Alternatives to Autodesk AutoCAD for all platforms with Free or Open Source License

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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...

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    • Sketchup doesn't seem to be able to open .dwg files Guest • 10 days ago Disagree   Agree
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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

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    • 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 • 6 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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    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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    • LibreCAD is only a 2d Drafting software while AutoCAD also has 3d modelling capabilities Guest • May 2016 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

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    • 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 • 11 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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    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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    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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    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

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  • 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

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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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    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

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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

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    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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    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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    Archimedes

    Archimedes is a free and open source CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. It is a robust system built over Eclipse’s Rich Client Java Platform fully based on plug ins. This means it is easily extensible but also has a pretty thin...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued No ongoing development, but the application is still usable.
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    CoffeeSCAD

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

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud

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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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    Shapr3D

    Shapr3D is a revolutionary 3D modeling software created exclusively for your iPad Pro and your Apple Pencil. Shapr3D is the only truly mobile CAD app - a quick but precise way to create 3D models for engineering, design, 3D prints...

    Freemium iPad

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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

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    Medusa4

    MEDUSA4: The comprehensive 2D/3D design automation suite for mechanical, plant, construction and automotive engineering The Fourth Generation of the globally renowned MEDUSA mechanical design software suite offers advanced design...

    Free Personal Windows Linux

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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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  • 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

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    Pocket Plans

    Finally - CAD has arrived to Windows Phone 7 Features - View your DWFx files - Sync with SkyDrive and Google Drive - Save files on the phone for offline viewing - Download from any url - Markup to follow soon!

    Freemium Windows Phone

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    Cademia

    CADEMIA is a modern CAD system with a full functionality to create dimensional accurate technical drawings and documents. Existing software tools for the planning process have severe limitations: They are restricted in openness...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

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  • CAD.FEM

    CAD.FEM will assist you in designing and analyzing 3D models of structural elements or any other 3D models easily and accurately, and quickly. The CAD.FEM allows you to create your model using the available built-in 3D modeler...

    Free Personal Windows

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    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

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    Open CASCADE

    Open CASCADE Technology is a software development platform freely available in open source. It includes components for 3D surface and solid modeling, visualization, data exchange and rapid application development. Open CASCADE...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    LiteCAD

    Create, edit, view, and print 2D CAD drawings using the file formats: dxf, dwg, shp ;Download-Size only 3.10 MB; language: only english; LiteCAD program lets even the most novice computer user design like a pro. Use the interactive...

    Free Windows

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  • VARKON

    Varkon is a very powerful parametric 2D/3D CAD, modeling and application development tool for engineering, design, architecture, etc. It does 2D drafting, 2D and 3D modeling, sculptured surface modeling, and even animations. Varkon...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued Last Update: 2012-11-18. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/varkon/
  • Draft it

    Draft It V4 is a powerful, easy to use 2D CAD Software package that is completely free to use. No restrictions means you're free to create, save and print your work with our unlimited free version. During the initial 15 days...

    Freemium Windows

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    gCAD3D

    gCAD3D is a 3D CAD CAM application that features an integrated 3D OpenGL viewer, a program interpreter for geometry and NC-commands in 3D, an integrated NC-processor, and a programming interface for user programs. It has support for...

    Free Windows Linux

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  • MakerSCAD icon

    MakerSCAD

    Powerfull 3D design tool for 3D printing, virtual reality and game engine. Exports to STL, OBJ, and HTML5 3D websites.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS

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    CAD X11 Free

    CAD system ideally suited for drafting (strengths in mechanical drafting) and light wireframe and surfacing modeling on Windows 7, Vista, or XP.

    Freemium Windows

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    A9CAD

    Computer-aided design needs for many users and can used as alternative to AutoCAD. With A9CAD you can draw shapes such as line, rectangle, circle, poly-line, text and dimension; performing drawing modifications like move, scale...

    Free Windows

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