DraftSight Alternatives for Mac

DraftSight is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The most popular Mac alternative is Small LibreCAD iconLibreCAD, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to DraftSight and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to DraftSight are Small Autodesk AutoCAD iconAutodesk AutoCAD (Paid), Small BRL-CAD iconBRL-CAD (Free, Open Source), Small BricsCAD iconBricsCAD (Paid) and Small QCAD iconQCAD (Free Personal).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Jul 12, 2020

  • LibreCAD (originally QCad then CADuntu) is an open source 2D CAD application for Windows, Apple and Linux.
    Most users think this is great alternative to DraftSight.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    Gu
    Doesn't open DWG files like Draftsight.

    Negative comment • 9 months ago • 10 users agree and 2 don't.

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

    Negative comment • 2 months ago • 0 users agree.

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

    Negative comment • 3 months ago • 1 users agree.

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  • Professional 2D and 3D CAD software with specialized tools for use across design and engineering disciplines.
    Most users think this is great alternative to DraftSight.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad


  • Open source 3D geometry modeling system with a robust feature set developed over 20 years.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • 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.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    le
    I have been using BrisCAD on Linux for nearly 10 years. It is really excellent.

    Positive comment • 9 months ago • 0 users agree.

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  • QCAD is an application for computer aided drafting in 2D.
    • Free Personal
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
  • Onshape is the first full-cloud 3D CAD system. It runs in a web browser and on any mobile device.
    • Free Personal
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • 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

    • Free Personal
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPad
  • TurboCAD is a CAD software suite, with several different feature levels.
    • Mac
    • Windows
  • Simply Smart CAD. DesignFreeQ is an easy to use CAD modeller.
    • Mac
    • Windows
  • AutoQ3D CAD is a full 2D and 3D CAD application that allows you to create, edit and share your drawings and designs.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad