BRL-CAD is a CSG (constructive solid geometry) solid modeling CAD system with powerful features that has similarities with AutoCad. With BRL-CAD, developers can design amazing 2D/3D objects (drawings) that can be close to reality in terms of model accuracy and precision. Here are some of the features of BRL-CAD:

Interactive geometry editor

Ray-tracing for rendering & geometric analyses

Network distributed framebuffer support

Image & signal-processing tools, etc.

Version 7.22.0 of BRL-CAD is the fruit of more than six months of development which includes many changes and improvements compared to previous versions. You can get further information about what has changed in this latest release here. In this tutorial, we will help you install BRL-CAD from PPA under Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 and Linux Mint 13.

BRL-CAD Installation

Open the terminal and run the following commands to install BRL-CAD on i386 systems:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/brlcad
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install brlcad

For amd64 systems, install BRL-CAD with these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/brlcad64
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install brlcad

You can then start the application from the Unity dash by searching "archer":

BRL-CAD Home Page

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