I tried the free version many years ago and I seem to remember there was a table where I would enter frame dimensions and from there I could derive tube cutting lengths, and front-centres. This version ? I can't figger out where the hell I do the simple design dimension inputs. The quick start puts me into a picture of a bike, and then I can get to a list of dimensions, but what then ?
Is there a "BikeCad for Dummies" book available for chowderheads like myself ?
I'm wondering if Java is misbehaving ? I'm on a mac with mozilla. Downloaded Java, but I'm wondering if there might be a problem with the compatibilities ?
I did manage to open one of the archived designs. Somehow I got a dimension template like the early version I remember. Was able to change a few dimensions, and remembered to hit "enter" for each input.
But I can't seem to find how I reach the other templates for fork dims, tube dims, etc.
And the screen picture was overwriting the new dims on top of the old dims.
I'd recommend having a look at the video at: bikecad.ca/welcome for a quick overview. If you want to change a component like the fork, just look for the fork icon in the top row of icons. There's a screen capture here.
Yeah, went over the video. After much playing with I think I think that maybe I expected the free version to do too much. I wanted to draft a 2-d road frame in order to get the miter lengths for the top and down tubes. Am I correct that I need the full Pro version to do this ?
You are correct. BikeCAD Pro is required for determining miter lengths.