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DesignCAD Alternatives & Competitors

(4)3.8 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to DesignCAD? Tons of people want General-Purpose CAD Software. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you. SketchUp, AutoCAD, Onshape, and Inventor are the most popular alternatives and competitors to DesignCAD.

Top Alternatives to DesignCAD

  • SketchUp
  • AutoCAD
  • Onshape
  • Inventor
  • Fusion 360

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to DesignCAD

    #1
    #1
  1. SketchUp

    (465)4.4 out of 5

    SketchUp is friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software

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  2. SketchUp is friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software

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    Roko .
    R
    I have been using sketchup since 2006 for architecture and interior design projects with powerful results thanks to the easy to UI, and amazing 3D tools.
    #2
    #2
  3. AutoCAD

    (1,044)4.4 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response

    2D and 3D CAD design software tools.

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  4. 2D and 3D CAD design software tools.

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    Rakesh M.
    RM
    Its user friendly Interface is the most liked aspect to learn and operate it easily. Moreover, the precision work of 2D Drafting is wonderful. Student version is delightful option for those who are...Read more
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    #3
    #3
  5. Onshape

    (390)4.7 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response

    Onshape is a modern CAD system that eliminates design gridlock and helps engineers do their best work. Onshape unites advanced modeling tools and design data management in a secure cloud workspace that has rapidly become the primary CAD system for thousands of companies worldwide.

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  6. Onshape is a modern CAD system that eliminates design gridlock and helps engineers do their best work. Onshape unites advanced modeling tools and design data management in a secure cloud workspace that has rapidly become the primary CAD system for thousands of companies worldwide.

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    Ethan D.
    ED
    The effortless, seamless collaboration between users.
    #4
    #4
  7. Inventor

    (381)4.4 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response

    Inventor® 3D CAD software offers an easy-to-use set of tools for 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation.

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  8. Inventor® 3D CAD software offers an easy-to-use set of tools for 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation.

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    Samantha M.
    SM
    FREE download with education provided email address! Simple to learn, tons of tutorial videos. The best is the ability to sketch digitally in 2D WITHOUT needing to design a 3D model first! This...Read more
    #5
    #5
  9. Fusion 360

    (312)4.5 out of 5

    Fusion 360 unifies design, engineering, and manufacturing into a single platform.

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  10. Fusion 360 unifies design, engineering, and manufacturing into a single platform.

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    Abdul Wahab K.
    AK
    I love that Autodesk offers free version of Fusion 360 for personal use.
    #6
    #6
  11. MicroStation

    (234)4.0 out of 5

    MicroStation is a modeling environment explicitly for the architecture, engineering, construction, and operation of all infrastructure types including utility systems, roads and rail, bridges, buildings, communications networks, water and wastewater networks, process plants, mining, and more. MicroStation can be used either as a software application or as a technology platform.

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  12. MicroStation is a modeling environment explicitly for the architecture, engineering, construction, and operation of all infrastructure types including utility systems, roads and rail, bridges, buildings, communications networks, water and wastewater networks, process plants, mining, and more. MicroStation can be used either as a software application or as a technology platform.

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    UC
    1. Easy to use and learn the software 2. Best support from the Bentley Support team 3. Less costly as compared with AutoDesk counterparts 4. Inter workability between different software such as...Read more
    #7
    #7
  13. AutoCAD LT

    (181)4.2 out of 5

    Speed design documentation with the 2D drafting tools of AutoCAD LT software.

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  14. Speed design documentation with the 2D drafting tools of AutoCAD LT software.

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    Jishnu G.
    JG
    No much difference from AutoCAD, Just as awesome as it is, Couldn't find much difference in tool or drafting. Yeah rate is much lower for this amazing tool
    #8
    #8
  15. Solid Edge

    (120)4.1 out of 5

    Complete hybrid 2D/3D CAD system that uses synchronous technology for accelerated design, faster change, and improved imported reuse.

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  16. Complete hybrid 2D/3D CAD system that uses synchronous technology for accelerated design, faster change, and improved imported reuse.

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    Matthew B.
    MB
    Ease of use. Powerful 3D modeling. Best 2D drafting on the market.
    #9
    #9
  17. DraftSight

    (75)4.1 out of 5

    DraftSight lets professional CAD users, students and educators create, edit and view DWG files. DraftSight runs on Windows®, Mac® and Linux.

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  18. DraftSight lets professional CAD users, students and educators create, edit and view DWG files. DraftSight runs on Windows®, Mac® and Linux.

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    Jishnu G.
    JG
    It's just awesome software with all 2D commands and features like AutoCad, priced at a reasonable tag.
    #10
    #10
  19. BricsCAD

    (53)4.5 out of 5

    With hundreds of Third Party solutions, BricsCAD® is the powerful alternative CAD platform unifying 2D CAD and 3D direct modeling for dwg on Windows and Linux.

