MultiCAD Alternatives

    MultiCAD is described as 'is easy to use and is perfect for beginners without CAD-experience. MultiCAD is the culmination of more than 25 years of experience with CAD for the building and construction industries' and is an app in the Business & Commerce category. There are more than 25 alternatives to MultiCAD for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPad. The best alternative is SketchUp, which is free. Other great apps like MultiCAD are LibreCAD (Free, Open Source), Autodesk AutoCAD (Paid), ArchiCAD (Paid) and Assetforge (Paid).

    This page was last updated Oct 18, 2021

    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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
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      LibreCAD (originally QCad then CADuntu) is an open source 2D CAD application for Windows, Apple and Linux. It is based on Qt, which is a leading cross-platform application and UI development framework.
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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      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.
    2. ArchiCAD offers computer aided solutions for handling all common aspects of aesthetics and engineering during the whole design process of the built environment — buildings, interiors, urban areas, etc.
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    3. 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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    4. 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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      • 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.
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPad
      123D Design is a free, powerful, yet simple 3D creation and editing tool which supports many new 3D printers.

      Discontinued

      Autodesk has discontinued their line of 123D apps and has consolidated features and workflow into Tinkercad, Fusion 360, and ReMake.

      Blog post:
      http://blog.123dapp.com/2016/12/important-news-about-the-next-chapter

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    5. View, capture, personalize, and print 3D models. Download many kinds of 3D files and edit them using the 3D modeling space. Take a picture with your webcam and make it 3D.
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    6. New 3d architectural BIM-system.
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