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NanoCAD – AutoCAD Alternative

NanoCAD is a free CAD software having a quite similar interface with AutoCAD. NanoCAD allows you to create DWG compatible CAD files which you can share with AutoCAD users. Nanosoft also provides an advanced version of NanoCAD which is a paid version: NanoCAD PLUS If you have

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

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

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