LibreCAD – CAD application

LibreCAD is an application for computer aided design (CAD) in two dimensions (2D). With LibreCAD you can create technical drawings such as plans for buildings, interiors, mechanical parts or schematics and diagrams.

LibreCAD has been re-structured and ported to Qt4 and works natively cross platform between OSX, Windows and Linux.

The software is released under an open source license.

Features include:

  • Extensive and useful pack of tools.
  • Highly customizable.
  • Draw:
    • Point.
    • Line.
    • Arc.
    • Circle.
    • Ellipse.
    • Spline.
    • Polyline.
    • Text.
    • Hatch.
    • Image.
  • Dimension:
    • Aligned.
    • Linear.
    • Horizontal.
    • Vertical.
    • Radial.
    • Diametric.
    • Angular.
    • Leader.
  • Layer:
    • Show all.
    • Hide all.
    • Add layer.
    • Remove layer.
    • Edit layer.
    • Toggle layer lock.
    • Toggle layer visibility.
  • Block:
    • Show all.
    • Hide all.
    • Toggle block visibility.
    • Add block.
    • Remove block.
    • Rename block.
    • Insert block.
    • Edit block.
    • Create block.
    • Explode.
  • Save to LFF Font, Drawing Exchange DXF 2000, Drawing Exchange DXF R12, Font (.xcf).
  • Free user support and developer support from its active worldwide community and experienced development team.
  • Available in a large number of languages, with more being added continually.

Support: Blog
Developer: R. van Twisk
License: GNU General Public License v3.0


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