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GStarCAD Alternatives & Competitors

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Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to GStarCAD

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  1. AutoCAD

    (806)4.4 out of 5
    2D and 3D CAD design software tools.
  2. 2D and 3D CAD design software tools.

    AutoCAD review by kiran v.
    "Best tool for Designing and Drafting: I have been using AutoCAD software for almost 3 to 4 years now. The software is just amazing. the user interface is too good and user friendly to use. the toolbars are easy to identify and select the required tool easily, toolbar modify can also to done as per our requirements. Autocad is truly amazing software, It helps us to draw both in 2D as well as 3D drawings.. All types of drawing can be designed in it. "
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  3. SketchUp

    (305)4.4 out of 5
    SketchUp is friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software
  4. SketchUp is friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software

    SketchUp review by Amny N.
    "Tool for designing and planning spaces and objects in 3D (dimensions): I like the range of colors offered by the program to paint objects designed in three dimensions. It is a very easy to use software that has multiple work tools that facilitate the design of the objects being a saving in time of work time, because it does not merit studying much software to be able to handle it without any difficulty. I like it because it is recognized among professionals, and on the web there are many documents that facilitate the design of objects. I really like the diversity of tools and the ability to design objects with faclidad allowing to perform a rendering referred to the process of generating image or video. other advantages is that it is compatible with autocad the most recognized program for its quality and professional level. "
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  5. MicroStation

    (217)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.
  6. 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.

    MicroStation review by Ron R.
    "20 years experience MicroStation User: I have always really liked the way Bentley has kept the look and feel basically the same for many years and versions. To me this is powerful and sustainable. It's pretty incredible that the performance of MicroStation has been consistent and high for many versions. Generally it's consistency and simplicity makes it a powerful platform for design and drawing production. I also believe that "Trust Licensing" is one of the greatest ideas in technology today. It's simple and incredibly easy to manage."
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  7. AutoCAD LT

    (130)4.1 out of 5
    Speed design documentation with the 2D drafting tools of AutoCAD LT software.
  8. Speed design documentation with the 2D drafting tools of AutoCAD LT software.

    AutoCAD LT review by Sol C.
    "Professional grade drafting on a budget: AutoCAD LT is the paired down version of AutoCAD, however, it offers a surprisingly rich feature set. With the exception of 3D drafting, you have a full featured drafting system with AutoCAD LT that allows you to collaborate and work with full version AutoCAD users. At less than half the price of it's bigger brother, it's a bargain."
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  9. SketchUp Pro

    (91)4.5 out of 5
    2D and 3D drafting application for visualizing, communicating, and planning future construction projects.
  10. 2D and 3D drafting application for visualizing, communicating, and planning future construction projects.

    SketchUp Pro review by Mariela O.
    "Friendly User Program: Using SketchUp is SO EASY! I learned it in a couple of weeks! I love how friendly user is! Also, the SketchUp warehouse is AMAZING! I cannot count the number of times the warehouse has safe my life in architectural and interior design presentations! The countless things that can be done in SketchUp is incredible! Although I feel confident using SketchUp, I feel that every month I learn something new that I did not know and that fascinates me. Additionally, if you like to design with tons of curves, SketchUp might not be the ideal program for you. "
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  11. DraftSight

    (48)4.2 out of 5
    DraftSight lets professional CAD users, students and educators create, edit and view DWG files. DraftSight runs on Windows®, Mac® and Linux.
  12. DraftSight lets professional CAD users, students and educators create, edit and view DWG files. DraftSight runs on Windows®, Mac® and Linux.

    DraftSight review by James Bryan P.
    "Technical Support? Don't make me laugh.: Draftsight is easy to transition into. Stepping into it from AutoCad wasn't a problem."
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  13. LabVIEW

    (30)4.3 out of 5
    LabVIEW is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.
  14. LabVIEW is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.

    LabVIEW review by Dave K.
    "The BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE in the World: You can get help from SUPER SUPER SMART programmers who know EXACTLY how to use LabVIEW"
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  15. TurboCAD

    (27)4.3 out of 5
    TurboCAD is a feature-rich solution perfect for CAD users involved in documenting the design workflow.
  16. TurboCAD is a feature-rich solution perfect for CAD users involved in documenting the design workflow.

