QCad 3.4.7

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QCad, 2D CAD system for Linux.

Updated by Editors on Saturday, April 12, 2014.

QCad is a multiplatform 2D CAD system. Unlike other CAD systems it's very easy to use and has a clear and consequential user interface.

Platforms: Linux, Alpha Linux, Alpha Tru64, Linux PPC, FreeBSD, Solaris, Windows, Mac OS X

Latest releases :

3.4.7 [Stable]
April 12, 2014

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Displaying 8 of 24 comments.
The progam is great!
By Anonymous on Thursday, March 2, 2006.

Great program. I've just finished drawing my new house. Takes a bit of practice to use it when you learn it. It great!!!! Good work. Keep it up.

Rasmus, Denmark.

QCad quick look
By Anonymous on Friday, November 29, 2002.

Spent 2 hrs having a look at qcad version 1.4.6 on my Mandrake 8.2 system -

Good points:

. free . professional look and feel . excellent documentation

Needs more work:

. some must-have features not there yet, such as arrows for panning the view left right etc. . tried to draw a large rectangle 600mm x 2mm - couldn't find a way to do it - seem to have to zoom out and then in again, loses the rectangle drawing mode . a couple of bugs showed up - elements created in one layer ended up in another

This is great work, I am very interested in seeing newer versions


By Anonymous on Friday, November 29, 2002.

Does everything it promisses. (therefore I gave it a 5) It can be used to do what is needed in 2D-drawing. I enjoy working with it, now that I got the hang of it. I could think of things to be included and sometimes it just turns to work quite slow without me having an idea why.

Sugestion: Shapefile import/export
By Anonymous on Thursday, November 14, 2002.

Great tool! - adding shp (http://gdal.velocet.ca/projects/shapelib/index.html) functionality will make QCad very usefull for GIS users.

Lack of one feature kills the good CAD program
By Anonymous on Tuesday, November 12, 2002.

Qcad could be ok. But his creator forgot that the software should be user friendly. You cannot pan through the image! You have to zoom out then click the centre of requested view, and then zoom in again ! What IDEA ! After while you want to hit your computer right between its eyes. Adding two sliders could make QCad a very usable CAD. Some sort of this feature exists in the wishlist but (sic!) with the LOWEST PRIORITY .... pity.

Page Layout
By Anonymous on Friday, April 26, 2002.

It was somewhat hard to understand how to match page sizes to drawing layout sizes.

People with access to a roll size plotter need tools to rotate the image in the direction of paper feed, and to size it to the roll size (I know, I know, printer manufacturer supplies drivers) but their interfaces are not always easy to work either.

About QCad user interface
By Anonymous on Monday, March 18, 2002.

I'm not a CAD user but after read the introduction of the QCad's manual, I immediately design my house. Many tanks to the authors about the beautyfull interface of QCad!.

Very intuitive
By Anonymous on Tuesday, January 29, 2002.

I was training as a draftman on drawing boards, .i.e. a long time ago, and have only very occasionally used CAD systems.

I would class QCad in the "sketch" tool category, but I found it very easy to use. I learnt most of it in an hour or so and was able to draw up the complete construction details of a timber deck in a day.

There are a couple of minor bugs which didn't prevent me from doing what I wanted, and there are a few things that I would like to see added. But overall, a great piece free of software.

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