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dileep.k
September 20th, 2010, 08:51 PM
hello ,

please suggest me which is compatible in ubuntu as well mechanical drawing. i had tried lot of things but i am not getting
thanks & Regards
dileep.k

marin123
September 20th, 2010, 08:59 PM
if you are looking for dwg file viewer, no such thing exists. i was looking for something like that, and finished with installing autocad on windows...
if you are looking for a CAD drawer, just search Ubuntu software center for "cad"... There are few programs like PyCAD... try them out and see which one suits you best :)

dileep.k
September 20th, 2010, 09:10 PM
great fine !!!

dileep.k
September 20th, 2010, 09:24 PM
is g-6350 compatable like auto cad

gsimpson
October 1st, 2010, 05:42 AM
Have a look at Medusa at http://www.cad-schroer.com/

Download and free license for personal use. I found easy to install.

Looks to have extensive features. Have been looking for a replacement for TurboCAD that will run on Ubuntu. Medusa seems good but different CAD systems are set up differently so I will need to get through the online tutorials to get to grips with it.

If someone is new to using the Terminal window where it says in the instructions to open a terminal as superuser

Navigate to where you have downloaded the file medusa4_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh

Type: sudo sh medusa4_v4_0_0_linux_personal.sh

It asks Where to find browser for online help. I use Chrome so navigate to /opt/google/chrome (GUI at this stage so not hard to find)

You need to get a Free license and will ask for your physical address. This is the MAC address of your network card. I used the WLAN on and it worked fine. Find it with ifconfig -a in terminal. All given in downloadable instructions.

gsimpson
October 1st, 2010, 06:01 AM
There is also a useful installation tutorial here


http://worldcadaccess.typepad.com/blog/2009/10/installing-medusa4-on-linux.html



Even a youtube version

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcR3gfvbX4E

gsimpson
May 28th, 2011, 11:15 PM
Have found a very good CAD program which has good snap tools and model/paper space features. Opens and saves to AutoCAD format.

http://www.3ds.com/products/draftsight/free-cad-software/

Draftsight

Easy to use, particularly for those familiar with Autocad or TurboCAD. Has the best range of features I have come across with a free CAD

Having trouble getting it to work on Mint 11 64 bit but seems friendly to Windows, MAC and Linux 32 bit