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Free Catia Alternatives

The best free alternative to Catia is FreeCAD, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Catia and 15 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Catia are LibreCAD, Shapr3D, Designspark Mechanical and MakerSCAD.

Catia 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 Catia.
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  1. FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License).

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    Most users think FreeCAD is a great alternative to Catia.

    Free, simple, many interfaces in and out (STP, IDS, STL ...), still in development, many forums and macros available. BUT some bugs remain, hopefully we can find a workaround.

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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.

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  3. Shapr3D is a revolutionary 3D modeling software created exclusively for your iPad Pro and your Apple Pencil.

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  4. Designspark Mechanical icon

    Designspark Mechanical

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    DesignSpark Mechanical is a 3D modeling software reported to be easy to use so that all engineers will be able to create and share models.

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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.

    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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  6. Autodesk 123D Design icon

    Autodesk 123D Design

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPad

    Free download software to design 3d models for 3d printing and fabrication for Windows, Mac OS X, iphone, ipad

    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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  7. Microsoft 3D Builder icon

    Microsoft 3D Builder

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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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  8. Draft it

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Draft It V4 is a powerful, easy to use 2D CAD Software package that is completely free to use. No restrictions means you're free to create, save and print your work with our unlimited free version.

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    cadasio

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Online

    Create online assembly and service instructions from your CAD data. The world is in 3D, so it makes sense your instructions are too.

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  10. DOC icon

    DOC

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    DOC is a software dedicated to the design and calculation of single-line diagrams of electrical systems in low and medium voltage, allowing the user to choose switching devices and security, and for verification and coordination of protective devices.

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