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Free Vectorworks Alternatives

The best free alternative to Vectorworks is LibreCAD, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Vectorworks and eight of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Vectorworks are Designspark Mechanical, MakerSCAD, VARKON and Autodesk 123D Design.

Vectorworks alternatives are mainly CAD Software but may also be 3D Modelers or Interior Design Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Vectorworks.
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    LibreCAD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

    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 application and UI development framework.

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    Most users think LibreCAD is a great alternative to Vectorworks.

    You can't seem to draw rectangles and there is no way to change dimensions in an object box which is one of the best things about vectorworks in my opinion.

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    Designspark Mechanical

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

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    MakerSCAD

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS

    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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  4. VARKON

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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  5. Autodesk 123D Design icon

    Autodesk 123D Design

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPad

    Free download software to design 3d models for 3d printing and fabrication for Windows, Mac OS X, iphone, ipad

    Discontinued

    Autodesk has discontinued their line of 123D apps and has consolidated features and workflow into Tinkercad, Fusion 360, and ReMake.Blog post:http://blog.123dapp.com/2016/12/important-news-about-the-next-chapter

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  6. Microsoft 3D Builder icon

    Microsoft 3D Builder

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    View, capture, personalize, and print 3D models. Download many kinds of 3D files and edit them using the 3D modeling space. Take a picture with your webcam and make it 3D.

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  7. Draft it

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Draft It V4 is a powerful, easy to use 2D CAD Software package that is completely free to use. No restrictions means you're free to create, save and print your work with our unlimited free version.

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    SelfCAD

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS

    SelfCAD is a simple but powerful 3D modeling software being used by beginners, professionals as well as both small and large businesses to create their 3D designs. With the program, users can be able to model, sculpt, render, and even slice designs.

    User interface of SelfCAD
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