Open Source FreeCAD Alternatives

Popular open source Alternatives to FreeCAD for Linux, Windows, Mac, Self-Hosted, Web and more. Explore 22 apps like FreeCAD, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

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The list of alternatives was last updated: 9/23/2019 8:28:00 AM

Alternatives to FreeCAD for all platforms with Open Source License

  • 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.

    • The major difference is that LibreCAD is 2D while FreeCAD is 3D DarkRedmanMay 2019 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • LibreCAD is 2D, FreeCAD is 3D parametric modeler Guest • Jan 2019 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • librecad is 2d and freecad is 3d Guest • Apr 2018 • 4 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • This only does 2D CAD, not 3D CAD Guest • Oct 2015 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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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.

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    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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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  • Antimony

    Antimony is a computer-aided design (CAD) tool from a parallel universe in which CAD software evolved from Lisp machines rather than drafting tables. Antimony is built on three mostly-orthogonal axes: A framework for tracking information flow through directed acyclic graphs A geometry engine for doing CSG A standard library of shapes and transforms

    Free Open Source Mac Linux

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  • SALOME

    SALOME can be used as standalone application for generation of CAD models, their preparation for numerical calculations and post-processing of the calculation results. SALOME can also be used as a platform for integration of the external third-party numerical codes to produce a new application for the full life-cycle management of CAD models.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Sverchok

    verchok is a powerful parametric tool for architects, allowing geometry to be programmed visually with nodes. Mesh and geometry programming consists of combining basic elements such as: lists of indexed Vectors representing coordinates (Sverchok vectors are zero based) lists of grouped indices to represent edges and polygons. matrices (user-friendly rotation-scale-location transformations) Possibilities Comes with more than 150 nodes to help create and manipulate geometry.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Blender

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  • HeeksCAD

    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. Modify solids using blending, or boolean operations. Saves IGES, STEP and STL. Printer plot the 2D geometry or to HPGL. Imports and export dxf files; lines, arcs, ellipses, splines and polylines are supported.

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    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • CadQuery

    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. Imagine selecting Faces of a 3d object the same way you select DOM objects with JQuery! CadQuery has several goals: Build models with scripts that are as close as possible to how you'd describe the object to a human.

    Free Open Source Self-Hosted

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  • Linkage Mechanism Designer and Simulator

    Linkage is computer aided design software used for quick prototyping of linkage mechanisms. The number of operations needed to add a link and get it connected to other links in the mechanism has been minimized to the lowest number possible, making this program ideal for “throwing together” a working machine. The mechanism is edited and animated in the same window allowing for quick analysis and modification while working on a design. It is simplistic for a CAD program but that is the intent.

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • VARKON

    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. Varkon is a free CAD system and high level development tool for Engineering, Computer Aided Design and Product Modeling applications.

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

    Free Open Source Windows Linux


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