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Help with SolidWorks2011

Postby egzi73 on Tue May 14, 2013 6:12 am

Hello to all
I have Linux Mint Mate recently and iskam to use SolidWorks2011 him but I have no idea how to do this please if anyone can explain to me how to cope or where to read. Mid Linux is Debian. Thanks a lot.
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Re: Help with SolidWorks2011

Postby yusiang1998 on Fri May 17, 2013 6:03 am

Since solidworks is a solely windows-based program, and a program that uses lots of graphical resources at that, you could try running it in wine, or maybe in a windows virtual machine, otherwise in an installation of windows (in order of decreasing preference). Option one is free, and options 2 and 3 need a windows license. Good luck!
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Re: Help with SolidWorks2011

Postby GeneC on Fri May 17, 2013 6:51 am

You might want to consider a free Linux 3D Solid Modeler that will work.
FreeCad :arrow: ... =Main_Page

Its in the repos, and quite nice...
(EDIT: For LMDE you have to get if from SID!)



FreeCAD is general purpose CAD (computer aided drawing) software that targets product design and mechanical engineering. It can be easily used for any engineering specialty, featuring tools that are modeled to function like SolidWorks, Solid Edge and Catia. Its main focus is dynamic simulation and analyzation.
It has a GUI (graphical user interface) based on Qt framework and its 3D viewer allows quick rendering of 3D scenes. It is simple to use and easy to quickly figure out its special functions.

For instance, FreeCAD has a plugin/module framework, divided into the core software and modules that can be added when they are needed. Geometry types and nearly all the tools are stored in the modules that can be added or taken off as needed. Tools are grouped around workbenches so that only the tools you need are displayed according to the task you are doing. This provides an uncluttered workspace that is both functional and easy to work with.

This 3D CAD modeler has the ability to sketch in 2D or to take details from a 3D model and create 2D production drawings. Its focus is not specifically on 2D drawings or animation although it does have advanced motion simulation features; it is very adaptable and can be used in a broader area than software like Cinema 4D or Maya.

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