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VariCAD is a mechanical engineering CAD system. VariCAD is equipped with all basic resources necessary both for constructors' and designers' work in engineering. It includes functions for 3D modeling, 2D drawing, editing, transformations, working with user defined objects, block, group and symbol creating capabilities. The whole system is very customizable and widely open. The system includes several modules: - Solid modeling - Resources for drawing documentation creation - Mechanical part and symbol libraries - Calculation module - Working with non-graphical information (title blocks, design structures, BOMs, data export to information systems) - Parametric construction - System customization resources.

Current Version:   6.1

License Type:   Commercial (demo version available)

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Source Code Availability:   No

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   Yes
  • Other Packages:   Yes (tar format)

Targeted Platforms:

Linux, Windows 95/NT (more expensive than Linux's version)

Software/Hardware Requirements:

For 2D, PC/Pentium with 32MB RAM is recommended. For 3D, Pentium Pro or II with 64MB RAM is recommended. The graphic resolution should be at least 800x600, at least 256 colors, and at least 8MB video RAM if you want to use Z-buffer and double buffer support.

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