KiCad EDA 4.0.3 recently released, is an EDA software suite for the creation of professional schematics and printed circuit boards up to 16 layers. This release is a stable release and contains many bug fixes, OSX touch pad improvements, and improved translations. This release contains a new snapshot of the documentation and libraries. It also has the latest changes from the kicad-i18n repo, which now contains complete GUI translations for the following languages: de, fr, it, ja, ru, pl, zh_CN and es.
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: Features 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.
MyPaint 1.2.1 beta recently released, is a fast and easy open-source graphics application for digital painters. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it. MyPaint comes with a large brush collection including charcoal and ink to emulate real media, but the highly configurable brush engine allows you to experiment with your own brushes and with not-quite-natural painting.
SketchUp 2016 recenly released, is a very popular,CAD style appliction, 3D modeling program for applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design. This latest release comes with some significant improvements to SketchUp’s inference engine. Like all of inferencing, the new functionality is always handy, but never in your way. Key Improvements on SketchUp 2016 Parallel and perpendicular inference display improved, along with the ability to force the last referenced edge or plane with the down arrow key.
Drawpile 1.0.2 a Paint Drawing App recently released, is an open source, oriented drawing program which is similar to OpenCanvas, and it’s used for creating sketches. In addition to other features, DrawPile allows you to share your drawings live with other users over the internet, and you can draw simultaneously on the same picture. DrawPile 1.0.2 update: New feature: added option to split serverside recordings at each snapshot The “/force_snapshot” command is now available outside debug mode Fixed selection content stretching if selection was partially outside the canvas Improved URL detection in chat Simplified history conflict resolution (fixes some lagging issues) Hidden layers are no longer saved in a flattened image Fixed tablet pressure glitch at the beginning of a stroke Faster loading of OpenRaster images with a solid background layer Install DrawPile 1.
Inkscape 0.91 which was released earlier this year is now available for installation on Ubuntu 15.10.1. As we know Inkscape is an multi-platform, Open-SourceVector Graphics Editor that uses SVG as its native file format. Digital artists use it to produce professional quality work. Engineers and scientists use it to create clear drawings to explain their ideas. Everyday people use it to create simple drawings, develop their design skills, and just have fun.
The Inkscape community announces the release of Inkscape 0.91. Inkscape is an multi-platform, Open-Source Vector Graphics Editor that uses SVG as its native file format. Digital artists use it to produce professional quality work. Engineers and scientists use it to create clear drawings to explain their ideas. Everyday people use it to create simple drawings, develop their design skills, and just have fun. This new version features faster and more accurate rendering, new and improved tools, as well as better and wider file-format support.
DrawPile is an open source, oriented drawing program which is similar to OpenCanvas, and it’s used for creating sketches. In addition to other features, DrawPile allows you to share your drawings live with other users over the internet, and you can draw simultaneously on the same picture. This latest release DrawPile 0.9.7 fixes two major bugs discovered in the previous version: The remote host selection dropdown would not work correctly if it contained more than one address Drawpile would crash when reordering layers in certain circumstances Additionally, this release adds one very interesting new feature: lag-free painting in network mode.
Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12. It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program. Kids are presented with a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative. Along with paintbrush, shapes and text, Tux Paint includes a “stamp” feature to add pre-drawn or photographic imagery to pictures, and a set of “magic tools” that provide filter effects (like blur, tint and waves) and interesting drawing tools (like train tracks, bubbles and grass).