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Funnily enough I did actually search the forums first. I am familiar with QCAD, though not used it much yet, but QCAD will only produce 2D objects. However I am looking for a package that will work with and generate three dimensional objects rather than two dimensional drawings. Specifically to output .stl files to 3D printers and enable FANUC code to be created for use in CNC milling machines.
Funnily enough I did actually search the forums first and have already seen to the CADlinks page through a google search. I am familiar with QCAD, though not used it much yet, but QCAD will only produce 2D objects. However I am looking for a package that will work with and generate three dimensional objects rather than two dimensional drawings. Specifically to output .stl files to 3D printers and enable FANUC code to be created for use in CNC milling machines.
Plug in Linux CAD into your favorite search engine and you will find a lot of linux CAD apps, some 3D modeling app's, even some animation app's. Some of the stuff is really cool but be prepared for a long steep learning curve.
But what I should have done was check to see if the package I use, ProDesktop, will run under WINE. It does! Installs and runs with no serious problems. But I will still be trying out some of those others.
I use Solidworks & Inventor myself and none of the linux apps compare ;-( hence me still using Windows.
Its a shame really, hopefully one day and engineering app that works well will be written.
Something like 3D studio, is Blender.