Best CAD Software

CAD Software

Does your business product need designing? Are you looking for state-of-the-art computer-aided design software? If you are, GoodFirms researches and curates some of the best CAD Software for such service-seekers. Some of the core features of CAD systems are 2D drawing, 3D modeling, Field layouts, high impact 3D visuals, and photorealistic renderings. While other must-have features that enhance your productivity are document management, project management, collaboration, facility management, mobile access, construction estimate, and integration with other technical tools. Each and every CAD tool on the list is assessed for these features. And provided with vendor details as well as client reviews to aid you to choose the best service your business desire.

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DraftSight
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DraftSight

DraftSight 2D CAD Drafting and 3D Design Software

More options, choices and tools to suit your specific needs and preferences. Real design freedom is letting you work the way you want to work. It’s the ability to effortlessly go from 2D drafting to 3D modeling and back again in order to optimize and maximize designs. And the capability to seamlessly integrate with other Dassault Systèmes and SOLIDWORKS® solutions, including SOLIDWORKS PDM to ... read more about DraftSight

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30 Days
$99/Year
ActCAD
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ActCAD

CAD Software

ActCAD is a native DWG & DXF Software under which it offers three specific types of CAD Software namely – ActCAD Standard for 2D Drafting Power Users, ActCAD Professional for 2D Drafting and 3D Modeling, and ActCAD BIM (Building Information Modeling) which has all the features of ActCAD Professional along with BIM features. It is one Software for many applications covering the primary domains of... read more about ActCAD

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30 Days
$199/One-time
Draft it
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Draft it

Draft it Free is a free for life, fully featured, unrestricted cad software.

Gone are the days when multi-national conglomerates were the only companies that could afford to have elegant, user-friendly, effective CAD software, at Cadlogic we focus on making our systems available to anyone. Which is why we’re very proud to offer a version of our Draft it Software, with loads of great features, absolutely free! Draft it is the best free cad software available. Our user-fri... read more about Draft it

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“Created By Cad Professionals For Cad Professionals”
James Turner, Software Developer at Cadlogic Limited
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Free version
FreeCAD
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FreeCAD

Your Own 3D Parametric Modeler

FreeCAD is an open-source parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size. Parametric modeling allows you to easily modify your design by going back into your model history and changing its parameters.FreeCAD allows you to sketch geometry constrained 2D shapes and use them as a base to build other objects. It contains many components to adjust dimensions or extract des... read more about FreeCAD

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Free version
QCAD
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QCAD

QCAD - 2D CAD for Windows, Linux and Mac

QCAD is a free, open source application for computer aided drafting (CAD) in two dimensions (2D). With QCAD you can create technical drawings such as plans for buildings, interiors, mechanical parts or schematics and diagrams. QCAD works on Windows, macOS and Linux. The source code of QCAD is released under the GPL version 3 (GPLv3), a popular Open Source license. ... read more about QCAD

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Free version
BRL-CAD
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BRL-CAD

Think • Invent • Create

BRL-CAD is a powerful open source cross-platform solid modeling system that includes interactive geometry editing, high-performance ray-tracing for rendering and geometric analysis, a system performance analysis benchmark suite, geometry libraries for application developers, and more than 30 years of active development. ... read more about BRL-CAD

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Free version
Onshape
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Onshape

Teams design better with Onshape.

Onshape is a modern CAD system that eliminates design gridlock: the constant waiting, distractions, and hassles that prevent engineers from doing their best work. Onshape unites advanced modeling tools and design data management in a secure cloud workspace that is accessible on any device and never loses data.... read more about Onshape

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Free version
IronCAD
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IronCAD

Powerful CAD, Seamless Collaboration

IronCAD was founded in March 2001 with the aim of developing user-focused 3D design software to improve productivity and help designers and engineers achieve success in their respective fields. Since then, we’ve created numerous 3D modeling tools that have forged new directions for engineering design software. ... read more about IronCAD

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30 Days
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LibreCAD
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LibreCAD

Open Source 2D-CAD.

LibreCAD is a free Open Source CAD application for Windows, Apple, and Linux. Support and documentation is free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers. ... read more about LibreCAD

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Free version
nanoCAD
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nanoCAD

New level of design

We are focused on the creation of cost-effective CAD solutions. An important goal for us is to provide our customers with an ideal vehicle to upgrade from the use of unlicensed CAD software to the use of legitimate software. To accomplish this, we must do our best to minimize any transfer effects experienced by our customers.... read more about nanoCAD

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30 Days
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SolveSpace
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SolveSpace

Parametric 2d/3d CAD.

SOLVESPACE is a free (GPLv3) parametric 3d CAD tool. Applications include: Modeling 3d parts — draw with extrudes, revolves, and Boolean (union/difference) operations Modeling 2d parts — draw the part as a single section, and export DXF, PDF, SVG; use 3d assembly to verify fit 3d-printed parts — export the STL or other triangle mesh expected by most 3d printers Preparing CAM data —... read more about SolveSpace

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Free version
SALOME
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SALOME

The open source integration platform for numerical simulation.

SALOME is an open-source software that provides a generic Pre- and Post-Processing platform for numerical simulation. It is based on an open and flexible architecture made of reusable components.... read more about SALOME

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Free version
HeeksCAD
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HeeksCAD

HeeksCAD is an open source CAD application.

