Release 14/Mechanical Desktop R4 is a mechanical 2D/3D solid modeling version of AutoCAD.
Creating new 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
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
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.
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
ÂEverything not mentioned above.
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.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||openSUSE Leap 15.0||Aug 14 2019||4.13-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||David A. Smith|
|Show||openSUSE 13.2 i586||Aug 04 2017||2.14||Yes||Yes||Gold||David A. Smith|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 10 2015||1.6.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||Ted Hansen|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze" x86_64||Sep 11 2011||1.3.28||Yes||Yes||Gold||Mark|
|Current||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 18 2010||1.1.35||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|842||Bad behaviour or RegEnumValueA||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|3894||AutoCAD R14 does not run with any of the settings provided by winecfg (wine0.9.1 - Fedora Core 4)||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|4180||Inability to enter full serial # in Autocad 2000||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|5052||No enought character in the input field.||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
|17743||AutoCAD 2008 and AutoCAD Mechanical 2008: Undocked toolbars are displayed incorrectly||NEW||View|
|24693||Install of AutoCAD R14 crashes||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|25397||AutoCAD R14: Impossible to enter serial number at 96dpi||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
Âby NSLW on (March 26th 2009)
1. Use recent version of Wine(tested with WineÂ-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 Sheaff)
5. navigate to your AutoCAD R14 CD and run
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:
2. POL Helper plug-in