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OpenSCAD Alternatives

OpenSCAD is described as 'software for creating solid 3D CAD objects. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, MS Windows and MacOS' and is a popular CAD software in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to OpenSCAD 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 OpenSCAD are Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Fusion 360, SOLIDWORKS and BRL-CAD.

OpenSCAD alternatives are mainly CAD Software but may also be 3D Modelers or 3D Printing Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OpenSCAD.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
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  1. Antimony icon

    Antimony

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Antimony is a computer-aided design (CAD) tool from a parallel universe in which CAD software evolved from Lisp machines rather than drafting tables.

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  2. PTC Creo icon

    PTC Creo

    • Windows

    With Creo Parametric, and its extensions, you can create, analyze, view, and share designs downstream using 2D CAD, 3D CAD, and parametric and direct modeling capabilities.

    Machinery design capabilities within ProEngineer


  3. MakerSCAD icon

    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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  4. 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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  5. Siemens NX icon

    Siemens NX

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Siemens NX software is an integrated product design, engineering and manufacturing solution that helps you deliver better products faster and more efficiently.

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  6. Microsoft 3D Builder icon

    Microsoft 3D Builder

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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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  7. ActCAD is a 2D & 3D CAD software with functionality of the industry leaders. We offer two product options:

    Sheet set Manager
  8. Autodesk 123D Design icon

    Autodesk 123D Design

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPad

    Free download software to design 3d models for 3d printing and fabrication for Windows, Mac OS X, iphone, ipad

    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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  9. ImplicitCAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    ImplicitCAD is a programmatic CAD program, implemented in Haskell. Unlike traditional CAD programs, programmatic CAD programs use text descriptions of objects, as in programming. Concepts like variables, control structures and abstraction are used, just as in programming.

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    form•Z

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Powerful 3D design application featuring a variety of modeling personalities and tools with an easy to use interface to express and communicate your imagination.

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