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

  • From: Esben Stien <b0ef@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cad-linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 01:30:01 +0100

Arthur Torrey <arthur_torrey@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> I have created a drawing symbol library for Hydronic heating schematic
> symbols (boilers, pumps, valves, and so forth) to use in QCAD and
> other programs that can take *.DXF files...

I'm just in the planning phase of my house and this was right on

> I've been trying to use the FSF's "Savanah" site, but have been
> running into problems with them because they don't like me mentioning
> QCAD since they have both "Free" and Proprietary versions, and don't
> like the idea that people might be tempted to use proprietary
> software....

Right, but why mention QCAD?. These symbols can be used in any

I think also a more general approach is better. Why not submit these
blocks to something like dia[0]?. 

Dia is supposed to handle all kinds of diagrams, like water systems[1].

They accept SVG, but the conversion between DXF and SVG should be easy

Then, a simple approach should be to generate block libraries from dia
to something which can be used in QCAD.


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