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bobheaps 28th July 2007 23:54

Windows Applications under Linux
 
I am a recently retired mechanical engineer who used AutoCAD almost exclusively at work. Recently I started using UBUNTO because of my dislike of Windows both technically and morally. I still require a CAD program for use at home and AutoCAD is far to costly and complicated.
I have tried a number of CAD programs, both native to Linux and windows and have found the best by far to be A9 CAD (www.a9tech.com) but it only runs under windows. I get frustrated having to reboot just to use this program. I searched the web and found one suggestion using Wine. I followed the instructions as best I could but was unsucessful.
Does anyone have any suggestions for running this program under Linux.
If so could you help me bearing in mind I am new to LINUX and know hardly anything.
Thanks in advance,
Bob Heaps

falko 29th July 2007 14:42

If WINE doesn't work, you could try to convert your Windows system into a virtual machine and run it under Ubuntu: http://www.howtoforge.com/vmware_con..._windows_linux
http://www.howtoforge.com/import_vmware_images
http://www.howtoforge.com/the_perfec..._ubuntu7.04_p5
http://www.venturecake.com/a-simple-...pps-in-ubuntu/

bobheaps 30th July 2007 18:26

Windows Applications under Linux
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by falko

Hello falco,
I persevered with Wine. I removed the program (A9CAD) from windows and re-installed it using Wine. I tried Konquerer to run it but was only partially sucessful. I retried Konquerer as root and everything was fine. Its so nice to know help is available to such naieve people as me
Thanks.
Bob Heaps

edge 30th July 2007 20:24

An other option (maybe) would have been CrossOver Linux


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