Originally Posted by Lordandmaker
I have been recommended QCAD in the past, but they seem to have stopped doing the software. And, if i remember correctly, it was commercial without even a trial.
Qcad still seems to be around. It's listed at $28 on the homepage. The demo isn't very useful as it only runs for 10 min at a time. I think it allows saving. The full functioning version was included on my Suse 9.2 disk. Nice little program for 2d work.
I'm sure you have already run across this http://www.tech-edv.co.at/lunix/CADlinks.html
and this http://www.linuxrsp.ru/win-lin-soft/table-eng.html#9
Some of the commercial programs are available for 30 day trials
Maybe check sourceforge? Some cad on that site but no idea about the quality.
EDIT/ I've seen qcad on knoppix. It seems there is a pro version and a community version. It's GPL so this makes sense. Search for a mandriva rpm. If that fails go to Qcad homepage.