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Old 11-26-2013, 05:20 PM   #5146
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makeMKV really is for backing up..

I don't watch blurays on disk I just drop them on the nas and watch from there. VLC has been able to watch bluray for quite a while now
 
Old 12-03-2013, 06:38 AM   #5147
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Port Sketchup into Linux

This free (as in beer) design/architectural drawing program has been available to Windows users for years. 'Sketchup' has a quick learning curve & draws 3 dimensional plans that are wonderful for do-it-yourselfers!
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:40 AM   #5148
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[SIZE="2"]'Sketchup'
Haven't tried it myself (don't use Sku that much - I tend to do my modelling, presentation & technical drawings direct in Revit. Sku is great for modelling, not so much for technical). But I see they've been able to get Sku 2013 running under Wine: http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Sketchup_on_Linux
 
Old 12-04-2013, 06:42 AM   #5149
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SketchUp

Thanks for your reply. I have read that SU run by wine is aswkward and that certain functions do not work.
Is Revit a commercial program?
I'm looking for a lightweight program to draw and print hobby woodworking projects.
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Old 12-05-2013, 01:45 AM   #5150
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Is Revit a commercial program?
I'm looking for a lightweight program to draw and print hobby woodworking projects.
Matthew
Nope, Revit is a full fledged building design, scheduling, technical documentation & management system (in short BIM - Building Information Modeling/Management). AFAIK the only competitive product which even comes close to RVT is ArchiCAD. Neither is cheap (though free for student use in Revit's case), and it's only available for Windows (ArchiCAD even says they WON'T make a Linux version - though their server is actually a Suse machine). There is talk about an online-Revit interface (which would allow you to work with it over an internet connection to a cloud server, effectively making it immaterial what OS you have [Win/OSX/Linux/BSD/Android/iOS/etc.). Though I think RVT/Archi would be a total over the top package if you're only detailing woodwork stuff, actually I'd think it won't fit too well in that scenario.

From my personal experience, for what you're drawing, and since you're happy with SU: you might want to try some other packages (which IMO would fit even better for what you're after). In my order of preference:
  • Solid Works IMO (still) the best manufacturing modeller out there.
  • Inventor This comes close to SW's capabilities.
  • BricsCADMore of a general purpose CAD, it does have addons which make it closer to SW/Inv.
All of them are commercial, and only BricsCAD is available for Linux (though a lot cheaper than the others). BC is actually an AutoCAD clone, but they've moved on from merely a standard ACad - take a look at their 3d modeling capabilities (seems very similar to SU's).

I know there's some other Linux packages geared toward mechanical design (which might suit woodwork design), some of them are even open source. Unfortunately I've never used them to the extent where I could actually recommend. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuEngineering#CAD

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Old 12-05-2013, 07:41 AM   #5151
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Simple 3D modelling software

Interesting information but unfortunately much too much of an 'overkill' for my purposes. About once a year, I build a small piece of solid wood furniture that fits a particular spot in the house. With no plans to follow, progress in my WW shop is tedious and trying to follow my wonky-looking sketches is a real challenge.
I have read that there is a German version of a SketchUp-like program but am unable to locate one. ??
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:07 PM   #5152
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Interesting information but unfortunately much too much of an 'overkill' for my purposes. About once a year, I build a small piece of solid wood furniture that fits a particular spot in the house. With no plans to follow, progress in my WW shop is tedious and trying to follow my wonky-looking sketches is a real challenge.
I have read that there is a German version of a SketchUp-like program but am unable to locate one. ??
Matthew
Are you sure you want to model it in 3d? If not there are quite a few very usable 2d CAD's for Linux (nearly all of them are free or open source). 3d stuff are not so well implemented for Linux, or are commercial - and even then they tend to be less user-friendly than SkU.

I'm not aware of a SketchUp clone (German or otherwise). AFAIK most native Linux 3d/2d CAD systems are listed here: http://linuxappfinder.com/graphics/cad

And then some cross-over into rendering, some of which also has 3d modelling capabilities: http://linuxappfinder.com/graphics/3dmodellingrendering

Another which seems interesting (especially for 3d modelling): http://ayam.sourceforge.net/ayam.html
 
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Old 12-06-2013, 07:23 AM   #5153
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Talking Linux Cad/Cam Apps

You are abolutely on target!
You have just solved my problem. I need a very simple program that will show simple "stick/joint/ relationships. I have bookmarked the site & will try a few Apps.
Thank you for your help.
Matthew
 
Old 12-08-2013, 10:13 AM   #5154
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Every The Elder Scrolls release, hmmm Google Drive, and Xfire, all Blizzard Entertainment Games... all GTA games... And that's it :'D
 
Old 12-14-2013, 06:35 AM   #5155
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need these two

itunes
turbotax
 
Old 12-14-2013, 01:35 PM   #5156
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Turbotax is a good one.
I clutter up my hard drive with a copy of Windows solely to do my taxes once a year!
Matthew
 
Old 12-16-2013, 08:58 PM   #5157
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I guess a god CAD software is desirable.
 
Old 12-18-2013, 12:46 AM   #5158
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Genealogy programs Ancestral Quest and Legacy

Gramps is good but is missing some features.It is not updated very often. AQ and Legacy are better for some tasks. They do work with Wine but do not always display correctly.

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Old 12-18-2013, 09:02 PM   #5159
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Newpaper-Direct's PressReader application.
This is the only reason a friend of mine hasn't switched over to Linux although he'd be quite keen to do so.
 
Old 12-19-2013, 02:37 AM   #5160
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Warframe, right now. Gaming is the only reason I still keep Windows around.
 
  


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