MacDraft Alternatives

    MacDraft is described as 'Professional, powerful 2D CAD, drafting, technical illustration, architectural drawing and more in one easy-to-use, CAD software package' and is an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to MacDraft for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPad. The best alternative is FreeCAD, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like MacDraft are SketchUp (Freemium), LibreCAD (Free, Open Source), Autodesk AutoCAD (Paid) and SOLIDWORKS (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 15, 2021

    1. IronCAD is the productivity leader when it comes to moving creative ideas into full 3D reality by utilising a breakthrough Creative Design approach that delivers a level of design freedom unmatched in the industry today where users are able to edit their design at any stage.
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    2. CMS IntelliCAD® is a full-featured Compatible CAD Software. CMS IntelliCAD also offers a full suite of 2D and 3D AutoCAD® software compatible drawing tools! It is the smartest choice for anyone who creates or communicates using CAD drawings.
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    3. MakerSCAD is a web-based parametric 3D design software with a block-based programming language to create objects for 3D printing, animations, games and websites.

      Discontinued

      Site certificate expired. Software itself hasn't been updated in a very long time, is incomplete, and doesn't function

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      • Windows
      KOMPAS-3D is for creating three-dimensional associative models for individual parts and assembly's containing both original and standardized elements. The parametric technology allows quickly obtaining models for typical products basing on a once designed prototype.
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    4. Solid Edge is an industry-leading mechanical design system with exceptional tools for creating and managing 3D digital prototypes.


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      AutoCAD 360 (formerly AutoCAD WS) lets you view, edit, and share DWG drawings through a web browser or mobile device. Now you have the freedom to work anywhere and with anyone.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      progeCAD Smart 2009 is a limited version of progeCAD . It is free for private, non-commercial use only. You need to register the software to continue using it after 30 days. Of course registration is totally free.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      Vectorworks is a computer-aided design (CAD) software program developed by Nemetschek North America that is used for drafting, technical drawing and 3D modeling. Vectorworks offers 2D, 3D, production management, and presentation capabilities for all phases of the design process.
    5. VariCAD is compact, fast, easy to use, and provides everything necessary for mechanical design. VariCAD is sold "fully loaded", including all features and functions, for one affordable price.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Varkon is a very powerful parametric 2D/3D CAD, modeling and application development tool for engineering, design, architecture, etc. It does 2D drafting, 2D and 3D modeling, sculptured surface modeling, and even animations.

      Discontinued

      The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 1.19E, released in November 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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