A beta release of professional 2D CAD application ‘DraftSight’ is now available for Linux users to download.

The application, of which we first brought you news was Linux bound in September of last year. allows users to create, edit and view .dwg files as produced by industry-leading software ‘AutoCAD‘.

DraftSight for Linux


Download a pre-packaged .deb file for Ubuntu 9.10+ at the following link:

64bit Ubuntu users note: The DraftSight beta .deb provided is 32bit. To get DraftSight to run in Ubuntu 64bit  will need to install the following missing library:

After this, install the .deb via a Terminal using the ‘force architecture’ command:

  • sudo dpkg --force-architecture â€"i DraftSight.deb

Thanks to Manuti and  Zdenek

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