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

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"A tool for start using CAD system"

What do you like best?

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.

What do you dislike?

It is too simple, you can only work in 2D you cannot render, and if you compare this sofware with a similar this one has a very short set of tools for editing and the layout process is very annoying and complex.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You can use LibreCad if you are a novice user of CAD system because it is pretty simple and friendly, but if you want to improve your skills and explode more content in this kind of software better look for another one.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use LibreCAD to develop our new office setting the spaces and places with this tools, we set a draft and later apply some details over it, the results was very simple but very useful, later we have to use another software to develop some topics, especially the modelling.

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"Una opción gratuita para diseñar"

What do you like best?

LibreCAD es una de las mejores opciones si quieres diseñar un plano o sencillamente poner en practica tus conocimientos básicos o profesionales de arquitectura, todo ello de manera gratuita y con una interfase bastante simplificada. Al igual que sucede con grandes programas de diseño, con este software puedes dibujar, acotar, modificar, consultar, hacer búsquedas, mediciones, y por supuesto imprimir considerando detalladamente cada uno de los parametros de tu diseño. En el apartado de dibujo LibreCAD ofrece sus mayores cualidades, dado que la interfase es tan sencilla, que cualquier persona con conocimientos básicos puede hacer un diseño en pocos minutos, en este sentido el menú se despliega de manera muy sencilla, del lado izquierdo tendremos las formas y figuras y del lado derecho las capas, según vayas creándolas y ordenándolas, esto es una gran ayuda, dado que no es necesario escribir comando, ni buscando entre multiples menús los opciones de dibujo.

What do you dislike?

El programa puede ser verdaderamente inestable, en muchos casos se cierra de manera repentina, y los mayores inconvenientes en mi caso han sucedido con la configuración de la impresión, se me hizo prácticamente imposible poder configurar un plano en una hoja carta, dado que el mismo nunca pudo ajustarse a la escala. Todos estos son inconvenientes que deben ser resueltos, dado que afectan de manera considerable el trabajo que se realiza en este software.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Esta es una herramienta que puede ser utilizada por cualquier persona para hacer un diseño, tiene una interfase sencilla e intuitiva que es entendible para cualquier usuario, no importa la edad o experiencia con este tipo de programas, pero deben tener en cuenta que es un poco inestable en su funcionamiento.

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LibreCAD nos ayudo a diseñar un almacén en un momento que no teníamos recursos para contratar un diseñador externo y mucho menos para pagar por un software privado, en realidad fue bastante sencillo realizar el diseño a través de este programa, porque el apartado de dibujo es bastante sencillo, y a nivel visual se aprecian bastante los detalles.

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"LibreCAD is a great Design creation tool at NO COST"

What do you like best?

it's a good shop for designing 2D models. It offers an array of drawing and editing tools that allow the digitisation of topographic charts quickly, since from their commands of drawings the elements of the terrain can be captured quickly and with a level of precision that is significantly good. The layers can be obtained in several extensions, allowing the designer to have the product work from different programs. It is easy to learn and is presented in a friendly format for new users. It allows me to generate jpg and png image formats. The best part it can generate .pdf format output for logos and can be effortlessly shared with others without giving editing rights.

What do you dislike?

Vectors needs improvement as in when the need is to develop large Number of vectors, it gets bit slowly.

Also, 3D models design capabilities are missing.

The amount of tools are limited and certain versions of software can be unstable at times.

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This software only helps me to do basic designs, I cannot do more than that.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For users who don't want expensive design softwares, it's a blessing. Trade off is, it is extremely limited, and the fact that you can't use the most common drawing file DWG is a big downside for me.

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"A bare-bone dxf-based CAD"

What do you like best?

It's a simple, portable and free 2D CAD. It reads and writes dxf, an universal format, good to exchange geometric data, and fundamental informations like text and dimensions, but not highly elaborate drawings. It also exports PDFs. SVGs, and bitmaps. The most advanced users could like the possibility to customize it, hack it and copy it, since it is Open Source. The interface is highly customizable.

What do you dislike?

The interface is a bit slow and simple, and . Being complete isn't clearly the ambition of this application. Printing dos cale could a

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Fast, free, portable. Useful in combination with some iPad drawing software.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a simple and portable tool, that fits in a USB key and could help to solve some problem on the working site, or in preparing drawing for cutter machines while other more complete applications are busy doing heavy stuff.

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"La gran experiencia que me ofrece LibreCAD"

What do you like best?

Una de las mejores ventajas es que es código abierto por lo que es muy receptiva a mejoras y actualizaciones, además de que sus usuarios no tienen que pagar un céntimo por usar todas sus herramientas debido a que es gratuita, esto es algo que la distingue de sus grandes competidores. Su interfaz es muy intuitiva aunque también un poco inestable, normalmente sin problemas ni cierres inesperados al usarla. También destaca la facilidad de instalación siendo muy fácil y pudiendo descargar el instalador desde distintos sitios como GitHub. Otra ventaja que ofrece es que tiene un gran sistema de plugins para activar y desactivar características. La opción que más útil me ha sido la del auto-guardado de diseños. Por último, me ha gustado la gran compatibilidad que ofrece al poder guardar en distintas extensiones como la .DXF.

