Online Autodesk AutoCAD Alternatives

    There are many alternatives to Autodesk AutoCAD as a web app if you are looking for a replacement. The best Online alternative is SketchUp, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Autodesk AutoCAD and nine of them are available as a web app so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Online alternatives to Autodesk AutoCAD are Onshape (Free Personal), AutoCAD 360 (Freemium), 3D Orchard (Free) and MakerSCAD (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 15, 2021

    1. 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 freeware version, SketchUp Make, and a paid...
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      SketchUp vs Autodesk AutoCAD opinions
      Some users think SketchUp is a great alternative to Autodesk AutoCAD, some don't.
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      Despite Sketchup not being a "True CAD" tool, it's a viable alternative for a similar real life goals, at least for planning hobbyist home renovations.
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      This is not as same as Autocad 2D
      Top negative comment  about 2 years ago

      Sketchup is considered as a 3d model programme but not a CAD programme, had downloaded the software before when first came across it being label as a CAD. Upon after setup it proven that it only serve the purpose of 3D sketching, modeling and other 3d functions. Had to uninstall it and had to find another programme which does CAD
      Negative comment 11 months ago

      you need to be really numb out of your mind to think SketchUp is an alternative, lets start with the fact that SketchUp cant even recognize any kind of vectors
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      Sketchup doesn't write DWG
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      Sketchup is a 3D modelling package, not a CAD package.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      not good at all for 2D drawing
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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    2. Onshape is a professional CAD system – Parts, Assemblies, Drawings – with version control and collaboration built in. Each Onshape plan (Free for STUDENTS, Professional & Enterprise) gives you all of the CAD and data management functionality with no time limit.
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      Onshape vs Autodesk AutoCAD opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Onshape is a great alternative to Autodesk AutoCAD.
      JohnSevier Cloud-based, faster and more modern.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago


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      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.
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      Most users think AutoCAD 360 is a great alternative to Autodesk AutoCAD.
    3. 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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    4. 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.


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

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    5. The complete packaging solution to create and download die-cut templates immediately, view custom 3D Virtual models in real time and print high quality personalised package in 48Hrs.
    6. SelfCAD is a browser-based 3D CAD/CAM software designed for the 3D printing community. It includes a 30,000+ library of guaranteed printable objects which can be downloaded, modified and printed all from within the SelfCAD suite.
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      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Customized to the specific building rules of dock building companies, Dock Designer enables visual design in 2D where you can see your dock design in 3D and have instant access to accurate estimates, parts lists, blueprints, and much more.
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      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Your railing system translated into a customized design solution - Design in 2D, view in 3D from every angle, instantly populate a parts list, and get a quote with the click of a button.
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