ArchiCAD – AutoCAD Alternative

ArchiCAD like you might have guessed by the name is a CAD software dedicated to architecture. It is not a free CAD software but a free education version is offered on the official website.

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ArchiCAD gives you advanced tools for rendering which makes it one of the leading CAD software for architects. It brings high quality, photo-realistic rendering images.

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Software
Name
Platform2D3DFree of charge?Comments
LibreCAD – AutoCAD alternativeWindows
Mac
Linux
YesNoYesOpen source software.
FreeCAD – AutoCAD alternativeWindows
Mac
Linux
YesYesYesParametric 3D modeling software. Open source. Nice option for beginners
NanoCAD – AutoCAD AlternativeWindowsYesYesYesSupport dwg files. Online support available for users
BRL CAD – AutoCAD AlternativeWindows
Mac
Linux
YesYesYesFree and open source advance modeling software
Draftsight - AutoCAD AlternativeWindows
Mac
Linux
YesYesYesNice option for CAD beginners. AutoCAD free look alike CAD software. limited 3D capability
DoubleCAD XT – AutoCAD AlternativeWindowsYesNoYesAutoCAD LT Free alternative. Support only 2D. Advanced version supporting 3D for sale
BricsCAD – AutoCAD alternativeWindows
Linux
YesYesNoAdvance CAD software. Cheap alternative to AutoCAD for small businesses
OpenSCAD – AutoCAD AlternativeWindows
Mac
Linux
YesYesYesGood free AutoCAD alternative for machine part design.
IronCAD – AutoCAD AlternativeWindowsYesYesNoAdvanced 3D modeling CAD software.
ArchiCAD – AutoCAD AlternativeWindows
Mac
YesYesNoCAD software for Architect. Free academic version available
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  • ODONG DANIEL

    thank you guys very much for the great work done i would like a free ARCHI CAD on my e-mail address for practice , i am a law abiding student offering plumbing course at MUBENDE COMMUNITY POLYTECHNIC. I AM 17 YEARS OLD THANK YOU SO MUCH.

    • Antone

      You can download ArchiCAD on myarchicad.com