Rory Browne wrote:
> 2008/12/1 Darragh Bailey <felix at compsoc.nuigalway.ie>:
>>> On Mon, Dec 01, 2008 at 02:39:59AM -0800, Sher Khan wrote:
>>>>> Dear friends thanks for reply ... the only point to install wine hq to run
>>> ActoCAD, 3D Studio MAX and Etabs.
>>>>>> My company is going to shift the entire office from Windows to LINUX and I
>>> am stuck to suggest the subsitutes of AutoCAD, 3D Studio and Etabs, so I
>>> desided to run these software under WINE HQ, but infact I myself not
>>> satisfied to run these pacages under wine, Infact I need the
>>> replacement/subsitutes of there softwares.
>>>>>> If any one is there to suggest the solution will be highly appriciated in
>>>>>> What I need is ActoCAD, 3D Studio MAX and Etabs packges under Linux. because
>>> my company need these software and so far I am unable to find the best
>>> suitable replacement for Linux.
>>>>>>>> Check out http://www.osalt.com and
>http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html>So in fact Wine may be a red herring.
You are moving from Windows to Linux and require at least the
Functionality of AutoCAD, 3D Studio and Etabs.
You presumably may need to import existing files or export to other
AutoCAD users. The range of things AutoCAD is used for may mean you need
Windows or that any program at all that does some basic vector drawing
and has DXF import/export might do. You may need to consider training
The solution depends not just on the "brand label" of the packages you
use today but what other organisations you interact with, what you
actually use these for and if import of existing files must be
transparent, once off awkwardness or not important.
Wine may or may not be part of the solution. A solution without Wine
would be 1st priority to investigate.
If "/ETABS/ has been recognized as the industry standard for Building
Analysis and Design Software." rather than "Guitar Tablatures Archive:
30000 guitar tabs for rock, ska, punk, reggae," then unless this is
"rock solid" on Wine then you could have problems and better sticking to
Windows. (Pardon the slight pun).
It seems likely your application is Construction related, thus suitable
CAD and Rendering alternatives for design and visualisation of
buildings ought to be available as Linux rather than Windows Applications.
So start with investigating ETABS on Wine. If you have loads of users
and only one uses ETABS, and not all the time, consider one PC only with
XEN/ VMware etc running Linux & Windows at same time to run ETABS.
On my laptop using the Virtual Machine Approach I can run Linux Apps on
Linux and Windows Apps on Windows at same time with less issues than
WINE (needs lotsa RAM though). I also can run Linux apps on Windows
without Linux, seemlessly on Windows Desktop (by 3 methods), but that
rather defeats the object of the exercise.
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