its own page on Stack Exchange and it's your responsibility as a user to see it through.

The latest CAD Area 51 project is here but at 22 users as of January 27 2016, it is fizzling. Please join.

There is a reddit post on /r/cad (which is apparently a pretty active subreddit and may serve as a temporary alternative to a separate SE page) asking people to join the above petition. Upvote this CAD subreddit post to further support the effort here.

gis.stackexchange.com exists, cad.stackexchange.com deserves to exist too.

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    Also contact this guy: jericson@stackexchange.com and ask him to merge the original post with the existing post because the new CAD proposal's account's 13 "Followers" could definitely use the old one's 63. – boulder_ruby Jan 24 '15 at 21:03
  • Sadly this Area 51 proposal has now been removed. – Mark Booth Jan 5 '17 at 14:48

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