(Off-topic) Software Information: "AutoCad for linux"

Jeffrey F. Bloss jbloss at tampabay.rr.com
Mon Jan 8 20:17:46 UTC 2007


email.listen at googlemail.com wrote:

> I have to say that I only used CAD Systems for mecanical / precission 
> engineering design not for architecture. But I may mention two
> candidates which may fit your uncles needs. Both use ACAD's file
> format or are able to import it.

I have to say that I don't use any CAD software for anything more
critical than installing it and poking around. I use to build/maintain
a considerable number of machines used in tool shops and manufacturing
environments so I guess having CAD software installed and knowing how
to at least start it up and make a pretty picture appear on the screen
is habit. Anyway, I ran across this the other day...

http://www.tech.oru.se/cad/varkon/

The screen shots look pretty spiffy. I have no clue what so ever
about its suitability for a real designer, FOSS (whatever that
is), compatibility with ACAD file formats, or even if you can get the
beast in any language but Swedish (it seems the help and dialogs are
English but the buttons and menus are in some Martian dialect). ;)

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