Install LibreCAD on Raspberry Pi
Open Source 2D-CAD
LibreCAD is a free Open Source CAD application for Windows, Apple and Linux. Support and documentation are free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers.
Documentation available at: https://dokuwiki.librecad.org/doku.php
To run: Menu -> Graphics -> LibreCAD
To run in a terminal: librecad
Fortunately, LibreCAD is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
- Use Pi-Apps to install LibreCAD.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bullseye.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3 and the Pi 4.
LibreCAD will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install LibreCAD.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Engineering category.
Now scroll down to find LibreCAD in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install LibreCAD for you!