From time to time we need a laptop for CAD. A cost effective solution is the Lenovo Ideapad L340-15API with standard 16GB RAM plus a Ryzen A7 CPU. Here is the story and the findings. Only modification is an upgraded M2 unit. Upgrading the NVM Need more! 256GB is definite not enough when working with […]

## The Linux BricsCAD pages, part 7: Publishing your drawings

Printing in Linux is very different, but not harder. In fact, scripting creates extra possibilities… THIS ARTICLE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. YOUR POSITIVE INPUT IS APPRECIATED. All related parts: 1: Introduction 2: Linux base install 3: More user software 4: Tuning Linux 5: Tuning your software 6: Getting BricsCAD working 7: Publishing your drawings PDF as […]

## The Linux BricsCAD pages, part 4: Tuning Linux

Optimizing your Linux CAD environment. A proper work space means increased speed and optimized working pleasure… THIS ARTICLE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. YOUR POSITIVE INPUT IS APPRECIATED. All related parts: 1: Introduction 2: Linux base install 3: More user software 4: Tuning Linux 5: Tuning your software 6: Getting BricsCAD working 7: Publishing your drawings GUI […]

## The Linux BricsCAD pages, part 3: More user software

So you have a running system with almost all software installed, out of the box. But there is more: This page… With a huge amount of additions. THIS ARTICLE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. YOUR POSITIVE INPUT IS APPRECIATED. All related parts: 1: Introduction 2: Linux base install 3: More user software 4: Tuning Linux 5: Tuning […]

## The Linux BricsCAD pages, part 2: Linux base install

So Xubuntu it is. Ready to install? THIS ARTICLE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. YOUR POSITIVE INPUT IS APPRECIATED. All related parts: 1: Introduction 2: Linux base install 3: More user software 4: Tuning Linux 5: Tuning your software 6: Getting BricsCAD working 7: Publishing your drawings Preparation You need partitions, free disk space. Assumed is an […]

## The Linux BricsCAD pages, part 1: Introduction

Linux is about choice, freedom and security. Great news but it looks hard to deploy a professional CAD environment in Linux. BricsCAD is the key to it and these pages are to help unlock it, from A to Z. THIS ARTICLE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. YOUR POSITIVE INPUT IS APPRECIATED. All related parts: 1: Introduction 2: […]

## The Linux BricsCAD pages, part 6: Getting BricsCAD working

BricsCAD runs on Windows, macOS and… Linux. Hello security, privacy and independency! There are also some caveats and this post deals with them. THIS ARTICLE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. YOUR POSITIVE INPUT IS APPRECIATED. All related parts: 1: Introduction 2: Linux base install 3: More user software 4: Tuning Linux 5: Tuning your software 6: Getting […]

## The Linux BricsCAD pages, part 5: Tuning your software

THIS ARTICLE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. YOUR POSITIVE INPUT IS APPRECIATED. All related parts: 1: Introduction 2: Linux base install 3: More user software 4: Tuning Linux 5: Tuning your software 6: Getting BricsCAD working 7: Publishing your drawings LibreOffice Sometimes LibreOffice tries to be too smart. If you type MHz, you don’t want Mhz but […]

## CAD: An approach to mathematical curves for engineering, part 0, just hackish.

Part 0: Drawing mathematical functions in BricsCAD and AutoCAD. Calculating x and y values with a spreadsheet and drawing the curve in BricsCAD (and AutoCAD, ZWCAD). Post-processing: smoothing and exporting as SVG for LibreOffice, PDF. This is a series about creating mathematical curves in BricsCAD (and AutoCAD).Part 0, just hackish with a spreadsheet, result driven.Part […]

## CAD: An approach to mathematical curves for engineering, part 2, the coding.

This is a series about creating mathematical curves in BricsCAD (and AutoCAD).Part 0, just hackish with a spreadsheet, result driven.Part 1, the math, understanding ways to iterate.Part 2, the coding, techniques available. THIS ARTICLE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. YOUR POSITIVE INPUT IS APPRECIATED. In part 1 the mathematics are explained. It turns out to be a […]