Jan 31, 2011

Installing GLC_Player on Ubuntu

If you ever wanted to view some Dassault's 3dxml files on Linux probably you already know about GLC_Player
It's a small app that can handle those files and more 3d formats like 3ds,dae etc

Jan 25, 2011

How to unlock the power of Linux (Part I)

Well I decided to write a few posts about how to unlock the power of Linux while you are using it for productive purposes. Linux has the benefits that is highly customizable,stable, secure and can run well on older computers.

Jan 21, 2011

CADopia moved from ITC to ARES. May we expect a Linux version ?

CADopia, an old member of IntelliCAD Technology Consortium, moved  to ARES as base for their products.
As you already know ARES is available for Linux. May we expect a new entry on Linux CAD software?

Jan 17, 2011

Tip: Change the toolbar's icons size on ARES

Well the first thing I dislike on ARES is the size of the icons. I think that they are too large. I don't know why they choose to use so large icons
but I think that is a very bad idea.
Let's see how to change the icons size to normal.

Jan 14, 2011

Application Review: LibreCAD (Part II)

As I wrote in Part I LibreCAD is primarily focused on occasional and amateur CAD users.
That doesn't mean that you cannot use it for professional purposes.

Application Review: LibreCAD (Part I)

LibreCAD is a fork of QCAD Community Edition. It has a new GUI based on Qt 4x and some new features

Jan 12, 2011

How to install Graebert's ARES Commander Edition on (K)Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit

Well as the title says here you will learn how to install ARES on a 64bit Ubuntu system

Screenshots of CAD apps

Here are some screenshots of CAD applications running on Linux (Ubuntu 10.10)

Jan 11, 2011

Trying to decide about the first review...

Well I try to get a decision about the first application review in this blog.
Major candidates are LibreCAD and ARES.
ARES as more powerful app has a benefit but I would also like to begin with an open source application such as LibreCAD
The decision is difficult but you will learn it in a couple of days

Jan 10, 2011

TeighaViewer for Linux

TeighaViewer is a .dwg .dxf and .dgn viewer from Open Design Alliance.
You can download it for free here
Unfortunately for Ubuntu users it comes as .rpm package (32bit only)
Let's see how to install it in Ubuntu and other .deb based distros

Jan 8, 2011

This blog is dedicated to the combination of the Linux (or GNU/Linux if you want it) OS and Computer Aided Design (CAD). In the future you will find here reviews of Linux CAD applications, news, tips and tricks and - I hope- much more interesting things.

Hello World !!!

This is my first post!!!