Hi computer ppl =0) Anyone know of a CAD for Linux...

Discussion in 'Software' started by Schoonner, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Schoonner
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    Schoonner Senior Member

    Linux; Specifically Ubuntu that is geared toward the design of sailboats, boats, and maybe even something like modern tall ships that run on human power, sunlight, wind, rain, and waves? Zero fossil fuels is what I'm looking for. I don't care if I have to use a pedal-electric hybrid powered paddle tailed and shark scaled propellers and oars to do it. LOL!

    I want to make something like a Pacific Seacraft Dana 24 that can be rowed by one person, has a daggerboard or centerboard so I can raise the keel. I don't care if it is a glorified canoe with a mast as long as it has a water tight cabin, sleeps 3, has a galley and a head. I want to be able to put more stuff on it because it doesn't have heavy machinery, and I want to be able to live aboard for a week or a month and not feel like I'm missing out on anything important to my health. It's called extended camping for a reason. =0) Maybe I could make an inflatable floating water supply tank watercraft too?

    Sorry, I don't know the names for anything yet. LOL!
     
  2. CmbtntDzgnr
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    Schoonner,

    Most of these are definitely NOT free, but most are under $700, some even cheaper. I believe that all are native to Linux, some being made by the same maker who also has a Windows version.


    (Before going on to the links below, just a bit about my setup: laptops of various RAM/graphics capabilities. OS: PCLinuxOS, host OS. Guest: win vista and win 7. Emulation layer/software: VirtualBox. RAM: 8 GB total, ~ 4 to Linux, ~ 4 to VirtualBox. Graphics chips ATI Via, 512 MB, 50/50 between PCLOS and VirtualBox to pass on to windows. I don't use nor need aero, and frankly, Compiz of old and KDE4 of new are more exciting, such as rotating the desktop as a cube, translucent, and with a DVD playing on one desktop and another on another virtual desktop, simultaneously, and more. But, being a Linux user, you probably already are aware of those capabilities.)

    But, for those who didn't know what Linux could do in 2007 and 2005:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC5uEe5OzNQ

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjxulPFf5Ss&feature=related

    The Links:

    http://www.cad-schroer.com/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MEDUSA

    This one:

    http://www.ptc.com/press-release/ptc-and-cad-schroer-sign-agreement-transferring-medusa-assets

    Is from 2002, but gives some historical info...


    VariCAD
    http://varicad.com/en/home/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFqWqM-nzJ8





    Best 3D CAD Modeling Programs for Linux
    http://voices.yahoo.com/best-3d-cad-modeling-programs-linux-6856614.html

    Bricscad/Bricsys
    http://www.bricsys.com/en_INTL/bricscad/index.jsp

    http://www.sycode.com/products/vtk_import_bc/

    http://www.delicad.com/anglais/bricscad.htm

    And,


    OpenSuse:

    Native CAD for Linux is here! 2D and 3D AutoCAD-compatible professional versions available.

    http://forums.opensuse.org/english/...mpatible-professional-versions-available.html


    For Fedora:

    http://www.aecinfo.com/1/pdcnewsitem/00/20/37/index_1.html

    Dassault's foray into cloning AutoCAD, but for Linux:

    http://techie-buzz.com/foss/draftsight-cad-linux.html

    (((about the DraftSight URL: here is their own introductory video:


    http://techie-buzz.com/foss/draftsight-cad-linux.html

    )))


    And, and from linuxcadsoftware:


    http://www.linuxcadsoftware.com/

    Images:

    http://www.aecinfo.com/1/pdcnewsitem/00/20/37/B4L screenshot.gif
     
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  3. CmbtntDzgnr
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  4. Schoonner
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    I just installed gCAD3D. It was a slightly annoying install because it was looking for files in my home folder, not the folder I installed to, so I had to move everything over so that all the path to the files would work.

    No big deal though, and it seems to work okay, but I have no idea how to even start using it. The only way I learned blender was trying to make 3D models of aircraft as an object lesson. I think maybe I need an object lesson based tutorial or something.
     
  5. Schoonner
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    YAY!! I just got freeship working in Lunix!! WOOT!! Now to learn how to actually USE it. LOL!
     
  6. CmbtntDzgnr
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    CmbtntDzgnr Senior Member

    Which Freeship? The older one from ~ 2006? OR, the Free!ship 3.26+ (test) at hydronship.net?
     
  7. Schoonner
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    Version 3.26 I already loaded the 27' Plywood Exress into it, and I think it is difficult to really see what you are looking at because it's all polygon lines and no surface renderings. Also, There are problems with the Plywood Express. It has a few holes in it...

    EDIT:: Nevermind It freeship was finding 'holes' but I can't figure out what it means.
     
  8. DHatfield

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    oh i got linux on my pc, can't figure anything out
    regret i did that already.
    just wish someone could help me with all this stuff
     
  9. Schoonner
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    What linux did you get? MAybe I can help you. =0)
     
  10. Tim B
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    Tim B Senior Member

    There's probably a Linux user group in your area, if not, then one close by. Join and ask questions.

    For what it's worth, I'm currently running a Fujitsu Lifebook A series with Debian unstable and I'm using virtualbox to run Rhino 3 on Win XP SP3. It runs very nicely! I suspect 4 would work ok, 5 might be a little slow, but I don't know because I haven't tested it on the laptop yet (and can't for licensing reasons).

    To me it looks like this will be the way forward for now. At least until McNeel get a Linux port sorted out. COME ON GUYS, WE'VE BEEN ASKING FOR YEARS.

    Tim B.
     

  11. b1ck0
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    Hi there,

    you can also try CAE Linux - it is Ubuntu based distribution with pre-installed CAD and CAE.
     
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