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    Good Cad Software


    I often used AutoCAD although I really have no *need* for it, I'd like something comparable in Linux. What free CAD software do y'all recommend?

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    There is no free 3D CAD programs for Linux, QCad isn't a bad 2D CAD program. It was included with the retail version of SuSE 9.3, not sure if it's available on the downloaded version. I was also able to get it via synaptics in SimplyMepis

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    You might try QCad. It is not AutoCad but may do what you need.

    The web page is www.ribbonsoft.com

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    I have the retail version of SuSE, but i searched "qcad" in YaST, with no results. Anywas, I am/was still using R12 of AutoCAd, so I never had 3D. So, I'll download and give it a whirl!

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    It's available on my SuSE 9.3 DVD, it was available in 9.2 as well.

    Look under YaST, Install/Remove Software, Package Groups, Productivity, Graphics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LondoJowo
    It's available on my SuSE 9.3 DVD, it was available in 9.2 as well.

    Look under YaST, Install/Remove Software, Package Groups, Productivity, Graphics.
    Strange, it's not there. I bought my copy at Fry's Electronics, it's the full edition.

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    That is strange as I installed Qcad during the installation of SuSE.

    http://www.novell.com/products/linux...onal/qcad.html

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    Qcad is on my Knoppix Live CD. For more, search these forums because this question has come up a couple of times. For 3-d that looks like it might be cool if I can ever figure it out is Cycas. Free for non-commercial use.
    /IMHO
    //got nothin'
    ///this use to look better

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    http://linuxshop.ru/linuxbegin/win-l...en/table.shtml

    Try following that link, and do a search on AutoCAD.

    I've never used any of the Linux CAD programs, but it at least gives you 15 programs.

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    If you really fee adventurous try to get this thing working. http://www.opencascade.org/ I tried to figure out how to get this thing to work, but I don't have the patience. Looks to be a great program though.
    "If you are out to describe the truth leave elegance to the tailor."
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