AutoCAD Alternatives for Windows
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...
- - FreeCAD is the most popular Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to Autodesk AutoCAD.
- - FreeCAD is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Autodesk AutoCAD.
Comments about FreeCAD as a Alternative to Autodesk AutoCAD
I use Freecad to design my 3D printing models.8
way takes really a lot of clicks1
Autocad is a 2d cad mostly. Freecad is a parametric design software. Different purposes different design paradigm.2
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)1
Because is an user friendly software and is free to use.Autodesk Autocad is very expensive7
LibreCAD 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.
Comments about LibreCAD as a Alternative to Autodesk AutoCAD
A lightweight, AutoCAD-like 2D CAD program. Feature set is smaller than AutoCAD, but is sufficient to work with 2D drawings. A command line is available, as well as a built-in scripting language. If you have experience in AutoCAD, then there will be no problems with working in LibreCAD. There is a support forum and wiki.6
Ideal for preparing 2D drawings. Better than AutoCAD LT in some ways but can be a bit flaky.7
LibreCAD can't reliably open .dwg files, which are an industry standard in construction. This means it is not a viable alternative for many people.
LibreCAD does not support XRefs, although fewer people use that functionality.3
No open AutoCAD files, say need permissions.-2
Autocad is based on text command usage. But librecad totally lacks it. And in addition, Librecad cannot open dlg files, only native cad files.-3
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...
- - SketchUp is the most popular Web-based alternative to Autodesk AutoCAD.
Comments about SketchUp as a Alternative to Autodesk AutoCAD
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.4
This is not as same as Autocad 2D11
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 CAD1
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 vectors2
Sketchup doesn't write DWG1
DraftSight is a professional-grade, open 2D CAD product for users who want a better way to read, write and share DWG files. DraftSight is easy to use and is available for professional CAD users, students and educators to download and activate for free.*
- - DraftSight is the most popular commercial alternative to Autodesk AutoCAD.
Comments about DraftSight as a Alternative to Autodesk AutoCAD
Because i'ts equal in 2D part. Very good, has free version, and multiplatform.10
Good compatibility and excellent 2D drafting tools2
It is almost the same as Autocad for 2D drawings. It is very good for small size drawings but no so good graphical performace for more complex drawings.1
Despite my continuous research, I have never found anything else closer and compatible to autocad. I say this with a critical spirit, because compatibility is good, not perfect ...Unfortunately.7
This is the closest program in functionality to Autocad, It could use some stability improvements.0
CMS IntelliCAD® is a full-featured Compatible CAD Software. CMS IntelliCAD also offers a full suite of 2D and 3D AutoCAD® software compatible drawing tools! It is the smartest choice for anyone who creates or communicates using CAD drawings.
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Comments about CMS IntelliCAD as a Alternative to Autodesk AutoCAD
IntelliCAD is a good program to start and produce engineering drawings, modeling and designing mechanic or structural components.13
Intellicad meets my different needs. It comes with every possible feature I need(Curves, Rendering, commands). It is an extremely impressive software.12
Freaking great for the tools included in this software0
CMS IntelliCAD is a solid solution to completely replace AutoCAD. It has multitude of tools to work with. The user experience is also very sharp and support DWG from other software.0
The intuitive nature of the functions and practical overview of the software is unique. It is price worthy and simply superb.10
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.
Comments about BricsCAD as a Alternative to Autodesk AutoCAD
Fully compatible with AutoCAD and .dwg, provide a free version, multi-platform including Linux, Mac and Windows, 2D design, 3D modeling, mechanical design and BIM. It's for sure not only the best alternative, but for me, it's the new standard.-1
Comes with Linux support.0
BricsCAD is nearly identical, including nearly 100% of the functionality of AutoCAD. It also includes tons of functionality not found in AutoCAD. For Civil Engineers (where I work most often), TINs, simple alignments, profiles, grading, survey points, and more are now part of BricsCAD.1
If you know how to draw in Autocad, you can also draw in Bicscad. It is identical.0
BricaCAD runs most native AutoCAD programming interfaces, lisp, diesel, pgp, brx (modified arx).5
OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD objects. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, MS Windows and MacOS.
Comments about OpenSCAD as a Alternative to Autodesk AutoCAD
AutoCAD is after sketcher, drawer and modeller the tool to produce drawing part of documentation. OpenSCAD has different abilities, approach and philosophy to produce other results which does not includes technical drawings. My appologize for my poor English.0