Category: Main Scientific/Technical/Math CAD/CAE AutoCAD 2000 R14 MDT R4


Release 14/Mechanical Desktop R4 is a mechanical 2D/3D solid modeling version of AutoCAD.

Application Details:

Version: 2000 R14 MDT R4
License: Free to use
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.13-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

  • Creating New diagrams
  • Printing and plotting
  • Saving Diagrams
  • Purging Data from drawings
  • Command line tools undo, redo
  • Grips and grip manipulation
  • Selection and Autogroup on tools menu
  • Cut/copy/paste
  • Redraw, regen, aerial view, zooming
  • Paper space, model space, and all SNAP, GRID, ORTHO buttons at the bottom of the screen
  • Viewpoints (1 viewpoint, 2 viewpoints, etc)
  • Attribute display
  • UCS icon and origin display (on/off)
  • Dimensions: changing styles, applying dimension styles
  • Adding new layers, turning off layers, changing layer colors and line types
  • Inserting blocks, external references, ACIS solids, DXBs, and WMFs
  • Most items on the Format Toolbar, except layer renaming
  • Load application
  • Run script
  • All tools on the Draw toolbar, except the rectangle tool
  • All tools on the Modify toolbar
  • All tools on the Standard tool bar, except the Match Properties tool, launch browser
  • All dimension tools work - F2 to bring up console window
  • Modify Properties - Help contents

What does not

  • Some multi-clicking icons such as rectangles. Says RECTANG unknown.
  • Cannot double-click into viewpoints to zoom within paper space
  • Cannot render drawings, Render unknown as well as the rest of the tools on the render menu (scene, light, etc)
  • Cannot change names of layers, but they can be defined. Layers will be Layer 1, Layer 2, etc.
  • Renaming layers
  • Inserting 3dstudio, raster images, and encapsulated postscript files
  • View image, save image
  • External databases
  • Draworder
  • Multiline text editor (mtext) --> Crashes application
  • Match properties tool
  • Launch browser tool
  • When entering leader, multiline text editor tool appears, but the window does not appear properly. The area for entering text is squished. If text is entered in multiline text editor, application crashes.
  • Indexing contents of help


What was not tested

  1. Bonus Toolbar
  2. Bonus standard Toolbar - Bonus Text Toolbar
  3. Other Toolbars not listed above
  4. 3D anything

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

Use Winetricks and install gdiplus , msxml3, gecko, dotnet20, corefonts, vcrun2005 prior to installing AutoCAD. I used AutoCAD R14 to draw a basic floor plan layout for a two story house in Wine 1.1.19. Although some useful features did not work, such as changing the layer names, I was able to get through the drawing to a level I feel it was complete, with different colors for different layers. I placed dimensions of the rooms in the drawings, put doors, door swings, text, hashes, toilets (ellipses), joined polylines, used fillets, circles, stretches, extends, and pretty much the works to test it out. To say that I was able to complete the drawing to an acceptable level says a lot compared to the newer versions of AutoCAD under wine. Overall, I'm very satisfied with it, but still miss some of the features that don't work. I couldn't imagine trying to create a deliverable drawing in Wine, but it works fine for the home hobbyist or to take home a project where things like layers have already been setup beforehand in order to meet a deadline.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE Leap 15.0Aug 14 20194.13-stagingYes Yes YesGoldDavid A. Smith 
ShowopenSUSE 13.2 i586Aug 04 20172.14Yes Yes GoldDavid A. Smith 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 10 20151.6.2Yes Yes SilverTed Hansen 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze" x86_64Sep 11 20111.3.28Yes Yes GoldMark 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 18 20101.1.35Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
17743 AutoCAD 2008 and AutoCAD Mechanical 2008: Undocked toolbars are displayed incorrectly NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


­by NSLW on (March 26th 2009)


    1. Use recent version of Wine(tested with Wine­-1.1.17)

    2. Download winetricks by following command


    3. Install required components by following command

sh winetricks corefonts tahoma

    It will take some time because winetricks will download all above components

     4. Change Screen Resolution in Wine configuration by typing


    Then go to Graphics tab and change Screen Resolution from 96 to 108

     (workaround given by )
    5. navigate to your AutoCAD R14 CD and run

wine setup.exe

PlayOnLinux way

You can install your AutoCAD R14 using PlayOnLinux (some kind of gui for Wine). I think it's the easiest method because script will tell you step by step what to do. To do so you'll need:

    1. PlayOnLinux

    2. POL Helper plug-in

Do not use Wine 1.1.19 because in this version there is a regression which causes toolbars to be mis-sized.