Alternatives to SketchUp for Windows with any license

  • 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...

    • Not the same audience. Just try to build a pyramid with FreeCAD and you will understand how far it is from sketchup. Guest • Jan 2020 • 12 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Love this software for 3d printing. Guest • Oct 2018 • 13 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • FreeCAD is not nearly as simple to use. Guest • Jan 2016 • 16 agrees and 19 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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 • 90 agrees and 24 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Good generic 3D modeller, but not as suited for quick space modelling. naught101Jul 2017 • 49 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Blender is more geared toward 3D art like for gaming rather than structure modeling. Guest • Jul 2017 • 52 agrees and 17 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Sketch up is more geared for designing a table or a house. Blender seem more like creation a Pixar animated movie. Guest • Sep 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • SketchUp is really easy, and Blender is not. Guest • Oct 2017 • 13 agrees and 1 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 • 2 agrees and 1 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
    • Another comment says Blender is "God level complex". I'm gonna get hate for saying this, but I think "hell-level complex" is more like it. I respect that it's an amazing and powerful (insular) community-driven project, but intuitive and inviting it is not. Thus the fork "B for Artists", which seems promising. ChangeMachineAug 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Too complex. "3D for everyone" is Sketchup's tagline. Guest • Aug 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 • 4 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
    • 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
    • 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 • 10 agrees and 0 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 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 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not the same target audience or purpose Guest • Feb 2018 • 3 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

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... Haiku Steam

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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 • 37 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Its not general purpose, its to specific to be an alternative to virtually any other CAD program Guest • Dec 2019 • 6 agrees and 0 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 • 24 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not a general purpose CAD program Guest • Aug 2018 • 4 agrees and 2 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 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Sketchup is a more generic 3D modeller. Sweet Home 3D is a tool for house and furniture designs. Guest • Mar 2017 • 8 agrees and 1 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 • 1 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 • 6 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web Solaris

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  • 123D

    Autodesk 123D is a suite of hobbyist CAD and modelling tools created by Autodesk. As well as the more basic drawing and modelling capabilities it also has assembly and...

    • Discontinued
      Autodesk has discontinued their line of 123d apps.

    Free Personal Mac Windows iPad

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  • pCon.planner

    The professional furnishing 2D-/3D-tool for everybody: The pCon.planner is a cost-free application allowing you to comfortably and professionally create complex...

    • Beautifully designed interface, very intuitive, wide gallery of 3D objetcs to use, and free... What's not to like. Guest • May 2018 • 6 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Windows

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