Paulpot wrote: ↑
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:53 pm
Thanks buddy for your suggestion.
FreeCAD has long learning curve for ACAD users.
FreeCAD took a lot of inspiration from mechanical modellers like Catia and SolidWorks, as creating a free 3D modeller was its original intention. Drafting tools to draw in 2D came a few years later. The Draft Workbench
author is an architect, so he took inspiration from programs like Autocad and Revit to develop it. He is also the developer of the Arch Workbench
which builds on top of Draft to create 3D objects from the 2D geometry.
and video tutorials
if you are interested in drawing actual architectural models in 3D. I think with FreeCAD it's probably easier to start with a 3D model, and then obtain a 2D projection that resembles a traditional floor plan. I think drawing only a 2D floor plan is kinda old fashioned, but it can be done in FreeCAD of course.
TechDraw for 2D CAD
yorik wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:58 pm
As you all probably know, DraftSight ceases to be free by the end of this year, so that basically leaves Linux with just a few good free 2D CAD options:
- LibreCAD, free and opensource, but partial DWG support and features (no TTF fonts, etc)
- QCAD (from which LibreCAD was originally forked), free and opensource (no DWG support), or paid for DWG support (which I did, BTW, it's cheap and I like the development model that the QCAD author tries to achieve)
I think FreeCAD could be a decent third option there, so I am starting to use it as my main 2D app, and fix issues as I meet them. This includes a number of TD issues too, so I thought I'd start a thread here to keep track of progresses.