Re: Any equivalent of AUTOCAD is there?

From: Jose Maria Lopez Hernandez (
Date: 03/12/05

Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 18:34:52 +0100

Srikanth NS wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am a mech engineer. If there is one application which I felt Linux could
> not match properly, I felt it was Autocad.
> I felt really handicapped as in my regular work , I have to embed drawings
> in my reports etc., make pdf files out of it and such other works. This is
> the thing which hampers me going the whole hog to linux in my office work.

If you are a mech engineer maybe Pro/Engineer can be what you are
looking for. There's a version for Linux. The only problem it's that
is very expensive.
The url is:

> Pl do not suggest qcad as i struggled with it for a week and threw it
> because user-friendliness is alien to it. Though I am not very proficient, I
> can do Autocad work . But in qcad , it was a struggle even to draw simple
> shapes.
> Can any of you suggest a better application which is good enough and having
> some of the major features at leasy of Autocad and capable of being
> copy/pasted into other applns(like OO)?
> Srikanth


Jose Maria Lopez Hernandez
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bgSEC Seguridad y Consultoria de Sistemas Informaticos
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