How to install LibreCAD 2.1.0 on Ubuntu 16.04

LibreCAD 2.1.0 recently released, is a fully comprehensive 2D CAD drawing tool based on the community edition of QCAD. LibreCAD has been re-structured and ported to Qt version 4 and works cross platform, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, Suse).


This latest release is a years work and it comes with lots and lots of new features, bugfixes and improvements. See hightlight below:


  • themed icons option
  • exclusive snap mode (only one mode can be enabled)
  • custom menu creator (more)
  • custom toolbar creator (more)
  • boost version in the About window
  • links to the contributors page and LICENSE in the About window
  • copy button in the About window
  • di for divide
  • mp for properties
  • options to clear settings (restore defaults)
  • custom toolbar that allows users to add the last triggered action
  • open your browser and our wiki from the help menu

Bugs Fixed

  • tool options were still shown after a drawing or print preview was closed
  • export image’s resolution field did not work
  • invalid objects were allowed to exist, causing auto-zoom errors
  • a layer’s inline icons could be highlighted
  • layers were activated when clicking their inline icons (e.g. visibility)
  • recent file paths were not truncated when extremely long

See changelog for full details

Install LibreCAD 2.0.10 on Ubuntu 16.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:librecad-dev/librecad-daily

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install librecad
comments powered by Disqus