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Free DraftSight Alternatives

The best free alternative to DraftSight is LibreCAD, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to DraftSight and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to DraftSight are BRL-CAD, QCAD, pCon.planner and Onshape.

DraftSight alternatives are mainly CAD Software but may also be 3D Modelers or Interior Design Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of DraftSight.
This page was last updated Mar 17, 2022
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  1. LibreCAD icon

    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.

    On Mac
    LibreCAD vs DraftSight opinions
    Most users think LibreCAD is a great alternative to DraftSight.

    Commands are long winded - commands use not clear - struggles with DWG files

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    Very basic. Unable to create sheets and view ports. Doesn't work with DWG files. Is not a suitable alternative to DraftSight.

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    Simple and much faster. Needs to be able to import multiple files at once and be able to set default save types.

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    Doesn't open DWG files like Draftsight.

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  2. BRL-CAD icon

    BRL-CAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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    QCAD

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    QCAD is an application for computer aided drafting in 2D. With QCAD you can create technical drawings such as plans for buildings, interiors, mechanical parts or schemas and diagrams.

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  4. pCon.planner icon

    pCon.planner

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    The professional furnishing 2D-/3D-tool for everybody:.

    new Interface UI with Ribbon
  5. Onshape is a professional CAD system – Parts, Assemblies, Drawings – with version control and collaboration built in. Each Onshape plan (Free, Education, Professional, and Enterprise) gives you all of the CAD and data management functionality with no time limit.

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  6. MakerSCAD icon

    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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  7. AutoCAD 360 icon

    AutoCAD 360

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    AutoCAD 360 (formerly AutoCAD WS) lets you view, edit, and share DWG drawings through a web browser or mobile device. Now you have the freedom to work anywhere and with anyone.

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    progeCAD Smart

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    progeCAD Smart 2009 is a limited version of progeCAD . It is free for private, non-commercial use only.

    Import and Export to Google Earth with progeCAD Professional
  9. Piglet Drawing Editor icon

    Piglet Drawing Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    2-D engineering drawing editor that supports hierarchical object description. It is inspired by Hewlett-Packard's proprietary HP PIGLET (Personal Interactive Graphic Layout EdiTor), which later became the commercial Graffy editor by DURST CAD.

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    FreeDraft

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Free CAD software for your DWG and DXF files: A new 2D CAD product that provides professional CAD users, with a better way to read, write and share DWG files. Portable 2D CAD application for Windows with DWG/DXF support

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