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    MLCAD Alternatives

    MLCAD is described as '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' and is a CAD software in the photos & graphics category. There are nine alternatives to MLCAD for Mac, Windows, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is LEGO Digital Designer, which is free. Other great apps like MLCAD are LeoCAD, Mecabricks.com, Stud.io and LDraw.

    MLCAD is mainly a 3D Modeler but alternatives to it may also be CAD Softwares. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of MLCAD.
    This page was last updated May 22, 2022
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    1. 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.

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

    2. 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.


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


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      LDCad is a multiplatform LDraw (virtual LEGO) editor that lets you edit LDraw model documents in real-time.
    4. 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.
    5. MakerBrane is the only universal digital 3D toy builder. Build online with everything from LEGO to Meccano, K'nex, primitives and furniture. Design play sets, share them, view them in 3D in any browser. Nothing to install, it works even from school!.
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      Studio is a desktop application that allows users to build LEGO models using virtual parts. Users will have the freedom to build anything they want with any LEGO part.
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