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Best AutoCAD Alternatives




Sketchup

SketchUp (formerly Google Sketchup) is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design—and available in a freeware version, SketchUp Make, and a paid version with additional functionality, SketchUp Pro.

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Onshape

Onshape is the first full-cloud 3D CAD system. It runs in a web browser and on any mobile device.

Onshape is a professional CAD system – Parts, Assemblies, Drawings – with version control and collaboration built in. Each Onshape plan (Free, Professional & Enterprise) gives you all of the CAD and data management functionality with no time limit.

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progeCAD

progeCAD Professional is the most reliable Autodesk AutoCAD alternative, the low-cost 2D/3D DWG-native CAD, offering the AutoCAD look-and-feel, DWG 2014 and Windows 8 compatibility. It is a fully-functional, easy-to-use and low-cost CAD solution.

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Vectorworks

Vectorworks is a computer-aided design (CAD) software program developed by Nemetschek North America that is used for drafting, technical drawing and 3D modeling. Vectorworks offers 2D, 3D, production management, and presentation capabilities for all phases of the design process.

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DraftSight

DraftSight is a professional-grade, open 2D CAD product for users who want a better way to read, write and share DWG files. DraftSight is easy to use and is available for professional CAD users, students and educators to download and activate for free.

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FreeCAD

FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License). FreeCAD is aimed directly at mechanical engineering and product design but also fits in a wider range of uses around engineering, such as architecture or other engineering specialties.

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OpenSCAD

OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD objects. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, MS Windows and MacOS.

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BricsCAD

A powerful CAD platform, with features familiar to you from native .dwg applications. BricsCAD unifies advanced 2D design with the intelligence of 3D direct modeling. For Windows, Linux, and Mac.

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LibreCAD

LibreCAD (originally QCad then CADuntu) is an open source 2D CAD application for Windows, Apple and Linux. It is based on Qt, which is a leading cross-platform application and UI development framework.

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SolidWorks

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. develops and markets 3D CAD design software, analysis software, and product data management software. SolidWorks is the leading supplier of 3D CAD product design engineering software.

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SolveSpace

SolveSpace is an Open Source 2D and 3D CAD (computer-aided design) program. It is a constraint-based parametric modeler with simple mechanical simulation capabilities. It is developed by Jonathan Westhues.

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nanoCAD

nanoCAD is a pro-grade 2D CAD system with native DWG support and full customizability. It is totally free, for business, professional, or personal purposes. It is fast, lightweight, capable, and , unlike most free CAD programs, completely uncrippled.

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BRL-CAD

BRL-CAD is a powerful cross-platform open source solid modeling system that includes interactive geometry editing, high-performance ray-tracing for rendering and geometric analysis, image and signal-processing tools, a system performance analysis benchmark suite, libraries for robust geometric representation, with more than 20 years of active development.

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CorelCAD

Discover affordable CAD software with industry-standard features, 2D drafting and 3D design tools, .DWG file support and 3D print-ready functionality.

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ActCAD

ZWCAD software, as a highly reliable and powerful CAD tool, meets the needs of 2D/3D design & drafting industry, including architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), mechanics, electronics...and anyone who creates CAD drawings.

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ZWCAD

ZWCAD software, as a highly reliable and powerful CAD tool, meets the needs of 2D/3D design & drafting industry, including architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), mechanics, electronics...and anyone who creates CAD drawings.

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DesignCAD

DesignCAD product family includes versatile 2D and 2D/3D CAD solutions that's easy to learn and use. Perfect for beginners.

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MicroStation

3D CAD modeling, drafting and visualization software for architecture and engineering.

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Shapr3D

Shapr3D is a revolutionary 3D modeling software created exclusively for your iPad Pro and your Apple Pencil.

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IronCAD

IronCAD is the productivity leader when it comes to moving creative ideas into full 3D reality by utilising a breakthrough Creative Design approach that delivers a level of design freedom unmatched in the industry today where users are able to edit their design at any stage. IronCAD also provides a fresh alternative to today's history based parametric only systems by providing the additional capability of a radical new drag and drop 3D environment that delivers unmatched ease-of-use, and superior productivity.

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ArchiCAD

ArchiCAD offers computer aided solutions for handling all common aspects of aesthetics and engineering during the whole design process of the built environment — buildings, interiors, urban areas, etc.

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Solid Edge

Solid Edge is an industry-leading mechanical design system with exceptional tools for creating and managing 3D digital prototypes.

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GstarCAD

GstarCAD is a low-cost internationally used CAD software and value-added alternative of AutoCAD. Based on IntelliCAD technology, its great compatibility with AutoCAD up to version 2013 and sophisticated APIs (GRX, VBA, VLisp, SDS, Lisp) easily makes any drafting, detailed design data and application of AutoCAD seamlessly being handled in its original way

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TurboCAD

TurboCAD is a CAD software suite, with several different feature levels. It is a competitor to the likes of Autodesk's AutoCAD program, and is used by engineers, architects and hobbyists.

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MegaCAD 2D/3D

MegaCAD 3D is the ideal synthesis of an innovative solid and surface modeling system and a full-feature 2D drafting program. If you are developing your model in 3D or if you are drawing a 2D design, each step will automatically be transferred from one dimension into the other one.

