CAD Software Archive

Top Ten Most Used CAD APPS

As the world migrates from relying solely on personal computers and desktop work stations to the mobile age, almost every operation that requires a PC to function can now easily be done with the use of mobile apps and the world of computer aided graphic design is

Graphic Design Software for Beginners

The popular Malcolm Gladwell 10,000 hour rule which states that it takes an individual approximately 10,000 hours to become a master of his or her craft is definitely one that must be taken to heart by anyone seeking to become a design guru and this is because

FreeCAD – AutoCAD alternative

FreeCAD is another AutoCAD alternative in our list. It is a nice 3D modeling software for beginners. It gives you the ability to draw 3D object while giving them parameters thus allowing you to easily come back and modify the modeling parameters of your design after creation.

LibreCAD – AutoCAD alternative

LibreCAD is another great Alternative to AutoCAD. It is an open source CAD software that will help you create 2D with as much ease as you would do if you were working with AutoCAD. In my opinion this is a pretty nice alternative for people just starting

Best Free CAD Software for Beginners

Free CAD software for beginners is the topic we will discuss today. As the title states, this is not an article for professional graphic designers but one for the budding architect, the prospective engineer, and the aspiring graphic designer planning to make a name in his or

The Best Free AutoCAD Alternative

While running the last series of 2D AutoCAD exercises, I felt it would be unfair to those who wanted to learn CAD but did not own the AutoCAD software. I am choosing to begin this set of experiments with DraftSight, which I recently installed and in my

Annotation scaling in AutoCAD

Here is how to work with Annotation scaling in AutoCAD Sometime, annotations might be either too big or too small compared to dimensions you used in your project. Here is how you can change annotation features in AutoCAD, including text, and color The DIMSTYLE command help you

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. ArchiCAD gives you advanced tools for rendering which makes it one of the

IronCAD – AutoCAD Alternative

IronCAD is well known advanced CAD software in the industry. It is not a free CAD software. It is only available on Windows. IronCAD is considered to be one of the most easy to use CAD software in the industry. You can download the 30 days evaluation

OpenSCAD – AutoCAD Alternative

OpenSCAD is a free CAD software oriented in mechanical part design. It made its way to our list of AutoCAD alternatives. If you are looking for a free CAD software that will allow you to create complex 3D mechanical parts, you might want to check this CAD

BricsCAD – AutoCAD alternative

BricsCAD is a CAD software featuring DWG files with Advanced 2D and 3D capabilities. This is not a free CAD software. The cheapest version costs around 485USD. There is platinum, pro, and classic version. BricsCAD is definetely an alternative to AutoCAD for lower budget, and it is

DoubleCAD XT – AutoCAD Alternative

DoubleCAD XT is nice free alternative to AutoCAD LT. It supports 2D and 3D but will allow you create only in 2D. It has an advanced version fully supporting 3D but the latest is not free. DoubleCAD XT supports files like .SKP to .DWG making it possible

BRL CAD – AutoCAD Alternative

BRL CAD is a free and Open source CAD software. This solid modeling system includes features like: A system performance analysis benchmark suite High-performance ray-tracing for rendering interactive geometry editing A libraries for robust geometric representation High performance for geometric analysis Image and signal-processing tools The community

Free CAD Software

Amateur graphic designers, animators and sometimes professional CAD users keep two or three software applications that they use to handle different projects and it is not unusual to have one dedicated software tools for modeling characters and another dedicated to only handling renderings and simulations. One may

The Best Computer for AutoCAD

Choosing a computer for AutoCAD is a tough decision considering that you need to select such a computer with the best balance of options, quality, and at the same time price. However, if money is not a conver, this task will be simple as one will just

5 CAD Software for Engineering Students

Most Engineering department now offers a course in learning the use of CAD software to handle both basic and advanced design needs and anyone who plans to study Mechanical, Systems, Civil and Building Engineering must go through the rigorous process of becoming efficient with the use of

The Best CAD Software for Rendering

The objective of choosing the perfect computer aided-design tool for handling renderings is one that is sure to cause bitter arguments among graphic designers who render and animate characters for a living and this is due to the innate difference that exists among humans as well as

Top 5 CAD Software Applications for Mac

As a graphic designer who makes use of computer aided-design software applications in various projects, you have most likely created a comfortable workstation to ease day to day struggles that come with graphic design. Your work station in most cases will consist of; a lovely but worn-out

Free dwg viewer from AutoDesk

Here are two free pc softwares released by AutoDesk that allow you to manipulate DWG files. If you are on a desktop or a PC and would quickly want to have a software that allows you to view a DWG files sent to you, this will be

AutoCAD free online

Are you looking for a free AutoCAD alternative online? here comes AutoCAD 360 Web Application. AutoCAD 360 is a web application that allow you to draw online without need to install a software in your computer. This is a good alternative for Chromebook users. AutoCAD 360 has