Alternatives to SketchUp for Linux with any 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...

    • Sketch up is sold on how easy it is to use. Blender is god level complex. Guest • Jul 2017 • 79 agrees and 21 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Good generic 3D modeller, but not as suited for quick space modelling. naught101Jul 2017 • 46 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Blender is more geared toward 3D art like for gaming rather than structure modeling. Guest • Jul 2017 • 48 agrees and 14 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Blender is a graphic artist's tool. SketchUp is an architect's tool. SketchUp is very intuitive, but Blender is very complicated and not intuitive at all. Guest • Apr 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Take a look at archipack 2.0 for blender 2.8 https://youtu.be/mNZGM2XAGw8 Guest • Mar 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Extremely complex. Not set up for cad. Guest • Feb 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Blender is very complex and much harder to use than SketchUp Guest • Nov 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • SketchUp is really easy, and Blender is not. Guest • Oct 2017 • 12 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's a powerful 3D modeling tool but somewhat harder to use than Sketchup. octave_clavetNov 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Both make 3d models. That is the only thing they share in common Guest • Dec 2018 • 1 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 • 10 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 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not a quick structure-modelling program Guest • Sep 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 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 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not the same target audience or purpose Guest • Feb 2018 • 3 agrees and 0 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 • 8 agrees and 0 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 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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  • FreeCAD

    FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License). FreeCAD is aimed directly at mechanical engineering and...

    • Love this software for 3d printing. Guest • Oct 2018 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • FreeCAD is not nearly as simple to use. Guest • Jan 2016 • 3 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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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.

    • 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
    • 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 • 24 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not a general purpose CAD program Guest • Aug 2018 • 0 agrees and 1 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 • 18 agrees and 4 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
    • Sketchup is a more generic 3D modeller. Sweet Home 3D is a tool for house and furniture designs. Guest • Mar 2017 • 7 agrees and 1 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

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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 • 24 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not 3D. Otherwise, fine program. Guest • Apr 2017 • 1 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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  • 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...

    • The manner in which you draw a shape, enter dimensions, and push/pull a flat plane shape are the most similar to the SketchUp workflow of any 3D/CAD program I have used. Guest • May 2019 Disagree   Agree

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  • BricsCAD

    A powerful CAD platform, with features familiar to you from native .dwg applications. BricsCAD unifies advanced 2D design with the intelligence of 3D direct modeling....

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  • Onshape

    Onshape is the first full-cloud 3D CAD system. It runs in a web browser and on any mobile device.

    • Browser-based so no need to download or install anything. melissaferriNov 2018 • 1 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

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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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  • 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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • SALOME

    SALOME is an open-source software that provides a generic Pre- and Post-Processing platform for numerical simulation. .

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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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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