QCAD is an application for computer aided drafting in 2D. With QCAD you can create technical drawings such as plans for buildings, interiors, mechanical parts or schemas and diagrams.
QCad uses the AutoCAD DXF file format internally and to save and import files. AutoCAD DWG support is available as a commercial plugin.
QCAD is available in two versions: Community edition and Professional edition.
QCAD Community Edition is free and open source. Compared to the Professional edition it has no scripting or poly-line support - also features are a few months behind. Features include layers, dxf files import and export, many flexible drawing tools and precise selection tools. More Info »
35 CAD fonts included
Support for TrueType fonts
Various Metrical and Imperial units
DXF and DWG input and output
Printing to scale
Printing on multiple pages
Over 40 construction tools
Over 20 modification tools
Construction and modification of points, lines, arcs, circles, ellipses, splines, polylines, texts, dimensions, hatches, fills, raster images
Various powerful entity selection tools
Part library with over 4800 CAD parts
Very complete and extremely powerful ECMAScript scripting interface