Free FreeCAD Alternatives

    The best free alternative to FreeCAD is SketchUp. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to FreeCAD and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to FreeCAD are LibreCAD (Free, Open Source), OpenSCAD (Free, Open Source), Autodesk Fusion 360 (Free Personal) and Shapr3D (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jun 17, 2021

      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • 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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      Most users think Autodesk 123D Design is a great alternative to FreeCAD.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      Antimony is a computer-aided design (CAD) tool from a parallel universe in which CAD software evolved from Lisp machines rather than drafting tables.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      SALOME can be used as standalone application for generation of CAD models, their preparation for numerical calculations and post-processing of the calculation results.
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    1. DesignSpark Mechanical is a 3D modeling software reported to be easy to use so that all engineers will be able to create and share models.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Blender
      verchok is a powerful parametric tool for architects, allowing geometry to be programmed visually with nodes.
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    2. 3D Orchard is a free online platform for crowdsourced design. It includes free, built-in CAD tools and everything needed to turn an idea into a physical product. Because the computer-aided design (CAD) tools are built-in and free, people can edit and evolve each others 3D models.
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    3. 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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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Chrome OS
      • Figma
      • madewitharkit
      • AR Core
      • WebGL
      • Sketch
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Vectary is the most accessible 3D and Augmented Reality design platform. Create an account for free online. No app download needed. Build immersive experiences for the real world. Publish 3D and Augmented Reality content to any website.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      HeeksCAD is a free, open source, CAD application - Imports solid models from STEP and IGES files. Draws construction geometry and lines and arcs. Creates new primitive solids, or make solids by extruding a sketch or by making a lofted solid between sketches.

      Discontinued

      Website no longer exists - Domain is for sale

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    4. Unique free 2.5 CAD software where you can: design your part quickly and easily, get instant pricing, and order online. Import DXF/IGES/STEP, Export:DXF/IGES/STEP/STL.
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