nanoCAD Alternatives for Mac

    nanoCAD is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac 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 many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to nanoCAD are LibreCAD (Free, Open Source), Autodesk AutoCAD (Paid), BricsCAD (Paid) and QCAD (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Aug 2, 2021

    1. FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License).
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      • FreeOpen Source
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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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    2. 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.
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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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      • Free PersonalProprietary
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      • 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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    4. 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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      M_O_Z_G Asset forge just generate low-poly models from predesigned parts.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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    5. 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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    6. 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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      • Free PersonalProprietary
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      • 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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      Simply Smart CAD. DesignFreeQ is an easy to use CAD modeller.
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