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Autodesk Inventor Alternatives for Linux

Autodesk Inventor is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative 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 12 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Autodesk Inventor are LibreCAD, BRL-CAD, BricsCAD and Assetforge.

Autodesk Inventor alternatives are mainly CAD Software but may also be 3D Modelers or 3D Printing Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Autodesk Inventor.
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  1. FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License).

    ⚫︎ Parametric ModelingFreeCAD can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    ⚫︎ Procedural ModelingFreeCAD can create or modify 3D models and textures based on a sequence of rules.
    ⚫︎ PortableFreeCAD can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Lots of good feature and great compatibility

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    Would not open of arch linux

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    Wasn't able to do anything with it

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    LibreCAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableLibreCAD can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    LibreCAD vs Autodesk Inventor opinions
    This alternative is disputed. LibreCAD is still a legitimate alternative to Autodesk Inventor, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Inventor is for 3D CAD, LibreCAD is for 2D CAD.

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    Inventor is for 3D CAD, LibreCAD is for 2D CAD.

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    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.

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    LibreCAD is a simple 2D program without 3D modeling

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    BRL-CAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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...

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  4. 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.

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    Assetforge

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Asset Forge allows anyone to create 3D models and 2D sprites using building blocks. Finished assets are compatible with most available game engines.

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    Assetforge isn't even 3D modeling software at all. It just allows generate objects from predesigned parts.

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    VariCAD

    • Windows
    • Linux

    VariCAD is compact, fast, easy to use, and provides everything necessary for mechanical design. VariCAD is sold "fully loaded", including all features and functions, for one affordable price. The system contains:

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    MakerSCAD

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS

    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.

    ⚫︎ Parametric ModelingMakerSCAD can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
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    Discontinued

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

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    Siemens NX

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Siemens NX software is an integrated product design, engineering and manufacturing solution that helps you deliver better products faster and more efficiently.

    ⚫︎ Parametric ModelingSiemens NX can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
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  9. VARKON

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Varkon is a very powerful parametric 2D/3D CAD, modeling and application development tool for engineering, design, architecture, etc. It does 2D drafting, 2D and 3D modeling, sculptured surface modeling, and even animations.

    ⚫︎ Parametric ModelingVARKON can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
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    Discontinued

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

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    BricsCAD Shape

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    BricsCAD Shape lets you create without limits. Sculpt your ideas in solids from the start. It’s the power of free-form modeling with full CAD accuracy.

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