Autodesk Fusion 360 Alternatives for Linux

    Autodesk Fusion 360 is not available for Linux but there are a few alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is FreeCAD, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Autodesk Fusion 360 and four of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Autodesk Fusion 360 are Onshape (Free Personal), BRL-CAD (Free, Open Source) and BricsCAD Shape (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 19, 2021

    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.
      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.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      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.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      farahats9 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.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      It's the most similar to Fusion 360 while still being free.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

    2. 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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      Some users think Onshape is a great alternative to Autodesk Fusion 360, some don't.

    3. 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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      BricsCAD Shape lets you create without limits. Sculpt your ideas in solids from the start. It’s the power of free-form modeling with full CAD accuracy.
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      BricsCAD Shape vs Autodesk Fusion 360 opinions
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      You must buy any individually modules to work in Sheet, Part, Assembly, Welding and so you need much money for BricsCAD
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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