Friday, November 25, 2011

Installing Draftsight in Debian 64 bit

Draftsight is a cad program that is compatible to autocad in linux but is only available in 32-bit but we can make it run in 64 bit by following these commands.
Dependency to be satisfied first:
now open terminal become root 
dpkg -i --force-architecture DraftSight.deb
it will install draftsight 
after installation it will be available in Applications--->Graphics menu  
and should be activated within 30 days.It is free though :) .
Thanks to:  http://courira.ca/en/2011/03/draftsight-for-linux-how-to-install-on-ubuntu-64-bit
 
Also look out for Brics-cad pro and Ares commander edition both offer cad  for linux 
in both 32-bit architecture full version is available for a price though.

8 comments :

  1. Not working in Debian based CrunchBang 64-bit.

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    1. can you post the output of the installation

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  2. Don't use
    dpkg -i --force-architecture DraftSight.deb
    but
    dpkg --force-architecture -i DraftSight.deb

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    1. Make sure ia32-libs-gtk (32 bit version of libgtk-x11-2.0.so) is installed

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  3. i had also problems with running it, even with 32 bit CPU. removing old configuration files from ~/.config/Draftsight and ~/.config/Dassaultsmth helped

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  4. It worked for me. Thank you!
    (Have Installed ia32-libs-gtk also and used: dpkg --force-architecture -i DraftSight.deb).

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  5. I am a Draft user now, lol.

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  6. 27 down vote


    You need to enable the installation of i386 packages on your amd64 system:

    dpkg --add-architecture i386
    apt-get update

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