2D Vector Software Recommendation Please

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    2D Vector Software Recommendation Please

    Hi,

    I'm hoping someone can recommend software that does some specific things. I need to draw some basic shapes like semi-circles and lines. However, I need my drawings to be to scale...up to 60 inches wide by 30 inches, and I want the output to be several tiled PDF files. Basically, I want to draw some large plans and have people download them and print them on a basic printer and glue the sheets together.

    I have inkscape now but it is not working out so well. I have looked into some open source CAD software but they seen insanely complicated and Im not sure if they will do what I need them to do. I don't mind paying a reasonable amount for software but not if I am not certain it will do the job. Any insight is appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Really does depend on how much you are prepared to pay. Some of the Adobe products are the 'bees knees' when it comes to vector graphics. Illustrator or Fireworks if it's for web graphics, are superb applications, but they come at a price. At the other end of the spectrum, Gimp for Mac is a very capable piece of software and is completely free donationware

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