"That's all very well in practice, but will it ever work in theory?" -- G. Hill
"A tidy laboratory means a lazy chemist." -- Jöns Jacob Berzelius
Hi, I have installed with success Autocad R14 in Ubuntu 7.04-Feisty,
with the Wine Emulator.
I have tried other variants, there are with "i"-from internet suffixes, but they didn't work at all.
I haven't a variant of Autocad 2k, not Autocad 2000i, to try.
It seems it works, too.
I have installed the DWG TrueConvert with Crossover and I am converting the drawings to R14...........
It the best I could do.
I wish you for you all the Ubuntu enthusiasts all my best wishes!!!
you should try this:
hope this help
actually it is possible to get Autocad R14 (it pre dates .net framework) to run on linux
R14 can do most of what the newer versions can without all the bloatware added
R14 works fine in wine except it does not have orbit.
Recall there were some 2nd party orbit plugins available for it though
i tried autocad 2009 for windows.......man is it bloated... it takes ages even on a good rig to load... i got
windows xp pro sp3(had mce 2005 but its useless in ireland - no decent DVB-T service yet)/ubuntu 8.04 amd64 dual boot,
AMD Athlon x2 6000+ @ 3.0ghz,
Asus M2N E -SLI motherboard
4gb Corsair XMS 2 DDR PC6400 ram (4x 1024mb)
512mb XFX nVidia geforce 8500gt pci-e x16 video
Hauppauge HVR 1300mce Tv Tuner
500gb SATA2 Western Digital Hard drive
500gb USB2 Western Digital Hard drive
16x Toshiba Dual layer DVD/R/RW/RAM drive
(i had Vista Home Premium x64 SP1 but file transfers were so slow & unreliable [7-10 kb/s YES 7-10kb/s file transfer speeds on a SATA2 drive] i fdisked the pc and put back on xp sp3)
I'm running 8.04, and decided to install WINE today. I have a copy of IntellicadCMS that installed fine, and works. IntelliCADcms is not free, but it opens 98% of Autocad drawings.
I was using an ancient version (1996/7) of TurboCad and TurboCad 3d in connection with FloorPlan 3D which I bought in those days. It was still working fine in XP.
Anything you can recommend for furniture construction? 2D would be fine for the moment - if 3D as well I take it as a bonus.
or you could just install WINE and run windows programs
I do architectural drafting for a manufactured housing company. At work, we use AutoCAD (Windows).
I'm thinking about switching my home OS over completely to Ubuntu.
I went from an office that used AutoCAD 2006 to one using 2009. (I can't tell any difference except the silly "ribbon" that we do not use anyway.) I would not want to return to pre-2006 autocad because I like the dynamic blocks feature.
Have not yet tried Wine (only been on Ubuntu for a few days) is it fairly straightforward to install and use?
If I were to use wine to run Autocad..what is the procedure? Install Wine and then pop in the AutoCad startup disk and see what happens?
Will macros I've written in VBA and LISP run normally?