[clug] Re: New Users perspective on Linux

Rodney Peters rpeters at pcug.org.au
Fri Apr 15 00:53:42 GMT 2005

I'll second QCad.  I usually get it as part of SuSE, where it does not have 
the 10 minute limit.  (but it is not included with the free-ware FTP distro)

I've used it for only simple designs - office layouts etc.  It is easy to 
follow, uses the same procedures as heavy-weight CAD, and supports drawing 
exchange formats - should be able to transfer drawings to other CAD systems, 
if necessary.


On Thursday 14 April 2005 22:00, linux-request at lists.samba.org wrote:
> > And an "AOL me too!" to that as well. I tried out some 2D CAD some time
> > ago and It took considerable time and effort to learn a package to the
> > point where I could decide it sucked. Opinions on desktop publishing
> > would also be of great interest, especially apps that would be usable by
> > the general populace.
> >
> > Antti
> Might I recommend QCad then? I know it's been discussed but the latest
> version is quite usable.
> There are some bugs and things left to be done but I've given it to
> people with no prior experience in CAD and they were fairly quickly able
> to use it.
> The part you are asked to pay for is the binaries. The binaries are
> compiled with a make option that causes them to close after 10 minutes.
> Simply make it yourself without that option. It's a nice plan because
> most Windows users don't know how to do that so they end up paying for
> the rest of us to have free software :)
> Have fun,
> Darren

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