CAD software integration

Norbert Thiebaud nthiebaud at
Tue Nov 10 12:30:27 PST 2015

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 12:42 PM, Gastón J. Avila <avila.gas at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> With a number of people we have been evaluating open-source CAD
> applications. We would like to know if you think it would be a good idea to
> start a working on adding to the set of applications offered by libreoffice,
> one CAD application.

LibreOffice is not a set of application.. it is one integrated office suite.
> There are a number of opensource alternatives to products like autocad but
> none of them seem actively developed,

a quick tour via google find some that seems to be quite lively. for example seems like something you
may want to check-out

> so we would like to know to which
> extent it is possible to have a libreoffice application be developed outside
> the current choices of language+build system.

Very unlikely. and what would be the point anyway. if the language and
the build system is not to your liking,
why bother trying to peg a square in a round hole ? it surely would be
much simpler to find
a project that  1/ is related to your subject matter and 2/ already
share your tool choices...
Or even start one from scratch would be preferable rather than
waste a lot of effort and time working around/against establish patterns.


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