[Wine] Some news for AutoCAD users

miciomax wineforum-user at winehq.org
Thu Apr 23 17:32:32 CDT 2009

Well, finally some news that make Autocad almost perfect on wine.
Tested on 2005 and 2008.
To install AutoCAD, just follow the howto on appdb.
Here the patchsets :

1) Multiline text editor crash : go to bug 14827 page (http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14827) download and apply the patch to wine tree and rebuild/install it.
Please don't ask how to do it.... it's on many places in forums.
The patch is a temporary hack, but it makes MTEXT happy.

2) Slow TrueType fonts display : go to bug 421 page (http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=421) and download latest testing (unofficial) DIB engine; apply the patchset to wine tree and rebuild as usual.
Before launching autocad you must set the environment variable WINEDIB to ON; from a terminal :
You can also create a launcher for it, and the engine can also be permanently enabled by registry. It's (more or less) all explained on bug 421 page. Be sure to fetch the latest patchset, as the engine is being actively updated.
If you apply correctly the engine AND enable it, you'll notice a speed gain with truetype fonts about 100:1 times oe even more, depending on how many texts you have in drawing.

3) Unable to print/plot on paper format different to printer's default one : go to bug 15942 page and fetch latest patch; apply to wine tree and rebuild as usual.

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