HeeksCAD is a free software Computer-aided design program written in C++. It uses Open CASCADE Technology internally for the modelling and wxWidgets as its widget toolkit. HeeksCAD supports cuboids, spheres, cylinders and cones as basic 3D solids.... read more about HeeksCAD

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Free version
4BIM
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4BIM

CAD & BIM Software for Architecture, Engineering & Construction

All our BIM software share the same BIM technology and a similar philosophy : Easy migration from AutoCAD, you just need to master some very simple commands like polyline, copy, trim or extent and the software will help you to create the 3D BIM model and to extract from it all the 2D DWG drawings. ... read more about 4BIM

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Free version
SelfCAD
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SelfCAD

Online 3D modeling and slicing Software

SelfCAD is a comprehensive web-based 3D Modeling and Slicing tool that enables users to model, sculpt, and slice all under one program. With all features and capabilities in one place, users no longer have to open multiple programs and shift from one application to another to design, customize, and slice an object. The best part is that there is no need to download or install anything, everything ... read more about SelfCAD

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Free version
AutoCAD
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AutoCAD

CAD software to design anything—with time-saving toolsets, web, and mobile apps

AutoCAD is computer-aided design (CAD) software that architects, engineers, and construction professionals rely on to create precise 2D and 3D drawings. Draft, annotate, and design 2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects. Automate tasks such as comparing drawings, addings blocks, creating schedules, and more. Customize with add-on apps and APIs.... read more about AutoCAD

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30 Days
$5/Month
Vectorworks Architect
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Vectorworks Architect

SKETCH, DRAW, AND MODEL IN A FULLY INTEGRATED BIM WORKFLOW.

Unlike other software, Vectorworks has the flexibility to support your entire project from beginning to end, or anywhere in the process — from conceptual design, to fully coordinated BIM models, to construction documents. It’s the versatile solution you need to pull everything together and increase your efficiency. ... read more about Vectorworks Architect

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30 Days
$153/Month
TurboCAD
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TurboCAD

Powerful 2D/3D CAD Software

TurboCAD Deluxe is ready-to-use 2D drafting, 3D modeling and rendering software. Easily adjust the interface to access hundreds of drawing, modification, dimensioning and annotation tools. Quickly render designs for powerful presentation, share with AutoCAD and more. Includes the 2D/3D Training Program, Introduction to TurboCAD 2019, a $49.99 value, for free! ... read more about TurboCAD

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15 Days
$59.99/One-time
MicroStation
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MicroStation

Modeling, Documentation, and Visualization Software

With MicroStation, you can easily view, model, document, and visualize projects of any size or complexity. Use MicroStation to deliver projects smarter. With proven MicroStation technology, you can confidently take on any design, construction, or operations project. No matter what design information you are working with or what kind of deliverables are required, you can rely on MicroStation's flex... read more about MicroStation

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$5627/One-time
DataCAD
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DataCAD

DataCAD is a professional-level CADD program.

DataCAD is a professional-level Architectural CADD program for design, presentation, and documentation. Originally developed by an architectural firm more than 30 years ago, DataCAD is one of the stalwarts of the CAD industry. ... read more about DataCAD

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30 Days
$1595/One-time
CadPro
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CadPro

Drafting Software Tool

CAD Pro will produce professional quality drawings and/or blueprints with easy to use “Smart Tools”. CAD Pro’s compact, straightforward toolbox design provides quick and easy access to all tools necessary to create and build any type of design. Quickly insert any type of drawing directly into Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher or Excel making your next presentation the best it can be.... read more about CadPro

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$99.95/One-time
BricsCAD
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BricsCAD

Bricsys builds BricsCAD for people who build things

BricsCAD is the modern CAD alternative. It is based on DWG, and it is compatible with everything you know. BricsCAD is available as a perpetual license that you can buy once and use forever. A.I. tools in BricsCAD recognize your intent and help you optimize your 2D drawings and 3D models.... read more about BricsCAD

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30 Days
$365/Year
Space Designer 3D
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Space Designer 3D

DRAWING FLOOR PLANS HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER

Space Designer 3D is an online application which lets users draw their floor plans in 2D, and walk through interior spaces in 3D. Space Designer 3D is an all-in-one solution to draw floor plans online and create architectural projects in 3D. ... read more about Space Designer 3D

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ProgeCAD
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ProgeCAD

CAD Software

ProgeCAD is a cost-effective 2D drafting and 3D Modeling CAD software which supports industry popular dwg & dxf file formats. The technology behind ProgeCAD is IntelliCAD engine which provides best performance in both 32bit and 64bit operating systems. ProgeCAD 2020 Professional is based on latest IntelliCAD 9.1 engine and is available in both 64 bit and 32 bit versions. There are many new feature... read more about ProgeCAD

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15 Days
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AutoCAD Electrical
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AutoCAD Electrical

Electrical Design CAD Software

AutoCAD Electrical toolset now included with AutoCAD. It helps you to efficiently create, modify, and document electrical controls systems with an industry-specific toolset for electrical design.... read more about AutoCAD Electrical

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30 Days
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Electra Cloud
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Electra Cloud

Fully cloud-based Electrical CAD.

Electra® Cloud offers impressive benefits that more than saves time or eliminate tedious work, it leaves then engineer free to focus on the important parts of a design, the control scheme, operations and safety of the entire machine. For many companies, creating and managing technical drawings efficiently are often critical to become competitive with direct impacts on a company's bottom line. ... read more about Electra Cloud

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30 Days
$99/Month
ArcSite
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ArcSite

ArcSite is an easy-to-use CAD and sales presentation tool.

Create professional CAD drawings without the need for hours of training or an expensive course. Our intuitive drawing tool is as powerful and precise as desktop CAD programs, but you can draw using only your finger. No more being tied to a piece of drafting paper, you can use ArcSite’s unlimited canvas to draw any job site at scale. Impress your clients with professional drawings and proposa... read more about ArcSite

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$15/Month
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