Alternatives to SolidWorks for Windows 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...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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    • 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 • 7 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • LibreCAD

    LibreCAD (originally QCad then CADuntu) is an open source 2D CAD application for Windows, Apple and Linux. It is based on Qt, which is a leading cross-platform...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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  • Autodesk Inventor

    Autodesk® Inventor® products offer a comprehensive, flexible set of software for 3D mechanical design, product simulation, tooling creation, and design...

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

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    • You can find almost all features of SolidWorks inthis application. The most exciting feature is that all university students can get it free for 3 years!!! Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • SolveSpace

    SOLVESPACE is a parametric 3D CAD program with extrude, revolve, union and difference functions. Save/Export as DXF, PDF, SVG, STL, STEP. Mesh generation expected by...

    Free Open Source Mac OS X Windows Linux

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    • It shows that it can open .step files and I have a few GrabCad files that I want to check out and see it I can at least save to other file formats, ;ie .dwg sgtdreApr 2017 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Designspark Mechanical

    DesignSpark Mechanical is a 3D modeling software reported to be easy to use so that all engineers will be able to create and share models. Designs can be linked...

    Commercial Windows

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  • BricsCAD

    A powerful CAD platform, with features familiar to you from native .dwg applications. BricsCAD unifies advanced 2D design with the intelligence of 3D direct modeling....

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • nanoCAD

    nanoCAD is a pro-grade 2D CAD system with native DWG support and full customizability. It is totally free, for business, professional, or personal purposes. It is fast...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Solid Edge

    Solid Edge is an industry-leading mechanical design system with exceptional tools for creating and managing 3D digital prototypes. With superior core modeling and...

    Commercial Windows iPad

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  • NaroCAD

    The goal of this project is to develop a fully fledged and extensible 3D CAD software based on the concept of parametric modeling of solids, comparable to well known...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.8.8, released in December 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • PTC Creo

    Creo Elements/Pro – formerly Pro/ENGINEER – is the standard in 3D product design, featuring state-of-the-art productivity tools that promote best practices in design...

    Commercial Windows

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  • pCon.planner

    The professional furnishing 2D-/3D-tool for everybody: The pCon.planner is a cost-free application allowing you to comfortably and professionally create complex...

    Free Windows

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  • Catia

    CATIA (Computer Aided Three-dimensional Interactive Application) (in English usually pronounced /k?'ti?/) is a multi-platform CAD/CAM/CAE commercial software suite...

    Commercial Windows

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  • 123D

    Autodesk 123D is a suite of hobbyist CAD and modelling tools created by Autodesk. As well as the more basic drawing and modelling capabilities it also has assembly and...

    Free Personal Mac OS X Windows iPad

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    • Discontinued Autodesk has discontinued their line of 123d apps.

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