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Thu Nov 30 18:57:42 CET 2006
On Thu, Nov 30, 2006 at 12:26:42PM -0300, Tecg? S?rgio A. Bizello wrote:
> During years I?ve worked with AutoCAD for AEC (architecture, enginering
> and construction) on Windows. I think to be a advanced AutoCAD user. I
> do 2D and 3D drawings, I have some actions stored in macros that I?ve
> created too.
> I?ve used others programs open source as OpenOffice, Gimp and Blender,
> but I?m not so advanced as AutoCAD. So I liked a lot this programs
> becouse they are good programs as the Microsot, Photoshop and Max.
> I know, it?s hard to change and currently I?ve started on Linux and
> researched about open source / free cad programs and found Pythoncad.
> I?ve been very happy becouse for me, due Python to be a interpretative
> language something writen in Python can work on Linux as Windows. Aswer
> me if I'm correct to tell this.
Yes, PythonCAD can work on both Windows and Linux/Unix. I do all my work
on Linux, though, so that platform is where most (all?) development
takes place. I don't know how many people using Windows have downloaded
and installed PythonCAD, but I do know that lately I haven't heard from
windows users trying to improve the program.
> Then I?ve downloaded PythonCAD, Python and the programs required
> (GTK, etc..) but I didn?t do Pythoncad work.
If you are running on Linux, installing PythonCAD can be done by
installing the source package or installing an RPM package or '.deb'
if you use Debian. Installation instructions are on the main page
of the PythonCAD website
> How can I do Pythoncad work? Can you help me or send my ask to right place?
Once the installation is complete, PythonCAD is started when you run
the 'gtkpycad.py' script:
If the installation worked without problem then the drawing window
should pop up and you can start playing with the program.
> So, that?s all at moment. Sorry again if this subjetc is not correct
> and redirect me for a right place.
Feel free to mail again if you need more help.
Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities
the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind.
-Thomas Jefferson to James Smith, 1822
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