What do you dislike?

Una de las desventajas que ofrece la versión actual de LibreCAD es la ausencia de documentación directa (iniciamente se incluía la documentación de QCAD pero fue eliminada). Otras de las desventajas que hay es que no existe el espacio Modelo/Papel por lo que dificulta esto a la hora de desarrollar. También es notable la ausencia de textos que se adapten a diferentes escalas y tampoco se pueden gestionar diferentes tipos de textos y cotas. Es una aplicación que la interfaz es muy antigua por lo cuesta un poco su uso. Por último, es un programa que ofrece herramientas muy básicas y sencillas comparadas con otras aplicaciones del mismo sector.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

LibreCAD está disponible para Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X y en algunas de las principales distribuciones de GNU/Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, Suse, entre otras), por lo que no tendrás que preocuparte por el sistema operativo que utiliza tu ordenador. El programa está traducido a 20 idiomas, entre ellos el español (aunque parcialmente) por lo no tendrás problemas de comprensión al utilizar la interfaz de esta aplicación. Es un programa totalmente gratuito por lo que no necesitarás desembolsar dinero. Descárgatelo !!!

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Gracias a LibreCAD he podido diseñar planos sin necesitar contratar a nadie y sin que nadie tenga que ayudarme, porque he podido hacerlo con gran cantidad de detalles debido a la sencilla interfaz que ofrece. También me ha sido muy útil a la hora de hacer diseños vectoriales.

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"LiberCAD review"

What do you like best?

This software is fully loaded with a lots of tools to draw. This software is so easy to use, add text at any place and simply save it in the PDF format. LiberCAD is a great option for those people who can't afford to pay for a private software as it already have all the features of a private software too.

What do you dislike?

Software becomes a bit frustrating when you have to print your drawings because it never as precisely and accurately prints your drawing as you've made it. Except this one this software works great.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

LibreCAD is really a very good software for drawing but the one can do only 2D drawings here not 3D so I switched to another software having also compatibility with 3D drawing.

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"Great open source alternative to AutoCAD"

What do you like best?

Well it's free to begin with and runs on Linux or Wintel machines. It's similar to autocad and photoshop. And because it's based on Qt library look and feel is familiar to those who have used KDE desktop.

What do you dislike?

Not being commercially supported like AutoCAD or Photoshop, there are rough edges when it comes to UI but the functionality is OK enough for FREE product.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Even if AutoCAD is the main tool for folks, I think this is at least worth checking out the application on Linux and checking out their github to see activity and support level of it. Or just use it for the fun of it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using it to draw simple floor plans and blueprints alike.

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"A good option to design in a free software"

What do you like best?

The big advantage is that you do not have to pay any money to use this software. It is freely available. This software offers the same amount of features that any other software provide with simple interface. You can draw, make measures, add text and put details on the design. You can also download this design in PDF format.

What do you dislike?

Performance of this software is not that much bad. It is a good but still there are some issues like version.

if you have not updated or not using latest version than some of the feature is not properly work.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Overall, it is freely available. so anyone who want to design can download and use it.

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"The best experience ever"

What do you like best?

I prefer using this app for geometric construction. This program is lightweight and fast. It reads DWG files, and can export to SVG.Being free open source project, I didn’t expect business grade quality on stuff like this such as the instant support or the integrated help, but the program itself does work very well for what I needed to do.

What do you dislike?

I was not so impressed by the most important feature Called object info. Anything after the 1.0.1 Update does not work well with the 0SX any need to upgrade to at least mountain lion 10.8. It is very annoying for those who use the old program

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make if more interesting

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One of the great benefits I found a used and this was it makes a great replacement for auto sketch and DXF files sometimes it crashes but the good news is there’s an auto back up a terribly wax integrated help perhaps is it a license problem the only documentation is in complete, out of date, or very boring without the formatting of long text sometimes it can be hard to fine after getting started and letting some of the shortcuts and learned behaviors, the origins, the relative absolute coordinates, you can produce respectful sketches

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"LibreCAD for Web Design"

What do you like best?

While using LibreCAD I feel like I have so many more options for creating basic shapes and even more complex shapes in comparison to FreeCAD. There is a multitude of features all accessible and organized by dropdown menus.

What do you dislike?

The bottom toolbar features grid readouts, hints, and measurements but the text is quite small out of the box and needs to be adjusted.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you're going to use LibreCAD for graphic design, it's much different than Photoshop or Illustrator. There's a much steeper learning curve but with the large amount of forums online there is no shortage of learning information.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Sometimes there are graphics that clients want that can't be made easily in 2D programs like Inkscape or GIMP, 3D shapes and the ability to bevel, fillet, merge, and mirror makes tasks like this easy.

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"Una herramienta útil para iniciarse en el software CAD"

What do you like best?

