Open source alternative to ArchiCAD for ubuntu 8.10 x64
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Thu Mar 19 12:35:24 UTC 2009
madanabhat27 at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi folks !
> I deal with a lot of CAD and Building Information Modeling coz I
> design a lot of houses and other such buildings as I am an architect
> and as I would have probably told you guys in my last email I have
> just migrated from MS Windows Vista Business x64 and I would like to
> know weather or not there are any open source alternatives for my
> trusty ArchiCAD which are compatible with Ubuntu 8.10 x64 and if so
> then how much do they cost ?
> Yours ,
When I was at uni I did look for CAD software for Linux, though much
smaller-scale (and mostly 2D), and found lots that looked promising,
though I had to also have AutoCAD compatability, which doesn't quite
exist under Linux.
I cannot find the resource I found then, which is a shame, as it was
huge, the only product I can remember coming across was QCad.
There was definitely quite a large amount of engineer-orientated CAD
software for Linux, though a large proportion of it wasn't quite fully
polished. I've no idea what's different for Architects, though.
A quick google search found this list
And an `apt-cache " CAD "` came up with the following, amonst others:
varkon - A CAD-system with parametric modelling
qcad - professional CAD system
which might well be worth a look.
Avi Greenbury :) http://aviswebsite.co.uk
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