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 (Free, Open Source), MakerSCAD (Freemium, Open Source), NX (Paid) and VariCAD (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 24, 2021

    1. FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License).
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      FreeCAD vs Catia opinions
      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.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      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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    2. 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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      Site certificate expired. Software itself hasn't been updated in a very long time, is incomplete, and doesn't function

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    3. 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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      They are aimed at the same target and share many features
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    4. 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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    5. SelfCAD is a browser-based 3D CAD/CAM software designed for the 3D printing community. It includes a 30,000+ library of guaranteed printable objects which can be downloaded, modified and printed all from within the SelfCAD suite.
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    6. 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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      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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