Open source alternative to ArchiCAD for ubuntu 8.10 x64

H.S.Rai hs at
Sat Apr 4 11:19:47 UTC 2009

On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 2:03 AM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at> wrote:
> CAD/Building Information Modeling software available for Ubuntu and I said

AFAIK, nothing is there which can be termed as Building Information
Modeling (BIM).

Sweet Home 3D

can be helpful.

> If your doing work for Business in the USA they will not accept
> your work if it is done on any other software.

Big issue. Don't we need open standard for CAD files, like documents.
Microsoft was forced to adopt open format OOXML, because of ODF.
AUTODESK will release its file format , if some international standard
effects his business. Why Governments are not asking standard format
for CAD files?

Google Sketchup is good, but it seems Google has no intention to
release it for Linux. They release Google Earth, only on finding other
similar software gaining popularity on Linux. These companies don't
port their solution to Linux or open their format, or follow open
standard unless they feel heat from competitive product. Even no
viewer is there on Linux for AutoCAD files (DWG), and SketchUp files.


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