Etabs is described as 'For nearly 30 years, ETABS has been recognized as the industry standard for Building Analysis and Design Software. Today, continuing in the same tradition, ETABS has evolved into a completely integrated building analysis and design environment'. There are more than 25 alternatives to Etabs for Windows, Linux, Mac and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is midas Civil. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try SkyCiv Structural 3D or Estru3D. Other great apps like Etabs are RISA-3D (Paid), RISA-2D (Paid), SAP2000 (Paid) and RAM Elements (Paid).
SkyCiv Structural 3D is a powerful structural analysis and design software on the cloud. Nothing to install or download and users can subscribe on a month-to-month basis so there's no life long commitment. It's also free to get started.
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SkyCiv Structural 3D vs Etabs opinions
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skyciv Much easier to use and more affordable. Etabs also takes a lot longer to build my model
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