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TinkermanLynn
01-11-2011, 09:09 AM
Have any of you tried this free CAD program and its CAM add on?

http://code.google.com/p/heekscad/

Thanks,

Lynn

dalee100
01-11-2011, 10:45 AM
Hi,

It seems more polished than the last time I looked at it. I have been trying to find a cross platform CAD/CAM program to run with Linux and Windows. The problem with HEEKSCAD is that is pretty much a one man show. And development is pretty slow for those who aren't programmers themselves.

Just for reference, I do have a version of it running on Vista and now a version running on Ubuntu 10.10. The Vista version has difficulties importing .dxf for me. But apparently the Ubuntu version isn't having problems anymore. Perhaps I need to up date the Vista version.

It has potential. But I still wouldn't run a shop with it.

dalee


Addendum: The newest Widows version does better imports now. And it also installs and runs under WINE. I would recommend using that rather then the native Ubuntu version. Since that lacks features that the newer Windows version has.