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  • RADV Driver Adds VK_EXT_line_rasterization In Preparing For Eventual Vulkan CAD Apps

    Phoronix: RADV Driver Adds VK_EXT_line_rasterization In Preparing For Eventual Vulkan CAD Apps

    Added to the Vulkan API last summer was VK_EXT_line_rasterization for line rasterization like employed by CAD applications. The open-source Mesa Radeon Vulkan "RADV" driver is now supporting this extension...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag..._rasterization

  • #2
    What's the best CAD FOSS software available?

    Does any more CAD software plans to transition to Vulkan?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by timofonic View Post
      What's the best CAD FOSS software available?

      Does any more CAD software plans to transition to Vulkan?
      Kicad, I guess. Freecad isn't too bad either, but has an unusual workflow.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by [email protected] View Post

        Kicad, I guess. Freecad isn't too bad either, but has an unusual workflow.
        KiCAD appears to be for PCB layout only. Is there no real alternative to Autodesk Inventor or SolidWorks?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by timofonic View Post
          What's the best CAD FOSS software available?
          I don't know which is the best. I use LibreCAD (https://librecad.org/). It does what I need...

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          • #6
            For 3D modelling there is only FreeCAD and OpenSCAD afaik.

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            • #7
              The most pointless extension ever. Vulkan should be free of any drawing primitive functions nonsense or it will end up as OpenGL imho - too big/difficult to implement drivers for.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by reavertm View Post
                The most pointless extension ever. Vulkan should be free of any drawing primitive functions nonsense or it will end up as OpenGL imho - too big/difficult to implement drivers for.
                Just because you don't find it useful, it doesn't make it pointless.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by reavertm View Post
                  The most pointless extension ever.
                  Actually, lines have 2 points.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post

                    Actually, lines have 2 points.
                    Those are actually line segments. Lines extend infinitely in both directions.

                    :P

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