Autodesk Inventor Alternatives for Mac

Autodesk Inventor is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The most popular Mac alternative is Small FreeCAD iconFreeCAD, 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 many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Autodesk Inventor are Small SketchUp iconSketchUp (Freemium), Small LibreCAD iconLibreCAD (Free, Open Source), Small Autodesk AutoCAD iconAutodesk AutoCAD (Paid) and Small Autodesk Fusion 360 iconAutodesk Fusion 360 (Free Personal).

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 Mac 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 • 16 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Lots of good feature and great compatibility Guest • Nov 2015 • 9 agrees and 16 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 • 16 agrees and 3 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 • 3 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 • 3 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 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Inventor is for 3D CAD, LibreCAD is for 2D CAD. Guest • May 2018 • 12 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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  • 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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  • Assetforge

    Asset Forge allows anyone to create 3D models and 2D sprites using building blocks. Finished assets are compatible with most available game engines. You'll have access to a large library of pre-made blocks, they're each grouped in different categories. You can place an unlimited number of blocks in your creation after which it's possible to export and use in the game engine for your choice.

    • Assetforge isn't even 3D modeling software at all. It just allows generate objects from predesigned parts. M_O_Z_GSep 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • CorelCAD

    Enhance your visual communication expertise with the precision of superior 2D drafting and 3D design tools available in CorelCAD™ 2019. It’s the smart, affordable solution for drawing detailed elements in technical design. With native .DWG file support, and optimization for Windows and macOS, this computer aided design software can increase productivity and performance.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows

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  • Autodesk 123D Design

    123D Design is a free, powerful, yet simple 3D creation and editing tool which supports many new 3D printers.

    • It's easy and fun to use. It can even make stop motion animations if you manage to find out how! If you want a free and easy alternative to Autodesk Inventor, then this is for you. (It's also suitable for 3D Printers!) Guest • Dec 2017 Disagree   Agree

    Free Personal Mac Windows iPad

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