LibreCAD, a 2D CAD drawing tool has reached version 1.0 more than a year of work. LibreCAD, previously known as CADuntu, works natively on Mac OSX, Windows and Linux and is based on the community edition of QCad.
Also, the application doesn’t support .dwg files yet. There was some work on this, but it hasn’t been implemented because of some license issues with LibreDWG.
But the development doesn’t stop here. The LibreCAD v2 branch is already work in progress (PPA at the end of the post) and it includes many new features such as:
- new snapping system
- isometric grids
- trisecting an angle
- drawing inscribed circles and ellipses
- drawing common tangent lines for two ellipses
- better international fonts support, including CJK
- experimental offset support
- better performance
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:librecad-dev/librecad-stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install librecad
LibreCAD 1.0.0 final is already available in the official Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin repositories.
If you’d like to try the latest LibreCAD 2.0 alpha under Ubuntu, you can use the LibreCAD daily builds PPA.
For other Linux distributions, Windows and Mac OSX, see the LibreCAD homepage.