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#61318 by datahogg
Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:24 am
Linux seems to have many positives when compared to the windows OS. Will Datacad 14 run in linux??

thanks H. Hampton.
#61328 by Neil Blanchard
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:21 am

You would need something like CrossOver by Codeweavers to simulate a Windows environment, and you would have to have the softlock. I have been meaning to try this, but I no longer have a Linux computer. I did use Ubuntu and CrossOver to run DataCAD 12 LT - the key feature being that it had no hardlock - and it worked pretty well. There is no chance for the hardlock to work, because the Linux Aladdin driver won't work because DataCAD is running in Windows, and the Windows Aladdin driver can't "see through" Linux.

The softlock driver *should* work, though it would have to be tested.
#79531 by Neil Blanchard
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:06 pm
My son Nicolas has successfully installed and run DataCAD 22 is Linux (Arch Linux in this case) with WINE. The online license works, and DataCAD boots and opens drawings, etc. So, back in the day when we had USB hardlock (or *gasp* parallel port hardlocks), the snag trying to run in Linux was the hardlock driver. Now, that issue is moot.

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