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Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 07:31

Draftsight is Professionals 2D CAD application which run in Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE) or other OpenSource software platform. As we know, we never had software (in Linux) which can Create, Open and View AutoCAD (*.dwg) before, but try this, this is an answer for engginering who appreciate of using OpenSource software or run all kind of Linux Operating system in their desktop. DraftSight professionals 2D CAD released beta version for linux lovers around the world as an alternative of AutoCAD. With this application we can also allows to create, open, and view  *.dwg files. that produced by Autodesk the software company.

Draftsight running on Ubuntu 
 Try DraftSight professionals 2D CAD for Ubuntu by download the package from link bellow :
  • Download Draftsight (66.8MB)
  • sudo apt-get install libdirectfb-extra libxcb-render-util0  
  • sudo dpkg -i DraftSight.deb 
Draftsight for 64-bit users : The beta version of DraftSight is provided in 32-bit Operating System. To get DraftSight run on 64-bit Operating System (Ubuntu and all kind of linux) you need to install following missing library:
  • sudo apt-get install libdirectfb-extra libxcb-render-util0 sudo apt-get install libdirectfb extra libxcb-render-util0
if you have installed all required libraries above, install the draftsight deb package through the terminal using 'force architecture' option, copy and paste the command above to install draftsight for 64-Bit Operating System  :
  • sudo dpkg --force-architecture –i DraftSight.deb
To get more option and screenshoot you can visit the draftsight official website.