LeoCAD is a free and open source CAD software for Linux, Windows and MacOS. Using this LeoCAD CAD software you can create virtual LEGO models. It is released under open source GNU Public License. It completely supports and compatible with the LDraw Standard and related tools. It also supports reads and write of LDR and MPD files. It allows you to share and download models from the Internet. The current LDraw parts library in LeoCAD comes with more than 10,000 different parts.
Install LeoCAD on Ubuntu
LeoCAD is available as portable AppImage and flatpak file formats. If you want to run the portable LeoCAD AppImage, the go to above LeoCAD download page and download LeoCAD in .AppImage file format. Here the downloaded file name is “LeoCAD-Linux-6805118-x86_64.AppImage” and save it on your Downloads folder.
Open your terminal (ctrl+alt+t) and run below commands based on file name.
sudo chmod +x ~ LeoCAD-Linux-6805118-x86_64.AppImage
Install LeoCAD via Flatpak:
You can also install LeoCAD via flatpak package. Install flatpak if you don’t have. Then run below LeoCAD flatpak installation command.
flatpak install flathub org.leocad.LeoCAD
You can run LeoCAD application via this command.
flatpak run org.leocad.LeoCAD