ArchiCAD Alternatives for Linux

    ArchiCAD is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is FreeCAD, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to ArchiCAD and 12 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to ArchiCAD are Sweet Home 3D (Freemium, Open Source), LibreCAD (Free, Open Source), BricsCAD (Paid) and QCAD (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Jul 27, 2021

    1. FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License).
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      Most users think FreeCAD is a great alternative to ArchiCAD.
    2. Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design Java application that helps you draw the plan of your house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D.
      Sweet Home 3D vs ArchiCAD opinions
      Most users think Sweet Home 3D is a great alternative to ArchiCAD.
      Sweet Home 3D is a good tool for newbies and people "always in a hurry"
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      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.
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      LibreCAD vs ArchiCAD opinions
      This alternative is disputed. LibreCAD is still a legitimate alternative to ArchiCAD, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      No 3D functionality in LibreCAD.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    3. BricsCAD the first all-in-one CAD design solution in .dwg that answers all your needs; 2D drafting, 3D modeling, mechanical design, and BIM. BricsCAD is a cost-effective, innovative, and familiar CAD solution.
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      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.
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    4. Asset Forge allows anyone to create 3D models and 2D sprites using building blocks. Finished assets are compatible with most available game engines.
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      • Blender
      verchok is a powerful parametric tool for architects, allowing geometry to be programmed visually with nodes.
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    5. MakerSCAD is a web-based parametric 3D design software with a block-based programming language to create objects for 3D printing, animations, games and websites.

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      Site certificate expired. Software itself hasn't been updated in a very long time, is incomplete, and doesn't function

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      BricsCAD Shape lets you create without limits. Sculpt your ideas in solids from the start. It’s the power of free-form modeling with full CAD accuracy.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      B-processor is BIM software that has been and currently is still developed by the Arhus School of Architecture in cooperation with the Alexandra institute.
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