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Argon

Argon™ is a CAD and 3D precision modeling software for Mac and Windows. It offers wireframe, solid and surface history-free modeling with precision drawings, photo-realistic renderings and animation.

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RealCAD

RealCAD is the leading all purpose 2D/3D CAD software. It is the perfect choice for designers and drafters alike providing the most powerful drafting and modeling tools in a single comprehensive product.

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ArCADia

ArCADia is a program supporting 2D and 3D design. Due to its operational philosophy and the same data saving format (DWG), it closely resembles the Autocad program.

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SelfCAD

SelfCAD is a browser-based 3D CAD/CAM software designed from ground up for the 3D printing community. It includes a CURA based slicer with preset settings for most commonly used 3D printers and materials.

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iCADMac

Best selling AutoCAD replacement for the Apple Mac OS X - DWG/DXF 2D/3D - the AutoCAD alternative that costs about a fraction of AutoCAD. PDF 3D free export

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AcceliCAD

AcceliCAD is the intelligent choice for architects, engineers, designers - virtually any professional who creates or uses CAD drawings.

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CAD 6

Malz++Kassner CAD6 is a professional, universal 2D/3D CAD software for Windows that is used in all kinds of applications. It runs on Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 (32 and 64 bit) as well as Windows Server 2016 / 2012 / 2008 R2 (32 and 64 bit)

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CADian

CADian's native file format is .DWG, so when you open an existing Autodesk AutoCAD file (R11 to R2014) there's no file conversion and no data loss.

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TouchCAD

TouchCAD is a combined 3D modeling and unfolding program focusing on the ability to generate complex 3D shapes, and converting them into models possible to build physically.

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Graphite

Graphite is an easy to use precision 2D/3D CAD software for product design and development. Formerly known as Vellum, Graphite offers extremely powerful, precision wire-frame drafting with the elegant ease-of-use that makes it productive even when only used occasionally. Graphite provides an interface that lets creative people get the job done without worrying about how to run their software.

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Medusa4

MEDUSA4: The comprehensive 2D/3D design automation suite for mechanical, plant, construction and automotive engineering

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Cobalt

Cobalt is a parametric 3D modeling software for product design and development that's easy to use. It offers wireframe, solid and surface modeling with precision drawings, renderings and animation.

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AutoQ3D

AutoQ3D CAD is a full 2D and 3D CAD application that allows you to create, edit and share your drawings and designs. It is intended for everybody as professionals, sketchers, architects, engineers, designers, students and more.

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Cademia

CADEMIA is a modern CAD system with a full functionality to create dimensional accurate technical drawings and documents.

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Cycas

CYCAS architectural CAD software for Linux and Windows. CYCAS is a piece of architectural software for drafting and design in 2 + 3 dimensions.

 

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FreeDraft

Free CAD software for your DWG and DXF files: A new 2D CAD product that provides professional CAD users, with a better way to read, write and share DWG files.

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3D Orchard

3D Orchard is a free online platform for crowdsourced design. It includes free, built-in CAD tools and everything needed to turn an idea into a physical product. Because the computer-aided design (CAD) tools are built-in and free, people can edit and evolve each others 3D models.

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QCAD

QCAD is an application for computer aided drafting in 2D. With QCAD you can create technical drawings such as plans for buildings, interiors, mechanical parts or schemas and diagrams.

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LiteCAD

LiteCAD program lets even the most novice computer user design like a pro. Use the interactive tutorials and start creating. Create impressive 2d sketches and precision technical drawings in a flash--and have fun. Whether you re a beginner, casual designer, or a design enthusiast, this program lets you design like a pro.

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PTC Creo

Creo Elements/Pro – formerly Pro/ENGINEER – is the standard in 3D product design, featuring state-of-the-art productivity tools that promote best practices in design while ensuring compliance with your industry and company standards. Integrated, parametric, 3D CAD/CAM/CAE solutions allow you to design faster than ever, while maximizing innovation and quality to ultimately create exceptional products.

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Assetforge

Asset Forge allows anyone to create 3D models and 2D sprites using building blocks. Finished assets are compatible with most available game engines.

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Ashampoo 3D CAD

Plan, visualize and communicate your design ideas professionally and fuss-free - with Ashampoo 3D CAD Professional 5.

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Visual CADD

Easy-to-learn and very powerful 2D design and drafting software

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MakerSCAD

ScratchyCAD is a web-based parametric 3D design software with a block-based programming language to create objects for 3D printing, animations, games and websites.

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CAD X11

CAD X11® Free include 3-D wireframe modeling, surfacing, DXF import, 2-D drafting with ANSI, ISO and JIS dimensioning, geometric tolerancing, TrueType Font support, undo/redo, dynamic rotations, multiple views, data verification, geometric analysis, crosshatching, Windows printer support and PDF output.

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Packly

A packaging online tool that allows anyone to generate custom dielines in seconds, very accurate and professional. They are ready to be imported in graphic vector softwares or to create die-cut tools.
Packly can both turn packaging ideas into interactive virtual 3D models and print custom boxes in high-quality, from a single copy to large volumes starting from just two working days.

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