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    Engineering sofware?

    Hi,
    Does anyone know if there are any CAD software out there that I could install on ubuntu?

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    Re: Engineering sofware?

    Quote Originally Posted by racermike1967
    Hi,
    Does anyone know if there are any CAD software out there that I could install on ubuntu?
    I just searched quickly with apt-cache and the only thing I found was qcad. Sounds like what you are looking for ;D
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    Re: Engineering sofware?

    There is a free 2D CAD package named qCAD.
    You need to enable the universe repository, then type "sudo apt-get install qcad" to install it.
    Website: http://www.ribbonsoft.com/qcad.html

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    Re: Engineering sofware?

    Also, look at http://pfrostie.freeservers.com/cad-tastrafy/ for a list of cad programs.
    If you need a more professional package, you can download a trial version of varicad at http://www.varicad.com/

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    Re: Engineering sofware?

    GraphiteOne 3D looks promising. I installed on my Hoary but there are issues with dependencies. Nevertheless, the app uses a features method to defining parts (fillets, chamfers etc..)

    Another is BRL-Cad a physics oriented engineering package for simulation and design. If you try it lemme know how it performs.

    I work mostly with autocad professionaly at an architectural firm. I would not mind a GPL CAd app for home. QtCad does not allow remapping keyboard shortcuts to autocad (THe best way to effiicently use a CAD program-mousing is tooo slooow).

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    Re: Engineering sofware?

    i've tryed TO download VARICAD for my ubuntu DAPPER, but i'm new on linux.... what version works???? there are many of them
    debian
    red hat
    suse
    mandrake....
    ????
    tnk

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    Re: Engineering sofware?

    Quote Originally Posted by azanutta
    i've tryed TO download VARICAD for my ubuntu DAPPER, but i'm new on linux.... what version works???? there are many of them
    debian
    red hat
    suse
    mandrake....
    ????
    tnk
    The debian one will work for you.

    Im looking around for software to do basic top view of roof's trying a few to see which is easiest best to use

    Zad

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    Re: Engineering sofware?

    Dalani,
    Can you show us how to install graphiteone on ubuntu, I try the lastest one, It seems to be installed after I changed the files from rpm to deb and installed. but I cannot run it.
    I do know where it was installed and I type graphiteone the terminal responsed no such command.
    Can you help?
    jchan

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    Re: Engineering sofware?

    When I try to start graphiteone I get the following error

    Code:
    /usr/bin/graphiteone: 19: function: not found
    usage : graphiteone [options]
    Options:
       --ogl=[yes|no]               Enable/Disable OpenGL display driver (default is no).
       --fsaa-mode=[0..5]           Enable FSAA mode for nVidia graphic cards (experimental!).
       --python=[python executable] The python executable to use (default is python).
       --paths=[path:...]           More entries for PYTHONPATH.
    Anyone knows what's happening here?

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