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 (Paid), LibreCAD (Free, Open Source), OpenSCAD (Free, Open Source) and Autodesk Fusion 360 (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Jun 17, 2021

    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.
    2. 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 (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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      LibreCAD vs FreeCAD opinions
      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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      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

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      FreeCAD = 3D LibreCAD = 2D
      Negative comment 5 months ago

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      librecad is 2D whereas freecad is 3D
      Negative comment 11 months ago

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

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

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      librecad is 2d and freecad is 3d
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    3. 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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      OpenSCAD vs FreeCAD opinions
      Almost everyone thinks OpenSCAD is a great alternative to FreeCAD.
      Assurance of code based parameters
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    4. Integrated CAD, CAM, and CAE featuring collaborative editing and cloud-based computation. Free license available for students and hobbyists.
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      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.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      M_O_Z_G 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".
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    5. 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.
      • 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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      QCAD vs FreeCAD opinions
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      Easy to use, well maintained and regularly updated - rock stable
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    6. 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.
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    7. 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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    8. Onshape is a professional CAD system – Parts, Assemblies, Drawings – with version control and collaboration built in. Each Onshape plan (Free for STUDENTS, Professional & Enterprise) gives you all of the CAD and data management functionality with no time limit.
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