Install DraftSight on Ubuntu and Derivatives
This post explains how to install DraftSight on Ubuntu. DraftSight is a free CAD software for Linux. Being a good substitute for AutoCAD, it allows users to read and write .dwg and .dxf files, create .pdf pages and more. The latest version is DraftSight 2019. It is available only for 64-bit systems.
DraftSight 2019 supports two-dimensional drawing and the tools make your creations much easier. It has a new tool to preview the last 12 files opened as an advanced editing table. The program has guides that separate the basic design template from the final version design sheets.
This feature is exciting for those who need to use basic objects in different projects. Also, the one to take advantage of a structure to make different designs in the same project. So, if you need a free CAD software, DraftSight is undoubtedly a right choice.
See how to Install DraftSight on Ubuntu
To install DraftSight on Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint run the commands below:
cd /usr/local/src/ http://dl-ak.solidworks.com/nonsecure/draftsight/2019SP0/draftSight.deb sudo dpkg -i draftSight.deb sudo apt-get -f install
Note that you will have to accept the terms in order to proceed with the installation. If not, the installation will be interrupted. As soon as you accept the terms, wait for the installation to complete. The DraftSight package has almost 300MB, so wait patiently that everything will be installed and do not close the Terminal window.
To Uninstall DraftSight execute:
If you need to remove DraftSight for some reason, run the following command:
sudo apt-get remove draftsight
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