How To Install QCAD 3.6 On The Most Popular Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, QCAD is an open source 2D CAD (computer aided drafting) application that helps the users create technical drawings. Being multi-platform, it works on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. The latest version available is QCAD 3.6, which has been released a recently. For a full list of features, see the official page.

How To Install QCAD 3.6 On The Most Popular Linux Systems

In this article I will show you how to install QCAD 3.6 on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, LXLE, Pinguy OS, Peppermint, Debian, Kwheezy, Crunchbang, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva, Arch Linux, and many others.

Because it is not available via any repository, we have to download the installation file from the official site and install it by hand. Since it comes as precompiled libraries, all we have to do is set execution permissions to the downloaded file and exec it. Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture and everything should work well.

How to install QCAD 3.6 on 32 bit Linux systems:

$ wget ribbonsoft.com/archives/qcad/qcad-3.6.0-linux-x86_32.run
$ sudo chmod +x qcad-3.6.0-linux-x86_32.run
$ ./qcad-3.6.0-linux-x86_32.run

How to install QCAD 3.3 on 64 bit Linux systems:

$ wget ribbonsoft.com/archives/qcad/qcad-3.6.0-linux-x86_64.run
$ sudo chmod +x qcad-3.6.0-linux-x86_64.run
$ ./qcad-3.6.0-linux-x86_64.run

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One comment on “How To Install QCAD 3.6 On The Most Popular Linux Systems
  1. Hal says:

    Thank you very much, I’ve been reading post after post watching youtube snips all to no avail with qcad. After 3 simple cut and paste operations as you laid out. All is working well, I removed the Professional addin as I only need the community version. Thank you once more.

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