CADian Alternatives

    CADian is described as '2D/3D CAD provides a high degree of compatibility with the AutoCAD command set, as well as AutoLISP and ADS. That means you can get to work immediately using the AutoCAD files, commands and applications you rely on '. There are more than 25 alternatives to CADian for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is Autodesk AutoCAD. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try MakerSCAD or DoubleCAD XT. Other great apps like CADian are DraftSight (Paid), ZWCAD (Paid), CMS IntelliCAD (Paid) and CorelCAD (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 24, 2020

    1. 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.
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    2. DraftSight is a professional-grade, open 2D CAD product for users who want a better way to read, write and share DWG files. DraftSight is easy to use and is available for professional CAD users, students and educators to download and activate for free.
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    3. ZWCAD software, as a highly reliable and powerful CAD tool, meets the needs of 2D/3D design & drafting industry, including architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), mechanics, electronics...and anyone who creates CAD drawings.
    4. CMS IntelliCAD® is a full-featured Compatible CAD Software. CMS IntelliCAD also offers a full suite of 2D and 3D AutoCAD® software compatible drawing tools! It is the smartest choice for anyone who creates or communicates using CAD drawings.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      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 .
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    5. 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.

      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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      • 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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    6. 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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      DoubleCAD XT is an free AutoCAD LT work-alike.
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    7. ActCAD is a 2D Drafting and 3D Modeling CAD software meant for Engineers, Architects, and other technical consultants. ActCAD is a native DWG & DXF CAD software to create and edit drawings.
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