Unfortunately CAD is a bit of a poor cousin in the FOSS world.
If you had to compare Gimp/Photoshop; LibreOffice/MS office you could be
debating the qualitative merit for a good while.
If you compare the industry benchmark, Autocad, to any FOSS cad (such as
Qcad) the debate is going to be very short!
That said - I am qualified as an architect and my expectations from CAD
extend well beyond basic functionality. If you are looking for something
to draw a non collaborative, basic, one-off technical drawing in the
.dxf format, QCad is going to do the job for you.
If you are looking for something more, you have 3 options:
1) Autocad from Autodesk running in WINE (the older versions are
reported to run well)
2) Draftsight from Dassault ('Free' as in beer but a bit clunky IMO)
3) Bricscad from Bricsys (An unashamed Autocad clone - but then again,
Autocad is good)
On 13/01/12 13:23, Frank Duignan wrote:
> qcad used to be pretty good too
>> On 13 January 2012 12:59, Mick O'Toole<mickotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> You should try Draftsight. It's excellent and it works with Linux.
>>>> On 13 January 2012 12:48, Tríona<triona at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Can anyone recommend any CAD programmes for linux?
>>>>>> I'll need it to be able to import/export .dxf files, and a number of
>>> related formats.
>>>>>> What also won't help is that I'm not terribly used to CAD anyway, but I
>>> reckon I should be able to blunder my way round that bit.
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