Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, DraftSight is the best free CAD software for Linux, being quite a good AutoCAD replacement. It allows the users to read and write DWG and DXF files, create pages in PDF format, among other features.
The latest version available is DraftSight 2015 Beta, which is available only for 64 bit systems. Also, it has been ported to Qt 5, comes with some graphical changes, got a new tool for previewing the latest 12 opened files and received an enhanced editing table.
In this article I will show you how to install DraftSight 2015 Beta on 64 bit (x86_64) Fedora 21, Fedora 20 and Fedora 19 systems.
Because it is not available via repository, we have to download the draftsight package and install it via command-line. I prefer gdebi over dpkg due to the fact that it also handles dependencies.
Install DraftSight 2015 Beta on 64 bit Fedora 21, Fedora 20 and Fedora 19 systems:
$ wget http://www.draftsight.com/download-linux-fedora -O draftSight.rpm
$ sudo yum install draftSight.rpm
Optional, to remove draftsight, do:
$ sudo yum remove draftsight
Thank you for this tip, I wasn’t able to install on Fedora 20 using Dassaults own website.
Small typo: sudo yum install draftSight.deb should be draftSight.rpm