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 to import models from AutoCAD, from SketchUp and from other CAD program generating such files.

This is a nice software for architectural 2D projects. Surprisingly, DoubleCAD XT open 3D files, but wont allow you to do a lot with them but view them in 3D perspective or Orthogonal Views.

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You can download your free copy on doublecad.com and benefit from many video tutorial available for you to watch to help you kick start learning how to use this software.

Our full list of AutoCAD Alternative below

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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