LibreCAD 1.0 : The Cross-Platform 2D CAD Drawing Apps – Install LibreCAD on Ubuntu

LibreCAD 1.0 : The Cross-platrform 2D CAD Drawing Apps - Install libreCAD on Ubuntu

LibreCAD is a free and Open Source 2D CAD drawing tool, old name of LibreCAd is CADuntu. libreCAD running on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Supports read,edit and create CAD files with .dxf extension.

With this release, LibreCAD is finally considered stable, but it still needs a lot of work, so don’t expect it to compete with professional applications like AutoCAD.  Further more, LibreCAD doesn’t come with documentation – it initially included QCAD’s documentation but it had to be removed because it wasn’t published under GPL.

Actually, LibreCAD v2 branch is already work in progress and it includes many new features such as:

  • New snapping system
  • Better international fonts support, including CJK
  • Experimental offset support
  • Better performance
  • Isometric grids
  • Trisecting an angle
  • Drawing inscribed circles and ellipses
  • Drawing common tangent lines for two ellipses

the PPA for LibreCAD v2 at the end of the post

Install LibreCAD in Ubuntu 11.10

LibreCAD is available in the Ubuntu Software Center. but still version beta 5 for Ubuntu 11.04 and RC 1 for Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. LibreCAD 1.0.0 final is already available in the official Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin repositories. if you want to install the latest 1.0.0 release in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, you can add LibreCAD stable PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:librecad-dev/librecad-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install librecad

If you want to try the latest LibreCAD 2.0 alpha under Ubuntu, you can add the LibreCAD daily builds:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:librecad-dev/librecad-daily 

For other Linux distributions, Mac OSX and Windows. Download latest libreCAD @LibreCAD homepage

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