CAD

LibreDWG revived, starts getting regular releases
by Alexandre Prokoudine

In an unimaginable turn of events, LibreDWG, the free/libre library for opening proprietary CAD files in the DWG file format, is becoming a stellar example of a FOSS project.

Introducing Antimony, free graph-based 3D CAD system
by Alexandre Prokoudine

It seems that boxes and noodles are slowly taking over the world. Matt Keeter uses acyclic graphs in Antimony, a free/libre 3D CAD system streamlined for personal manufacturing.

FreeCAD 0.15 released, team explores community funding
by Alexandre Prokoudine

New version of FreeCAD features a great variety of improvements in many workbenches, as well as fancy new things like Occulus Rift support.

OpenSCAD 2015.03 released with text objects support
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Marius Kintel released a major new version of OpenSCAD, a 3D solid modeling application popular with the makers movement and 3D printing communities.

Diagramming with bling, VRT updates free stencils for LibreOffice
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Annoyed with much dated networking stencils in free diagramming software? Mark Oellermann fixed that for you.

SolveSpace 2D/3D CAD software released under terms of GPL
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Jonathan Westhues released SolveSpace, his parametric 2D/3D CAD software, under terms of GPLv3.

QCAD Community Edition is back on track
by Alexandre Prokoudine

In March this year we reported that QCAD team was considering abandoning Community Edition of QCAD for good. Instead they released a preliminary update with an official release to follow in the coming weeks.

LibreCAD gets native DWG importer, needs community’s help
by Alexandre Prokoudine

LibreCAD team started working on their own DWG importer.

LibreCAD vs. QCAD, the war of forks that never happened
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Andrew Mustun of Ribbonsoft says he's likely to postpone the release of QCAD Community Edition. The reason? LibreCAD.

FreeCAD 0.13 released with better drafting, arch, and part design tools
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The FreeCAD team continues getting rid of the myth that there can be no usable open source CAD software. The newly released v0.13 includes massive improvements in almost every workbench.

LibreDWG drama: the end or the new beginning?
by Alexandre Prokoudine

There's a can of worms we opened this year: the unfortunate situation with support for DWG files in free CAD software via LibreDWG. We feel, by now it ought to be closed. We have the final answer from FSF.

LibreOffice gets Visio 2013 support
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The latest release of libvisio allows opening VDX and VSDX files documents

Inkscape gets OpenSCAD converter
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Tired of jumping through hoops to go from Inkscape to OpenSCAD? Dan Newman created a new 3rd party extension that simply exports vector objects as .scad files.

LibreDWG controversy: 2 months later
by Alexandre Prokoudine

In late January we posted an in-depth story that explained the lack of support for DWG files in free/open source CAD software. Now it's time for an update.

What’s up with DWG adoption in free software?
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Having been asked recently about reasons for lack of DWG support in free software, we started digging and very nearly fell into a pitch black abyss.

LibreCAD 1.0.0 released, v2 in works
by Alexandre Prokoudine

After over a year of work LibreCAD 1.0.0 is out with few user visible, yet a whole bunch of important internal changes.

The ultimate quest of bringing Visio support to LibreOffice
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Eilidh McAdam and Fridrich Strba talk about implemented support for MS Visio documents in LibreOffice

Thomas Krijnen on IfcOpenShell, Blender, and architecture
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Today we are talking to Thomas Krijnen, architect and programmer from the Netherlands, who works on IfcOpenShell project to assist opens source acceptance in BIM.

QCAD v3.0 beta: back from the dead
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Just when you thought it's all over, Ribbonsoft released first public beta version of QCad v3.0.

CADuntu is renamed to LibreCAD, gets Ubuntu PPA
by Alexandre Prokoudine

After few weeks of running a poll Ries van Twisk renamed CADuntu to LibreCAD.

PythonCAD gets revival and a new alpha release
by Alexandre Prokoudine

The PythonCAD project, a free computer-aided drafting tool, is finally back from oblivion.

CADuntu beta4 released
by Alexandre Prokoudine

We should have reported fourth beta of CADuntu about a week ago, especially since some of the fixes are rather important.

CADuntu beta3 released
by Alexandre Prokoudine

Admittedly we are a couple of days late with this news, but the third beta of CADuntu, a forced QCad fork by Ries van Twisk, is out with several improvements.

CADuntu project has been started
by Alexandre Prokoudine

No, it's isn't an Ubuntu flavour for computer-aided drafting. It's a fork of a well-known community edition of QCAD. And thus the month of CAD on Linux continues.