Alternatives to Sketchup for all platforms with Open Source License

  • Blender

    Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and...

    • Sketch up is sold on how easy it is to use. Blender is god level complex. Guest • Jul 2017 • 49 agrees and 10 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Good generic 3D modeller, but not as suited for quick space modelling. naught101Jul 2017 • 32 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Blender is more geared toward 3D art like for gaming rather than structure modeling. Guest • Jul 2017 • 35 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • SketchUp is really easy, and Blender is not. Guest • Oct 2017 • 7 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • There is a steep learning curve to blender which can put those who are used to sketchup's simpler interface at a disadvantage. It's functionality is also for animation and 3d modeling, not exactly archeitechtual builds. Guest • Nov 2017 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's not easy enough as sketchup. It can be an alternative for 3dsmax and maya maybe. Guest • Oct 2017 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Sketchup is ideal for quick and dirty space + structure modeling. Blender is an in-depth 3D modeling software, and it's not easy OR quick to use for that kind of task. Guest • Jan 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • SketchUp is used for quick, easy, and simple modelling of things like buildings, rooms, or general objects. Blender is used for general modelling for characters, objects, complex environments, and animation use. While Blender supports and trumps SketchUp's featureset, Blender is a completely different beast for untrained individuals due to Blender's dramatically increased flexibility. Guest • Apr 2018 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Blender has more features than most other free and open source applications that I've seen. The fact that it has so many bundled capabilities is amazing. It's been used by itself to create feature-length movies! coralofOct 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Blender is very complex and much harder to use than SketchUp Guest • 12 days ago Disagree   Agree

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  • Sweet Home 3D

    Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design Java application that helps you draw the plan of your house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D.

    • Sketchup is far more generic and can be used for creating 3D printing models. Sweet Home 3D is a targeted application designed for laying out house designs. Guest • Jun 2016 • 19 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • If you are looking for something related to home design, SweetHome3D is an excellent solution. But it is not a general purpose cad suite. Guest • Jan 2017 • 14 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Sketchup is a more generic 3D modeller. Sweet Home 3D is a tool for house and furniture designs. Guest • Mar 2017 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • one is a modeling software that alows to make anything from scratch the other(sweet home 3d) is specifically to make house and furniture arrangements and while it has some freedom, it is still limited to that idea Guest • Feb 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very easy to learn. Has a huge library of "furniture" and other assets developed and shared by users. Has 3D photo's and video virtual tours. May not be that great for detailed framing plans and elevations. Guest • Feb 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • SH3D is great for home projects but lacks a lot when compared to Sketchup. Simply don't share enough features to be comparable. Guest • Mar 2018 Disagree   Agree

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  • 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...

    • LibreCAD is a 2D CAD software. Sketchup is a 3D software. Guest • Jun 2017 • 20 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Good 2D drawing, has isometrics as well, reads DXF but isn't an alternative to a 3D CAD software assembling blocks. FreeCAD is better but a difficult to make the parts. Guest • Mar 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • Wings 3D

    Wings 3D is a subdivision modeler inspired by Nendo and Mirai from Izware. It is possible to assign materials, vertex color, UV coordinates and textures, but there...

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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...

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  • K-3D

    K-3D is free-as-in-freedom 3D modeling and animation software. It features a plugin-oriented procedural engine for all of its content, making K-3D a very versatile and...

    • Discontinued According to the official website k-3d.org : The latest "source code" release is from November 2015. And the latest binary executable release is even older. According to its Sourceforge page ( https://sourceforge.net/projects/k3d/files/K-3D Win32 Binaries/ ), latest release is from june 2010.

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  • NaroCAD

    The goal of this project is to develop a fully fledged and extensible 3D CAD software based on the concept of parametric modeling of solids, comparable to well known...

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.8.8, released in December 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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  • GLC_Player

    GLC_Player is a software used to view 3D models (COLLADA 3DXML OBJ 3DS STL OFF and COFF format are supported) and to navigate easily in these models. With the album...

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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....

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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...

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  • Armory

    Armory is an open-source 3D game engine with full Blender integration, turning it into a complete game development tool. The result is a unified workflow from start to...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Blender

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  • DeleD CE

    DeleD is a 3D modeler and level-editor combined into one. It focuses at game development and is specifically designed to create static objects/worlds. Other areas in...

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  • Sverchok

    Sverchok is a parametric tool for architects and designers. You can use it to program objects' shapes without knowing any programming languages.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Blender

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