[xubuntu-users] CADRe: The Devil's Advocate

Wiebe van der Worp w at vanderworp.org
Thu Jul 13 11:18:41 UTC 2017

On 12-07-17 21:45, Joao Monteiro wrote:
> I have been using Turbocad for nearly two decades and rely heavily on it
> for my electric schematics. Sadly, the software authors/company never
> provided any drivers for linux. And after a fairly deep search for
> alternatives, the odd couple of them available are exceedingly
> inadequate and unstable in behaviour for my cad needs.
> Not a Linux shortcoming, see... just one of the many cases where
> authors/developers don't bother considering linux usage for it when
> developing it.

If you wrote this a few years ago I would totally agree. But times are
changing and there is a great alternative. Not free by the way. Bricsys
is the developer of BricsCAD and ports to Linux too. Many Linux users
use it in a professional environment and it is supported very well by
peers and developers. In a few ways comparable to AutoCAD but way
faster, without the bloat and an attractive price tag. See for example

With the deepest respect for FLOSS CAD developers, it is Bricsys that
broke the monopoly of CAD only under Windows.

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