I hope that they follow through on the Science / Math forum, it would be very usefull, this thread is great.
Thanks for the links all.
Blender's interface is only counter-intuitive if you're not willing to put in the time to learn it. Once you get used to it, it is more efficient than any other modeling program I've ever used.Originally Posted by dalani
Depends on what you want to use it for. That's why CATIA has been mentioned in this thread. You can draw a really pretty model in Maya, but the one I draw in CATIA can be easily converted to design drawings for production, or evaluated for mass properties, or have its dimensions easily revised later, or have its history reviewed by another engineer, or integrate with a database manager like SmarTeam. I don't know of any Linux CAD programs that really meet these needs.Maya, THE pro 3d broadcast quality app, has been available for Unix for years. It's been used for everything from architectural stills to TV ad animations. It doesn't get more full blown than that.
is there an app for viewing DWG files...???
I have installed qcad but id only works with dxf files... and I need to only view DWG
Efrain Valles this may help. http://lx-viewer.sourceforge.net/
Are they Autocad DWGs, or Personal Designer/4D DWGs?Originally Posted by Efrain Valles
For Autocad, the Open Design Alliance has some tools. http://www.opendesign.com/
For Personal Designer, you can use DosBox to run the latest version of PD, but you have to jump through some flaming hoops to get it to work. (Compile DosBox 0.65+, use a Windows computer (or maybe Wine) to setup PD, copy the PD directory to your Linux machine and run it under DosBox).
Last edited by hizaguchi; April 16th, 2006 at 06:58 PM.
hizaguchi check the link i posted. (LX-Viewer is a program that will allow you to open, view, print and convert DWG or DXF files, typically used in AutoCAD related technical drafting.)
I use Autocad... great stuff guys...Originally Posted by SD-Plissken
Efrain Valles that program should help you with reading DWG files outside of autocad.
Yeah, I saw that. I just thought I'd mention another option. Plus, there are 2 types of DWG files... one is made by Autocad and the other is the native format of a Dos-based 2d CAD package called Personal Designer, which some people still use. Most DWG viewers won't open the PD DWGs because, despite having the same extension, they are totally different files.Originally Posted by SD-Plissken