BeckerCAD Alternatives

    BeckerCAD is described as '12 3D Pro includes comprehensive system libraries related to the following areas: Mechanical engineering Building services Cartography Architecture Fire, disaster and safety engineering Hydraulics, pneumatics, process engineering, power engineering Organization' and is a CAD Software in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 100 alternatives to BeckerCAD for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPad. The best alternative is FreeCAD, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like BeckerCAD are SketchUp (Freemium), LibreCAD (Free, Open Source), Autodesk AutoCAD (Paid) and SOLIDWORKS (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 4, 2021

    1. ABViewer is multipurpose software for managing drawings. It enables you to view, edit, convert (PDF to DWG included), measure and print DWG/DXF, PLT, STP, IGS and other files, as well as 3D models and raster images.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      AutoCAD 360 (formerly AutoCAD WS) lets you view, edit, and share DWG drawings through a web browser or mobile device. Now you have the freedom to work anywhere and with anyone.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      progeCAD Smart 2009 is a limited version of progeCAD . It is free for private, non-commercial use only. You need to register the software to continue using it after 30 days. Of course registration is totally free.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      Vectorworks is a computer-aided design (CAD) software program developed by Nemetschek North America that is used for drafting, technical drawing and 3D modeling. Vectorworks offers 2D, 3D, production management, and presentation capabilities for all phases of the design process.
    2. 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.
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    3. 4MCAD is a releable and low cost AutoCAD alternative. 4MCAD provides full DWG file compatibility, similar User Interface, as well as full support for AutoCAD commands, menus, scripts, styles, patterns.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPad
      123D Design is a free, powerful, yet simple 3D creation and editing tool which supports many new 3D printers.

      Discontinued

      Autodesk has discontinued their line of 123D apps and has consolidated features and workflow into Tinkercad, Fusion 360, and ReMake.

      Blog post:
      http://blog.123dapp.com/2016/12/important-news-about-the-next-chapter

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      • 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.

      Discontinued

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

    4. Want to focus your time and energy on developing designs to build a better world? MicroStation easily models, drafts, maps, renders and documents your projects.
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    5. View, capture, personalize, and print 3D models. Download many kinds of 3D files and edit them using the 3D modeling space. Take a picture with your webcam and make it 3D.
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