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. TopSolid is a fully integrated CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design & Computer Aided Manufacturing) software which is developed by the France company Missler Software.
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      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Your railing system translated into a customized design solution - Design in 2D, view in 3D from every angle, instantly populate a parts list, and get a quote with the click of a button.
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    2. Sketchup Automation Tools is a Handy Toolbar Launcher that works special in Sketchup Pro Software. What this Launcher can do is instead of moving the Mouse Pointer to the Toolbars, the Toolbars comes to you in a Single Mouse/Stylus/Touch Click.
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    3. PUPPICAD is a free Computational Design and Engineering Development Environment. PUPPICAD features over 3000 different node types, for visual programming, mathematics and computational geometry.
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    4. 3d Animation INC. is a globally recognized website that provides a number of services related to animation designing to an international market. Our services encompass 3d animation, cartoon maker, anime character creation services, and so much more.
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      • Windows
      BeckerCAD12 3D Pro includes comprehensive system libraries related to the following areas: Mechanical engineering Building services Cartography Architecture Fire, disaster and safety engineering Hydraulics, pneumatics, process engineering, power engineering Organization...
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    5. ZW3D, an integrated CAD/CAM solution designed for the complete product development process, features the fastest kernel for Solid-surface Hybrid Modeling, non-solid mold parting and smart CNC Machining tactics from 2 axis to 5 axis.
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      • Windows
      midasNFX provides a high-performance finite element pre-processor that provides a highly interactive and visual environment to analyze product design performance. midasNFX presents the users with an advanced suite of easy-to-use tools to build and edit CAE models.
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      • Windows
      SIMULIA enables collaboration on performing virtual tests and meeting performance requirements.
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      • Windows
      Mapsoft miniCAD is an easy to use and affordable CAD package.
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