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Open Source DraftSight Alternatives

The best open source alternative to DraftSight is LibreCAD. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to DraftSight and seven of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to DraftSight are BRL-CAD, MakerSCAD, Piglet Drawing Editor and Archimedes CAD.

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.
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    LibreCAD

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    • PortableApps.com
    110 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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    Most users think LibreCAD is a great alternative to DraftSight.
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    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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    BRL-CAD

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    • BSD
    70 alternatives to BRL-CAD 

    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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    MakerSCAD

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    • Linux
    • 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.
    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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    Piglet Drawing Editor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    19 alternatives to Piglet Drawing Editor 

    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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    Archimedes CAD

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    • Linux
    52 alternatives to Archimedes CAD 

    Archimedes is a free and open source CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. It is a robust system built over Eclipse’s Rich Client Java Platform fully based on plug ins. This means it is easily extensible but also has a pretty thin core that allows you to select the features you...

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsArchimedes CAD can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
      Discontinued

      The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 0.66, released in June 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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      gCAD3D

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      60 alternatives to gCAD3D 

      gCAD3D is a 3D CAD CAM application that features an integrated 3D OpenGL viewer, a program interpreter for geometry and NC-commands in 3D, an integrated NC-processor, and a programming interface for user programs.

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      SAMoCAD

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
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      • Linux
      16 alternatives to SAMoCAD 

      SAMoCAD designed to create simple drawings, primarily to architectural drawings. Development of the program is far from complete, but it is already possible to draw. There is partial DXF format support, at the moment almost all drafted in the program can be saved in DXF and can...

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