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Catia Alternatives for Linux

Catia is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is FreeCAD, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Catia and eight of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Catia are LibreCAD, VariCAD, MakerSCAD and Siemens NX.

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 icon

    FreeCAD

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    • PortableApps.com
    101 alternatives to 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...

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    1.  Parametric ModelingFreeCAD can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    2.  Procedural ModelingFreeCAD can create or modify 3D models and textures based on a sequence of rules.
    3.  PortableFreeCAD can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think FreeCAD is a great alternative to Catia.
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    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

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    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    111 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  PortableLibreCAD can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  LightweightLibreCAD consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Support for LayersLibreCAD supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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  3. VariCAD icon

    VariCAD

    • Windows
    • Linux
    28 alternatives to VariCAD 

    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. The system contains:

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  4. MakerSCAD icon

    MakerSCAD

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    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    107 alternatives to MakerSCAD 

    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.

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    1.  Parametric ModelingMakerSCAD can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
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    Site certificate expired. Software itself hasn't been updated in a very long time, is incomplete, and doesn't function

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    Siemens NX

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    13 alternatives to Siemens NX 

    Siemens NX software is an integrated product design, engineering and manufacturing solution that helps you deliver better products faster and more efficiently.

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    1.  Parametric ModelingSiemens NX can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
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    They are aimed at the same target and share many features

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    OpenVSP (Vehicle Sketch Pad)

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    • Linux
    1 alternatives to OpenVSP (Vehicle Sketch Pad) 

    OpenVSP (Vehicle Sketch Pad) is a geometry modeling tool for conceptual aircraft design. The software rapidly models aircraft configurations without expending the expertise required for traditional Computer Aided Design (CAD) packages.

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    SelfCAD

    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    62 alternatives to SelfCAD  

    SelfCAD is a simple but powerful 3D modeling software being used by beginners, professionals as well as both small and large businesses to create their 3D designs. With the program, users can be able to model, sculpt, render, and even slice designs.

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    Electra Cloud

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    • Online
    • Android
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    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Vecta
    • Chromecast
    14 alternatives to Electra Cloud 

    Electra® Cloud offers impressive benefits that more than save time or eliminate tedious work, it leaves then engineer free to focus on the important parts of a design, the control scheme, operations and safety of the entire machine.

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