View Full Version : CAD Recommendations for Linux

06-04-2001, 11:55 PM

I recently bought my shopbot and I'm contemplating CAD options. I received a copy of vector with it, but I'm just about ready to stop running Windows altogether. Is anybody out there doing their drawings on Linux? Any recommendations? I'm aware of VariCad, CorelDraw, and XFig. Are there others I should look at?
Please don't tell me not to run Linux. I've been running it -- very happily -- for almost six years. I'm just finally ready to get rid of Windows. Thanks.

06-05-2001, 08:18 AM

I have considered a switch to LINUX for years. But, I'm out in the 'boonies' and would have little or no support for my trials.

I did find a CAD program from Software Forge that claimed to be a 'stroke for stroke' replacement for AutoCAD. Cost was about $100 if I remember correctly.

The most interesting thing about LINUX is the ability to run EMC,a real-time machining program, IMO. Of course, we have gone beyond the ShopBot discussions on that one.....