Catia Alternatives for Mac

    Catia is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac 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 13 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Catia are LibreCAD (Free, Open Source), Autodesk AutoCAD (Paid), MakerSCAD (Freemium, Open Source) and NX (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 5, 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 almost 4 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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 over 3 years ago

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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPad
      123D Design is a free, powerful, yet simple 3D creation and editing tool which supports many new 3D printers.

      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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    5. TouchCAD is a combined 3D modeling and unfolding program focusing on the ability to generate complex 3D shapes, and converting them into models possible to build physically.
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    6. 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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    7. Solid Modeling and NURBS Surfaces History Based Modeling Twinsting & Bending Shell/Hollow Parts | Convert 2D Profiles into 3D Texture Library of 1400+ Materials Autogenerate 2D Automatically
    8. Product and Packaging design | Furniture and cabinet design DIY manufacturing create precision models and export to CNC machines. Use more sophisticated editing to compliment rendering and animation packages.
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