Open Source Vectorworks Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Vectorworks is LibreCAD, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Vectorworks and three of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Vectorworks are MakerSCAD (Freemium, Open Source) and VARKON (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 17, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
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      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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      LibreCAD vs Vectorworks opinions
      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.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    1. 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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      • 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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