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MakerSCAD Alternatives

MakerSCAD is described as 'web-based parametric 3D design software with a block-based programming language to create objects for 3D printing, animations, games and websites' and is a 3D Modeler in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 100 alternatives to MakerSCAD 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 MakerSCAD are SketchUp, LibreCAD, Autodesk AutoCAD and OpenSCAD.

MakerSCAD 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 MakerSCAD.
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  1. FreeCAD icon

    FreeCAD

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    101 alternatives to FreeCAD 

    FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License). FreeCAD is aimed directly at mechanical engineering and product design but also fits in a wider range of uses around engineering, such as architecture or other...

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    1.  Parametric ModelingFreeCAD can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    2.  Procedural ModelingFreeCAD can create or modify 3D models and textures based on a sequence of rules.
    3.  PortableFreeCAD can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    SketchUp

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    162 alternatives to SketchUp 

    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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    LibreCAD

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    • PortableApps.com
    111 alternatives to LibreCAD 

    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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    1.  PortableLibreCAD can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  LightweightLibreCAD consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    3.  Support for LayersLibreCAD supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    Autodesk AutoCAD

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    118 alternatives to Autodesk AutoCAD 

    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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    1.  Support for scriptingAutodesk AutoCAD supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Autodesk AutoCAD simultaneously.
    3.  Parametric ModelingAutodesk AutoCAD can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    4.  Ad-freeAutodesk AutoCAD doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    OpenSCAD

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    41 alternatives to OpenSCAD 

    OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD objects. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, MS Windows and MacOS.

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    Rendering a model


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    BRL-CAD

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    71 alternatives to BRL-CAD 

    BRL-CAD is a powerful cross-platform open source solid modeling system that includes interactive geometry editing, high-performance ray-tracing for rendering and geometric analysis, image and signal-processing tools, a system performance analysis benchmark suite, libraries for...

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    PA-63 Extractor
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    SOLIDWORKS

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    93 alternatives to SOLIDWORKS 

    SOLIDWORKS is a leading 3D CAD software for design, analysis and product data management. SOLIDWORKS solutions can help boost productivity, harness intelligence, foster innovation, and facilitate collaboration.

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    1.  Parametric ModelingSOLIDWORKS can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
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    Shapr3D

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    45 alternatives to Shapr3D 

    Shapr3D is a revolutionary 3D modeling software created exclusively for your iPad Pro and your Apple Pencil.

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    pCon.planner

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    82 alternatives to pCon.planner 

    The professional furnishing 2D-/3D-tool for everybody: The pCon.planner is a cost-free application allowing you to comfortably and professionally create complex furnishing concepts and to visualize them in a photo-realistic quality. File Formats: dwg, dxf, 3ds, skp, ... Language.

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    1.  WYSIWYG SupportpCon.planner integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
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      Onshape

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      31 alternatives to Onshape 

      Onshape is a professional CAD system – Parts, Assemblies, Drawings – with version control and collaboration built in. Each Onshape plan (Free, Education, Professional, and Enterprise) gives you all of the CAD and data management functionality with no time limit.

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      1.  Parametric ModelingOnshape can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
      2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Onshape simultaneously.
      3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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