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Alian
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Autodesk for Linux

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09-13-2005 02:31 PM
Any info about running AutoCAD or Inventor on Linux
*TomD
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Re: Autodesk for Linux

09-13-2005 08:14 PM in reply to: Alian
I haven't looked in over a year, but the searching I did did not bear much
fruit. I came across one or two vague mentions of it, but nothing of
substance.

.....of course, I never did too much done with Linux, outside of real basic
network setup and such, just for my own knowledge.

If you do find anything, please re-post.

wrote in message news:4955311@discussion.autodesk.com...
Any info about running AutoCAD or Inventor on Linux
*Terry W. Dotson
Message 3 of 56 (2,597 Views)

Re: Autodesk for Linux

09-14-2005 03:33 AM in reply to: Alian
Alian wrote:

> Any info about running AutoCAD or Inventor on Linux

People should purchase a machine and operating system required by
the applications you want to run. Don't acquire a machine/OS and then
expect the applications to accomodate.

Terry
*Tim Riley
Message 4 of 56 (2,597 Views)

Re: Autodesk for Linux

09-14-2005 07:53 AM in reply to: Alian
What if 95% of the applications they want to run are available for Linux but
there is one key application that only runs on windows? If I were in that
position I'd look for a way to make the windows application run under Linux,
like posting a question in the product's newsgroups.

Tim Riley

"Terry W. Dotson" wrote in message
news:4955659@discussion.autodesk.com...
Alian wrote:

> Any info about running AutoCAD or Inventor on Linux

People should purchase a machine and operating system required by
the applications you want to run. Don't acquire a machine/OS and then
expect the applications to accomodate.

Terry
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longleyje
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Message 5 of 56 (2,597 Views)

Re: Autodesk for Linux

09-14-2005 08:22 AM in reply to: Alian
Try checking this out for a rough start:
http://www.flatmtn.com/computer/Linux-lt2k.html
Stef Yoder's attempt to run AutoCADLT usine WINE under Linux. Also note some of the reference inks at the bottom of the page

Good Luck - You'll probally need it to get it running and, more importantly, running at an accerptable speed I should think

JimL
*Dean Saadallah
Message 6 of 56 (2,597 Views)

Re: Autodesk for Linux

09-14-2005 11:02 AM in reply to: Alian
Then buy a CAD program for Linux: they are out there.

If the 'key application' is that important, then buy a 'key
Operating System' to run it: Linux can easily dual-boot.

--
Dean Saadallah
Add-on products for LT
http://www.pendean.com/lt
--
*Dean Saadallah
Message 7 of 56 (2,597 Views)

Re: Autodesk for Linux

09-14-2005 11:03 AM in reply to: Alian
LT2000 is not full AutoCAD 2006, or 2005 or 2004, or LT2006:
hope the OP does not get carried away with that.

--
Dean Saadallah
Add-on products for LT
http://www.pendean.com/lt
--
*Tim Riley
Message 8 of 56 (2,597 Views)

Re: Autodesk for Linux

09-14-2005 12:44 PM in reply to: Alian
The only decent CAD programs I've found for Linux are QCAD[1] for 2D and
lignumCAD[2] for 3D work. However QCAD doesn't support AutoCAD's DWG format
so that means converting 100,000+ files from DWG to DXF in order to keep my
legacy documents.

Dual booting isn't an option for most people as they are not working in CAD
for X number of hours and then their office suite for X number of hours.
They are constantly moving back and forth between several applications
throughout the course of the day. Rebooting your computer every time you
want to use a CAD program is counterproductive to say the least.

Tim Riley

[1] http://www.ribbonsoft.com/qcad.html
[2] http://lignumcad.sourceforge.net/

"Dean Saadallah" wrote in message
news:4956365@discussion.autodesk.com...
Then buy a CAD program for Linux: they are out there.

If the 'key application' is that important, then buy a 'key
Operating System' to run it: Linux can easily dual-boot.

--
Dean Saadallah
Add-on products for LT
http://www.pendean.com/lt
--
*Terry W. Dotson
Message 9 of 56 (2,597 Views)

Re: Autodesk for Linux

09-14-2005 04:06 PM in reply to: Alian
Tim Riley wrote:

> What if 95% of the applications they want to run are available for
> Linux but there is one key application that only runs on windows?

Then they run Linux and find a CAD problem *designed* for it.

Terry
*R.K. McSwain
Message 10 of 56 (2,597 Views)

Re: Autodesk for Linux

09-15-2005 05:35 AM in reply to: Alian
"Tim Riley" wrote...

Dual booting isn't an option for most people as they are not working in CAD
for X number of hours and then their office suite for X number of hours.
They are constantly moving back and forth between several applications
throughout the course of the day. Rebooting your computer every time you
want to use a CAD program is counterproductive to say the least.

----------------

I'm as big of a Windows basher as anyone, but I'm trying to figure out what
these "95%" programs are that must be run on Linux that do not have Windows
versions.

Maybe they just need 2 networked PC's, with a KVM switch
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/K/KVM_switch.html


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R.K. McSwain
http://rkmcswain.blogspot.com
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