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Solid Edge Alternatives

Solid Edge is described as 'industry-leading mechanical design system with exceptional tools for creating and managing 3D digital prototypes' and is a CAD software in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Solid Edge for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is FreeCAD, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Solid Edge are LibreCAD, Autodesk AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS and BRL-CAD.

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

    ⚫︎ Parametric ModelingFreeCAD can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    ⚫︎ Procedural ModelingFreeCAD can create or modify 3D models and textures based on a sequence of rules.
    ⚫︎ PortableFreeCAD can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Most users think FreeCAD is a great alternative to Solid Edge.
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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.

    ⚫︎ PortableLibreCAD can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Autodesk AutoCAD

    • 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.

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    This alternative is disputed. Autodesk AutoCAD is still a legitimate alternative to Solid Edge, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    Just saying that they are both CAD software doesn't mean a lot. AutoCAD and Solid Edge are completely different (parametric CAD vs traditional CAD) and a more appropriate alternative would be something like (Autodesk) Inventor.

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    SOLIDWORKS

    • Windows

    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.

    ⚫︎ Parametric ModelingSOLIDWORKS can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
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    BRL-CAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

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    T-FLEX CAD

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    T-FLEX is a Parasolid-based parametric full-function CAD software application for 3D solid modeling and 2D design and drafting, developed and sold by Russia-based software company Top Systems.

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    Parametric Drafting
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    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.

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    Machinery design capabilities within ProEngineer
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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.

    ⚫︎ Parametric ModelingMakerSCAD can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
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    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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    Designspark Mechanical

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    DesignSpark Mechanical is a 3D modeling software reported to be easy to use so that all engineers will be able to create and share models.

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