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 software out.

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OpenSCAD is available on Windows, Mac and Linux and it is totally free.

Below is our complete list of AutoCAD Alternative CAD software.

Here are some projects designed using OpenSCAD

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You can download your free copy on openscad.org, where you will also have some free tutorials to help you learn how to use this free software.

Below is our complete list of AutoCAD Alternative CAD software.

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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