moab wrote:2) When I'm at my job, I use AutoCAD. I know AutoCAD doesn't run on Linux at all. So is there anything you can hook me up with that is a Free alternative. Open Source or not, I need an alternative. It should be able to do 2D and 3D work. just so you know, AutoCAD is a program meant for design, drafting, and a wide range of engineering projects. like architecture, landscape, and so on. It has A LOT of uses in the world of building and designing. Please find an alternative so I can make Sabayon my only ONE STOP WORK SHOP.
phzi wrote:I personally find your suggestions 90% ridiculous. It seems like you put absolutely no real thought into your comments, and did no background research what-so-ever.
DontPanic wrote:I've been a Linux advocate at my work place for years now. I also have worked a great deal with CAD drafting at my site. I've looked around at the alternatives. QCad is probably the closest among the GNU alternatives, but it has no 3-D capabilities.
Based on everything I've looked at, if you really need an AutoCAD-class product (especially in the area of 3-D engineering drawings), you've got two choices: Bently Microstation and AutoCAD. And both need Windows right now. Having said, that, many people buy AutoCAD without really needing that much power.
We actually used Microstation ourselves, but considered AutoCAD as a close alternative. I like to match Linux up against it's strengths when advocating for it in the workplace, and for engineering drafting, I couldn't find anything that compares to AutoCAD for Linux until you get into the really high-end stuff.
We'd easily spend several $100,000/yr on engineering drafting, with some of that was spent internally, but more spent externally with our engineering partners. So for us, it was really important to have a product that interoperated efficiently with many potential entities. It doesn't take long in CAD drafting to run up costs that make the choice of the underlying OS irrelevant.
moab wrote:im sure you get that a lot your self pall honestly, i knew what i wanted and i knew what worked. I know for a fact Sabayon strives for an out of the box experience. this is why this is merely a suggestion. had you realized that, than you would never had said that. its ok, you are forgiven.
Actually, until you, I don't think I've ever gotten that before. I realized they were suggestions - suggestions for what you wanted in an OS, not what anybody else would want...
You should think about rolling your own off-distro, with the revelent packs available. That way you won't have to spend 10mins after every OS install, to install a few extra apps you want.
Personally, I re-compile a huge portion of the OS right after an install (to optimize for my processor), which drops many minutes off my everyday work which is spent on loading time. I'd love to see an automatic stage 3 install option in anaconda, but I also know that that's a silly thing to ask for.
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