Difference between revisions of "Main Page"

From LibreCAD wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(new wiki navigation, usage and developers sections // small update to introduction -- more to come soon)
(Introduction update // added link about templates)
Line 7: Line 7:
  
 
LibreCAD (originally QCad then CADuntu) is an open source 2D [[What_is_CAD|CAD]] application for Windows, Apple and Linux.
 
LibreCAD (originally QCad then CADuntu) is an open source 2D [[What_is_CAD|CAD]] application for Windows, Apple and Linux.
It is based on Qt, which is a leading cross-platform application and UI development framework.
+
It is based on Qt, which is a leading cross-platform application and UI development framework.  
 +
 
 +
LibreCAD can read DWG files (and others) as of the latest [https://sourceforge.net/projects/librecad/files/Windows/NightlyBuilds/ Nightly build]. It writes DXF files, but can also export SVG, JPG, PNG, PDF and other files.
 +
It has layers, blocks, splines, advanced tangent circle & line tools, ellipse tools, polylines, many transformation tools, an advanced snapping system and more.
 +
Because LibreCAD focuses on 2D geometry it is fast and very lightweight, with an installer of less than 30mb.
 +
 
 
Support and documentation is free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers.
 
Support and documentation is free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers.
  
This is the community site which provides semi-static documentation for [http://librecad.org LibreCAD] users and developers.
+
This is the community site which provides semi-static documentation for [http://librecad.org LibreCAD] users and developers.  
Content is available under Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike.
+
Content is available under Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike.  
  
 
If you wish you get involved with this documentation effort, please visit the [[LibreCAD Wiki:Community portal]] page.
 
If you wish you get involved with this documentation effort, please visit the [[LibreCAD Wiki:Community portal]] page.
Line 71: Line 76:
 
*[[Spline_tutorial_2|Spline tutorial 2]]
 
*[[Spline_tutorial_2|Spline tutorial 2]]
 
*[[LibreCAD Tips and Techniques]]
 
*[[LibreCAD Tips and Techniques]]
 +
*[[LibreCAD_Quick_Start_Guide/Creating_Your_Own_Template|Templates]]
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=playlist&search_query=librecad&lclk=playlist YouTube Playlists]
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/results?filters=playlist&search_query=librecad&lclk=playlist YouTube Playlists]
  

Revision as of 21:32, 25 April 2015

Welcome to the LibreCAD Wiki!

Introduction

LibreCAD (originally QCad then CADuntu) is an open source 2D CAD application for Windows, Apple and Linux. It is based on Qt, which is a leading cross-platform application and UI development framework.

LibreCAD can read DWG files (and others) as of the latest Nightly build. It writes DXF files, but can also export SVG, JPG, PNG, PDF and other files. It has layers, blocks, splines, advanced tangent circle & line tools, ellipse tools, polylines, many transformation tools, an advanced snapping system and more. Because LibreCAD focuses on 2D geometry it is fast and very lightweight, with an installer of less than 30mb.

Support and documentation is free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers.

This is the community site which provides semi-static documentation for LibreCAD users and developers. Content is available under Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike.

If you wish you get involved with this documentation effort, please visit the LibreCAD Wiki:Community portal page.

If you wish you get involved in development, then head over to our GitHub repo and get started!

If you think you've found a bug or have an idea for an improvement, then head over to the LibreCAD Tracker on Sourceforge.

Other Links:

Screenshot
LibreCAD window
Wiki Navigation
Developers
Usage
Things We Need
  • Help Wanted. We welcome Open Source Developers to join us, to improve this free drawing tool in exciting fields such as:
    • Contribute to the wiki based on your accumulated knowledge. If you have figured out a feature in LibreCAD, please add to our wiki to help other users. Due to spam, auto-account creation is disabled. Please feel free to contact us by irc or forum to set up your account.
    • Implement more command line support for actions. Currently, there are many actions there without command line support, we need to complete this part of implementation and add the relevant documents.
    • Add support for native text based on Qt fonts. Right now, only stick fonts are supported. When the usage doesn't require stick fonts, native Qt fonts should be used for better multi-language support and efficiency
    • Implement a new and robust hatch generating algorithm
    • The current spline implementation is not efficient, we would like to replace it with a better spline implementation and add both spline and Bezier support as well, see Bezier
    • We have implemented new math support for hyperbola and parabola. Implementation support for hyperbola/parabola entities would make LibreCAD capable of doing all conic sections.
    • Feature tweaking and bug fixing for printing/painter
    • refactor header files to speed up the building process, support for pch headers
    • Document writers to help building wiki and user manuals
    • Artists to create icon themes and GUI layout
    • Add support for macports and Windows 8
    • Quality Assurance, bug hunting
    • Please visit our feature request tracker on sf.net for more information: feature requests

If you are interested in starting your open source development for LibreCAD, please feel free to leave your messages in irc/forum.