[rescue] CAD for Unix [was: ECC [was: Re: WOT: Ebay changesto IBM from Sun]]

Mike F lists at mikef.dyndns.org
Fri Jul 11 14:26:35 CDT 2003

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kurt Huhn" <kurt at k-huhn.com>
To: "The Rescue List" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 3:16 PM
Subject: Re: [rescue] CAD for Unix [was: ECC [was: Re: WOT: Ebay changesto
IBM from Sun]]

> On Fri, 11 Jul 2003 12:09:34 -0700 (PDT)
> Skeezics Boondoggle <skeezics at q7.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, 11 Jul 2003, Frank Van Damme wrote:
> >
> > > Time to develop a nice open source cad program...
> >
> > xfig! ;-)
> >
> >
> There's also QCAD, which is one of my favorites for quick 2D stuff.  It
> doesn't do anything 3D, but I  usally don't need 3D when banging out a
> for a china cupboard or entertainment center.

Therein lies the problem - I design automated assembly machines in 3D, then
generate 2D drawings to give to the shop to machine and weld everything.
This is where high-end, proprietary MCAD software excels, and I'm not aware
of anything open-source that can do this.

p.s. - it's so much more fun designing a woodworking project in 3D and
wood textures on the model, and being able to look at it from all sides
rendered :)

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