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Visual CADD Alternatives

Visual CADD is described as 'Easy-to-learn and very powerful 2D design and drafting software' and is an app. There are more than 25 alternatives to Visual CADD for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is LibreCAD, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Visual CADD are Autodesk AutoCAD, BricsCAD, QCAD and DraftSight.

Visual CADD 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 Visual CADD.
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Easy-to-learn and very powerful 2D design and drafting software.

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  1. LibreCAD icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableLibreCAD can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Autodesk AutoCAD

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    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.

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  3. BricsCAD the first all-in-one CAD design solution in .dwg that answers all your needs; 2D drafting, 3D modeling, mechanical design, and BIM. BricsCAD is a cost-effective, innovative, and familiar CAD solution.

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    BricsCAD Dark and light mode
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    QCAD

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingQCAD supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    DraftSight

    • Mac
    • Windows

    DraftSight is a professional-grade, open 2D CAD product for users who want a better way to read, write and share DWG files. DraftSight is easy to use and is available for professional CAD users, students and educators to download and activate for free.*

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    GstarCAD

    • Windows

    GstarCAD is well-known alternative CAD software of high compatibility with ACAD. With 27 years of continuous improvement and innovation, today GstarCAD is far ahead in performance, stability and becomes leading CAD software in the world.

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    Concise User Interface
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    nanoCAD

    • Windows

    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, lightweight, capable, and , unlike most free CAD programs, completely uncrippled. nanoCAD includes:

    ⚫︎ Dark ModenanoCAD supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    ZWCAD

    • Windows

    Developed by ZWSOFT, which has helped 900,000 users from 90 countries create amazing things, ZWCAD is a powerful, reliable and DWG-compatible CAD solution for worldwide users.

    ⚫︎ LightweightZWCAD consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  9. CMS IntelliCAD® is a full-featured Compatible CAD Software. CMS IntelliCAD also offers a full suite of 2D and 3D AutoCAD® software compatible drawing tools! It is the smartest choice for anyone who creates or communicates using CAD drawings.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceCMS IntelliCAD either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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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.

    ⚫︎ Parametric ModelingMakerSCAD can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
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    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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