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

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Test Results

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What works

Creating new drawings


Saving drawings

Command line tools undo, redo

Grips and grip manipulation


Redraw, regen, aerial view, zooming

All SNAP, GRID, ORTHO buttons at the bottom of the screen

Dimensions: changing styles, applying dimension styles

Adding new layers, turning off layers, changing layer names, colors and line types

Inserting blocks

Run script

All tools on the Draw toolbar, except the rectangle tool (but see below)

All tools on the Modify toolbar

All tools on the Standard tool bar

All dimension tools work

F2 to bring up console window

Modify Properties

When entering a LEADER, MTEXT shows up on the command line, but the window does not appear at all. However, MTEXT starts and text entered is displayed correctly.

Very complex 3D drawings and functions. Different views. HIDE was relatively fast on a 16mb file with 21,000 objects.

Custom menus

What does not

It says "Unknown command "RECTANG". But, after using MTEXT to create a leader annotation, RECTANG works fine. Go figure.

"Unknown command "MTEXT"

(I suspect these two problems may not be Wine, but not having the right AutoLISP file in the right place, or some such.)

Indexing contents of help


What was not tested

­Everything not mentioned above.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

I should note that although I clicked 1.1.35 in the version box above, Wine Help says it's actually V1.1.31 which isn't on the pull down. This was a first installation of Wine by a new user of Linux, so it was absolutely Plain Jane, no tricks, nothing but install Wine, run the AutoCAD install, move custom menu files to the right directory and go. It did require setting up the screen color, pointer, and rearranging the tool bars, but the tool bars were my custom setup. I don't use RECTANG or MTEXT much, so no loss there. I've given it a silver because not everything works, but I would say this is entirely usable -- but since I've been using AutoCAD for 24 years, I've used versions that had many fewer features than this.

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 
CurrentUbuntu 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.