    TurboCAD review by James A.
    "After a year and two months I am very satisfied.: The program has become an extension of my creative mind. When I would try to describe the why's and what's of an idea, you cannot project my 3D vision from my head in words. As a long time engineer, used to using 2D and "projections", this has become my standard. Once one gets past the learning curve and the quirks of this software, (all software has issues) this program has everything I need and more than I need. I am very satisfied with it. "
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  17. LibreCAD

    (21)3.8 out of 5
    LibreCAD is a free Open Source CAD application for Windows, Apple and Linux.
  18. LibreCAD is a free Open Source CAD application for Windows, Apple and Linux.

    LibreCAD review by Eunice S.
    "A tool for start using CAD system: It is free, nice interphase, quite simple to use, you have the menu of option on the left, the workspace in the middle and the layer options on the rigt, and down you have the commands tools, you can use every tool quickly and the software runs smooth."
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  19. nanoCAD

    (21)4.1 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.
  20. nanoCAD is a professional grade CAD tool. It has a familiar interface, powerful drafting and design tools, native DWG compatibility, and an open API.

    nanoCAD review by Sandra O.
    "Cover more points with personalized plans.: It allows great visibility in the work table thanks to the sectioning of the areas, you can draw the plane while you work and show the structures in both 2D and 3D, from a simple point of view it has an interface with very intuitive options if you have had experience managing CAD tools."
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  21. CorelDRAW Technical Suite X7

    (14)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.
  22. Corel DESIGNER combines technical illustration tools including the ability to manipulate 3D CAD drawings with tools to help you produce technical drawings.

    CorelDRAW Technical Suite X7 review by Justin P.
    "CorelDraw, for Engineers??: The Corel Technical Suite packages CorelDraw (a solid, Illustrator-style graphic design program), with CorelDesigner (a newer, AutoCad-style program for engineers and manufacturers). Corel has often been used to design catalogs and periodicals in the manufacturing arena, so this allows the Marketing and Engineering teams to play better together. The Engineers can create a technical design which graphic designers can add their marketing materials, all using Corel software. This is presumably easier than exporting something created in AutoCad."
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  23. BricsCAD

    (14)3.8 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.
  24. 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.

    BricsCAD review by Giancarlo M.
    "Pretty usable compare to expensive alternative: What I honestly like the most is the fact that it runs in Linux OS, honestly I have found just a few programs that can do this and when you are looking for an environment that requires very high performance there is nothing like UNIX based OS systems. "
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  25. ArcGIS for AutoCAD

    (11)4.5 out of 5
    ArcGIS for AutoCAD is a free, plug-in application for AutoCAD that allows you to access and create GIS data by connecting to services from ArcGIS for Server and ArcGIS Online.
  26. ArcGIS for AutoCAD is a free, plug-in application for AutoCAD that allows you to access and create GIS data by connecting to services from ArcGIS for Server and ArcGIS Online.

    ArcGIS for AutoCAD review by FRANCO P.
    "tool of complementary work to autocad of recognized professional quality. : I like Arcgis as a complement to autocad because it offers the possibility of using the services of images and services of stored functions by arcgis, provided image maps, and sources of elements in online arcgis. contains a varied property of drawing file that allows to incorporate, edit and share in the arcgis system. It contains a framework recognized and accepted by professionals, for the information of the data. I like it because Arcgis gives autocad the possibility of linking geographical and territorial activities, so the use of ArcGis is very useful for the design of plans and objects in three dimensions for work and studies purposes. I also like arcgis for autocad that provides an excellent visual, contains tool for management, editing, calculation, analysis of entities and georeferenced attributes. Another very useful aspect for autocad is the variety of ArcCatalog, which offers the option to link with other work servers. "
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  27. Vectorworks Fundamentals

    (11)4.1 out of 5
    Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world
  28. Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

    Vectorworks review by O.J.C. O.
    "What you see is what you get: How easy it is to import other file-types How simple it is to draw and make adjustments. Compared to ACAD it is much easier to make a clear drawing, especially because you immediately see what you will get on the drawing later"
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  29. Cimatron

    (11)4.1 out of 5
    Cimatron's CAD/CAM solutions address the entire tool making process from quoting to design, applying engineering changes and NC programming. Cimatron delivers major advantages for mold, die and manufacturing shops keeping you more competitive across your entire range of operations
  30. Cimatron's CAD/CAM solutions address the entire tool making process from quoting to design, applying engineering changes and NC programming. Cimatron delivers major advantages for mold, die and manufacturing shops keeping you more competitive across your entire range of operations

