SOLIDWORKS Alternatives for Linux

    SOLIDWORKS is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is FreeCAD, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to SOLIDWORKS and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to SOLIDWORKS are Onshape (Free Personal), LibreCAD (Free, Open Source), OpenSCAD (Free, Open Source) and SolveSpace (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 15, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      SALOME can be used as standalone application for generation of CAD models, their preparation for numerical calculations and post-processing of the calculation results.
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      Salome can solve some problems as SolidWork's COSMOS can. Also UI concept of Salome is very similar
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    1. COMSOL Multiphysics is an engineering, design, and finite element analysis software environment for the modeling and simulation of any physics-based system.


    2. 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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      • Windows
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      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.

      Discontinued

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

    3. VariCAD is compact, fast, easy to use, and provides everything necessary for mechanical design. VariCAD is sold "fully loaded", including all features and functions, for one affordable price.
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    4. Siemens NX software is an integrated product design, engineering and manufacturing solution that helps you deliver better products faster and more efficiently.
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    5. gCAD3D is a 3D CAD CAM application that features an integrated 3D OpenGL viewer, a program interpreter for geometry and NC-commands in 3D, an integrated NC-processor, and a programming interface for user programs.
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      • Linux
      BricsCAD Shape lets you create without limits. Sculpt your ideas in solids from the start. It’s the power of free-form modeling with full CAD accuracy.
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    6. Archimedes is a free and open source CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. It is a robust system built over Eclipse’s Rich Client Java Platform fully based on plug ins.

      Discontinued

      The project seems no longer developed. Last version, 0.66, released in June 2012, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    7. 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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