Why Professional CAD user cannot use LibreCAD as commercial purpose

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Why Professional CAD user cannot use LibreCAD as commercial purpose

VyasG_007
Although it is admirable that the developers of a LibreCAD software, made an efforts for community.

It can be understand at some extent that developers are not 'Pro' CAD users.
However, the efforts will go into the vain, if its not developed according to standard need (at least). Commercial standards is not concern here at all but Ideal for Printing and Academic project purpose where more time consumption is not a concern.  

For example, many open source software is very brilliant with their alternatives such as Blender with 3DS Max / Maya, Inkscape with Adobe Illustrator, and GIMP with Photoshop

In conclusion, see the image below in which the very simple drawing takes minutes to complete in LibreCAD, whereas the same drawing can be complete with seconds in AutoCAD or CorelCAD.

The proverb is best fit to LibreCAD is SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE

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Re: Why Professional CAD user cannot use LibreCAD as commercial purpose

fa201
In my opinion, it depends what you put into 'needs': free software, zero cost software, independance for governance, productivity, etc. ? My experience in using free software is that productivity is usually not priority 1.
I do not believe that the goal of LibreCAD is to challenge big names of 2D CAD market. If you need such productivity then it just requires to buy a licence...
Fabrice

French hobbyist interested in 2D design.
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Re: Why Professional CAD user cannot use LibreCAD as commercial purpose

VyasG_007
Productivity is not concern as I said, "Commercial standard is not a concern"

I am just comparing other Open-source software that how they satisfy the need of alternatives compare to the Proprietary softwares.

If you are developer/contributor you may know about other Open-source software such as

Blender
GIMP
Inkscape
Scribus
LibreOffice
 which is indeed an alternatives, can be use to great extent as 'commercial license' like packages.

Here I did not criticized the efforts but it should be meet at least basic functionality.

In any other 2D commercial licensed softwares includes 3D modeling, Parametric features in 2D drawings, Special workflows for specific task such as MEP, HVAC, BIM (Engineering terms) and so on. Which can be acceptable to NOT include in FOSS like LibreCAD.

Hope to get my opinion. This should be taken as suggestion, not a negative reviews.


 

   
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Re: Why Professional CAD user cannot use LibreCAD as commercial purpose

zamtmn
Good day!
Things that are required for serious use will never appear in the 2.x branch. Need to wait 3.x or fork qcad again((
And performance here is in the first place, which can be said if it is immediately clear that it will be impossible to work with any complex drawing