[solved] Installation of Qcad on Ubuntu 14.04lts

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neshen
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[solved] Installation of Qcad on Ubuntu 14.04lts

Post by neshen » Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:51 am

Hi,
I have used the following codes (Obtained from an existing topic in the forum) to install Qcad on my PC running Ubuntu 14.04lts and it works succssfully
cd /opt
sudo tar xvfz /path/to/qcad-3.5.1-pro-linux-x86_64.tar.gz
/opt/qcad-3.5.1-pro-linux-x86_64/qcad

1)The issue am having is that each time I have to use Qcad, I have to open the terminal and paste the following codes
cd /opt
/opt/qcad-3.5.1-pro-linux-x86_64/qcad
2)Also all the dxf and dwg files format I have on my PC are not link directly to Qcad. I have to open Qcad using the method stated above and then using Qcad to open the files.

I would like to konw if its possible to create a executable icon to launch Qcad and also to open the dxf and dwg file format directly by double clicking on them.
Finally, am using a Qcad pro version 3.4.2 which is not the last upto date version available. Could this be causing the issue??

Regards,
Neshen

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Re: Installation of Qcad on Ubuntu 14.04lts

Post by andrew » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:15 am

Hi,

Installing from the tar.gz bundle will not create any icons or link file types to QCAD.

If you wish to have an icon on your desktop and link DXF and DWG files to QCAD, please use the installer instead (.bin). For detailed installation instructions, please refer to our web site at:
http://www.qcad.org/en/qcad-installation#linux

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Re: Installation of Qcad on Ubuntu 14.04lts

Post by neshen » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:57 am

Hi,
I did extract the tar.gz bundle. But when double clicking on the Qcad.bin file nothing happens. Do you think I should install it using the .run bundle??

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Re: Installation of Qcad on Ubuntu 14.04lts

Post by andrew » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:04 am

neshen wrote:Do you think I should install it using the .run bundle??
Yes. The .tar.gz is an archive (like .zip), not an installer.

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Re: Installation of Qcad on Ubuntu 14.04lts

Post by neshen » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:23 am

I dowloaded the lastest trial version of Qcad.run bundle. But still when double clicking on it it does not work. What should I do??

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Re: Installation of Qcad on Ubuntu 14.04lts

Post by andrew » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:26 am

Did you read through the installation instructions? You have to make the file executable and then run it.

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Re: Installation of Qcad on Ubuntu 14.04lts

Post by neshen » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:39 am

yeps,i it works. Thanks

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