Solid Edge Alternatives for Mac

    Solid Edge 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 25 alternatives to Solid Edge and 11 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Solid Edge are LibreCAD (Free, Open Source), Autodesk AutoCAD (Paid), BRL-CAD (Free, Open Source) and MakerSCAD (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 21, 2021

    1. FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License).
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      Most users think FreeCAD is a great alternative to Solid Edge.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
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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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      Autodesk AutoCAD vs Solid Edge opinions
      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.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    3. 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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    4. 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
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • 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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    5. SelfCAD is a browser-based 3D CAD/CAM software designed for the 3D printing community. It includes a 30,000+ library of guaranteed printable objects which can be downloaded, modified and printed all from within the SelfCAD suite.
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    6. Solid Modeling and NURBS Surfaces History Based Modeling Twinsting & Bending Shell/Hollow Parts | Convert 2D Profiles into 3D Texture Library of 1400+ Materials Autogenerate 2D Automatically
    7. Product and Packaging design | Furniture and cabinet design DIY manufacturing create precision models and export to CNC machines. Use more sophisticated editing to compliment rendering and animation packages.
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      • Mac
      MacDraft Professional, powerful 2D CAD, drafting, technical illustration, architectural drawing and more in one easy-to-use, CAD software package
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