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Re: [SLE] LinuxCAD 2000
  • From: Doug McGarrett <dougmack@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 21:56:02 -0400
  • Message-id: <200108220156.f7M1uqF22277@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


I guess it's obvious that the reason we're looking for an AutoCad
clone, is that the program runs really well, does what we want it to do,
and we know how to use it. Who wants to learn a new routine, when he
has something that is virtually perfect as it stands? --doug



At 08:00 08/22/2001 +0930, Brian Marr wrote:
>
>Varicad is a good Solid Modeller. It will also read and write Autocad 2D
>files. Cost is very reasonable.
>However there is a steep learning curve.
>
>Cycas looks interesting. A free download is available for evaluation -with a
>few limitations built in.
>
>A search on Google should bring up their home page.
>
>Both of these are worthy of support by Linux users.
>
>BM
>
>
>On Tuesday 21 August 2001 17:21, you wrote:
>> as I've understood, visio has given 2 years ago Intellicad source free
>> for about 2 months. after this, there are 10...20 developing teams, who
>> are making its own "intellicad" (or whatever) independently. It is not
>> excluded, that someone is working, trying to make a port to Linux, but
>> I've heard that program is too windoze-specific.
>>
>> About wine: I've tried once to run Felixcad under wine (dont understand
>> me wrong, please :)), and it started, opened a simple drawing, but I
>> coudn't perform any operation more. This is the best windoze-cad
>> behavior with wine, I've ever seen.
>>
>> And another thing: Why are you looking for a AutoCad clone? What is
>> important, is compability. I hope, there will never be a Linux MS
>> Office, a Linux AutoCAD etc. I've never seen a really good programmer,
>> who wants to make only an exact copy...
>>
>> ain
>>
>> Doug McGarrett wrote:
>> > Perhaps you are unaware that Visio is now a part of Microsoft, and
>> > as such, is unlikely to ever write anything that will run on Linux.
>> > Go to the website yourself and see. --dm
>> >
>> >
>> > /skip lots of stuff/
>> >
>> >>P.S. Here are links to pages mentioned above plus a few others.
>> >
>> > /skip/
>> >
>> >>IntelliCAD by Visio: write to them! http://www.visio.com/
>> >
>> > /skip/
>> >
>> > --doug, also looking for a real AutoCad clone that really works.
>
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