DraftSight for Linux now in beta

DraftSight for Linux now in beta

Somewhat later than expected Dassault Systemes finally released beta Linux version of DraftSight — their free (gratis) computer-aided drafting package. The beta is available for Ubuntu, as well as Fedora, SuSE and Mandriva users.

Draftsight is one of very few 2D CAD systems for Linux that feature support for DWG industry standard de-facto. Windows and Mac builds are available as well. You can download it here. Official promo video goes below.

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  1. not working on my old pentium4-sse1 desktop… :/

    guest@p4crunchbang:~/Desktop$ /opt/dassault-systemes/draftsight/bin/DraftSight
    QFSFileEngine::open: No file name specified
    QFileInfo::absolutePath: Constructed with empty filename
    QFileInfo::absolutePath: Constructed with empty filename
    QFileInfo::absolutePath: Constructed with empty filename
    QFileInfo::absolutePath: Constructed with empty filename
    QFSFileEngine::open: No file name specified
    QWidget::repaint: Recursive repaint detected
    QMetaObject::connectSlotsByName: No matching signal for on_pbDetails_clicked()
    guest@p4crunchbang:~/Desktop$

  2. (correction: it’s anyway working on PureDyne distro, but not on Mint-Debian or Crunchbang-Debian)

  3. Hm, I think it’s just not very stable at the moment. It works OK for me, but I heard reports of DraftSight ever crashing X as soon as you start drawing. So I think it’s best to report this upstream so that things get fixed.

  4. thanks, Alexandre! i just published it at https://swym.3ds.com/index.htm#community:70/iquestions:2816

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