Thirty-sixth release of PythonCAD now available
Posted on: 05/14/2007 12:16 PM

The thirty-sixth development release of PythonCAD, a CAD package for open-source software users. As the name implies, PythonCAD is written entirely in Python. The goal of this project is to create a fully scriptable drafting program that will match and eventually exceed features found in commercial CAD software. PythonCAD is released under the GNU Public License (GPL).

PythonCAD requires Python 2.2 or newer. The interface is GTK 2.0 based, and uses the PyGTK module for interfacing to GTK. The design of PythonCAD is built around the idea of separating the interface from the back end as much as possible. By doing this, it is hoped that both GNOME and KDE interfaces can be added to PythonCAD through usage of the appropriate Python module. Addition of other PythonCAD interfaces will depend on the availability of a Python module for that particular interface and developer interest and action.

The thirty-sixth release of PythonCAD is primarily a bug-fix release. A number or bugs relating to saving and loading user preferences that appeared in the thirty-fifth release have been fixed. Also, several number of bugs involving entity redrawing have been corrected, as well as bugs regarding the typing of various commands within the text entry box in the display.

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Come and join me in developing PythonCAD into a world class drafting program!

Art Haas

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