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I was wondering if there is a 3D design software for linux, I use Pro/DESKTOP ( http://www.ptc.com/appserver/it/icm/...=y&keyword=355 ) at the moment in windows. It lets me design a 3D model, ...
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    3D design software for linux


    I was wondering if there is a 3D design software for linux, I use Pro/DESKTOP (http://www.ptc.com/appserver/it/icm/...=y&keyword=355) at the moment in windows.
    It lets me design a 3D model, and then make 2D drawings from the model, animations of the model, and to render the model.
    It would be great it there was a mainly engineering 3D program like this for linux.

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    IIRC, blender is a 3D rendering tool for linux and 2D stuff can be handled by the GIMP...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordnothing
    IIRC, blender is a 3D rendering tool for linux and 2D stuff can be handled by the GIMP...
    I've heard of people on pro/DESKTOP forums useing blender, so I can use that, but I don't think the GIMP will be accurate enough since I need more of a CAD program for making designs like this:

    Which shows a 3D unrenderd design and the working drawing made from it

    Quote Originally Posted by z-vet
    not quite what I'm looking for, but it does look interesting, thanks.

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    Hey try inkscape - I found it last night It accepts Illistrator files and it probably not exactly what you are looking for but maybe usable
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    Thanks I'll check it out;

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordnothing
    IIRC, blender is a 3D rendering tool for linux
    Yeh I remeber people talking about blender maybe worth a look?

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    Blender is more of an modeling program like Maya, although I'm sure it can be used for CAD stuff. Have you seen the interface to it? Nothing like CAD at all. I've seen fighter-jets with less sophisticaed interfaces, honest to god fighter jets.

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    Thanks, I'll check out blender when I have some time, i've downloaded qCAD and it looks good

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