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6 of the Best Free Linux CAD Software   
Sunday, June 07 2009 @ 02:59 PM EDT
Contributed by: sde

The Windows CAD world has long been dominated by the extremely powerful AutoCAD software. Unfortunately, Unix support was dropped way back in 1994, and its authors, Autodesk, have no current plans to bring it to Linux. Whilst it is possible to run AutoCAD in Linux using Wine, the fact remains that it is expensive software, with no source code available. This article instead focuses on CAD software released under a freely distributable license, yet which retains a lot of the functionality offered by AutoCAD.

To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 6 high quality free Linux CAD applications. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone who wants to produce professional drawings.

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