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    Posted by DenisG at November 25. 2005
    Hi all

    I'm a teacher and I'm looking for a Linux replacement to Solidworks.
    I'm trying Salome via CAELinux, it looks great, but I'm wondering if I can easily start a drawing in the Solidworks way: Draw one or several simple shapes using mouse only, without caring about dimensions, and then enter dimensions. I don't want to care about coordinates.
    I didn't find a way to do this, is there one?

    DenisG
    • Re: easy 3D drawing

      Posted by Yves Fricaud at December 09. 2005
      DenisG wrote:
      Hi all

      I'm a teacher and I'm looking for a Linux replacement to Solidworks.
      I'm trying Salome via CAELinux, it looks great, but I'm wondering if I can easily start a drawing in the Solidworks way: Draw one or several simple shapes using mouse only, without caring about dimensions, and then enter dimensions. I don't want to care about coordinates.
      I didn't find a way to do this, is there one?

      DenisG

      Hi

      SALOME doesn't allow to create sketch and shape as you defined. Main reason is that module Geometry of SALOME is not a parametric model.

      Regards
      Yves Fricaud



      • Re: easy 3D drawing

        Posted by Leo Walton at August 30. 2009
        Yves Fricaud wrote:
        DenisG wrote:
        Hi all

        I'm a teacher and I'm looking for a Linux replacement to Solidworks.
        I'm trying Salome via CAELinux, it looks great, but I'm wondering if I can easily start a drawing in the Solidworks way: Draw one or several simple shapes using mouse only, without caring about dimensions, and then enter dimensions. I don't want to care about coordinates.
        I didn't find a way to do this, is there one?

        DenisG

        Hi

        SALOME doesn't allow to create sketch and shape as you defined. Main reason is that module Geometry of SALOME is not a parametric model.

        Regards
        Yves Fricaud



        VariCAD for Linux . Not free however, though I think there is a time limited demo version available .
        http://www.varicad.com/en/home/



        • Re: easy 3D drawing

          Posted by Cacciatorino at August 30. 2009
          Have a look at "Graphite-one".

          But, why to choose to use a linux platform to learn cad packages? At the moment, there are just a few companies using linux as cad-platform (Pro/Engineer WF3 and Unigraphics NX), you risk to learn something that will be not so usefull for your student.
          More: it seems to me that SWX can be obtained for free for educational purposes.
          • Re: easy 3D drawing

            Posted by ivr at August 31. 2009
            1. There is the Salome version for Windows (still early beta)

            http://www.salome-platform.org/forum/forum_14/thread_2896

            2. If you are going to use Windows, take a look at the Alibre Design.

            http://www.alibre.com

            Alibre Xpress version is free, however, it has no export to STEP format. Alibre Standard actually is available for $99. Perhaps it can be used for model preparation for Salome.


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