Drawing program for Ubuntu.

I’m looking for an (easy) program like Google Sketchup for Ubuntu 10.10. Any suggestions?

I have very little knowledge of drawing or 3d so it would need to be simple.

I’m not 100% sure what Google Sketchup does, but from a quick search it seems to be a cross between a vector graphics app and a 3D modeler.

You might want to take a look at:
Inkscape - http://inkscape.org/screenshots/index.php?lang=en
Xara Xtreme - http://www.xaraxtreme.org/

If these aren’t what you meant… let me know.

Or for “true” 3D modeling, there’s always
Blender - http://www.blender.org/
K-3D - http://www.k-3d.org/

Xara looks to be the one Mark, how do I install it? The other one interests me for my photography though.

Just found them in software centre

Thanks Mark

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On Ubuntu 32bit or 64bit…

Download the bz2 file from here:

Extract it… and you’ll end up with a folder called xaralx

put that wherever you want in your home folder

enter the xaralx folder, then enter the bin folder, then click on the xaralx (executable binary) file… and it will just run.

you can then create shortcuts to it for the desktop or menu’s as you wish… there’s even an included .png for use as an icon.

Documentation can be found online here:

Many ThanksMark. :slight_smile:

C:-) You’re right… they ARE available in the Ubuntu repo’s C:-)

I should have taken my own advice, and looked there first. :-[

To install Xara Xtreme -

sudo apt-get install xaralx xaralx-svg

this will install also install the svg (scalable vector graphics) plugin.

You’ll the find it in the menu at - Applications>Graphics>Xara Xtreme

Documentation can be found online here:

To install Inkscape (and ink-generator and create-resources) -

sudo apt-get install inkscape ink-generator create-resources

You’ll the find it in the menu at - Applications>Graphics>Inkscape Vector Graphics Editor

Online docs can be found here:

A useful first stop for Linux alternatives to Windows software:

BTW, if anyone knows of any other Linux ↔ Windows software alternatives that you think should be included in that list… let me know and I’ll add it… others may find it helpful :wink: