Alternatives to Autodesk AutoCAD for all platforms with any license

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  • FreeCAD icon

    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

    • I use Freecad to design my 3D printing models. Guest • Oct 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Freecad is (as mentioned in the description) for 3D parametric CAD, and has no drafting functionality worth speaking of. Not a bad program, but certainly not an AutoCAD replacement. It has much more similarity to SolidWorks than AutoCAD Guest • 2 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • FreeCAD is a software for 3d parametric model, AutoCAD is not that. Guest • Sep 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    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

    • Sketchup doesn't seem to be able to open .dwg files Guest • 5 days ago Disagree   Agree
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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...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

    • Fully compatible with, industry standard, AutoCAD DWG files. Uses a command line based interface that works in the same way as AutoCAD. Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • The interface is very similar and it was able to open existing autocadd drawings. this allowed a seamless transition. Guest • 6 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • DraftSight is developed as a competitor to AutoCAD 2D. Distributed as a free (well also has a paid version) software to compete with 2D AutoCAD. Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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

    • LibreCAD is only a 2d Drafting software while AutoCAD also has 3d modelling capabilities Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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. Unlike most free software for creating 3D models (such as the famous application Blender) it does...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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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    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.

    Commercial Windows

    • SolidWorks aimed to design parts for the manufacturing and mostly used for mechanical engineering. AutoCAD is used for general things from mechanical to civil, has many different ways of use. Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Autodesk Inventor icon

    Autodesk Inventor

    Autodesk® Inventor® products offer a comprehensive, flexible set of software for 3D mechanical design, product simulation, tooling creation, and design communication. Inventor takes you beyond 3D to Digital Prototyping by...

    Commercial 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

  • Onshape icon

    Onshape

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

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • NaroCAD icon

    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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    KOMPAS-3D

    KOMPAS-3D is for creating three-dimensional associative models for individual parts and assembly's containing both original and standardized elements. The parametric technology allows quickly obtaining models for typical products...

    Commercial Windows

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    pCon.planner

    The professional furnishing 2D-/3D-tool for everybody: The pCon.planner is a cost-free application allowing you to comfortably and professionally create complex furnishing concepts and to visualize them in a photo-realistic quality....

    Free Windows

  • ArchiCAD icon

    ArchiCAD

    ArchiCAD is an architectural BIM CAD software for Macintosh and Windows developed by the Hungarian company Graphisoft.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • QCAD icon

    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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    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

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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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  • MicroStation icon

    MicroStation

    Want to focus your time and energy on developing designs to build a better world? MicroStation easily models, drafts, maps, renders and documents your projects.

    Commercial Windows

  • Solid Edge icon

    Solid Edge

    Solid Edge is an industry-leading mechanical design system with exceptional tools for creating and managing 3D digital prototypes. With superior core modeling and process workflows, a unique focus on the needs of specific industries...

    Commercial Windows iPad

  • CoffeeSCAD icon

    CoffeeSCAD

    Browser based 3D solid CAD editor, Openscad style, with a Coffeescript based syntax, using only Coffeescript + Javascript

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud

  • PTC Creo icon

    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....

    Commercial Windows

  • Packly icon

    Packly

    The complete packaging solution to create and download die-cut templates immediately, order 3D Virtual Mockup and print high quality personalized package in 48Hrs.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • form•Z icon

    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

  • 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

  • IPocket Draw icon

    IPocket Draw

    iPocket Draw is a vector drawing program comprehensive (CAD 2D), which offers to you total control over your drawing. Of course all the simple drawing tools are available: line, rectangle, oval, arc, polygon, text. But also tools of...

    Freemium iPhone iPad

  • CorelCAD

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

    Commercial Windows

  • ZWCAD icon

    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.

    Commercial Windows

    • Cheaper than Autocad, and have the same options. I recomend it at 100% Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    progeCAD Smart

    progeCAD Smart 2009 is a limited version of progeCAD . It is free for private, non-commercial use only. You need to register the software to continue using it after 30 days. Of course registration is totally free. This software...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Designspark Mechanical icon

    Designspark Mechanical

    DesignSpark Mechanical is a 3D modeling software reported to be easy to use so that all engineers will be able to create and share models. Designs can be linked directly to RS/Allied off-the-shelf components for automatic bill of...

    Commercial Windows

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    AutoCAD 360

    AutoCAD 360 (formerly AutoCAD WS) lets you view, edit, and share DWG drawings through a web browser or mobile device. Now you have the freedom to work anywhere and with anyone.

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet iPad

  • IronCAD icon

    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...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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

  • DoubleCAD XT icon

    DoubleCAD XT

    DoubleCAD XT is an free AutoCAD LT work-alike. DoubleCAD XT is a great companion with AutoCAD - and if you are a Google SketchUp user wanting to go from concept-to-construction drawings - or have an older copy of AutoCAD LT that...

    Freemium Windows

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    SpaceClaim Engineer

    SpaceClaim Engineer is the world’s fastest and most innovative 3D direct modeler. SpaceClaim Engineer brings 3D solid modeling to the desktops of engineers and analysts who work in 3D, with a simplicity and low TCO (Total Cost of...

    Commercial Windows

Autodesk AutoCAD Comments

AutoCAD new version has many features

Comment by bsbcaddhyderabad
about Autodesk AutoCAD Jan 2016

Aotodesk AutoCAD new version has many features very sophisticated and user-friendly, AutoCAD Institute in Hyderabad trains in all these features

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Free Autocad Tutorials Online

Comment by gccengr
about Autodesk AutoCAD Sep 2012

Learning Autocad is a very important step in becoming a successful engineer. Fortunately for the new generation of engineers Autocad tutorial online is now available where you can learn autocad for free anytime from the internet.

Self learning can be challenging specially if you don't know the correct step by step procedure that you need to follow to learn Autocad.

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Free alternatives to AutoCAD you can find on (1 - in englis ...

Comment by em4020
about Autodesk AutoCAD Jun 2011

Free alternatives to AutoCAD you can find on (1 - in english) and (2 - in german).
Free alternatives, which can read and store dwg- and dxf-files are DoubleCAD XT, LiteCAD, A9CAD, pCon.planner6 (6 languages). DoubleCAD XT (is very similar to AutoCAD). Why it is by far better than AutoCAD LT 2010, you see in the "Comparison AutoCAD LT & DoubleCAD XT Pro 2.0": (3)
(1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_CAD_editors_for_AEC
(2) http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_von_CAD-Programmen
(3) http://collateral.imsidesign.com/xlink/DoubleCADcomatrixv201.pdf

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