Does anybody use LibreCAD here?
I'd love to know if anybody here is using LibreCAD (well, I know @yorik does, and I have touched it here and there ... but I'm looking for users who use it as part of their regular workflow).
If you do use it, a few questions:
- What are your thoughts on it? Was it easy to learn? What are its biggest pros and cons over the obvious elephant in the room, like AutoCAD?
- How do you deal with file compatibility? At the firm I work at, all consultants deliver DWGs (I do need to start an effort to change the contracts to specify DXF). These are generally "generated" DWGs (i.e. automatically derived from BIM software, like Revit, Tekla, etc), so I'm not sure how much magic they are using compared to a "natively authored DWG" which may use some tricky AutoCAD black box stuff. Do you request DXFs from everyone?
- Does it scale well? I have tried opening a DWG of a large project on LibreCAD, which couldn't be imported. I then tried the trial version of QCAD. It opened fine, but was laggy to pan around. It would be nice to know at what scale of project it has be used in.
And then of course, I'd love to know your usecase for using it! At work, I rarely, if ever, need to touch 2D drawings - it's either 3D models, or PDFs.