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ysNoi
October 11th, 2008, 12:25 AM
Hello guys...! May I know what alternative applications for Autocad in Ubuntu...! I am planning to install this to be used in my company...

Thanks in advanced..! :guitar::guitar:

bukwirm
October 11th, 2008, 12:54 AM
There are quite a few available, in varying states of development. QCad seemed to work when I tried it. These (http://linuxgazette.net/issue54/frost.html) links (http://www.tech-edv.co.at/lunix/CADlinks.html) may help you.

ToasterThief
October 11th, 2008, 09:41 AM
Hello guys...! May I know what alternative applications for Autocad in Ubuntu...! I am planning to install this to be used in my company...

Thanks in advanced..! :guitar::guitar:

There's no real free alternative to AutoCAD for Linux. None of the Open Source projects are nearly mature enough to be used in a production environment.

LinuxCAD is the best alternative, but it's not free and not nearly as feature rich as AutoCAD. How about running AutoCAD with Wine or CrossOver if your company already has a license?

ysNoi
October 12th, 2008, 01:09 PM
There are quite a few available, in varying states of development. QCad seemed to work when I tried it. These (http://linuxgazette.net/issue54/frost.html) links (http://www.tech-edv.co.at/lunix/CADlinks.html) may help you.

Thanks bro... Testing now... :guitar:

ysNoi
October 12th, 2008, 01:16 PM
There's no real free alternative to AutoCAD for Linux. None of the Open Source projects are nearly mature enough to be used in a production environment.

LinuxCAD is the best alternative, but it's not free and not nearly as feature rich as AutoCAD. How about running AutoCAD with Wine or CrossOver if your company already has a license?

Thanks for the tips bro... I want to try also LinuxCad but I checked my Synaptic Package Manager, there is none...I got only QCad...

Where can I get this LinuxCad bro...? I'll try this Autocad on Wine soon... :guitar:

ToasterThief
October 14th, 2008, 04:03 PM
Thanks for the tips bro... I want to try also LinuxCad but I checked my Synaptic Package Manager, there is none...I got only QCad...

Where can I get this LinuxCad bro...? I'll try this Autocad on Wine soon... :guitar:

http://www.linuxcad.com/

sojuz
December 5th, 2008, 11:46 PM
There's no real free alternative to AutoCAD for Linux. None of the Open Source projects are nearly mature enough to be used in a production environment.

LinuxCAD is the best alternative, but it's not free and not nearly as feature rich as AutoCAD. How about running AutoCAD with Wine or CrossOver if your company already has a license?

In my experience - unfortunately - there is no CAD like AutoCad. Period.

I have tried all kinds of "free" CAD programs with 100% compatibility with AutoCad - my ***! No one of those can produce AutoCad compatible dwg -files. Stand-alone they work fine but in practise they are worth of crap. F. ex. if I have to send a CAD -file made with any-of-those-so-called-compatible-programs to my suppliers, the result is always the same: "we cannot open your file".

Autodesk has made a good job by encrypting the "standard" dwg -file... I hope they burn in hell...

binbash
December 6th, 2008, 07:54 AM
there are NO autocad alternatives for professional production.

Peter76
December 6th, 2008, 11:33 AM
Bricscad, www.bricscad.com , are planning a native linux release of their cad software wich looks really promising, thogh not free or open source but quite affordable. I think they are planning to release it somewhere next year.

rin67630
December 6th, 2008, 04:16 PM
Hello guys...! May I know what alternative applications for Autocad in Ubuntu...! I am planning to install this to be used in my company...



Bentley Microstation should do.
But they are really, really expensive!

RIN

kayosiii
December 7th, 2008, 03:55 AM
In my experience - unfortunately - there is no CAD like AutoCad. Period.

I have tried all kinds of "free" CAD programs with 100% compatibility with AutoCad - my ***! No one of those can produce AutoCad compatible dwg -files. Stand-alone they work fine but in practise they are worth of crap. F. ex. if I have to send a CAD -file made with any-of-those-so-called-compatible-programs to my suppliers, the result is always the same: "we cannot open your file".

Autodesk has made a good job by encrypting the "standard" dwg -file... I hope they burn in hell...

your not wrong even compatability between Autodesk products in this regards leaves a *LOT* to be desired

AutoCADforMac
December 25th, 2008, 07:00 PM
"In my experience - unfortunately - there is no CAD like AutoCad. Period.

I have tried all kinds of "free" CAD programs with 100% compatibility with AutoCad - my ***! No one of those can produce AutoCad compatible dwg -files. Stand-alone they work fine but in practise they are worth of crap. F. ex. if I have to send a CAD -file made with any-of-those-so-called-compatible-programs to my suppliers, the result is always the same: "we cannot open your file"."

That's Bullsh%&! When did you try them, 1998? You should really try them again because progeCAD IntelliCAD (http://www.icadsales.com) can open anything that AutoCAD can throw at it and save it back compatible.

As for Linux, come to www.autocadforlinux.com (http://www.autocadforlinux.com) and check out the solution there for running AutoCAD (or the 1/10th the cost progeCAD) within your linux desktop without any rebooting or emulation (WINE).