CAD on wine - some almost useable, others not at all...
Lars O. Grobe
grobe at gmx.net
Sat Feb 23 08:35:06 CST 2002
First, I know your Linux/CAD-pages, and they are great. But while there are
a lot of modellers and even some 2d-apps, architectural CAD (CAAD) is quite
rare on Linux. BTW, Microstation for Linux exists only on some secret disks
at Bentley afaik, they seam to be not willing to sell it to anybody...
What I need is a productive CAAD software. I need objects like walls,
windows, doors, stairs, not only geometry, I need to be able to create
sections and views with a few mouse clicks, and these views must be able to
adapt changes I make to the design. So, if you take a look at the
functionality of Archicad or Vectorworks, you will understand that I can't
use QCad for this (while it's great to have really free 2d CAD on Linux).
The software that seams to be closest to my needs seams to be Octree at the
moment, while it's missing still some functions and I have problems with
their icon-free GUI.
At the moment, I hope to get Vectorworks running on wine. But in the
future, we need a real CAAD on Linux! I see that Linux might be an almost
perfect base for architectural workstations, we have Gimp etc, the network
software, we have professional 3d software, renderers and printing
solutions for large format printing - but the architectural CAD is weak on
Linux at the moment.
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