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Old 08-21-2006, 02:14 PM   #1
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Free CAD in Linux ?


Hallo all,
I just want to know whether there is any open CAD software, like AutoCAD ProE, geared to linux? Thanks in advance, win2s
 
Old 08-21-2006, 04:36 PM   #2
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http://www.architectafrica.com/bin0/...1111_wine.html
http://www.linuxcad.com/
http://www.tech-edv.co.at/lunix/CADlinks.html
http://www.varicad.com/
http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=lin...en-US:official

I think that you will find that because of it's proprietary nature, only Autocad is truly like Autocad.
 
Old 08-22-2006, 02:52 AM   #3
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Thanks moderator, I'll have look at these links.
 
Old 08-22-2006, 05:17 AM   #4
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I found QCad 1.5.1 (I think that's the last version under GPL) very usefull. It's a basic 2D CAD program sufficient for drafting and it has a library of standard parts (nuts, bolts,...)


EDIT:
There is allso the QCad community version that's free for use on linux machines

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Old 08-22-2006, 09:51 AM   #5
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Hallo Korto,
how about 3D CAD program? win2s
 
Old 08-22-2006, 10:16 AM   #6
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If it is a 3d graphics manipulation tool you want try blender.
 
Old 08-22-2006, 11:06 AM   #7
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www.graphiteone-cad.com
 
Old 08-22-2006, 12:39 PM   #8
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Here's a simple little web page I had created using images created with cycas:
http://ciotog.net/moving

edit: I should mention that cycas is an architectural CAD program.

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Old 08-22-2006, 02:07 PM   #9
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Hallo Korto,
how about 3D CAD program? win2s
Well so far I have not tried any 3D OpenSource or free programs so I don't have an idea.

I've surfed the net a bit but so far I didn't see anything that would look usable. Offcourse threre might be something out there. The thing is that so far I did not have a real need for a 3D software that would be free so I haven't searched and tried that much.

What I would like to see is something with a allready built library of standard parts like bolts, screws, washers, pins,...., or atleast a possibility of building a library like that. Maybe it's a bit too much to look for, but you never know.

I'm a mechanical engineer and it's really boring to draw things like that from scratch all the time.

As for the QCad 1.5.1 I have mentioned it can be compared to AutoCad 14 or similar software. The drawing tools are OK, the printing is not so good because so far I haven't been able to get the printout in the exact scale of the drawing, allways a bit off. When saving documents do not try to make a new folder because the program crashes (the 1.5.1 version I have installed).

But all in all a very usable 2D CAD.

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Old 08-23-2006, 02:06 AM   #10
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because the program crashes
i think i should try the RPM specifically for your SuSe10 rather than making it from source (or vice versa if you already )
 
  


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