Which distro has a good assortment of 3D CAD programs?
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I want to draw an out of production spark plug insulator for 3D printing.
It is a simple 5" cylinder with a central hole. ID and OD both change
near the bottom and there is an OD taper involved. Measurements need
to be precise and I'm led to believe Blender can't handle that aspect.
I installed PC-BSD and tried a couple of the solid modeling software offerings such as Wings3d and K-3D. Neither seem to let you draw to any kind of precise measurements.
FreeCAD seems to be what I want. Not after anything fancy, just something that works.
PCLinuxOS does not show it in their repository and I'm not signed up to make a request.
I didn't see it in the Mepis repo either, nor in the PC-BSD repo.
The wiki states: "On most recent distributions such as Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora or Arch, FreeCAD is included in the official distribution's packages repository, and you are advised to preferably get FreeCAD from there, to make sure you have a version that is 100% compatible with your system. The pivy python module (usually named python-pivy) is needed by FreeCAD from version 0.9 or above. If it is not available on your system, you must download it from here too."