How can install Auto CAD to Ubantu?is it possible?

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I want to know how to install Auto CAD 2007 or other version to Ubantu new version?

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nhasian (nhasian) said :
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isnt there an autocad version 13 for unix?

http://www.blender.org/
http://www.blender.org/features-gallery/gallery/art-gallery/
Blender - (is into Ubuntu repositories)
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Cad for Ubuntu
qcad - 2d (is into Ubuntu repositories)
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Other
http://brlcad.org/
http://www.tech-edv.co.at/lunix/CADlinks.html
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Running Autocad using Wine
http://architectafrica.com/bin0/news200411111_wine.html
Wine (is into Ubuntu repositories)
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Gis - Geographic information System
Grass - http://grass.itc.it/ (is into Ubuntu repositories)
Qgis - http://www.qgis.org/ (you must add custom Ubuntu repositories for qgis)
Openjump - (require java) (install java and simply download and run it)
postgresql/postgis - database and Gis extension (are into Ubuntu repositories)

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Tom (tom6) said :
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It is better to use an application that is 'native linux' rather than trying to work out how to get Wine to run something that probably isn't as good anyway. With OpenSource (Free Software) you can send "bug-reports" directly to the developers if you want to see extra functionality added just by going up to the "Help" menu and choosing the appropriate option. Often they are superb at getting something out to you to "beta test" for them and later you'll find the functionality added in as standard. Also being OpenSource means that you can download & look through the code yourself to make your own changes if you've got good skills - if so then it's good to feed that back to the community through adding it in as a "bug-report" or something.

If you really have to get a certain package working in Wine then it's worth hunting through the Wine Appplications Database
http://appdb.winehq.org/
I looked up "Auto CAD 2007" but it only seems as though 3 people have tried it and none of them had any success but it's not clear what they didn't try or whether it was just a half-hearted effort or how experienced they are with Wine.

If Wine can't help then there is always CodeWeavers although it's not free and costs £25 or £55 for the advanced version

http://www.codeweavers.com/store/

Otherwise it's worth installing Windows on a virtual machine inside Ubuntu. See

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VirtualBox.

and/or setting up a dual-boot system

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WindowsDualBoot

Lots of choices
Good luck and regards from
Tom :)

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Tom (tom6) said :
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If you are still having trouble with this then please post it as a new question. Only the most recent questions tend to get looked at so posting/re-posting a question just before america arrives online after work/school gives the best chance of getting a good few answers - such is the nature of the internet.
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+addquestion

If the problem has been resolved then please follow the link to the forum thread and mark it as Solved but please give us a clue how you did manage to solve it and also use the button under where you type stuff in rather than giving me karma credit points for just sending this note to you.

Apologies, good luck and many regards from
Tom :)

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