Medusa4 on Ubuntu 14.04

Medusa4 is a professional CAD by CAD Schroer running also on Linux.
It is a proprietary SW but it’s available for free for personal use upon registration.
Officially it works “only” on 32 bit and on the following distros:
Fedora 18, 19, 20
Red Hat EL 5.10, 6.4, 6.5
openSUSE 12.2, 12.3, 13.1
Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10
Linux Mint 13, 14, 15, 16
Actually it’s not true, in Medusa4 FAQ there are instruction on how to have it on 64bit and googling around a find a way to have it working also on 14.04.
How to get it
Simple! Go on CAD Schroer site, go over “products”, then over “Medusa4 Personal” and finally click on “Free private use” (or click here…).
Now click on “licence download” (or click here…).<br />It’s necessary to provide the MAC address of your PC, to get it from terminal type “ifconfig -a” and copy one of the physical address you have (you will have a physical address for each card installed, so most probably you’ll have 1 for wi-fi and 1 for lan).
You’ll receive and e-mail with license file and link to download the installer.
How to install
The installation instruction link will be in the e-mail.
Here the instructions in Italian.
Take a look also in Ubuntu wiki here and on lffl here.
Once installed I have also done what is specified in Medusa4 FAQ to have it running on 64 bit system.
Go in this link select “installation” and look at “Can I install MEDUSA4 Personal on the 64 bit versions of the SuSE, Ubuntu or Fedora?” or see here below.

MEDUSA4 Personal is not supported under the 64 bit versions of the Ubuntu or Fedora Linux distributions. You can find out which Linux distributions we support by accessing the installation guide at http://www.cad-schroer.com/Products/MEDUSA/M4Personal.
If you nevertheless want to install MEDUSA4 Personal on the 64 bit versions of SuSE, Ubuntu or Fedora, follow these instructions:
1. Run the MEDUSA4 Personal Linux installation.
2. Back up the file login-file in the “MEDUSA4/master_project” directory (e.g. by copying it and renaming it “login.bck“)
3. Open the original login file and enter the following text directly after the line “…java/jre/lib/i386”:
## added to access 32bit libraries
setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH \
`edpath -a  LD_LIBRARY_PATH /usr/lib32`
4. Create a connection to libbz2.so.1 in the folder “/usr/lib32”:
cd /usr/lib32
sudo ln -s  /usr/lib32/libbz2.so.1.0.4  libbz2.so.1
If you run now Medusa4 it will not work neither with Gnome (you’ll have an issue with Gtk-Message: Faile to load module “overlay-scrollbar”) nor with Unity (same “overlay scroll-bar” and also Gtk-Message: Faile to load module “unity-gtk-module”).
You can solve this following the instruction you’ll find in Medusa4 forum here. I’ll report here under what to do:
sudo bashdpkg –add-architecture i386apt-get updatedpkg –print-foreign-architecturesapt-get install tcsh lib32gomp1 libxtst6:i386 libxt6:i386 libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libglu1-mesa:i386 libxt6:i386 libglib2.0-0:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libxrender1:i386 libfontconfig1:i386 libbz2-1.0:i386 libxml2:i386 librsvg2-2:i386
That’s all!
Now you can start playing with Medusa4!
You can find training resources in the following links.

MEDUSA4 Personal User Documentation:
http://www.cad-schroer.com/products/medusa4-personal/user-guides.html
MEDUSA4 Forum:
http://forum.medusa4.com
Video Tutorials (actually in youtube you’ll find more):
http://www.cad-schroer.com/products/medusa4-personal/tutorial-videos.html
Help & FAQs:
http://www.cad-schroer.com/products/medusa4-personal/help-faqs.html


Just one note: if you install Medusa4 in Italian you’ll see many translation errors.
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