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Free and Open Source CAD Software for Linux

Dec 08, 2009, 23:34 (1 Talkback[s])

"Here are some of the best free and open source CAD software for Linux that you may want to check out:


"BRL-CAD (BRL stands for Ballistic Research Laboratory) is a powerful solid modeling system that includes interactive geometry editing, high-performance ray-tracing for rendering and geometric analysis, image and signal-processing tools, a system performance analysis benchmark suite, libraries for robust geometric representation, with more than 20 years of active development and production use by the U.S. military. Although it can be used for a variety of engineering and graphics applications, the package's primary purpose continues to be the support of ballistic and electromagnetic analyses. In keeping with the Unix philosophy of developing independent tools to perform single, specific tasks and then linking the tools together in a package, BRL-CAD is basically a collection of libraries, tools, and utilities that work together to create, raytrace, and interrogate geometry and manipulate files and data."

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