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Looking for alternatives to SketchUp? 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.

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Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to SketchUp

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  1. AutoCAD

    (757)4.4 out of 5
    2D and 3D CAD design software tools.

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, AutoCAD is:

    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements
    Better at support
  2. 2D and 3D CAD design software tools.

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, AutoCAD is:

    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements
    Better at support

    AutoCAD review by Miguel M.
    "Excellence in digital drawing.: AutoCAD is the best software to make my digital drawings, my projects are plasmo in pencil and paper and once obtained I digitize them accurately in this fabulous software. I love the ease and dexterity that this program has when it comes to drawing, the commands are super simple but useful and they allow me to draw with perfect precision. I love the idea of ​​being able to import images and modeling that allow to read lines of other softwares and in this way work with them, as well as the way in which PDF images are imported t digital reading files DWG, SKP, PSD, among others. The way to print, the scale, the way to define, are parts that make this software the best for my drawings without comparison. I am a fan of updates to, or after, as they improve what I thought was unbeatable. "
    #2
    #2
  3. MicroStation

    (218)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.

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, MicroStation is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
  4. 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.

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, MicroStation is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive

    MicroStation review by Annette S.
    "Microstation, the best in 3D development.: -Very friendly software to use. With Microstation , you can have control on the following. References, dimension styles, Line styles and even Text styles. Very perfect in printing on MS and that's for sure sure because i have tried other software's. Its integrates nicely with acquired new technology. Customizing Microstation is very simple. User can customize this product to come up with the best quality services depending on the project. It can do both 2D and 3D drawing, especially in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering documents and drawings. High functionality on drafting tools, and capability on handling heavy files. Good in file Importing and reliable support team."
    #3
    #3
  5. AutoCAD LT

    (128)4.2 out of 5
    Speed design documentation with the 2D drafting tools of AutoCAD LT software.

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, AutoCAD LT is:

    More expensive
    Easier to admin
    Easier to do business with
  6. Speed design documentation with the 2D drafting tools of AutoCAD LT software.

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, AutoCAD LT is:

    More expensive
    Easier to admin
    Easier to do business with

    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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  7. DraftSight

    (47)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.
  8. DraftSight lets professional CAD users, students and educators create, edit and view DWG files. DraftSight runs on Windows®, Mac® and Linux.

    DraftSight review by Alvaro G.
    " 2D CAD, powerful and free: - It is a standard file viewer drawing .dwg and .dxf (there are some more). - Multitude of tools to edit technical drawings. - Although it is a deep software, I was used to other similar software such as AutoCAD, it was not difficult for me to adapt to draftsight. - It is available in many languages. - It has free version and paid versions with more features."
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    #5
  9. LabVIEW

    (28)4.4 out of 5
    LabVIEW is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, LabVIEW is:

    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements
    Better at support
  10. LabVIEW is systems engineering software for applications that require test, measurement, and control with rapid access to hardware and data insights.

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, LabVIEW is:

    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements
    Better at support

    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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    #6
  11. TurboCAD

    (26)4.3 out of 5
    TurboCAD is a feature-rich solution perfect for CAD users involved in documenting the design workflow.

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, TurboCAD is:

    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    More expensive
  12. TurboCAD is a feature-rich solution perfect for CAD users involved in documenting the design workflow.

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, TurboCAD is:

    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    More expensive

    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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  13. LibreCAD

    (20)3.9 out of 5
    LibreCAD is a free Open Source CAD application for Windows, Apple and Linux.
  14. LibreCAD is a free Open Source CAD application for Windows, Apple and Linux.

    LibreCAD review by Maryalba G.
    "Una opción gratuita para diseñar: 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. "
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  15. nanoCAD

    (20)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.

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, nanoCAD is:

    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements
  16. nanoCAD is a professional grade CAD tool. It has a familiar interface, powerful drafting and design tools, native DWG compatibility, and an open API.

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, nanoCAD is:

    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements

    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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    #9
  17. 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.

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, BricsCAD is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
  18. 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.

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, BricsCAD is:

    More expensive
    Better at support

    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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    #10
  19. 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

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, Vectorworks Fundamentals is:

    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements
  20. 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

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, Vectorworks Fundamentals is:

    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements

    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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    #11
  21. 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.

