Open Source Autodesk Inventor Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Autodesk Inventor is FreeCAD, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Autodesk Inventor and five of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Autodesk Inventor are LibreCAD (Free, Open Source), BRL-CAD (Free, Open Source), MakerSCAD (Freemium, Open Source) and VARKON (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 17, 2021

    Platforms

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Online
    • iPad
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • PortableApps.com
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Sketchup

    Features

    • 3D modelling
    • 3D design
    • Parametric Modeling
    • Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
    • Drawing 2D
    • DWG support
    • 3d printing
    • Mechanical Design
    • CAE
    • 3d Drawing
    • Rendering
    • Sketching
    • Bim
    • Image to 3D
    • IntelliCAD
    • FEM
    • Built-in 3D model viewer
    • 3d sketching
    • 3d animation

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    • FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License). View 93 alternatives to FreeCAD
      Some users think FreeCAD is a great alternative to Autodesk Inventor, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      FreeCAD vs Autodesk Inventor
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Wasn't able to do anything with it
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      5
      Would not open of arch linux
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      0
      Lots of good feature and great compatibility
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

      -8
    • LibreCAD (originally QCad then CADuntu) is an open source 2D CAD application for Windows, Apple and Linux. View 108 alternatives to LibreCAD
      This alternative is disputed. LibreCAD is still a legitimate alternative to Autodesk Inventor, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      LibreCAD vs Autodesk Inventor
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Inventor is for 3D CAD, LibreCAD is for 2D CAD.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

      13
      Inventor is for 3D CAD, LibreCAD is for 2D CAD.
      Negative comment 8 months ago

      0
      LibreCAD is a simple 2D program without 3D modeling
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      3
      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.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

      1


    • Open source 3D geometry modeling system with a robust feature set developed over 20 years. View 66 alternatives to BRL-CAD
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Powerfull 3D design tool for 3D printing, virtual reality and game engine. Exports to STL, OBJ, and HTML5 3D websites. View 103 alternatives to MakerSCAD

      Discontinued

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

      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Chrome OS
    • Varkon is a very powerful parametric 2D/3D CAD, modeling and application development tool for engineering, design, architecture, etc. View 32 alternatives to VARKON

      Discontinued

      The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 1.19E, released in November 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
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