Open Source FreeCAD Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to FreeCAD is LibreCAD, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to FreeCAD and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to FreeCAD are OpenSCAD (Free, Open Source), SolveSpace (Free, Open Source), BRL-CAD (Free, Open Source) and Antimony (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 17, 2021

    Platforms

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Online
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Self-Hosted
    • Android Tablet
    • Sketchup
    • Blender
    • Figma
    • madewitharkit
    • AR Core
    • PortableApps.com
    • WebGL
    • Sketch

    Features

    • 3D modelling
    • Parametric Modeling
    • 3D design
    • 3d printing
    • Drawing 2D
    • DWG support
    • Mechanical Design
    • Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
    • Rendering
    • CAE
    • Bim
    • 3d Drawing
    • IntelliCAD
    • 3d sketching
    • Built-in 3D model viewer
    • 3d animation
    • Image to 3D
    • Portable
    • Convert PDF to DWG

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    • LibreCAD (originally QCad then CADuntu) is an open source 2D CAD application for Windows, Apple and Linux. View 108 alternatives to LibreCAD
      This alternative is disputed. LibreCAD is still a legitimate alternative to FreeCAD, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • PortableApps.com
      LibreCAD vs FreeCAD
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      chobo BEST DESIGN AND USABILITY
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      LibreCAD is 2D, FreeCAD is 3D parametric modeler
      Top negative comment  over 2 years ago

      11
      FreeCAD = 3D LibreCAD = 2D
      Negative comment 4 months ago

      0
      librecad is 2D whereas freecad is 3D
      Negative comment 10 months ago

      1
      LibreCAD is 2D, FreeCAD is 3D
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      0
      DarkRedman The major difference is that LibreCAD is 2D while FreeCAD is 3D
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

      8
      librecad is 2d and freecad is 3d
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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    • OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD objects. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, MS Windows and MacOS. View 35 alternatives to OpenSCAD
      Almost everyone thinks OpenSCAD is a great alternative to FreeCAD.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      OpenSCAD vs FreeCAD
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Assurance of code based parameters
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    • SolveSpace is a parametric 3D CAD program with extrude, revolve, union and difference functions. Save/Export as DXF, PDF, SVG, STL, STEP. Mesh generation expected by most 3d printers. Constraint solver point tracing for motion analysis. View 66 alternatives to SolveSpace
      Almost everyone thinks SolveSpace is a great alternative to FreeCAD.
    • Open source 3D geometry modeling system with a robust feature set developed over 20 years. View 66 alternatives to BRL-CAD
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • CAD tool from a parallel universe in which CAD software evolved from Lisp machines rather than drafting tables. View 16 alternatives to Antimony
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux


    • SALOME is an open-source software that provides a generic Pre- and Post-Processing platform for numerical simulation. View 22 alternatives to SALOME
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Sverchok is a parametric tool for architects and designers. You can use it to program objects' shapes without knowing any programming languages. View 7 alternatives to Sverchok
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Blender
    • CadQuery is an intuitive, easy-to-use python based language for building parametric 3D CAD models. CadQuery is for 3D CAD what jQuery is for javascript. View 15 alternatives to CadQuery
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
    • Powerfull 3D design tool for 3D printing, virtual reality and game engine. Exports to STL, OBJ, and HTML5 3D websites. View 103 alternatives to MakerSCAD

      Discontinued

      Site certificate expired. Software itself hasn't been updated in a very long time, is incomplete, and doesn't function

      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Chrome OS
    • Open source CAD/CAM software based on Open Cascade Technology with Step and Iges support. View 18 alternatives to HeeksCAD

      Discontinued

      Website no longer exists - Domain is for sale

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
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