El mayor punto a favor de LibreCAD es el hecho de que se trata de un programa de código abierto y, por lo tanto, gratuito, por lo que resulta ideal como primer acercamiento a un software CAD y poder valorar hacer un desembolso mayor para adquirir una herramienta más potente. Dispone de las funcionalidades básicas, y su interfaz, si bien difiere de otros programas similares de referencia, resulta particularmente sencilla e intuitiva. Dispone de una gran comunidad de usuarios en la red, por lo que es fácil encontrar tutoriales y ayuda en línea.

What do you dislike?

Se trata de un software que, en comparación con otros similares de referencia, ofrece tan sólo sus funcionalidades más básicas, por lo que no es conveniente en usos avanzados o profesionales. El soporte y la ayuda del propio programa son bastante limitados, por lo que en caso de necesitar ayuda hay que recurrir a tutoriales o ayuda de otros usuarios en línea. Visualmente difiere bastante de otros programas similares, por lo que al principio resulta complicado acostumbrarse.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Resulta un software ideal para iniciarse en CAD, aunque no tanto para uso profesional

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Dibujo CAD, diseño vectorial, diseño arquitectónico, maquetación de planos

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"Herramienta CAD de código abierto!"

What do you like best?

LibreCAD es una herramienta multiplataforma basada en funciones paramétricas de modelado 3D para CAD, dirigido directamente a la ingeniería mecánica y diseño de productos, pero también se ajusta a una amplia gama de usos en la ingeniería, como la arquitectura u otras especialidades de ingeniería.

LibreCAD es una herramienta de modelado 2D multiplataforma. Creada utilizando el código fuente otra herramienta de diseño libre llamada QCad Community Edition, sus principales ventajas son el ser bastante ligera y contar con una interfaz bastante parecida a la de AutoCAD.

What do you dislike?

LibreCAD sólo aborda el dibujo 2D, es compatible con ficheros DXF, que importa muy bien, y CXF, pero no soporta DWG, formato de carácter obligado para los que usamos éstas plataformas

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Para licencias gratuitas necesarias en pequeñas empresas que no deseen abordar proyectos con demasiada ambición puede ser una perfecta alternativa a tener en cuenta

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Planificación de planos de masa, sentidos de circulación, organización de lineales según estructuración de comercio deportivo.

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"Casi todo lo que puedes hacer con AutoCAD...con código abierto!!"

What do you like best?

LibreCAD cuenta con una interfaz de usuario sencilla basada en las librerías Qt4. Dispone de un panel de herramientas dinámico muy completo, que esconde muchas más funciones de las que pueden apreciarse a simple vista. Nos encontramos con una aplicación limitada al diseño 2D pero con lo básico que necesitamos

What do you dislike?

El problema más importante al que nos enfrentamos es que no puede abrir los archivos DWG.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Planos de circulación en caso de emergencia, incendio , EPI y SOCO

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"Best for free designers "

What do you like best?

It’s one of the best software if you are into designing and don’t want to spend much initially. User interface is very simple and easy to design and implement things.

What do you dislike?

I think this is the only software which comes only with pros for me without any disadvantage.Purely in love with librecad.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am using this software for designing purposes.

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"Exceptional 2D or 3D design software"

What do you like best?

Librecad offers great starter 2D and 3D design software for the amazing price of free!

What do you dislike?

Would be awesome if had more templates or add-ons to add more functionality or capability,but just remember is free and offers a great selection of options for your design

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Is pretty simple to visualize blue prints and edit them example water lines or electric

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"librecad, the best for drawings."

What do you like best?

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.

What do you dislike?

I work with librecad, I have never seen things I did not like.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

helped me do my drawing projects with ease.

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"Librecad is very helpful"

What do you like best?

Librecad is free to hack and copy and it does not have any language barriers

What do you dislike?

learning to use it and what it was most beneficial to use for Sometimes

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is beneficial for education to aid students in their learning

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"Great simplistic design software"

What do you like best?

The software is very intuitive for designing 2-d models and even can be used for 3-d footprint designs. Overall sleek layout and lots of customizable features

What do you dislike?

Sometimes layering can be hard to keep track of and some conversions between files don't work.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Developing compatible designs in a digital format

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"Review of libreCad"

What do you like best?

Open source and simple ui makes it easy to draw in and add details to the drawings.

What do you dislike?

Pro version is extremely expensive and not likely for small companies to use it.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Architectural firm design outputs. Helped my cousin with this.

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"Very Good"

What do you like best?

It is very easy to use. I like it so much.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it is slowly, but I don't know if it is the app or network connection.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use it for drawing 2D pieces.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used to draw some engineering designs in 2D.

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"Good product, does what I need"

What do you like best?

I like that this product fulfills my needs without being too complex

What do you dislike?

This is a solid product, I don’t have any strong dislikes

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Solidworks

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Simple concept designs for early design review

LibreCAD Features

  • Drawing Tools
  • Editing Tools
  • Text Editing Tools
  • 3D/solid modeling Tools
  • Rendering Tools
  • Drawing

LibreCAD User Ratings

6.9
Ease of Use
Average: 8.5*
6.3
Quality of Support
Average: 8.5*
10.0
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.4*
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