On Mon, Apr 12, 2004, jsha clacked the keyboard to produce: > > hi. > > i have a dying passion for freebsd and the concept of open source, and now i intend > to patch it into the way architects shape our environments. > > architects need two things: autocad, and be able to print (plot). besides that, it's > pretty much up to me how i want to set up this network. the first thing that entered > my mind was freebsd. > > however, i have an additional set of windows software that i need them to use in > order to increase productivity and quality in less time. these are products from the > same people who made autocad: revit, architectural desktop etc. > > doing freebsd > vmware/wine > autodesk software seems like a difficult task. would > it be best for me to stick to samba and perhaps run the windows version of blackbox, > or are there some other hidden open source technologies (like there always are) that > might benefit this office? > > thanks. > > -- > j.
Hey, you say you "have a dying passion for freebsd", does that mean your passion is in fact dying? ;-) Or maybe you meant undying? hehehe Being a registered Architect in Florida, I too would love such a thing, but as far as I know, there is no good way to run AutoCAD on a *nix system, emulated or otherwise. My current situation is to use FBSD for file storage and the like. I let the CAD guys run Wintel and AutoCAD. Yes, I am using Samba for that. I have not tried wine in about two years, but even then I could not even install AutoCAD, much less run it. I think that AutoCAD is to Windows dependent to be emulated and you may be stuck with a not so perfect situation. Perfect being a FBSD environment. -- Bob "Play is the work of children. It's very serious stuff. And if it's properly structured in a developmental program, children can blossom." -Bob Keeshan aka `Captain Kangaroo' _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"