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CAD software [SOLVED]

Postby BigSteve_G on Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:20 pm

Hope someone can help me with this - I'm looking for some CAD software for Linux Mint, nothing too fancy just basic design software.

-Any suggestions?
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Re: CAD software

Postby vrkalak on Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:46 pm

QCad is a light-weight, user-friendly CAD application in Linux ... not as mature as AutoCAD, (but, then what is)
QCad is an application for computer aided drafting (CAD) in two dimensions (2D).
With QCad you can create technical drawings such as plans for buildings, interiors, mechanical parts or schemas and diagrams.

Official QCad websites >>
http://www.qcad.org/qcad.html
http://www.ribbonsoft.com/qcad.html

Checkout QCad from the websites; but, don't download or install the application/program from there.
Avoid all the hassle, of finding a CAD program from an outside source and go through the Synaptic Package Manager instead.
The Synaptic Repros are always easiest and "the recommended" method.

It can be easily installed through the Synaptic Manager. (Yup, it's there, I just checked)
By using the QCad program from the Synaptic Manager, all the dependancies are also, downloaded and sorted in their respective files.
QCad will then appear in the Menu and will be upgraded automatically.
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As for "Why do I use QCad?"
I am a Registered Architect ... and I use GNU/Linux and Open Source exclusively for my work.
I use a combination of QCad (in the repros) and Archimedes for Linux (compiled from source) and Blender for rendering.
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Re: CAD software

Postby Anselgrey23 on Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:49 am

I downloaded LTSpiceIV and run it under Wine. It's good stuff - intuitive interface, etc. Linear Technologies mentions that they have tested it with Wine in their documentation. You'd probably have to make your own symbols, but you might check through their downloads.
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Re: CAD software

Postby marian1 on Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:29 am

How about QCAD?
Here are some main features of QCAD:
-35 CAD fonts included
- Over 40 construction tools
-Over 20 modification tools
- Construction and modification of points, lines, arcs, circles, ellipses, splines, polylines, texts, dimensions, hatches, fills, raster images
-Measuring tools
- Part library with over 4800 CAD parts.
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Re: CAD software [SOLVED]

Postby BigSteve_G on Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:13 pm

Thanks for the replys, I went with QCAD in the end (I know my own replys a bit late as I've been busy with other thingS then forgot about it))

I've not had chance to play around with it yet - I was expecting something a bit simpler but after a little playing around this is spot-on & better then I had expected so thanks again - & as an added plus it reminded me of when I was a trainee CAD draughtsman on AutoCAD - 90's raves memories coming back.........
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Re: CAD software [SOLVED]

Postby 900i on Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:00 am

You have not tried Draft Sight then!

http://www.3ds.com/products/draftsight/ ... -cad/#vid1
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Re: CAD software [SOLVED]

Postby ellipse55 on Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:39 pm

+1 for DraftSight! I really like this piece of software.

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Re: CAD software [SOLVED]

Postby tenfoot on Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:14 am

I notice the Linux version is for Ubuntu. Does anyone know whether it will work for LMDE, please?
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Re: CAD software [SOLVED]

Postby ellipse55 on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:59 am

Yes, it does. I have installed it and am using it in both 32-bit and 64-bit LMDE.

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Re: CAD software [SOLVED]

Postby vrkalak on Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:11 pm

tenfoot wrote:I notice the Linux version is for Ubuntu. Does anyone know whether it will work for LMDE, please?

The "Linux version" of which App/program are you referring?
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Re: CAD software [SOLVED]

Postby tenfoot on Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:58 pm

vrkalak wrote:
tenfoot wrote:I notice the Linux version is for Ubuntu. Does anyone know whether it will work for LMDE, please?

The "Linux version" of which App/program are you referring?


DraftSight.
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Re: CAD software [SOLVED]

Postby jagwinn on Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:17 pm

Using DraftSight on Mint 10 Julia...no problems.

All the commands of DS are the same as AutoCAD2000 full release. AutoCAD2000LT is harder to use than DS!

I have XP as part of Triple boot (XP, Ubuntu 10 and Mint 10) for the legacy AutoCAD and since I found and started using DraftSight, I don't even go to Windows anymore.

Oh, and DS will open ANY dwg that I did in AutoCAD from v.10 thru 2010. Even older AutoCAD's will not open all versions!

Glad I found it.
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