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DraftSight Alternatives for Linux

DraftSight is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative 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 13 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to DraftSight are BRL-CAD, QCAD, BricsCAD and MakerSCAD.

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

    • 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.

    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

    • 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...



  3. 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.

  4. BricsCAD the first all-in-one CAD design solution in .dwg that answers all your needs; 2D drafting, 3D modeling, mechanical design, and BIM. BricsCAD is a cost-effective, innovative, and familiar CAD solution.

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    I have been using BrisCAD on Linux for nearly 10 years. It is really excellent.

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  5. 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



  6. 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.

  7. Archimedes CAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

  8. gCAD3D

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

  9. SAMoCAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

  10. ARES Commander

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    All the productive tools and smart features for 2D drafting and design that you expect at a reasonable price. With DWG 2010 as its primary drawing file format and DXF support.

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