SOLIDWORKS Alternatives for Linux

SOLIDWORKS is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The most popular Linux alternative is Small FreeCAD iconFreeCAD, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to SOLIDWORKS and 18 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to SOLIDWORKS are Small Onshape iconOnshape (Free Personal), Small BricsCAD iconBricsCAD (Paid), Small BRL-CAD iconBRL-CAD (Free, Open Source) and Small QCAD iconQCAD (Free Personal).

Industry leading, 3D computer-aided design and engineering solution. If you're looking for more info about SOLIDWORKS like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 2/27/2019 1:47:00 PM

Alternatives to SOLIDWORKS for Linux with any license

  • FreeCAD

    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 engineering specialties. FreeCAD features tools similar to Catia, SolidWorks or Solid Edge, and therefore also falls into the category of MCAD, PLM, CAx and CAE.

    • It's free for both personal and commercial use Guest • Nov 2019 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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. Guest • Feb 2017 • 23 agrees and 15 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Onshape

    Onshape is a professional CAD system – Parts, Assemblies, Drawings – with version control and collaboration built in. Each Onshape plan (Free for STUDENTS, Professional & Enterprise) gives you all of the CAD and data management functionality with no time limit. - Onshape is the first full-cloud 3D CAD system. It runs in a web browser and on any mobile device. - Onshape uses cloud-native Documents, not files.

    • Fully cross platform parametric cad solution which runs in the browser. Includes any OS which can run a modern browser, including BSD, Linux, OS X, Android, and more. Not open source. Not free. But some of us need a professional-level solution regardless of those ideals. thantikMay 2019 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's just like Solidworks, near same terminology, icons, placement, etc. Not to mention it's free (for the most basic version) and on the cloud. Guest • Feb 2017 • 3 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's free (fully functional) , multiplatform (even on mobiles) Guest • May 2017 • 2 agrees and 10 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • BricsCAD

    BricsCAD the first all-in-one CAD design solution in .dwg that answers all your needs; 2D drafting, 3D modeling, mechanical design, and BIM. The BricsCAD® family of products brings a cost-effective, multi-platform CAD solution to Windows, macOS, and Linux. BricsCAD is available as a permanent/perpetual license & subscription license, for networked or stand-alone computers. You can also add All-In Maintenance for ease of keeping up-to-date.

    • It is an AutoCAD clone, not SolidWorks. Guest • Sep 2016 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • BRL-CAD

    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 robust geometric representation, with more than 20 years of active development.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • QCAD

    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. QCad uses the AutoCAD DXF file format internally and to save and import files. AutoCAD DWG support is available as a commercial plugin. QCAD is available in two versions: Community edition and Professional edition. QCAD Community Edition is free and open source.

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

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  • Open CASCADE

    Open CASCADE Technology is a software development platform freely available in open source. It includes components for 3D surface and solid modeling, visualization, data exchange and rapid application development. Open CASCADE Technology can be best applied in development of numerical simulation software including CAD/CAM/CAE, AEC and GIS, as well as PDM applications. System requirements: http://www.opencascade.org/getocc/require/

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Assetforge

    Asset Forge allows anyone to create 3D models and 2D sprites using building blocks. Finished assets are compatible with most available game engines. You'll have access to a large library of pre-made blocks, they're each grouped in different categories. You can place an unlimited number of blocks in your creation after which it's possible to export and use in the game engine for your choice.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • SALOME

    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 new application for the full life-cycle management of CAD models.

    • Salome can solve some problems as SolidWork's COSMOS can. Also UI concept of Salome is very similar Guest • Mar 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • VARKON

    Varkon is a very powerful parametric 2D/3D CAD, modeling and application development tool for engineering, design, architecture, etc. It does 2D drafting, 2D and 3D modeling, sculptured surface modeling, and even animations. Varkon is a free CAD system and high level development tool for Engineering, Computer Aided Design and Product Modeling applications.

    • Discontinued
      The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 1.19E, released in November 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux


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