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LDraw Alternatives

LDraw is described as 'open standard for LEGO CAD programs that allow the user to create virtual LEGO models and scenes' and is a 3D Modeler in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to LDraw for Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Sketchup. The best alternative is SketchUp, which is free. Other great apps like LDraw are LeoCAD, LEGO Digital Designer, Assetforge and Mecabricks.com.

LDraw alternatives are mainly CAD Software but may also be 3D Modelers or Interior Design Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of LDraw.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

LDraw is an open standard for LEGO CAD programs that allow the user to create virtual LEGO models and scenes.

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  1. SketchUp (formerly Google Sketchup) is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design—and available in a freeware version, SketchUp Make, and a paid...

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    LeoCAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    LeoCAD is a CAD program for creating virtual LEGO models. It has an easy to use interface and currently includes over 6000 different pieces created by the LDraw community.

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  3. LEGO Digital Designer icon

    LEGO Digital Designer

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    LEGO Digital Designer, or LDD, is a free computer program produced by the LEGO Group. The program allows users to build models using virtual LEGO bricks, in a computer-aided design like manner.

    Discontinued

    Discontinued as of 2018, as it's website shows (https://web.archive.org/web/20180209234326/https://www.lego.com/en-us/ldd/)

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    Assetforge

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Asset Forge allows anyone to create 3D models and 2D sprites using building blocks. Finished assets are compatible with most available game engines.

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    Mecabricks.com

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Mecabricks is the first web service to create, publish and display 3D models and 3D Renderings made with LEGO® bricks. No need to install any plugin, it simply works.

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    Stud.io

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online

    Stud.io is a powerful but intuitive CAD-like software for building model brick creations, giving the feeling of building with LEGO in real life. It's fully integrated with Bricklink.

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    MLCAD

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    MLCad (Mike's Lego CAD) is a powerful CAD system specifically designed to create building instructions as known from Lego, for your own Lego models and creations.

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    LDCad

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    LDCad is a multiplatform LDraw (virtual LEGO) editor that lets you edit LDraw model documents in real-time.

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    Bricksmith

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Bricksmith allows you to create virtual instructions for your Lego creations on your Mac. The magic is based on the LDraw library, a collection of 3D models of Lego building blocks created by enthusiasts from around the world.

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    BricsCAD Shape

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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