Solved: How should I install AutoCAD in Ubuntu?
“AutoCAD is Windows only, and won’t work in Ubuntu.” – AutoCAD Support Team
but guess what? you can run AutoCAD in a Virual Machine on Linux, If you are on Ubuntu go ahead and install KVM – Virtual Machine Box
if it’s not yet installed on your system
1) KVM Installation – Follow the tutorial here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KVM/VirtManager
2)Installing windows 7 in KVM
3)Install AutoCAD like you normally would on a windows machine.
Other free CAD software on Linux:
There are numerous options, choose the one that you like best.
- Download the free software for personal use.
- After downloading the above file, it needs to be marked as executable, so it can be run. To do this, run: chmod +x in a terminal
- It needs to be executed as root, so use sudo: sudo ./
- Installation & More information:
- Its already in Ubuntu Repositories.
- You can get it by running: sudo apt-get install librecad
- More Information:
- Let’s not forget Google Sketchup – Built for Architecture work but later expanded it include woodworking and even mechanical solid modeling
- zwcad – Cost-effective, light-weight and DWG compatible CAD platform; This is the closest CAD software to AutoCAD the runs on LINUX Machines
Hope this helps 🙂