Many of the CAD tools that I need to work with on a daily basis are Windows-only tools. I have slowly attempted to minimize the number of those tools that I require and slowly ease into Linux. At this point, the only real tool that I continue to use that is solely for Windows is Altium Designer.
In part of my move to Linux, I decided to convert my Windows partition to a VHD file to use in a virtual machine in the future. Of course right after I did that, I found I needed to access it without the virtual machine. After piecing a few things together, I was able to mount and access the VHD file successfully.