VariCAD is a 3D/2D CAD system for mechanical engineering on linux.
Edit by Brothersoft: 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 shells, Pipelines, sheet metal unbending and crash tests, assembly support, libraries of standard mechanical parts (ANSI, DIN) and symbols, mechanical part calculations and tools for working with bills of materials (BOM) and title blocks. VariCAD supports STEP, STL, IGES, DWG and DXF file formats.
The comprehensive CAD software enables designers to quickly create, evaluate, and modify their models. It is Compact, fast, easy to use, and provides everything one needs for mechanical design. The CAD system is sold ''fully loaded'', including all features and functions, for one affordable price.
New VariCAD 2008 Available
The new VariCAD 2008 includes another new features and useful improvements:
-support for 3D threads (threads at bolts, Screws and Nuts, including Library parts; threaded holes, etc.)
-improvements in shells and surface development
-new 3D kernel capabilities (e.g. Boolean intersection, improved 3D chamfer tool)
-a new tool for spherical solids
-new BOM and title blocks' features
-further impoved STEP file compatibility
-a possibility of setting antialiasing for better display in 3D (graphic card settings)