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  • 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

    • Inventor is significantly more detailed and allows for the simulation of motion. Sketchup is a pretty rudimentary 3d drawing tool, and does not produce very high quality models or measurements, etc.
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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

    • Lots of good feature and great compatibility
      Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
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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 Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad

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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

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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

    • nanoCAD is 2D drawing app but Autodesk Inventor is parametric 3D modeler
      Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Autodesk Fusion 360

    Autodesk Fusion 360 Is an Integrated Form, Function and Fabrication Experience Quickly and easily explore product ideas in Fusion 360. Start by using simple free-form modeling tools to get just the right shape, or take a shortcut...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    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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    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

  • 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

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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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    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 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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  • CorelCAD

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

    Commercial 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

  • 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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    Punch! ViaCAD 2D/3D

    Software provides a seamless marriage of 2D and 3D to help you take your sketched ideas to 3D realism.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Alibre icon

    Alibre

    The worlds most affordable 3D CAD, CAM, FEA, Rendering, and Document Management software. Professional alternative to SolidWorks, Inventor, Pro/ENGINEER, and AutoCAD.

    Commercial Windows

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    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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    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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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    DesignFreeQ

    Simply Smart CAD. DesignFreeQ is an easy to use CAD modeller.

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • T-FLEX CAD icon

    T-FLEX CAD

    T-FLEX is a Parasolid-based parametric full-function CAD software application for 3D solid modeling and 2D design and drafting, developed and sold by Russia-based software company Top Systems. T-FLEX CAD is written for Microsoft...

    Freemium Windows

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    ZW3D

    ZW3D, an integrated CAD/CAM solution designed for the complete product development process, features the fastest kernel for Solid-surface Hybrid Modeling, non-solid mold parting and smart CNC Machining tactics from 2 axis to 5 axis....

    Commercial Windows

  • Cobalt icon

    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. Cobalt’s flexible 3D modeling...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 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

  • Xenon™ icon

    Xenon™

    Formerly Vellum Solids, Xenon™ is an associative 3D modeling software for product design and development that's easy to use. It offers history-based wireframe, solid and surface modeling with precision drawings, renderings and...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Argon™ icon

    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. Argon offers entry-level 3D...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • AutoQ3D CAD icon

    AutoQ3D CAD

    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. ...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • MegaCAD 2D/3D icon

    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...

    Commercial Windows

  • VariCAD icon

    VariCAD

    VariCAD is compact, fast, easy to use, and provides everything necessary for mechanical design. VariCAD is sold "fully loaded", including all features and functions, for one affordable price. The system contains: 3D...

    Commercial Windows Linux

  • Pocket Plans icon

    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

  • 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

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

    MacDraft Professional, powerful 2D CAD, drafting, technical illustration, architectural drawing and more in one easy-to-use, CAD software package

    Commercial Mac

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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...

    Commercial Windows

  • ar-cad freeCAD

    freeCAD is a basic 3D CAD with advanced Motion Simulation capabilities. It is suitable for anyone interested in learning 3D CAD and Motion Simulation for free before using more sophisticated packages. Its motion simulation...

    Free Windows Linux

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