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  Date: Dec 12    Category: Unix / Linux / Ubuntu    Views: 375
  

Have been using Autosketch 3 since 1991 and would like a similar one for
Ubuntu 8.1 (linux)
I have installed via Synaptic Package Manger both 'Sketch' & 'Skencil'
Sketch installs but with no icon to start the program
Skencil installs with an icon but will not start
How can I get either to start or can someone point me to a program
similar to Autosketch please

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Answer #1    Answered On: Dec 12    

Ah i remember Autosketch 3 well. It was actually better than ver 5
that replaced it. I went on to TotalCAD and then TurboCAD. The only
thing in linux that is near is Qcad - a fairly professional system i
think from the brief tests i've done.

In the repos - let me know how you get on. Thing is with any cad
system you get used to a certain app - i liked TotalCAD in lots of
ways even when it was a bit old and replaced with TurboCAD.

 
Answer #2    Answered On: Dec 12    

are you not seeing the posts to the group in response to the same
question you made today at 3:48 pm?

 
Answer #3    Answered On: Dec 12    

There are several vector drawing programmes in the repositories. You mention
two.

There is also Sodipodi, Xara Xtreme and Inkscape, which is the best IMO. Both
should install and give you icons under Graphics as I have them installed.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Linux_vector_graphics_software
For CAD: http://tldp.org/LDP/LGNET/issue54/frost.html

If a programme does not give you an icon you can create one easily. On the
desktop you right click and choose Create Lanucher.. You can type the load
command and change the icon. You can also create launcher for the panel by right
clicking on it and choosing Add to Panel. choose Custom Launcher from the menu.
You can add one to the menu by going to System, Preferences, Main Menu.

Ususally this is done for you. In rare cases it does not put one where you think
that it should be, gives it a different name or not at all. Fortunately it is
flexible and easy to fix.

 
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