Do any of you guru's or have you worked with linuxcad. I have been using
AutoCad since R12 and am looking to go solely linux os now. I just would
like some expertise here before I make a decision.
Sorry I forgot to mention that information. I am getting ready to switch to
linux (mandrake). The only cad program I see out on the market for linux is
linuxcad. I didn't know if anyone has experimented the software or not.
Tim, I'd suggest staying away from linuxcad, it sounds... poopy.
If you're looking for a 2d CAD package, try QCAD. If you're looking for
a 3D modeler, look at Blender.
If you're looking to do architecture work, ask the questions that gruhn
asked, in the order he asked. I've been wanting to move my desktop over
to Linux for a while now, but certian things just aren't done on Linux
very well, and architectural drafting just happens to be one of them.
If you're looking for an alternative to Windows for doing CAD work on,
get a Mac.
Hi, I have been using LinuxCad 2000 PPC on my YDL for about 1-year now.
It's not AutoCAD by any means, it's more like last GenericCad release.
Maybe the Linux PC version is more updated. If in fact you are using
a PC, I would try Cycas Cad (do a google), it's free for personal use,
and it seems quite nice by the looks of it on their website - but it is
only available for Linux X86. With LinuxCad, I was suckered into
purchasing it (I too left the PC world for both MacOSX and
Linux/NetBSD, and it looked Great on their website. But you know the
old saying, "the best you can hope for when polishing a peice of Crap
is a Shinny piece of Crap". It's okay for general detailing (it has
the same command structure as ACAD, but very stripped down).
BUT, I think you should look at BricsCad (it's IntelliCAD, with a
commercial Linux X86 version). I have used Intellicad way back in '98
on a PC, and that was very similar to ACAD, even had the same command
structure). And, I'm sure it has improved with the upgrades.
Anyway, this is my 2-cents woth. Hope it was some help, Tim...
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