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  • MODO icon

    MODO

    MODO is a fully featured 3D content creation application, famous primarily for it's modelling capabilities, MODO also offers a fast renderer, sculpting, painting...

    Commercial 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...

    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....

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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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...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued Has not been updated since December 12 2014. See http://narocad.com/narocad-1-8-8-beta-released/
  • Blophome icon

    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 Android Tablet

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    GLC_Player

    GLC_Player is a software used to view 3D models (COLLADA 3DXML OBJ 3DS STL OFF and COFF format are supported) and to navigate easily in these models. With the album...

    Open Source 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...

    Free Personal Mac Windows iPad

    • Discontinued Autodesk has discontinued their line of 123d apps.
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    Floorplanner

    Floorplanner is the easiest, quickest, and best looking way to create and share interactive floor plans. Using point-and-click, drag-and-drop tools, you can make your...

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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...

    Commercial Windows

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    Silo

    Silo Professional is the main version of Silo, which gives users access to everything Silo has to offer. This includes Silo's core modeling toolset, as well as...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • Salome icon

    Salome

    SALOME can be used as standalone application for generation of CAD models, their preparation for numerical calculations and post-processing of the calculation results....

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

Sketchup Comments

Comment by joshuapetersen
about Sketchup and Blender · 2 days ago ·

I'm in a weird position on the alternatives here.

Initially, I agree with a lot of the comments on Blender that it and sketchup are in two VERY different categories of 3d development suite. Blender is the massive powerhouse for pros, sketchup is the 3d design equivilent of microsoft paint.

Comparing the two is like suggesting Photoshop as an alternative to MS Paint, the former just being too much of a skill level jump to be considered a viable alternative.

That said, there IS an addon (that includes instructions on how to install it) located here: https://blendermarket.com/products/snap-utilities .

It basically includes the core simple tools like those of sketchup into Blender, making Blender COMPLETELY capable of "stupid simple" 3d design like sketchup (and at a much lower pricetag... the addon is only about 20 bucks to extend an open source program as opposed to the $700-$900 price-tag necessary to do anything with sketchup commercially.)

WITH the addon, I'd say blender moves from not being an alternative to sketchup to being THE alternative to sketchup (and superior to sketchup at that, as you do still have access to all the more complex tools once you eventually need them.) In fact, I'd go so far to say that I prefer Blender with the addon over both sketchup AND over 3DstudioMax (with a few more addons), moving Blender to the top of the ease/capability charts for a 3D editor.

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Good app

about Sketchup · ·

I'm working as house designer and I use this app on every-day basis. I found it very useful, it has simple interface and powerful functionality which matched all my needs as a designer. Good app!

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Great for mocking up floor layouts

about Sketchup · ·

I used this to make a 3D model of a house I was looking to buy. I traced over the 2D floorplans provided by the vendor and then simply 'lifted' the walls out of it, then placed furniture everywhere. Really handy for figuring out where to put things. There's a good online marketplace for furniture models etc and a lot of it is free, or you can pay for professional packs of props if you wanted to use this professionally.

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Comment by SarvesvaraDasa
about Sketchup · Nov 2013 ·

It is no more 'google'...

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I used SketchUp to make buildings for Earth

about Sketchup · ·

It's the easiest program to create different shapes, also balls, once you understand how to do it.
I typed on YT: game, Sketchup, and found out, that Uncharted was made by using Sketchup.

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Easiest 3D modeling tool

about Sketchup · · 1 Helpful

Google Sketchup is (in my opinion) the easiest 3D modeling tool. It has a clear workspace and Google itself provides good tutorials for it on Youtube.
It's a shame there's no Linux version of it though.

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