Autodesk Inventor Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to Autodesk Inventor for Windows, Mac, Linux, Web, iPad and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to Autodesk Inventor.

3D computer-aided design software for product design and engineering. If you're looking for more info about Autodesk Inventor like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 2/12/2020 8:37:00 AM

Alternatives to Autodesk Inventor for all platforms with any license

  • 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 engineering specialties. FreeCAD features tools similar to Catia, SolidWorks or Solid Edge, and therefore also falls into the category of MCAD, PLM, CAx and CAE.

    • Wasn't able to do anything with it Guest • Aug 2019 • 9 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lots of good feature and great compatibility Guest • Nov 2015 • 7 agrees and 11 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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 version with additional functionality, SketchUp Pro. SketchUp comes with a 3D Gallery that lets you search for models and share yours.

    • Inventor is significantly more detailed and allows for the simulation of motion. Sketchup is a pretty rudimentary 3d drawing tool, and does not produce very high quality models or measurements, etc. Guest • Jul 2016 • 15 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Sketchup is very inaccurate compared to Inventor. While it is a good beginners tool, it cannot be used to make accurate engineering solutions Guest • Dec 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Web

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  • LibreCAD

    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. LibreCAD can read DWG files (and others) as of the latest Nightly build. It writes DXF files, but can also export SVG, JPG, PNG, PDF and other files.

    • LibreCAD is a simple 2D program without 3D modeling Guest • Jul 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 3d vs 2d. the end results of printed plans may not be too different but there's a large difference in use and also some different purposes for use. Guest • Apr 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Inventor is for 3D CAD, LibreCAD is for 2D CAD. Guest • May 2018 • 11 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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  • Autodesk AutoCAD

    AutoCAD is a leading CAD (computer-aided design) software used professionally throughout architectural, electrical, mechanical and other engineering and design industries. It was once available under a perpetual license but is now accessed solely through a subscription. That subscription supports cloud-based storage for easy access to designs across devices as well as continued development and feature additions which have been plenty.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... iPad

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  • SOLIDWORKS

    SOLIDWORKS is a leading 3D CAD software for design, analysis and product data management. SOLIDWORKS solutions can help boost productivity, harness intelligence, foster innovation, and facilitate collaboration. Through tight integration, SOLIDWORKS tools enable you to leverage 3D models throughout the organization, bringing processes together so you can get products to market faster.

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

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  • Autodesk Fusion 360

    Autodesk Fusion 360 Is an Integrated Form, Function and Fabrication Experience Quickly and easily explore product ideas in Fusion 360. Start by using simple free-form modeling tools to get just the right shape, or take a shortcut and seamlessly pull your existing data into your Fusion 360 project. Engineer and test it for function. Then prepare it for manufacturing by generating tool paths or using the 3D printing utility.

    Free Personal $ $ $ Mac Windows

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  • BRL-CAD

    BRL-CAD is a powerful cross-platform open source solid modeling system that includes interactive geometry editing, high-performance ray-tracing for rendering and geometric analysis, image and signal-processing tools, a system performance analysis benchmark suite, libraries for robust geometric representation, with more than 20 years of active development.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • BricsCAD

    BricsCAD the first all-in-one CAD design solution in .dwg that answers all your needs; 2D drafting, 3D modeling, mechanical design, and BIM. The BricsCAD® family of products brings a cost-effective, multi-platform CAD solution to Windows, macOS, and Linux. BricsCAD is available as a permanent/perpetual license & subscription license, for networked or stand-alone computers. You can also add All-In Maintenance for ease of keeping up-to-date.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • Designspark Mechanical

    DesignSpark Mechanical is a 3D modeling software reported to be easy to use so that all engineers will be able to create and share models. Designs can be linked directly to RS/Allied off-the-shelf components for automatic bill of materials generation, part numbers, and costs for included components. DesignSpark Mechanical can export to DXF, SketchUp, ECAD, OBJ, STEP, and STL formats.

    Free Windows

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  • Shapr3D

    Shapr3D is a revolutionary 3D modeling software created exclusively for your iPad Pro and your Apple Pencil. Shapr3D is the only truly mobile CAD app - a quick but precise way to create 3D models for engineering, design, 3D prints, and more. COMPATIBILITY Shapr3D is compatible with ALL major CAD software. You can export your works into a STL, STEP, or an IGES file.

    Freemium iPad

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