Alternatives to ArchiCAD for all platforms with any license

  • Sketchup icon

    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...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Sweet Home 3D icon

    Sweet Home 3D

    Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design Java application that helps you draw the plan of your house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    Autodesk AutoCAD

    AutoCAD is a software application for both 2D and 3D computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting — available since 1982 as a desktop application and since 2010 as a mobile web- and cloud-based app, currently marketed as Autocad 360. ...

    Commercial Mac Windows iPad Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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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. LibreCAD can read DWG files...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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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...

    Freemium Windows

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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.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Autodesk Revit

    Autodesk Revit software is specifically built for Building Information Modelling (BIM), empowering design and construction professionals to bring ideas from concept to construction with a co-ordinated and consistent model-based...

    Commercial Windows

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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.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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. QCad uses the AutoCAD DXF file format internally...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

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    123D

    Autodesk 123D is a suite of hobbyist CAD and modelling tools created by Autodesk. As well as the more basic drawing and modelling capabilities it also has assembly and constraint support and STL export. Available for the software is...

    Free Personal Mac Windows iPad

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    NaroCAD

    The goal of this project is to develop a fully fledged and extensible 3D CAD software based on the concept of parametric modeling of solids, comparable to well known solutions.

    Open Source Windows

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    form•Z

    Powerful 3D design application featuring a variety of modeling personalities and tools with an easy to use interface to express and communicate your imagination.

    Freemium Mac Windows

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    Planoplan

    Planoplan allows you to create floor plans, arrange the furniture, change the texture and choose the appropriate color in real time. You don't need complicated, expensive and resource-intensive computer programs. Also you...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Unity

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    SolveSpace

    SOLVESPACE is a parametric 3D CAD program with extrude, revolve, union and difference functions. Save/Export as DXF, PDF, SVG, STL, STEP. Mesh generation expected by most 3d printers. Constraint solver point tracing for motion...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Autodesk 123D Design icon

    Autodesk 123D Design

    123D Design is a free, powerful, yet simple 3D creation and editing tool which supports many new 3D printers.

    Free Mac Windows iPad

  • Vectorworks icon

    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    B-processor

    B-processor is BIM software that has been and currently is still developed by the Arhus School of Architecture in cooperation with the Alexandra institute.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued No update since 2013. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/bprocessor/files/?source=navbar
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    BuildersCAD

    Professional CAD System, developed for Architects, Builders and Residental Designers.

    Commercial Windows

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    XYZmaker

    XYZmaker is a 3D modeling software designed for beginners in 3D printing; it provides a model library and several tools to generate different shapes and objects easily.

    Free Windows Windows 10 Windows 7 Windows 8

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    MultiCAD

    MultiCAD is easy to use and is perfect for beginners without CAD-experience. MultiCAD is the culmination of more than 25 years of experience with CAD for the building and construction industries. Several leading players in the...

    Commercial Windows

  • CorelCAD

    Discover the powerful and affordable CAD software that transforms 2D designs into 3D reality.

    Commercial Windows

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    formZ jr

    Simple, easy to use, affordable 3d modeler highly effective for conceptual design.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Precision Plan Pro

    Welcome home! Advanced digital takeoff and PDF solution by Precision Plan Pro. All-in-one digital estimation takeoff and plan editing software. Effortlessly trace your plans and then export your data into organized reports. Easily...

    Commercial Windows

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    Edificius

    Edificius is the free BIM software that enables you to make 3D architectural design better and renderings much easier. Free UPP revolutionizes architectural, engineering and building industry software solutions. This new...

    Freemium Windows

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    ARCAD 3D

    ARCAD is a powerful, easy to use program for every aspect of your architectural project. Draw and edit plans, create photorealistic images and movies. Quickly and effectively design stairs, roofs, roof frames, landscaping, and much...

    Commercial Windows

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    ARRIS

    The most complete solution available for designing, drafting and modeling buildings. Created by building professionals for building professionals, ARRIS provides you with a more streamlined and focused process for producing your work.

    Commercial Windows

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    Caddie

    Caddie provides designers with all the tools they need to sketch, design, detail and visualise their ideas in 2 and 3 dimensions, to produce superb quality drawings full of character and stunning 3D images that bring their designs to...

    Commercial Windows

  • DataCAD icon

    DataCAD

    Professional-level CADD program for architectural design, presentation, and construction document creation.

    Commercial Windows

  • iCADMac icon

    iCADMac

    User friendly 2D/3D CAD software for MAC OS X, which reads and writes DWG format drawing files.

    Commercial Mac

  • Punch! ViaCAD Pro icon

    Punch! ViaCAD Pro

    Product and Packaging design | Furniture and cabinet design DIY manufacturing create precision models and export to CNC machines. Use more sophisticated editing to compliment rendering and animation packages. Prototyping with 3D...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Blophome

    If you wish to design your bedroom, kitchen, study, living room, office, … without having to register and for free, BlopHome is the solution.

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud Android Tablet

  • DDS-CAD

    DDS-CAD: The Open BIM solution for MEP engineers. DDS delivers solutions for electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and photovoltaic systems. All DDS-CAD products support the Open BIM design process.

    Commercial Windows

ArchiCAD Comments

No alternatives?

Comment by stefkeB
about ArchiCAD Oct 2012

If you look at ArchiCAD as a CAD drawing system, then there sure are alternatives, but as a Building Information Modeling system, only Revit is in the same category and up to the same level of refinement.

BIM alternatives to ArchiCAD are Autodesk Revit, Nemetschek Allplan, Nemetschek VectorWorks, Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture, Bentley Architecture, Gehry Technogies Digital Project.

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