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FreeCAD Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to FreeCAD for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is SketchUp, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to FreeCAD and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to FreeCAD are Autodesk AutoCAD, LibreCAD, OpenSCAD and Autodesk Fusion 360.

FreeCAD alternatives are mainly CAD Software but may also be 3D Modelers or Interior Design Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of FreeCAD.
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FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License).

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  1. 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...

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    Some users think SketchUp is a great alternative to FreeCAD, some don't.
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    Autodesk AutoCAD

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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.

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    Most users think Autodesk AutoCAD is a great alternative to FreeCAD.


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    LibreCAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

    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.

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    This alternative is disputed. LibreCAD is still a legitimate alternative to FreeCAD, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    BEST DESIGN AND USABILITY

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    FreeCAD = 3D LibreCAD = 2D

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    librecad is 2D whereas freecad is 3D

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    LibreCAD is 2D, FreeCAD is 3D

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    The major difference is that LibreCAD is 2D while FreeCAD is 3D

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    LibreCAD is 2D, FreeCAD is 3D parametric modeler

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    librecad is 2d and freecad is 3d

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    OpenSCAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD objects. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, MS Windows and MacOS.

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    Almost everyone thinks OpenSCAD is a great alternative to FreeCAD.

    Assurance of code based parameters

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  5. Integrated CAD, CAM, and CAE featuring collaborative editing and cloud-based computation. Free license available for students and hobbyists.

    Freeform modeling & sculpting
    Autodesk Fusion 360 vs FreeCAD opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Autodesk Fusion 360 is still a legitimate alternative to FreeCAD, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Does not work offline, no guarantee that tomorrow you will still be able to open your design.

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    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".

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  6. 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.

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    Almost everyone thinks SolveSpace is a great alternative to FreeCAD.
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    BRL-CAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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...

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    QCAD

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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    Easy to use, well maintained and regularly updated - rock stable

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  9. BricsCAD the first all-in-one CAD design solution in .dwg that answers all your needs; 2D drafting, 3D modeling, mechanical design, and BIM. BricsCAD is a cost-effective, innovative, and familiar CAD solution.

    BricsCAD Dark and light mode
  10. Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate NURBS* curves, surfaces, and solids, point clouds, and polygon meshes. There are no limits on complexity, degree, or size beyond those of your hardware.

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