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nanoCAD Alternatives for Linux

nanoCAD is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is FreeCAD, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to nanoCAD and 18 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to nanoCAD are LibreCAD, BricsCAD, QCAD and Assetforge.

nanoCAD 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 nanoCAD.
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  1. FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License).

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    LibreCAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

    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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  3. BricsCAD the first all-in-one CAD design solution in .dwg that answers all your needs; 2D drafting, 3D modeling, mechanical design, and BIM. BricsCAD is a cost-effective, innovative, and familiar CAD solution.

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    QCAD

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    QCAD is an application for computer aided drafting in 2D. With QCAD you can create technical drawings such as plans for buildings, interiors, mechanical parts or schemas and diagrams.

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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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    MakerSCAD

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS

    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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    SALOME

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    SALOME can be used as standalone application for generation of CAD models, their preparation for numerical calculations and post-processing of the calculation results.

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    HeeksCAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    HeeksCAD is a free, open source, CAD application - Imports solid models from STEP and IGES files. Draws construction geometry and lines and arcs. Creates new primitive solids, or make solids by extruding a sketch or by making a lofted solid between sketches.

    Discontinued

    Website no longer exists - Domain is for sale

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  9. VARKON

    • 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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    Archimedes CAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Archimedes is a free and open source CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. It is a robust system built over Eclipse’s Rich Client Java Platform fully based on plug ins.

    Discontinued

    The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 0.66, released in June 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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