DAXCAD 2013 – Eclipse

I have been working a bit on Daxcad this year – if only to get it into GIT and Bitbucket.  My repo is here

https://bitbucket.org/DaveRobertson/daxcad/overview

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 )

http://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/download-home-edition.html

Eclipse Kepler - 2013 using CDT and Fortran perspective
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
Daxcad drawing from around 1989
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DAXCAD Lives Again

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.