Hi, please excuse the complete n00bishness of this post but was hoping for some pointers on where to start:
1) My old PC is dying. I want to get a new one. I built my old one from components so I'm not an idiot with electronics and assembly. My wife has a MacBook and it's very nice.
2) I've got a couple of ideas for bike components I'd like to design and mock up. Nothing too fancy but I have never used CAD software before. Can anyone recommend a free or very cheap software package that I could use to design things and then send industry-standard files to CNC people to mock up prototypes from?
...and are the above two points compatible without spending a lot of money on expensive specialist kit? I'd quite like to go down the Apple route if possible, yes I know it's more expensive but everyone I know with an Apple has had a lot fewer problems than everyone I know with a PC.