I'm pleased to announce the twenty-first development release of PythonCAD, a CAD package for open-source software users. As the name implies, PythonCAD is written entirely in Python. The goal of this project is to create a fully scriptable drafting program that will match and eventually exceed features found in commercial CAD software. PythonCAD is released under the GNU Public License (GPL).
PythonCAD requires Python 2.2 or newer. The interface is GTK 2.0 based, and uses the PyGTK module for interfacing to GTK. The design of PythonCAD is built around the idea of separating the interface from the back end as much as possible. By doing this, it is hoped that both GNOME and KDE interfaces can be added to PythonCAD through usage of the appropriate Python module. Addition of other PythonCAD interfaces will depend on the availability of a Python module for that particular interface and developer interest and action.
The twenty-first release of PythonCAD adds the ability to save the visibility and locked status of entities when saving a drawing. This release also includes improved code for handling the undo/redo operations by simplifying various routines as well as making similiar routines in various modules consistent. Like all previous releases, numerous bug fixes and code improvements have been applied.
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Come and join me in developing PythonCAD into a world class drafting program!