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    I'm looking for a good, free open-source cad program for doing simple floor-layout designs. Nothing too fancy.

    What do you guys think is the best one?

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    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I don't think there is such a beast. All the open source ones that I've seen are very lightweight and don't support user customization (lisp). I don't belive they'd be any good for heavy duty drawing anyway.

    BTW, Autocad is the only reason I keep winblows installed on one hard drive. I would be a happy guy if I too could find an alternative.

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    My first inclination was to go with qcad, but it seems it's no longer open source

    What's up with that?

    Thanks for the other link!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy1701
    My first inclination was to go with qcad, but it seems it's no longer open source y
    Well it's not but I don't have any problems running the old versions (still availible as rpms )
    BTW- I'll chceck if autocad doesn't run with wine...
    EDIT: Well yes it does- info for the one that keeps widows for that reason

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    qcad is still open source

    The source code for QCad is still available and still under the GPL as of 2.0. Unfortunately though, it does not include the scripting module available on the full commercial version.

    The source is on their download page http://www.ribbonsoft.com/qcad_downloads.html under community edition.

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