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 3.3, which has been released a recently. For a full list of features, see the official page.
In this article I will show you how to install QCAD 3.3 on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Mageia, 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 3.3 on 32 bit Linux systems:
$ wget -c www.qcad.org/archives/qcad/qcad-3.3.0-linux-x86_32.bin
$ sudo chmod +x qcad-3.3.0-linux-x86_32.bin
How to install QCAD 3.3 on 64 bit Linux systems:
$ wget -c www.qcad.org/archives/qcad/qcad-3.3.0-linux-x86_64.bin
$ sudo chmod +x qqcad-3.3.0-linux-x86_64.bin