Make DraftSight work with Ubuntu 11.10

DraftSight for me is the best replacement for AutoCad. But when Ubuntu user upgrade to 11.10, they will face problem when  installing DraftSight. There is some problem with dependency .   However, there is easy fix for that just install manually the dependency package from Ubuntu.

So if you want DraftSight on Ubuntu 11.10 32bit you have to:

  • Download and install manually the dependency package from Ubuntu.
  • Install DraftSight
  • Alternatively use the terminal: sudo dpkg -i DraftSight.deb. Before that you may have to install libdirectfb-extra and sendmail manually. (more…)

Check Out the DraftSight Master Series

Good News for all DraftSight users, the DraftSight team are inviting us to an online flipbook designed to help you maximize our design skills and technique. The online flipbook includes a collection of tips, trick, video, webinars and more from DraftSight’s  training guru, Mark Lyons.

Check out the DraftSight Master Series – it will be a useful tool, especially for a beginner like me. Maybe it is a good idea to share this flipbook with your friends and colleagues. Hope you enjoy it.


FREE AutoCad Alternative for Linux : Draftsight

This might be the answer to all Linux user who can FULLY convert to use Linux OS. All this time Linux doesn’t have a reliable 2D CAD product plus FREE. With DraftSight you can even edit your old .dwg file from AutoCAD. Welcome to a better way to create, edit and view DWG files – and the place to do it all for FREE. Remember guys, FREE is the keyword here. So how much did you bought your AutoCAD software, USD 4 000.00, USD 10 000.00 or only RM 10 from Petaling Street. With DraftSight you can feel relief because you won’t getting summons for using pirated software.  Plus if you are a Window or Mac user, you can still try this Free CAD software. Awesomeee!

Download free CAD software * for Windows®, Mac® or Linux® and start working with your DWG files. Then start sharing, connecting and interacting with the 3DSwYm DraftSight™ community members.

DraftSight is a professional-grade, open 2D CAD product for users who want a better way to create, edit and view DWG files. DraftSight is easy to use and is available for professional CAD users, students and educators to download and activate for free.*

Based on an advanced architecture, DraftSight has a small footprint, should take a few minutes to download, and supports Microsoft® Windows XP®, Windows Vista®, Windows® 7 (General Release), Mac® and Linux®** (Mac and Linux currently in Beta).


*Standalone license. Activation required. Its just an email activation, then you can use it’s full version.

**DraftSight supports Ubuntu®, Fedora®, Suse®, and Mandriva®. For information regarding system requirements for DraftSight on Linux® please click here.

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