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

    1. Linkage is computer aided design software used for quick prototyping of linkage mechanisms.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Varkon is a very powerful parametric 2D/3D CAD, modeling and application development tool for engineering, design, architecture, etc. It does 2D drafting, 2D and 3D modeling, sculptured surface modeling, and even animations.

      Discontinued

      The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 1.19E, released in November 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.



    2. View, capture, personalize, and print 3D models. Download many kinds of 3D files and edit them using the 3D modeling space. Take a picture with your webcam and make it 3D.
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    3. scribble3d.com is a unique browser based 3d modelling tool to create 3d printable models.

      Discontinued

      Not actually available.

    4. The complete packaging solution to create and download die-cut templates immediately, view custom 3D Virtual models in real time and print high quality personalised package in 48Hrs.


    5. Powerful 3D design application featuring a variety of modeling personalities and tools with an easy to use interface to express and communicate your imagination.
    6. gCAD3D is a 3D CAD CAM application that features an integrated 3D OpenGL viewer, a program interpreter for geometry and NC-commands in 3D, an integrated NC-processor, and a programming interface for user programs.
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    7. CAD.FEM will assist you in designing and analyzing 3D models of structural elements or any other 3D models easily and accurately, and quickly.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      ImplicitCAD is a programmatic CAD program, implemented in Haskell. Unlike traditional CAD programs, programmatic CAD programs use text descriptions of objects, as in programming. Concepts like variables, control structures and abstraction are used, just as in programming.
    8. Archimedes is a free and open source CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. It is a robust system built over Eclipse’s Rich Client Java Platform fully based on plug ins.

      Discontinued

      The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 0.66, released in June 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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