I love AutoCAD. It's powerful, easy to use, and fits engineering mind. It rocks when you want to draw 2D diagrams and shapes, and one the cool features I like about it, is its
snapping power. You draw a simple rectangle, then you can very easily create a circumscribe circle around it.
However, new version of it are becoming really heavy (in size), and needs high-end hardware, because of its powerful 3D capabilities, and rendering engines coming with it.
I only want the 2D part of AutoCAD. Is there any software out there, which resembles AutoCAD (like having a console, where you can type
L and get the line tool, or having
snapping capability, etc.), but is small in size?
In other words, what software can be named as AutoCAD 2D alternative?