Best free (and simple to use) CAD software to create general arrangement drawings?

Discussion in 'Software' started by RSD, Jun 15, 2024.

  1. RSD
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    RSD Senior Member

    I'm looking for some free CAD software that is simple to use to enable me to create some general arrangement drawings etc - any suggestions?
     
  2. baeckmo
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    baeckmo Hydrodynamics

    Actcad is a free download; it's reminding of Intellicad with full 3d capacity. But if you could spend a just a few $, go for Alibre Design, or its basic cousin Alibre atom3 (?), they have a clean and intuitive GUI, and are surprisingly capable for 3d as well.
     
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  3. Tops
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    Tops Senior Member

    I use the free version of QCAD for basic 2D drawings.
     

  4. RSD
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    RSD Senior Member

    Many thanks baeckmo and Tops - I will check those out!
     
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