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Re: 64-bit transition deadline (Re: Etch in the hands of the Stable Release Managers)

Luis Matos <gass@otiliamatos.ath.cx> writes:

> Free cad implementations are too simple for use in some industrial
> environments, when programs like CATIA or Solidorks, or inventor, Come
> in Mind.
> These programs are expensive and require power that can be better used
> in 64 bit platform.

64bit Linux has been available since years.  Pro/E is available for
32bit RHEL only.  UGS NX was to be ported to Linux as well, but I
couldn't find any information on their website.  It seems like you
have to log in first and you have to be a customer for that.

So why is nobody adopting 64bit Linux (or *BSD)?

Autodesk will not even have a win64 port of Inventor with the upcoming
release.  They do have one for AutoCAD.  I doubt Autodesk will ever
port their software to Linux.  They are tied up with MS all over.
Inventor requires MS Excell and it uses VBA.  Their data management
system requires MS IIS and MS SQL Server.  They are just switching
from OpenGL to DirectX...

AFAIK it doesn't look much better for SolidWorks.


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