[cad-linux] Re: 2D drawings- was Re: Any suggestions about free hosting sites for a CAD symbol library?

  • From: Dan Falck <dfalck@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cad-linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 03 Apr 2010 14:47:49 -0700

I often wondered how Postscript would do for this. I've had to learn a 
bit of it over the years because of a scripting language that I use 
being is based upon it.
It seems pretty versatile and mature. Every operating system that I have 
seems to have a way of using it. There seem to be tons of ps to whatever 
converters out.
I bet Eric Wilhelm has some good ideas on the subject. Eric, are you 
still on this mailing list?


On 4/3/10 12:26 PM, Lars O. Grobe wrote:
> This is actually interesting. We have open standards for 3d (step, iges,
> x3d), we have for 2d illustration (svg), but do we have for 2s cad? Is
> svg suitable for this?
> I ask because I see dxf as highly problematic here. It is fine if your
> files work with QCad, but this does not make dxf an open standard. It
> heavily depends on (and changes with) versions and is controlled by a
> company not very open to the rest of the world.
> So what would people propose if not svg? iges and step provide 2d, but
> is there software able to use this?
> Cheers
> Lars.

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