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VariCAD

VariCAD is a 3D/2D CAD system for mechanical engineering. In addition to standard tools for 3D modeling and 2D drafting, the CAD system provides tools for sheet metal unbending and crash tests, libraries of standard mechanical parts (ANSI, DIN) and symbols, mechanical part calculations, and tools for working with bills of materials (BOMs) and title blocks. VariCAD supports STEP, STL, IGES, DWG, and DXF file formats.

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Recent releases

  •  27 May 2011 14:38

    Release Notes: This version contains a rebuilt and significantly better DWG/DXF interface, new or changed 2D functions, better support for 2D NURBS objects (splines), a significantly improved user interface, and improved STEP input.

    •  25 Nov 2010 10:16

      Release Notes: Minor improvements were made.

      •  02 Nov 2010 08:07

        Release Notes: Minor improvements and fixes.

        •  22 Oct 2010 08:53

          Release Notes: A number of minor improvements were made.

          •  03 Sep 2010 11:06

            Release Notes: This release brings substantial improvements in STEP file import and includes a number of minor improvements.

            Recent comments

            29 Oct 2007 23:39 qdt

            The best CAD soft for Linux
            Hi, I just want to tell people reading info about VariCAD that this is most comprehensive and easy to work with CAD software at this price level.

            Moreover, it's the best available for Linux.

            I spent weekend over demo version and I'm definitely buying it with upgrade option.

            Best regards,

            Marcin

            27 Apr 2003 13:19 kementeus

            Re: Is legal?
            Thanks a lot.. Now I've everything clear...

            > Everything is legal!
            > VariCAD is linked dynamicaly. Therefore
            > it can use the libraries licensed under
            > LGPL (most of the libraries used by
            > VariCAD).
            > VariCAD does not use any libraries
            > licensed under GPL.
            > The core Mesa library has its own
            > license, which grants permission for
            > free, without any restrictions.
            > For a commercial library QT there is, of
            > course, the valid license from
            > Trolltech.
            >
            >


            12 Feb 2003 08:55 varicad

            Re: Is legal?
            Everything is legal!
            VariCAD is linked dynamicaly. Therefore it can use the libraries licensed under LGPL (most of the libraries used by VariCAD).
            VariCAD does not use any libraries licensed under GPL.
            The core Mesa library has its own license, which grants permission for free, without any restrictions.
            For a commercial library QT there is, of course, the valid license from Trolltech.

            27 Jan 2003 12:17 kementeus

            Is legal?
            VariCAD uses OpenGL and MesaGL with other kind of GPL libraries, is it legal just to obtain a demo binary version and don not to offer a CVS or SRC version?...

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