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  20. With hundreds of Third Party solutions, BricsCAD® is the powerful alternative CAD platform unifying 2D CAD and 3D direct modeling for dwg on Windows and Linux.

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    BB
    It is easy to use and has a lot more commands
    #11
    #11
  21. ACTCAD Professional

    (40)4.5 out of 5

    ActCAD has been consistently providing CAD Solutions for years and is the leading Indian CAD Software trusted by over 1 Million happy users worldwide. A power-packed genuine CAD Software available to you at a reasonable price.

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  22. ActCAD has been consistently providing CAD Solutions for years and is the leading Indian CAD Software trusted by over 1 Million happy users worldwide. A power-packed genuine CAD Software available to you at a reasonable price.

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    HG
    A very reasonably priced alternative to AutoCAD. It has a very small learning curve and very good over all on features. The color combinations of the front end are very soothing to the eye.
    #12
    #12
  23. FreeCAD

    (45)4.3 out of 5

    FreeCAD is a parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size.

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  24. FreeCAD is a parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size.

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    Yaohui (Kevin) F.
    YF
    I started using FreeCAD for my reseach project. It's very easy to learn. Particularly, I like the parametric model, i.e. it can automatically re-generate the model by changing some variable values....Read more
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    #13
  25. LibreCAD

    (24)3.8 out of 5

    LibreCAD is a free Open Source CAD application for Windows, Apple and Linux.

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  26. LibreCAD is a free Open Source CAD application for Windows, Apple and Linux.

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    RO
    I really like librecad totally free, where I can make my designs of drawings, the best tool is the exact control of the dimensions of the drawn lines.
    #14
    #14
  27. CMS IntelliCAD

    (26)4.6 out of 5

    General CAD design

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  28. General CAD design

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    CC
    CMS IntelliCAD is a great drawing and design tool. I've used the software to pull both simple and complex designs. It has the feature to save or export different file formats. There user interface...Read more
    #15
    #15
  29. QCAD

    (10)4.3 out of 5

    The free open source 2D CAD for Windows, Mac and Linux.

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  30. The free open source 2D CAD for Windows, Mac and Linux.

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    JR
    No es para nada necesario hacer gastos en costosas licencias de programas de diseño privado, ya que QCAD funciona muy bien a la hora de realizar todo tipo de diseños en dos dimensiones. Es posible...Read more
    #16
    #16
  31. CorelDRAW Technical Suite X7

    (19)4.2 out of 5

    Corel DESIGNER combines technical illustration tools including the ability to manipulate 3D CAD drawings with tools to help you produce technical drawings.

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  32. Corel DESIGNER combines technical illustration tools including the ability to manipulate 3D CAD drawings with tools to help you produce technical drawings.

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    Voke  K.
    VK
    It has variety of features that makes the user to be in a better position of handling technical drawings. The software is also compatible and fast in a good internet connection.
    #17
    #17
  33. OpenSCAD

    (30)4.3 out of 5

    OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD objects.

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  34. OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD objects.

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    UH
    Straight-forward coding environment. Compatible with many softwares.
    #18
    #18
  35. CADWorx

    (24)4.5 out of 5

    CADWorx Plant Design Suite is an integrated, complete AutoCAD and BricsCAD-based software series for plant design that provides intelligent drawing and database connectivity, advanced levels of automation, and easy-to-use drafting tools.

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  36. CADWorx Plant Design Suite is an integrated, complete AutoCAD and BricsCAD-based software series for plant design that provides intelligent drawing and database connectivity, advanced levels of automation, and easy-to-use drafting tools.

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    Vipul P.
    VP
    it's use for Piping such P&ID,GAD,3D modling ,Piping Isometric also use for 3D to 2D converter ifclient want all views Drawging.
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  37. nanoCAD

    (22)4.2 out of 5

    nanoCAD is a professional grade CAD tool. It has a familiar interface, powerful drafting and design tools, native DWG compatibility, and an open API.

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  38. nanoCAD is a professional grade CAD tool. It has a familiar interface, powerful drafting and design tools, native DWG compatibility, and an open API.

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    UH
    They have a good and frequent update. The toggle switch is my favourite. you can access various formats of drawing files. the new multileader is powerful and quick. The 3d polyline feature is also...Read more
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    #20
  39. SolidWorks Product Designer

    (25)4.4 out of 5

    For organizations that want the ease of use of SOLIDWORKS software in their design tool coupled with the advantage of the cloud for data management and team collaboration, SOLIDWORKS Product Designer delivers. Scale as your business grows using the full power of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

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  40. For organizations that want the ease of use of SOLIDWORKS software in their design tool coupled with the advantage of the cloud for data management and team collaboration, SOLIDWORKS Product Designer delivers. Scale as your business grows using the full power of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

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    UM
    More intuitive to use than other programs