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Vectorworks Fundamentals

Vectorworks Alternatives & Competitors

(11)4.1 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to Vectorworks Fundamentals? 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, BricsCAD, AutoCAD, and Onshape are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Vectorworks Fundamentals.

Top Alternatives to Vectorworks Fundamentals

  • SketchUp
  • BricsCAD
  • AutoCAD
  • Onshape
  • Inventor

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to Vectorworks Fundamentals

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    #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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    Johnnie V. L.
    JL
    Ease of Use, Intuitive, able to display in many different styles, ability to show variety of realistic materials and colors, works with many rendering software packages, ability to extend the...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Vectorworks Fundamentals, SketchUp is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #2
    #2
  3. 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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  4. 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

    Reviewers say compared to Vectorworks Fundamentals, BricsCAD is:

    Better at support
    More usable
    Better at meeting requirements
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    #3
    #3
  5. AutoCAD

    (1,043)4.4 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response

    2D and 3D CAD design software tools.

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  6. 2D and 3D CAD design software tools.

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    UA
    AutoCad is used as a necessity out of traditional experience- I am not sure what I like best, because I cannot compare it to another program such as Vectorworks. Things I do like: sheetset...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Vectorworks Fundamentals, AutoCAD is:

    Better at meeting requirements
    More expensive
    Better at support
    #4
    #4
  7. 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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  8. 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.

    Reviewers say compared to Vectorworks Fundamentals, Onshape is:

    Better at support
    More usable
    #5
    #5
  9. 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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  10. 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

    Reviewers say compared to Vectorworks Fundamentals, Inventor is:

    Better at meeting requirements
    Better at support
    #6
    #6
  11. Fusion 360

    (312)4.5 out of 5

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

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  12. 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.

    Reviewers say compared to Vectorworks Fundamentals, Fusion 360 is:

    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    More usable
    #7
    #7
  13. LibreCAD

    (24)3.8 out of 5

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

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  14. 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.
    #8
    #8
  15. 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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  16. 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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    UA
    The software is very intuitive and the production of 2d drawings is simple in a way that Vectorworks is. the cross software compatibility is very good and the short cut system and variety of tools...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Vectorworks Fundamentals, MicroStation is:

    More expensive
    #9
    #9
  17. AutoCAD LT

    (181)4.2 out of 5

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

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

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    Stefan B.
    SB
    It is compatible with the DWG format with native Autodesk libraries. For many architects and drafters, this is all they really use, so no real need for the full version.

    Reviewers say compared to Vectorworks Fundamentals, AutoCAD LT is:

    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    More usable
    #10
    #10
  19. TurboCAD

    (30)4.3 out of 5

    TurboCAD is a feature-rich solution perfect for CAD users involved in documenting the design workflow.

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  20. TurboCAD is a feature-rich solution perfect for CAD users involved in documenting the design workflow.

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    SE
    Ease of use. If you are new to 3D cad then you have a steep learning curve, but once you get to grip with the basics TurboCAD is very intuitive. The drawing tools are all icon driven and most are...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Vectorworks Fundamentals, TurboCAD is:

    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #11
    #11
  21. 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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  22. 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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    John C.
    JC
    Draftsight actually has a good tool set. Such tools allow zooming, editing with lines, drawing, dimensioning, etc. The program is basically a bare-bones automated CAD drafting program. Its main...Read more
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    #12
  23. 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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  24. Complete hybrid 2D/3D CAD system that uses synchronous technology for accelerated design, faster change, and improved imported reuse.

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    Ben A.
    BA
    Most functions have icons. The GUI is also very intuitive. I've worked with AutoCAD, Sketchup and Vectorworks.

    Reviewers say compared to Vectorworks Fundamentals, Solid Edge is:

    Better at support
    #13
    #13
  25. 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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  26. 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

    Reviewers say compared to Vectorworks Fundamentals, FreeCAD is:

    Better at meeting requirements
    Better at support
    #14
    #14
  27. 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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  28. 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.

    Reviewers say compared to Vectorworks Fundamentals, ACTCAD Professional is:

    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    More usable
    #15
    #15
  29. 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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  30. 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

    Reviewers say compared to Vectorworks Fundamentals, nanoCAD is:

    Better at meeting requirements
    More usable
    #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.

    Reviewers say compared to Vectorworks Fundamentals, CorelDRAW Technical Suite X7 is:

    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #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.

    Reviewers say compared to Vectorworks Fundamentals, OpenSCAD is:

    Better at support
    #18
    #18
  35. CMS IntelliCAD

    (26)4.6 out of 5

    General CAD design

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  36. 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

    Reviewers say compared to Vectorworks Fundamentals, CMS IntelliCAD is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #19
    #19
  37. 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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  38. 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

    Reviewers say compared to Vectorworks Fundamentals, SolidWorks Product Designer is:

    More expensive
    More usable
    Better at meeting requirements
    #20
    #20
  39. 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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  40. 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.

    Reviewers say compared to Vectorworks Fundamentals, CADWorx is:

    Better at support
    More usable
    Better at meeting requirements