CadQuery Alternatives

    CadQuery is described as 'intuitive, easy-to-use python based language for building parametric 3D CAD models. CadQuery is for 3D CAD what jQuery is for javascript. Imagine selecting Faces of a 3d object the same way you select DOM objects with JQuery!' and is an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to CadQuery for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is FreeCAD, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like CadQuery are OpenSCAD (Free, Open Source), BRL-CAD (Free, Open Source), Antimony (Free, Open Source) and PTC Creo (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 16, 2021

    1. FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License).
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    2. OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD objects. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, MS Windows and MacOS.
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    3. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Antimony is a computer-aided design (CAD) tool from a parallel universe in which CAD software evolved from Lisp machines rather than drafting tables.
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    4. With Creo Parametric, and its extensions, you can create, analyze, view, and share designs downstream using 2D CAD, 3D CAD, and parametric and direct modeling capabilities.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      OpenJSCAD.org is a more up-to-date OpenJsCAD frontend where you can edit .jscad files either locally or online via JS editor (built-in). A few functions are available to make the transition from OpenSCAD to OpenJSCAD easier (OpenSCAD.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      ImplicitCAD is a programmatic CAD program, implemented in Haskell. Unlike traditional CAD programs, programmatic CAD programs use text descriptions of objects, as in programming. Concepts like variables, control structures and abstraction are used, just as in programming.
      • FreeOpen Source
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      HyperFun is a simple specialized high-level programming language. It is intended for modeling geometric objects and their internal volumetric properties (color, material density and others).
      • FreeOpen Source
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      pythonOCC is a 3D CAD/PLM development library for the Python programming language. It provides 3D hybrid modeling, data exchange (support for the STEP/IGES file
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      RapCAD is a Rapid prototyping CAD IDE for RepRap and RepStrap 3D printing machines.
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