I have been working a bit on Daxcad this year – if only to get it into GIT and Bitbucket. My repo is here
So I have an eclipse project set up with the original source -this is for CYGWIN 32 bit only -so you will need to download Cygwin with X although other X servers can be used – I used this one as well as cygwin X server which is actually quite good if you use their seamless mode ( startxwin )
Eclipse Kepler – 2013 using CDT and Fortran perspective
Daxcad drawings are supplied in the build – you can read in DXF and IGES… not for the faint of heart – mind you never was. This picture is from the mobXterm server. Looks fast enough.
Daxcad drawing from around 1989
News…. DAXCAD is now an official sourceforge project
I’ll be uploading binaries soon as. Just working on a “stable” version so see you when I’m 90
Do you remember this ? Its the original logo. This came from a sticker I had on something. It used to be on all the publications. Anyway, just for posterity!
DaxCAD was and still is a Mechanical CAD Package used by a handful of companies throughout the world in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. It is still in use by a manufacturing company in the UK. It’s origin stems from Paisley College of Technology, now known as Paisley University.
It was written to be able to be an inexpensive, simple to use CAD application for a range of industries. As it happens it was sold to just a about all sectors from government to finance.
In fact General Accident insurance used DaxCAD to design all of their regional offices. DaxCAD was integrated by RACAL as their circuit board designer and by Advent as their vector mapping tool (English Heritage). All in all, not a bad pedigree.