I am considering loading the QCAD Community Edition. I assume this does not get done through the Synaptic Package Mgr. but directly from the QCAD site. Once downloaded from the QCAD site, it appears there is a Readme file that hopefully provides installation instructions. On the QCAD site under their description of the Community Edition it says that Qt developer edition 3.3.4, C++ compiler, and GNU tools are required. I don't know what these are or whether I have them or not. I loaded, updated, and started using PCLOS only a couple of months ago. Any help would be appreciated.
Has anyone heard anything about whether or not Google is going to produce a Linux version of Sketchup?
Sproggy, another CAD program you might add to your list is Open Cascade. I found it doing a Google search (opencascade.org). If I understand the website correctly, it is free to download and use but you have to pay for support.