SOLIDWORKS Alternatives for Mac

SOLIDWORKS is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The most popular Mac 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 many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to SOLIDWORKS are Small SketchUp iconSketchUp (Freemium), Small Onshape iconOnshape (Free Personal), Small Autodesk AutoCAD iconAutodesk AutoCAD (Paid) and Small Autodesk Fusion 360 iconAutodesk Fusion 360 (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: 7/16/2019 1:24:00 AM

Alternatives to SOLIDWORKS for Mac 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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  • SketchUp

    SketchUp (formerly Google Sketchup) is a 3D modeling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design—and available in a freeware version, SketchUp Make, and a paid version with additional functionality, SketchUp Pro. SketchUp comes with a 3D Gallery that lets you search for models and share yours.

    • It doesn't have the same tools, short-cuts and general software. Guest • Sep 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Mac Windows Web

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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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  • Autodesk AutoCAD

    AutoCAD is a leading CAD (computer-aided design) software used professionally throughout architectural, electrical, mechanical and other engineering and design industries. It was once available under a perpetual license but is now accessed solely through a subscription. That subscription supports cloud-based storage for easy access to designs across devices as well as continued development and feature additions which have been plenty.

    • The Function Differently under the hood. bobbwwj555Jul 2016 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... iPad

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  • Autodesk Fusion 360

    Autodesk Fusion 360 Is an Integrated Form, Function and Fabrication Experience Quickly and easily explore product ideas in Fusion 360. Start by using simple free-form modeling tools to get just the right shape, or take a shortcut and seamlessly pull your existing data into your Fusion 360 project. Engineer and test it for function. Then prepare it for manufacturing by generating tool paths or using the 3D printing utility.

    • Easy, great support, many tutorials, mobile showroom app, ezports to every format possible, CAD and CAM (very powerfull) Guest • Apr 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Personal $ $ $ Mac Windows

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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 • 5 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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  • Rhinoceros

    Rhinoceros (Rhino) is a stand-alone, commercial NURBS-based 3-D modeling tool, developed by Robert McNeel & Associates. The software is commonly used for industrial design, architecture, marine design, jewelry design, automotive design, CAD / CAM, rapid prototyping, reverse engineering as well as the multimedia and graphic design industries. Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate NURBS* curves, surfaces, and solids, point clouds, and polygon meshes.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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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