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    SALOME can be used as standalone application for generation of CAD models, their preparation for numerical calculations and post-processing of the calculation results.
  1. 3D Orchard is a free online platform for crowdsourced design. It includes free, built-in CAD tools and everything needed to turn an idea into a physical product. Because the computer-aided design (CAD) tools are built-in and free, people can edit and evolve each others 3D models.


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    Gmsh is a 3D finite element grid generator with a build-in CAD engine and post-processor. Its design goal is to provide a fast, light and user-friendly meshing tool with parametric input and advanced visualization capabilities.
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    Convert between different CAD formats with one centralized application.
  2. 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 are able to edit their design at any stage.
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    K-3D is free-as-in-freedom 3D modeling and animation software. It features a plugin-oriented procedural engine for all of its content, making K-3D a very versatile and powerful package.

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    The latest "source code" release is from November 2015. And the latest binary executable release is even older. According to its Sourceforge page ( https://sourceforge.net/projects/k3d/files/K-3D Win32 Binaries/ ), latest release is from june 2010.

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    Blender CAM is an open source solution for artistic CAM - Computer aided machining - a g-code generation tool. Blender CAM is an add-on for the free open-source Blender 3d package.
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    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 basing on a once designed prototype.
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    DWG FastView for Windows is a lightweight dwg/dxf drawing viewer and editor produced by Gstarsoft, no need of dwg format conversion, vector graph magnified without distortion and full compatible with AutoCAD DWG/DXF.
  3. TYPE EDIT is an artistic CAD/CAM software for milling applications. Cut, Engrave & Design in Brass, Steel, Wood with high level of details using vector edition.
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    MLCad (Mike's Lego CAD) is a powerful CAD system specifically designed to create building instructions as known from Lego, for your own Lego models and creations.
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    LDCad is a multiplatform LDraw (virtual LEGO) editor that lets you edit LDraw model documents in real-time.
  4. ABViewer is multipurpose software for managing drawings. It enables you to view, edit, convert (PDF to DWG included), measure and print DWG/DXF, PLT, STP, IGS and other files, as well as 3D models and raster images.
  5. Unique free 2.5 CAD software where you can: design your part quickly and easily, get instant pricing, and order online. Import DXF/IGES/STEP, Export:DXF/IGES/STEP/STL.
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    HeeksCAD is a free, open source, CAD application - Imports solid models from STEP and IGES files. Draws construction geometry and lines and arcs. Creates new primitive solids, or make solids by extruding a sketch or by making a lofted solid between sketches.

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