SOLIDWORKS Alternatives

    For 3D computer-aided design, SolidWorks is one of the leading pieces of CAD software. Though it also supports 2D designs, there are alternatives that support 2D designs that have more robust functionality in that regard.

    SolidWorks is only available for Windows, but there are several alternatives available on devices that run macOS, Linux-based operating systems, Android's Google Play Store, and the App Store (with CAD applications that are specifically optimized for iPad as well).

    This page was last updated Sep 15, 2021

    1. progeCAD Professional is the most reliable Autodesk AutoCAD alternative, the low-cost 2D/3D DWG-native CAD, offering the AutoCAD look-and-feel, DWG 2014 and Windows 8 compatibility. It is a fully-functional, easy-to-use and low-cost CAD solution.
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