QCAD 3.1 Open Source

QCAD version 3.1 has been released today!

QCAD 3.1 adds various improvements and new features to QCAD but probably the most important news today is that starting with QCAD version 3.1, QCAD is now available under the GPLv3 (open source software) as a free download to anyone.

QCAD 3.1 is an easy to use, complete 2D CAD system for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It offers a complete set of general purpose CAD tools and uses the DXF format as its native file format. Additional power-user tools including DWG support and enhanced DXF support are available as QCAD Professional through proprietary add-ons. QCAD Professional can be purchased for a small license fee. All proceeds are reinvested into the future development of QCAD.

QCAD can be easily extended through its very powerful and complete ECMAScript (JavaScript) interface. Since almost the entire Qt and QCAD API are available to scripts, there are no limits when it comes to extending QCAD through scripts. For extensions in C/C++, a plugin interface is available as well.

If you are interested in contributing, QCAD is hosted on github and all kind of contributions are welcome (development, documentation, translations, etc.).