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Re: software to do drawings of houses, gardens, etc.

On 11/22/2017 05:36 AM, Anil Duggirala wrote:
On Tue, Nov 21, 2017, at 10:02 PM, Doug wrote:

On 11/21/2017 05:04 PM, Emanuel Berg wrote:
Kent West wrote:

I've recently discovered sweethome3d, and
have enjoyed designing a new house
for myself.

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DraftSight is proprietary software with various limitations. They only provide a package for Ubuntu and Fedora, I would not attempt installing that on Debian as is. Librecad or Qcad are the best options to my knowledge.
The only limitation I know of is against using it for business. For home use, no problem. Install on PCLOS (rpm version) works. You must use "no deps" in the command, because it wants to
install some kind of sound, and PCLOS doesn't know what to do with that. If there is an Ubuntu version then it should certainly install in Debian, which INVENTED the .deb system. Try it--the
AutoCad commands may be useful if you ever get into a business situation where AutoCad is the primary 2D program. Of course, you CAN use it for business--you just have to buy it. It is
VERY MUCH cheaper than any version of AutoCad!

--doug (retired RF engineer)