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Free Autodesk Fusion 360 Alternatives

The best free alternative to Autodesk Fusion 360 is FreeCAD, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Autodesk Fusion 360 and 14 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Autodesk Fusion 360 are SketchUp, OpenSCAD, BRL-CAD and MeshLab.

Autodesk Fusion 360 alternatives are mainly CAD Software but may also be 3D Modelers or 3D Printing Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Autodesk Fusion 360.
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  • Free PersonalProprietary
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  • Windows

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  1. FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License).

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    FreeCAD vs Autodesk Fusion 360 opinions
    Almost everyone thinks FreeCAD is a great alternative to Autodesk Fusion 360.
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    It is free and works on Linux while Fusion 360 is susceptible to license changes at any time. FreeCAD currently has some issues in the UX and ease of use compared to Fusion 360 but once you get used to the workflow you can use it as full alternative.

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    It's the most similar to Fusion 360 while still being free.

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    FreeCad has been my go to since I left school, and the free student demo of solid works, as there are many packages you can add on to make it more customization. In my opinion, FreeCAD vs Solidworks is like Windows vs Linux, SW polished early with money, but given time, FreeCAD can find a huge market and be a serious competitor.

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    Uses constrain sketch design and is a quite different interface from Fusion 360, but the essential core is pretty similar and an excellent alternative especially for linux users that don't want to mess with wine.

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  2. 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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    This alternative is disputed. SketchUp is still a legitimate alternative to Autodesk Fusion 360, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Sketchup is not a parametric Cad Software

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    Does not function in the same way as fusion 360

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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.

    Rendering a model
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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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    MeshLab

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    System for processing and editing 3D triangular meshes, provides a set of tools for editing, cleaning, healing, inspecting, rendering, texturing and converting meshes.

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

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    Onshape vs Autodesk Fusion 360 opinions
    Some users think Onshape is a great alternative to Autodesk Fusion 360, some don't.
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    Cloud-based, better performance, more powerful modeling tools, efficient collaboration and data management, and better cross-platform compatibility.

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  7. 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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  8. Shapr3D is a revolutionary 3D modeling software created exclusively for your iPad Pro and your Apple Pencil.

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    Shapr3D vs Autodesk Fusion 360 opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Shapr3D is still a legitimate alternative to Autodesk Fusion 360, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Fusion 360 runs only on pc or mac so an iPad-only alternative doesn't seem to match up with the search

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  9. 3D Orchard is a free online platform for crowdsourced design. It includes free, built-in CAD tools and everything needed to turn an idea into a physical product. Because the computer-aided design (CAD) tools are built-in and free, people can edit and evolve each others 3D models.

    Browsing through public, editable designs on 3D Orchard.
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    Designspark Mechanical

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    DesignSpark Mechanical is a 3D modeling software reported to be easy to use so that all engineers will be able to create and share models.

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