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Old 02-03-2005, 12:30 PM   #1
Niflheim
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autocad on linux?


well i use autocad a lot (that's actually the only reason why i go on windows) so i wondered if its possible to use it on linux. im using autocad 2004 but any version working would please me. i have cedega (the retail version) but it didnt work yet.
thanks!
 
Old 02-03-2005, 01:49 PM   #2
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Try installing it with WINE.
If that doesn't work there are many linux equivalents like Qcad.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 02:19 PM   #3
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Qcad is good. By the way Hawky, U useing Powerpack 10.1(MDK) Is it downloadable, or just "go-and-buy"?
and what Programming tools (IDE) does it have?
 
Old 02-03-2005, 02:25 PM   #4
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Qcad, is it as good as autocad? and can i save as .dwg and stuff, just as openoffice.org do?
 
Old 02-03-2005, 05:28 PM   #5
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See

http://www.websamba.com/Linux_Docs_Links
-> Softwares
-> CAD/Rendering/Graphics

Maybe you can find something.

Sheng-Chieh
 
Old 03-02-2005, 08:03 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by Niflheim
Qcad, is it as good as autocad? and can i save as .dwg and stuff, just as openoffice.org do?
It will do *.dxf format. Not sure if any others are permitted with additional configurations or plugins. It looked a lot like R11 or R12 to me.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 11:32 PM   #7
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AutoCAD WILL run onLinux.

If you goto www.AutoDesk.com (the makers of AutoCAD) and goto the support section and look under AutoCAD and in the search bar type in "Linux" it will give you a few options. Under AutoCAD 2004 it gives you the following info:

Supported operating systems for AutoCAD® 2004 based products

Published date: 2004-03-10
ID: TS79129

Applies to:
AutoCAD® 2004
AutoCAD LT® 2004
AutoCAD® Mechanical 2004
Autodesk® Architectural Desktop 2004
Autodesk® Land Desktop 2004
Autodesk Map® 2004
Autodesk® Mechanical Desktop® 2004


Issue


You want to know which operating systems support AutoCAD® 2004 based products.

Solution


AutoCAD 2004 based products are supported on the following operating systems:

Microsoft® Windows NT® 4.0 Service Pack 6 or higher
Microsoft Windows® 2000 Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Home
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet Edition
The following operating systems are not supported:

Microsoft Windows 3.x or earlier (including DOS)
Microsoft Windows 95 (all releases)
Microsoft Windows 98 (all releases)
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (ME) (all releases)
Microsoft Windows NT Server Platforms (all releases)
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server, and Datacenter Server
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center
Microsoft PocketPC (all releases)
Palm™ OS (all releases)
IBM® OSX (all releases)
Linux/Unix-based operating systems (all releases)
Apple Macintosh® Operating System (all releases)
Sun Microsystems Solaris™ (all releases)
Virtual Operating Systems running on any platform
Any other operating system not explicitly listed as supported
 
Old 03-11-2005, 08:05 AM   #8
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KBolse, you need to read your cut and paste a little closer:
The following operating systems are not supported:
Linux/Unix-based operating systems (all releases)


I believe the best supported CAD product you're going to find for Linux may be VariCAD.
 
Old 03-11-2005, 12:20 PM   #9
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If you're really not too particular which release you use, I recall using R10 on a friend's i386 with MS-DOS quite a few years ago, and they were about to release a Win3.1 compatible version. Since the performance was acceptable on the i386 with 8 megs memory, you might find it to run fine on modern hardware with DOSEMU.
 
  


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