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2D CAD DraftSight Now Available for Linux

Ben Okopnik [ben at linuxgazette.net]

Thu, 10 Mar 2011 02:38:58 -0500

This was submitted yesterday, but I figure that it's interesting enough for anyone here that might be interested in high-end CAD (I dimly recall a conversation about it here...) that I'd give you folks an early preview. IIRC, Dassault Systemes produces the CAD system thar was used to design the Airbus.

----- Forwarded message from Christina Feeney <cfeeney@shiftcomm.com> -----

Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 10:11:59 -0500
From: Christina Feeney <cfeeney@shiftcomm.com>
To: "'ben@linuxgazette.net'" <ben@linuxgazette.net>
Subject: 2D CAD DraftSight Now Available for Linux
Hi Ben,

The wait is over – free 2D CAD software DraftSight is officially available for Linux! The demand for this operating system has been overwhelming and DraftSight is thrilled to be able to offer it to everyone today. The news just crossed the wire early this morning and I wanted to make sure you had all of the details. The full release is embedded below. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like screenshots.



Dassault SystХmes’ DraftSight Now Available for Linux

Linux Users Can Now Create, Edit and View DWG Files with DraftSight

VиLIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France, – March 9, 2011 – Dassault SystХmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the availability of a beta release of DraftSight for Linux. DraftSight is a no-cost 2D CAD product for CAD professionals, students and educators that can be downloaded at DraftSight.com.

DraftSight for Linux allows users to create, edit and view DWG files. DraftSight generally takes a few minutes to download and runs on multiple operating systems, including Linux and Mac OS in beta, and Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 in general release.

“We’re very excited to finally announce to the DraftSight community the availability of Linux in beta for DraftSight,” said Aaron Kelly, senior director, DraftSight, Dassault SystХmes. “We’ve been working on the Linux version since the launch of DraftSight and have seen a significant rise in demand for this over the last few months. It’s been our objective since the start to respond to users by providing them with products that will meet their needs.

DraftSight beta users have access to no-cost Community Support available within the DraftSight open, online SwYm community where they can access support and training resources, along with an environment to interact, ask questions and share their opinions. The DraftSight community is one of the first social networks designed by engineers for engineers, designers and architects.

For more information, please visit DraftSight.com. Also, check out DraftSight on Facebook and Twitter.


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