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    Any comparable apps to Sketchup for Linux?

    I am a Linux user for the most part, and while I can run Windows in a VM, or dual boot, I would like to natively run a 3D modelling program in my native OS. Does anyone here have any suggestions for a native Sketchup like app for Linux? (RHEL 6 specifically).
    Trying to follow the example of the master...

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    Hi,
    Have you tried Inkscape ?

    Don W

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    I know that Inkscape does 2D vector drawings - but does it do 3D modeling as well?

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    I've never managed to make Sketchup work in WINE. YMMV.
    Paul

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    Subscribing to this one, as I haven't had much luck with Cutlist under wine, so never went the Sketchup route.

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    Take a look at the winehq link posted above. People are getting SketchUp to work on WINE, but it isn't exactly a straightforward endeavor.

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    David,
    Have you looked at
    http://www.3ds.com/products/draftsig...e-cad-software
    The only issue I can see, is, it is a 32bit version only (at least the .deb version is) although it can be installed on 64 Ubuntu/Mint and no doubt Debian.
    Ask me if you need any further info.
    take care
    Don W

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Hostetler View Post
    I would like to natively run a 3D modelling program in my native OS.
    Quote Originally Posted by Don Watson View Post
    Have you tried Inkscape ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Don Watson View Post
    Have you looked at
    http://www.3ds.com/products/draftsig...e-cad-software
    The only issue I can see, is, it is a 32bit version only
    Well, that and that David specifically asked for 3D, not 2D only...

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    Sorry about that I lost my way there.
    Try Bricsys.com
    I have used the BricsCAD 3D CAD package on my Linux machine (Peppermint 3)

    take care
    Don W

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