The Best Open Source SOLIDWORKS AlternativesTop CAD Software & 3D Modelers like SOLIDWORKS
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...
- - FreeCAD is the most popular Web-based, Windows, Mac & Linux alternative to SOLIDWORKS.
- - FreeCAD is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to SOLIDWORKS.
Comments about FreeCAD as a Alternative to SOLIDWORKS
It's free for both personal and commercial use5
Unfortunately not usable, after several years of using freecad, I quickly saw its limits. It is not a parametric software, indeed the topological naming problem makes this software fundamentally broken. The realthunder fork fixes some of these problems. fork or not, some advanced actions are still impossible and the different workbench are too isolated, some objects created with a workbench can't be modified by another one.
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AS far as I have tried, FreeCAD is the only FOSS alternative to Solidworks/Catia/PTC that has a funtional workflow. It is the best of a poor bunch.8
LibreCAD 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.
Comments about LibreCAD as a Alternative to SOLIDWORKS
2D application, not 3D like Solidworks0
It is only for 2D, not 3D0
OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD objects. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, MS Windows and MacOS.
SolveSpace is a parametric 3D CAD program with extrude, revolve, union and difference functions. Save/Export as DXF, PDF, SVG, STL, STEP. Mesh generation expected by most 3d printers. Constraint solver point tracing for motion analysis.
Comments about SolveSpace as a Alternative to SOLIDWORKS
It shows that it can open .step files and I have a few GrabCad files that I want to check out and see it I can at least save to other file formats, ;ie .dwg2
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...
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.
Parametric 2D and 3D CAD modeler running client side in the web browser.
- - JSketcher is the most popular Self-Hosted alternative to SOLIDWORKS.
SALOME can be used as standalone application for generation of CAD models, their preparation for numerical calculations and post-processing of the calculation results. SALOME can also be used as a platform for integration of the external third-party numerical codes to produce a...
Comments about SALOME as a Alternative to SOLIDWORKS
Salome can solve some problems as SolidWork's COSMOS can. Also UI concept of Salome is very similar0
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