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.
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.
New version of FreeCAD features a great variety of improvements in many workbenches, as well as fancy new things like Occulus Rift support.
Marius Kintel released a major new version of OpenSCAD, a 3D solid modeling application popular with the makers movement and 3D printing communities.
Annoyed with much dated networking stencils in free diagramming software? Mark Oellermann fixed that for you.
Jonathan Westhues released SolveSpace, his parametric 2D/3D CAD software, under terms of GPLv3.
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 team started working on their own DWG importer.
Andrew Mustun of Ribbonsoft says he's likely to postpone the release of QCAD Community Edition. The reason? LibreCAD.
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.
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.
The latest release of libvisio allows opening VDX and VSDX files documents
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.
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.
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.
After over a year of work LibreCAD 1.0.0 is out with few user visible, yet a whole bunch of important internal changes.
Eilidh McAdam and Fridrich Strba talk about implemented support for MS Visio documents in LibreOffice
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.
Just when you thought it's all over, Ribbonsoft released first public beta version of QCad v3.0.
After few weeks of running a poll Ries van Twisk renamed CADuntu to LibreCAD.
The PythonCAD project, a free computer-aided drafting tool, is finally back from oblivion.
We should have reported fourth beta of CADuntu about a week ago, especially since some of the fixes are rather important.
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.
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.