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DraftSight CAD software

The first DraftSight - an AutoCAD compatible CAD software - public beta for Linux was released today.

DraftSight is a free 2D CAD application that lets you create, edit and view your DWG / DXF files. Even though it's free to use, the download page suggests that if you work for an organization that needs five or more DraftSight licenses, you should consider purchasing a Premium Pack.

I've only used DraftSight for a couple of minutes but I have to say that so far I'm impressed. And just like advertised, it was able to successfully open all of my old AutoCAD files.

DraftSight is currently available for Ubuntu (.deb), Fedora, Suse or Mandriva (.rpm) as well as Windows and Mac OSX.

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[via OpenNet]