I'm having great difficulty finding a good CAD package for Linux.
I've searched for and downloaded quite a few, and most of them have
user interfaces that range from bizarre to horrendous and downhill
I'd obviously prefer a free package, but I'm willing to pay for
I have a couple of different applications (I'm fine with using
different CAD packages for each, but they have to be ok):
-architectural: 2 story house, garage, workshop, yard/lot plan
plan view, elevations, 3D views, ease of use, multiple layers,
roofing would be a nice bonus
can export to other formats (Chief Architect, DXF, DWG, VRML, POV,
-3D parts and mechanical design
CSG, multiple layers, materials properties, ...
export to (DXF, DWG, VRML, POV, ...)
export for CNC milling/machining
What would you recommend?
Are there any packages for Linux that are intuitive, easy to use, ...?
Any ports or projects in the works?
Is this hopeless and I should just buy a Windows box?
If there really is nothing out there really intuitive, what about
rolling our own (maybe leveraging an existing project)?
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