    Cimatron review by Furkan .
    "Mouse Killer: You can draw, punch, mill.. you can do whatever you want. It is commonly using by companies. You can find many of guides on internet and special courses. You have many options to learn also program is getting better and better. They're developing themselves well."
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  31. Creo Direct

    (11)4.0 out of 5
    Creo Direct is a stand-alone app that enables casual CAD users to create new geometry or modify any existing 3D CAD design, regardless of file format.
  32. Creo Direct is a stand-alone app that enables casual CAD users to create new geometry or modify any existing 3D CAD design, regardless of file format.

    Creo Direct review by Nikhil S.
    "PTC Creo direct is great for 3D modelling and analysis: The commands for modelling are easy to learn and implement even in the most complex drawings. The tree like command structure on the left makes it convenient to spot and make changes in the sub assemblies and parts. Also, All inclusive features - rather than separating extrude and extrude cut, CREO makes it one feature which is nice if your design intent changes."
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  33. Revu Bluebeam

    (10)4.3 out of 5
    Bluebeam Revu makes your drawings, plans and documents work smarter
  34. Bluebeam Revu makes your drawings, plans and documents work smarter

    Revu Bluebeam review by Cody O.
    "Revu Bluebeam: I like that Bluebeam has such a large number of tools. I have found that I can do nearly anything I need with a PDF using Bluebeam. I work in construction, and on of my favorite functions is the ability to over-lay old drawings with revised drawings. This allows me to QC change orders or addenda much faster, and with more accuracy. I also like that when I make bookmarks for construction drawings it will automatically have the drawing name filled in for me. "
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  35. ACTCAD Professional

    (6)4.8 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.
  36. 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.

    ACTCAD Professional review by Rex J. C.
    "Intuitive CAD design tool, in 2D and 3D, nothing to envy, the famous CAD tools.: ACTCAD is a great object-oriented design tool, it has nothing to envy to those famous design tools that we know, really when I started working with this application, I was not so sure, if it would be as good as the tools with which I was already conditioned to work, imagine that I could have some problem, in my way of working, and that the learning curve could be very long, but when I started using the software, I realized that it has the same characteristics as other applications, and really its use is almost the same, you only have to distinguish the icons that can be a little different from those of other applications, and the locations can not be the same, but apart from this, it's just taking an idea and you can use this tool naturally, in general the designs that are made in 2D and the 3D animations are quite good, the final models, and the subsequent animations, are very good, you cannot or complain about this, and it is really what one looks for in a design tool like this, that CAD tools work as they should."
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  37. Creo Elements/Direct Modeling

    (5)4.5 out of 5
    Creo Elements/Direct Modeling (formerly CoCreate Modeling) provides robust, comprehensive direct modeling capabilities.
  38. Creo Elements/Direct Modeling (formerly CoCreate Modeling) provides robust, comprehensive direct modeling capabilities.

    Creo Elements/Direct Modeling review by Andy P.
    "Best Direct Modeling program available: Very robust and powerful 3D Direct Modeling software. Great capabilities, made even better with the use of add-on software. Even though PTC isn't adding many new features to this product line, add-on products from companies like AI MAXTools bring great new functionality, including to older versions."
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  39. QCAD

    (5)4.0 out of 5
    The free open source 2D CAD for Windows, Mac and Linux.
  40. The free open source 2D CAD for Windows, Mac and Linux.

    QCAD review by Cesar L.
    "QCVAd: qCAD es una herramienta para diseño en dos dimensiones (CAD), de licencia software libre con una interfaz muy similar a las alternativas propietarias. Es una gran ventaja que no necesita de una fuerte inversión para ser utilizada, ya que es gratis. Podremos hacer desde diseños simples para usuarios noveles como pequeñas piezas y sus vistas en alzado, planta y perfil, hasta los diseños más complejos para los más expertos, como planos de casas, edificios y otras estructuras. Para ello, contamos con una de interfaz de usuario intuitiva y potente. Disponible para todos los sistemas operativos actuales desde su página web. Permite tener varias pestañas abiertas a la vez con diferetnes proyectos, facilitando mucho la gestión simultanea de tareas."
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