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Online SketchUp Alternatives

There are many alternatives to SketchUp as a web app if you are looking for a replacement. The best Online alternative is FreeCAD, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to SketchUp and many of them are available as a web app so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Online alternatives to SketchUp are Sweet Home 3D, Autodesk AutoCAD, Blophome and Onshape.

SketchUp alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be CAD Software or Interior Design Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of SketchUp.
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  1. FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License).

    ⚫︎ Parametric ModelingFreeCAD can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    ⚫︎ Procedural ModelingFreeCAD can create or modify 3D models and textures based on a sequence of rules.
    ⚫︎ PortableFreeCAD can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    FreeCAD is a rich program for mechanical components or structures. There is more of a learning curve than Sketchup but can create professional drawings, analysis, simulation, assemblies, and more.

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    Love this software for 3d printing.

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    FreeCAD is a lot more difficult to use

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    I use both and they are not alternatives. Sktechup excels at drawing things realtime (to think in 3D). Freecad is cumbersome for that. Sketchup cannot do easily parametric modelling (with constraints, etc) or print blueprints. It only deals with triangles. Sketchup is easy to learn while Freecad has a steep learning curve.

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    You can't go in and draw parts as like Sketchup - not at all the same.

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    Sketchup is not a CAD software

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    Not the same audience. Just try to build a pyramid with FreeCAD and you will understand how far it is from sketchup.

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  2. 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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSweet Home 3D can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableSweet Home 3D is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    If you are looking for something related to home design, SweetHome3D is an excellent solution. But it is not a general purpose cad suite.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Its not general purpose, its to specific to be an alternative to virtually any other CAD program

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    Not a general purpose CAD program

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    SH3D is great for home projects but lacks a lot when compared to Sketchup. Simply don't share enough features to be comparable.

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    Sketchup is a more generic 3D modeller. Sweet Home 3D is a tool for house and furniture designs.

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  3. Autodesk AutoCAD icon

    Autodesk AutoCAD

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    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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    AutoCAD is beyond expensive and prices the average user completely out of the picture. There is no good reason for the exorbitant rising costs of this software. None!

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    If you're talking about Autodesk software the 3D software is Revit, which is amazing, but AutoCAD is much more suited to 2D modelling and doing 3D requires a larger time investment or understanding of procedural coding etc.

    As for Revit, it leaves Sketchup in the dust, but it's also very expensive(I didn't see it on the list even after scrolling down, hmm).

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    Blophome

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    • Android Tablet

    If you wish to design your bedroom, kitchen, study, living room, office, … without having to register and for free, BlopHome is the solution.

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    Almost everyone thinks Blophome is a great alternative to SketchUp.
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    Onshape

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    • Android
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    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.

    ⚫︎ Parametric ModelingOnshape can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Onshape simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableOnshape is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    It's web based. I want native 3D modeling software.

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    Linux = browser based, if I wanted browser apps I'd select web for platform.

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    Browser-based so no need to download or install anything.

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    Planner 5D

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    Planner 5D is a service that allows anyone create their own interior plans without any special skills.

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    Some users think Planner 5D is a great alternative to SketchUp, some don't.

    it dosent act like sketch up

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    Floorplanner

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    Floorplanner is the easiest, quickest, and best looking way to create and share interactive floor plans. Using point-and-click, drag-and-drop tools, you can make your house plan in minutes, and rearrange it as often as you want.

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    Most users think Floorplanner is a great alternative to SketchUp.
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    RoomSketcher

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    High quality 2D, 3D & interactive floor plans for interior designers, real estate pros, home stagers & home decor enthusiasts.

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    3DTin

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    3DTin is a browser based 3D modelling tool.

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    Discontinued

    Project discontinued in 2016

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    HomeByMe

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    Homebyme, Free online software to design and decorate your home in 3D. Create your plan in 3D and find interior design and decorating ideas to furnish your home

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