FreeCAD Alternatives and Similar Software

Alternatives to FreeCAD for Windows, Mac, Linux, Web, iPad and more. Filter by license to discover only free or Open Source alternatives. This list contains a total of 25+ apps similar to FreeCAD.

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The list of alternatives was last updated: 7/12/2020 12:07:00 PM

Alternatives to FreeCAD for all platforms with any license

  • SketchUp

    SketchUp (formerly Google Sketchup) is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design—and available in a freeware version, SketchUp Make, and a paid version with additional functionality, SketchUp Pro. SketchUp comes with a 3D Gallery that lets you search for models and share yours.

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Web

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  • LibreCAD

    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 can read DWG files (and others) as of the latest Nightly build. It writes DXF files, but can also export SVG, JPG, PNG, PDF and other files.

    • librecad is 2D whereas freecad is 3D Guest • 12 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • The major difference is that LibreCAD is 2D while FreeCAD is 3D DarkRedmanMay 2019 • 7 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • LibreCAD is 2D, FreeCAD is 3D parametric modeler Guest • Jan 2019 • 10 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • librecad is 2d and freecad is 3d Guest • Apr 2018 • 10 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This only does 2D CAD, not 3D CAD Guest • Oct 2015 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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  • Autodesk AutoCAD

    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. That subscription supports cloud-based storage for easy access to designs across devices as well as continued development and feature additions which have been plenty.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... iPad

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  • OpenSCAD

    OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD objects. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, MS Windows and MacOS. Unlike most free software for creating 3D models (such as the famous application Blender) it does not focus on the artistic aspects of 3D modelling but instead on the CAD aspects.

    • Assurance of code based parameters Guest • Oct 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • SOLIDWORKS

    SOLIDWORKS is a leading 3D CAD software for design, analysis and product data management. SOLIDWORKS solutions can help boost productivity, harness intelligence, foster innovation, and facilitate collaboration. Through tight integration, SOLIDWORKS tools enable you to leverage 3D models throughout the organization, bringing processes together so you can get products to market faster.

    • SolidWorks is an industry standard software suite the automotive industry. While FreeCAD offers more functionality, SolidWorks has a smoother interface, and professional support. Guest • May 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

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  • Autodesk Fusion 360

    Autodesk Fusion 360 Is an Integrated Form, Function and Fabrication Experience Quickly and easily explore product ideas in Fusion 360. Start by using simple free-form modeling tools to get just the right shape, or take a shortcut and seamlessly pull your existing data into your Fusion 360 project. Engineer and test it for function. Then prepare it for manufacturing by generating tool paths or using the 3D printing utility.

    • Does not work offline, no guarantee that tomorrow you will still be able to open your design. Guest • Apr 2020 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Relatively cheap solution for CAD modeling which give a lot of options to construct. Good for education and small production, feels like https://alternativeto.net/software/autodesk-inventor/ "lite". M_O_Z_GSep 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Personal $ $ $ Mac Windows

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  • BRL-CAD

    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 robust geometric representation, with more than 20 years of active development.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • BricsCAD

    BricsCAD the first all-in-one CAD design solution in .dwg that answers all your needs; 2D drafting, 3D modeling, mechanical design, and BIM. The BricsCAD® family of products brings a cost-effective, multi-platform CAD solution to Windows, macOS, and Linux. BricsCAD is available as a permanent/perpetual license & subscription license, for networked or stand-alone computers. You can also add All-In Maintenance for ease of keeping up-to-date.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • QCAD

    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. QCad uses the AutoCAD DXF file format internally and to save and import files. AutoCAD DWG support is available as a commercial plugin. QCAD is available in two versions: Community edition and Professional edition. QCAD Community Edition is free and open source.

    • Easy to use, well maintained and regularly updated - rock stable Guest • Apr 2020 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

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  • Shapr3D

    Shapr3D is a revolutionary 3D modeling software created exclusively for your iPad Pro and your Apple Pencil. Shapr3D is the only truly mobile CAD app - a quick but precise way to create 3D models for engineering, design, 3D prints, and more. COMPATIBILITY Shapr3D is compatible with ALL major CAD software. You can export your works into a STL, STEP, or an IGES file.

    Freemium iPad

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