[Wine] autocad 2008 and wine

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Sun Jun 22 01:35:38 CDT 2008

2008/6/22 miciomax <wineforum-user at winehq.org>:
> Nope.
> I'll stay with a version that DOES work in wine waiting for a native opensource alternative.

So, you want to use AutoCAD in Linux, but you do not want to ask the
developers to write a Linux version. Even if you prefer the older
interface (which, regarding Solidworks, so do I), you do realize that
in some years time you will be forced to upgrade to be compatible with
you coworkers, no? Other than the UI, lots of things change from
version to version and new features are always added. Even if you
don't want to use it, you should promote the development of
professional software for Linux.

> IMHO, we've got twice the probability to have an opensource
> autrocad-like app in linux than a port of autocad.... Knowing a bit
> of MFC/DOTNET/DIRECTX, I'm sure that it'll be by easier by far
> to write a cad from scratch than port autocad on linux.

That does NOT mean that AutoDesk cannot develop AutoCAD for Linux.
Until there exists a real, professional-grade CAD system for Linux
that is compatible with what is used in industry today, we must tell
the makers of the tools we use that we want to use them on Linux. And
we _do_ want to use them on Linux, otherwise Wine would not exist.

> And, if we REALLY want a good alternative, instead of whining
> in front of autodesk's door we should try to start a true (and maybe
> sponsored) autocad-like opensource project.
> IMHO, in 10 years we could have an even better alternative than autocad.

I'm all for it. You show me the project, the timeline until there is a
useable product that is Solidworks compatible, and I will donate
accordingly. What should I use in the meantime?

> BTW, I'm using cad since the first beginning (about 20 years ago),
> and I'm quite happy with autocad 2005; I leave fancy eyecandies of
> post-2005 to people that like them.

Actually, I like them. But I'm 30 years old, and many engineers are
younger than I, so it may just appeal to use noobs. Like compiz.

Dotan Cohen


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