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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 FreeCAD, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Autodesk AutoCAD and ten of them are available as a web app so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Online alternatives to Autodesk AutoCAD are SketchUp, Onshape, MakerSCAD and 3D Orchard.

Autodesk AutoCAD alternatives are mainly CAD Software but may also be 3D Modelers or Interior Design Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Autodesk AutoCAD.
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  1. FreeCAD icon

    FreeCAD

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    98 alternatives to 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 engineering, such as architecture or other...

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    1.  Parametric ModelingFreeCAD can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    2.  Procedural ModelingFreeCAD can create or modify 3D models and textures based on a sequence of rules.
    3.  PortableFreeCAD can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    FreeCAD vs Autodesk AutoCAD opinions
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    I use Freecad to design my 3D printing models.

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    Because is an user friendly software and is free to use.Autodesk Autocad is very expensive

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    Freecad is (as mentioned in the description) for 3D parametric CAD, and has no drafting functionality worth speaking of. Not a bad program, but certainly not an AutoCAD replacement. It has much more similarity to SolidWorks than AutoCAD

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    FreeCAD is a 3D parametric CAD whereas AutoCAD is more oriented for 2D drawings. On the other hand, FreeCAD is still buggy and lacks of important workbenches (whereas others like a robot simulator are available even if they are not suitable for a professional use)

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    Autocad is a 2d cad mostly. Freecad is a parametric design software. Different purposes different design paradigm.

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    AutoCAD is a 2D drawing program, mostly used for architecture and structures. FreeCAD is 3D and aimed at mechanical engineers. They do different things.

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    Not bad for a free Software, but Workflow seems very antiquated and unneccessarily complicated. It lacks logic on available tools in different workbenches. There are much ways to get to your goal but every way takes really a lot of clicks and more of trial and error.

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  2. SketchUp icon

    SketchUp

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    161 alternatives to 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 freeware version, SketchUp Make, and a paid...

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    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.

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    Sketchup doesn't seem to be able to open .dwg files

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    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

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    Guest

    This is not as same as Autocad 2D

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    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

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    Sketchup doesn't write DWG

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    Sketchup is a 3D modelling package, not a CAD package.

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    Onshape

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    30 alternatives to Onshape 

    Onshape is a professional CAD system – Parts, Assemblies, Drawings – with version control and collaboration built in. Each Onshape plan (Free, Education, Professional, and Enterprise) gives you all of the CAD and data management functionality with no time limit.

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    1.  Parametric ModelingOnshape can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Onshape simultaneously.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Working in an assembly to visualize a room layout making use of assembly configurations.
    Onshape vs Autodesk AutoCAD opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Onshape is a great alternative to Autodesk AutoCAD.
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    Cloud-based, faster and more modern.

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    MakerSCAD

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    107 alternatives to MakerSCAD 

    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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    1.  Parametric ModelingMakerSCAD can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
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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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    3D Orchard

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    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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    1.  Crowdsourced3D Orchard uses suggestions, information, etc., from a large group of people to improve the quality of the content.
    Browsing through public, editable designs on 3D Orchard.
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    Packly

    27 alternatives to Packly 

    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.

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    Custom dieline and 3D models generator
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    SelfCAD

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    62 alternatives to SelfCAD  

    SelfCAD is a simple but powerful 3D modeling software being used by beginners, professionals as well as both small and large businesses to create their 3D designs. With the program, users can be able to model, sculpt, render, and even slice designs.

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    Dock Designer

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    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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    A custom dock shown in 2D
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    Railing Designer

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    66 alternatives to Railing Designer 

    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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    A simple guardrail design in 3D
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    Digital Drylayout

    32 alternatives to Digital Drylayout 

    Digital Drylayout is a new online tool that enables a design-oriented, digital layout of real existing natural stone slabs before the costly and irreversible cutting of the material. DDL allows planners and designers to maintain full control over the material selection, cutting...

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