QCAD 3.3 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

September 19, 2013 — 2 Comments

The 2D CAD software QCad 3.3 has been released with a focus on block attributes. Block attributes can be used to define variable, dynamic text entities in blocks. Watch this screencast for a brief introduction on creating and using block attributes with QCAD.

QCAD is available in Ubuntu Software Center by default, but it’s old. This tutorial is going to show you how to download & install the latest package (so far, it’s 3.3) in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and their derivatives such as Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

Download & Install QCad 3.3:


QCad installer for 32-bit Linux

QCad installer for 64-bit Linux


1. Go to Downloads folder, right-click on downloaded file and go to its Properties window. Check on ‘Allow executing file as program.’ under Permissions tab.

qcad installer properties

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands to run the installer:

cd ~/Downloads/ && ./qcad-3.3.0-linux-x86_*.bin

That’s it. Enjoy!

I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu 5+ years ago and wishes to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers. Please notify me if you find any typo/grammar/language mistakes. English is not my native language. Contact me on Google Plus or email to ubuntuhandbook1@gmail.com

2 responses to QCAD 3.3 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

  1. hi..i followed steps that you mentioned to install qcad in linux. but i haven’t got any result. its showing’ no such file or directory’ .please give me some solution. i want to learn autocad. but it can’t be installed in linux.

  2. open a terminal window in Downloads
    type chmod +x [./program name as downloaded]
    run program

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