DraftSight Alternatives for Mac

    DraftSight is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac 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 many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to DraftSight are Autodesk AutoCAD (Paid), QCAD (Free Personal), BRL-CAD (Free, Open Source) and BricsCAD (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jun 17, 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

      7
      Very basic. Unable to create sheets and view ports. Doesn't work with DWG files. Is not a suitable alternative to DraftSight.
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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      Commands are long winded - commands use not clear - struggles with DWG files
      Negative comment 12 months ago

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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.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    1. AutoCAD is a leading CAD (computer-aided design) software used professionally throughout architectural, electrical, mechanical and other engineering and design industries. It was once available under a perpetual license but is now accessed solely through a subscription.
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      Most users think Autodesk AutoCAD is a great alternative to DraftSight.


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      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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    2. 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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    3. 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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      BricsCAD vs DraftSight opinions
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      lewtwo I have been using BrisCAD on Linux for nearly 10 years. It is really excellent.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    4. Onshape is a professional CAD system – Parts, Assemblies, Drawings – with version control and collaboration built in. Each Onshape plan (Free for STUDENTS, Professional & Enterprise) gives you all of the CAD and data management functionality with no time limit.
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    5. 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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      • Free PersonalProprietary
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      • 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

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      Vectorworks is a computer-aided design (CAD) software program developed by Nemetschek North America that is used for drafting, technical drawing and 3D modeling. Vectorworks offers 2D, 3D, production management, and presentation capabilities for all phases of the design process.
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      TurboCAD is a CAD software suite, with several different feature levels. It is a competitor to the likes of Autodesk's AutoCAD program, and is used by engineers, architects and hobbyists.
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