CAD software integration

Gastón J. Avila avila.gas at
Tue Nov 10 12:41:07 PST 2015

The only point of doing it as part of the libreoffice suite would be that
it would end up getting installed on every computer runing it, specially
for students in developing countries like mine, instead of having to go
around telling every teacher about it.

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 5:30 PM, Norbert Thiebaud <nthiebaud at>

> 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.
> Norbert
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