How To install Draftsight CAD 64 bit

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How To install Draftsight CAD 64 bit

Postby GSimpson on Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:53 pm

A powerful 2D CAD program. Best I have seen for free Linux (Windows and MAC too). Excellent snap tools and uses Model space / Paper Space.

This is a 32 bit application and the .deb file as supplied does not work with 64 bit.

I tried a few solutions posted online and found the following worked. There may be a couple of dependencies I have installed but I found most if not all installed by default in the Mint install. Dependencies can be easily installed via the Package Manager.

Procedure

Download .deb (Ubuntu package) from Draftsight

http://www.3ds.com/products/draftsight/ ... raftsight/

Open Terminal
Go to the folder you downloaded to.
Eg.
cd Downloads

sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture,depends ./DraftSight.deb

Shortcut appears in graphics menu

Additional step for those with switchable Graphics card.(program will start but no drawing appears)

Menu>Administration>Bumblebee Application Settings
Select Draftsight
Configure for Performance and 32 bit

I was able to import drawings, open and edit from Windows machine running Draftsight.

My machine
ACER Aspire 5750G laptop
Intel i7 - 2630QM 2GHz
Linux Mint 11 (katya) 64 bit
4GB ram

Graphics NVidia Optimus
NVidia GeForce GT 540M (1760MB)
Runs using Bumblebee
Last edited by Oscar799 on Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:01 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Edited title to make it clear it is a How To
ACER Aspire 5750G laptop
Intel i7 - 2630QM 2GHz
Linux Mint 16 64 bit Cinnamon
8GB ram

Graphics NVidia Optimus
NVidia GeForce GT 540M (1760MB)
Runs using Bumblebee
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Re: How To install Draftsight CAD 64 bit

Postby MiniCooperS1275 on Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:52 am

Tried it on my Linux Mint 13 Maya MATE installation, and it worked, thanks!

One problem, though (and quite a big one!): When Update Manager did its periodic checks on my packages, it automatically identified my DraftSight installation as a broken package, and promptly removed it! :oops:
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Re: How To install Draftsight CAD 64 bit

Postby Oscar799 on Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:42 am

MiniCooperS1275,
I noticed you have posted this in two places - please don't do that
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Re: How To install Draftsight CAD 64 bit

Postby simonbatt on Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:10 am

Hi

I am new to Mint Linux, but have been using Linux since around 2000. Still lots to learn. Mint looks pretty good so far.

I had a lot of problems trying to install Draftsight which is 32 bit code on my 64 installation. Non of the methods I looked at seemed to work so I looked at installing the windows versions with wine (which worked!). However I solved my problem thanks to wine on another machine I was setting up.

When you try to run wine from a terminal window you get the following

# dpkg --add-architecture i386
# sed -i 's/deb\ /deb\ [arch=amd64,i386]\ /g' /etc/apt/sources.list
# apt-get update
# apt-get install wine-bin:i386

Which tells you all you need to know.

What I did was execute

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo sed -i 's/deb\ /deb\ [arch=amd64,i386]\ /g' /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get update

Do this exactly as show as the spaces are important. (I blocked and copied and added sudo)

Now when you try to install draftSight.deb with the package manager you don't get the 'wrong architecture' message and all installs OK. It took a little time as around 80 dependencys were also installed on my system.

This worked for me, after I had tried the other methods that are out there, so there will be files installed that won't be on clean setup. However, I suspect this is will work with a clean setup as it activates the ability to use i386 architecture and the install manager gets the dependancys.

Hope this helps
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Re: How To install Draftsight CAD 64 bit

Postby Spirou4D on Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:49 pm

Hi gsimpson,

I have a LinuxMint 13 64bits LXDE, on QuadCore 2.7 Ghz 8Go RAM, Nvidia GT630 4Go Video cart,
I have used your tip and my DraftSight install was clean and running now!
Thanks a lot for your help!
Congratulations
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Re: How To install Draftsight CAD 64 bit

Postby GSimpson on Thu May 01, 2014 5:44 pm

Hello Spirou4D

I had to give up on Draftsight as a bug in the Print option that was affecting many Draftsight users prevented me from printing anything out.
The print menu window didn't work correctly. Does it work OK for you?
ACER Aspire 5750G laptop
Intel i7 - 2630QM 2GHz
Linux Mint 16 64 bit Cinnamon
8GB ram

Graphics NVidia Optimus
NVidia GeForce GT 540M (1760MB)
Runs using Bumblebee
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