Open Source DraftSight Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to DraftSight is LibreCAD, which is both free and Open Source. 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 (Free, Open Source), MakerSCAD (Freemium, Open Source), gCAD3D (Free, Open Source) and Archimedes (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 15, 2021

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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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      LibreCAD vs DraftSight opinions
      Most users think LibreCAD is a great alternative to DraftSight.
      Doesn't open DWG files like Draftsight.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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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.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      Commands are long winded - commands use not clear - struggles with DWG files
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      1
      Simple and much faster. Needs to be able to import multiple files at once and be able to set default save types.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    1. 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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    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.

      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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    3. 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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    4. 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.

      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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      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.
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    5. 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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