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, ArcGIS for AutoCAD is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
  22. 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.

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, ArcGIS for AutoCAD is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements

    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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    #12
  23. Revu Bluebeam

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

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, Revu Bluebeam is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
  24. Bluebeam Revu makes your drawings, plans and documents work smarter

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, Revu Bluebeam is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements

    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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    #13
  25. ACTCAD Professional

    (7)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.

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, ACTCAD Professional is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
  26. 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.

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, ACTCAD Professional is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements

    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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    #14
  27. QCAD

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

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, QCAD is:

    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements
  28. The free open source 2D CAD for Windows, Mac and Linux.

    Reviewers say compared to SketchUp, QCAD is:

    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements

    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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    #15
  29. DesignCAD

    (4)3.8 out of 5
    DesignCAD 3D MAX is an easy-to-use, versatile CAD tool perfect for novice designers, but powerful enough to create high-quality 2D/3D designs, models and animations.
  30. DesignCAD 3D MAX is an easy-to-use, versatile CAD tool perfect for novice designers, but powerful enough to create high-quality 2D/3D designs, models and animations.

    DesignCAD review by User in Marketing and Advertising
    "Great tool: Intuitive program that's easy to learn, I was able to quickly learn the necessary skills to teach other workers to properly maneuver through the program, view, and edit plans. "
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    #16
  31. ZWCAD+

    (4)4.0 out of 5
    ZWSOFT is a CAD/CAM solutions provider, with over 320,000 clients across 80 countries.
  32. ZWSOFT is a CAD/CAM solutions provider, with over 320,000 clients across 80 countries.

    ZWCAD+ review by Giuseppe M.
    "Reliable CAD for 2D and 3D Design!: ZWCAD has advantages in it's interface, ZWCAD always keeps clear and simple with classical Windows style interface. This may not look so “pretty” but it fits most of the old end users needs, and also is much easier for new users to learn to use it. A simple interface means that it doesn’t cost too much in system resources. With a lower configuration work station computer is enought to start working, resulting in lower costs. ZWCAD provides almost 90% of other CAD’s functions, especially those frequently used ones taking less storage space. The program is just around 300MB, compared to others that my take over 4.5GB or more. This is an advantage again because can save the hardware and software resource for users to cut the cost."
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    #17
  33. OrCAD Capture

    (3)5.0 out of 5
    OrCAD Capture is one of the most widely used schematic design solutions for the creation and documentation of electrical circuits
  34. OrCAD Capture is one of the most widely used schematic design solutions for the creation and documentation of electrical circuits

    OrCAD Capture review by Ryan R.
    "Electrical Engineer: I like the fact that I can draw any schematic I want, as well as simulate, and make any changes all within the software."
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    #18
  35. Ares Commander

    (2)5.0 out of 5
    Professional & Cost-effective 2D/3D CAD Software in DWG for Windows, Mac & Linux
  36. Professional & Cost-effective 2D/3D CAD Software in DWG for Windows, Mac & Linux

    Ares Commander review by DeAnne Gaylen M.
    "Stable and well design---Ares Commander is a great product: I love the program overall, the layout and options rival other products in the same category if not exceeding them. It's a very stable product with all the features that one would expect from a cad program along with some that you would not."
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    #19
  37. CADWorx

    (2)5.0 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.
  38. 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.

    CADWorx review by User in Architecture & Planning
    "CAD made simple: CADworx is a general purpose CAD software with implementation in various fields. It lets its user design more quickly and more efficiently. The best part about this software is its wide variety of tools and precise control over them. Also, it can develop isometric models straight from the layout which is really helpful and time-saving. Apart from its various benefits it also has a capability of structure modeling. It can also generate an estimate based on entered material values."
    #20
    #20
  39. MicroSurvey Software

    (2)4.5 out of 5
    MicroSurvey CAD is a Complete Desktop Survey and Design Program Created for Surveyors, Contractors and Engineers.
  40. MicroSurvey CAD is a Complete Desktop Survey and Design Program Created for Surveyors, Contractors and Engineers.

    MicroSurvey Software review by User in Human Resources
    "MicroSurvey for AutoCAD: Easy to use with AutoCAD and works with already installed software. It is very affordable and within budget."