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DraftSight Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to DraftSight for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. 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, BRL-CAD, QCAD and BricsCAD.

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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  1. LibreCAD icon

    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.

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    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. Autodesk AutoCAD icon

    Autodesk AutoCAD

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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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    Autodesk AutoCAD vs DraftSight opinions
    Most users think Autodesk AutoCAD is a great alternative to DraftSight.

    Not comparable in price to Draftsight

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  3. BRL-CAD icon

    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...

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    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.

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  5. 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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    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

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    Vectorworks

    • Mac
    • Windows

    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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    AutoQ3D CAD

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    AutoQ3D CAD is a full 2D and 3D CAD application that allows you to create, edit and share your drawings and designs. It is intended for everybody as professionals, sketchers, architects, engineers, designers, students and more.

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    Autodesk 123D Design

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPad

    Free download software to design 3d models for 3d printing and fabrication for Windows, Mac OS X, iphone, ipad

    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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    TurboCAD

    • Mac
    • Windows

    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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