Comparison of computer-aided design software

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The table below provides an overview of notable computer-aided design (CAD) software. It does not judge power, ease of use, or other user-experience aspects. The table does not include software that is still in development (beta software). For all-purpose 3D programs, see Comparison of 3D computer graphics software. CAD refers to a specific type of drawing and modelling software application that is used for creating designs and technical drawings. These can be 3D drawings or 2D drawings (like floor plans).

Title and developer 2D/3D or specialty fields Platform Latest release License Academic version? User Interface language/s Support for Building Information Modelling? Support for Industry Foundation Classes (version & MVD)? Support for AutoCAD DXF? Imports Exports Price
(USD)
Version Date
ABViewer by CADSoftTools 2D/3D Linux with Wine Version 15.1[1] 2023-02-01 Proprietary Yes en, fr, de, ru and others No No Yes DWG, DXF, DWF, DXT, 3DS, ACIS SAT, STL, IGES (.igs), STEP (.stp), OBJ, X_T, X_B, SLDPRT, GTS, TIN, ASE, B3D, GLM, GLX, GLA, LMTS, LWO, NURBS, NMF, OCT, PLY, VRML, MDC, MD2, MD3, MD5, SMD, BSP, WMF, EMF, PDF, CGM, SVG, SVGZ, EPS, PS, Hewlett-Packard HPGL (PLT, HGL, HG, HPG, PLO, HP, HP1, HP2, HP3, HPGL, HPGL2, HPP, GL, GL2, PRN, SPL, RTL, PCL), GED, RLA, RPF, CEL, PIC, CAL, CG4, GP4, GIF, CUT, PAL, DDS, FAX, HDR, IFF, ICO, EXR, IMB, JPG, JPEG, J2K, J2C, JNG, JP2, KOA, PCT, PICT, MNG, PSP, PCD, PSD, PDD, PNG, PPM, PGM, PBM, RAW, G3, BW, RGB, RGBA, SGI, RAS, TIF, TIFF, TGA, VST, ICB, VDA, WIN, BMP, RLE, DIB, WAP, WBMP, WBM, XBM, XPM, PCX PDF, DWG, DXF, SWF, CGM, DXT, SVG, PLT, STL, OBJ, OBJF, NMF, LMTS, NC, BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, TIFF, WMF, EMF, SWF Varies depending on the license type
Windows
Advance Concrete by Autodesk 3D, CAE, CAM, concrete detailing Windows Version 2017 2016-04-29 Proprietary Yes en, de, fr, pl, cs, ro Yes v2.x3 import and export Yes IFC, DXF, DWG IFC, DXF, DWG ?
Alibre Design by Alibre, LLC 2D/3D Windows Version V27 2023 Proprietary Yes en, de, ja, fr, zh-Hant, pl, cs, es, da, pt-BR, sv No (version?) Yes DXF, DWG, STEP, IGES, SAT, 3DM, STL, OBJ, PLY, 3DS, WRL, Inventor, ProE, SolidEdge, CATIA, Parasolid, Solidworks DXF, DWG, STEP, IGES, SAT, BIP, EMF, PDF, STL, Solidworks, Parasolid $1,000 - $2,000
Allplan by Allplan GmbH 2D/3D Architecture, Engineering, Road, Bridge, BIM Windows Version 2023 2022 Proprietary Yes en, es, fr, de, ru, zh-Hant, ja, pl, cs, it, pt-BR and others Yes v2x3 CV2.0 & v4 Import and export certified Until version 2023, incl. ACIS support[2] DXF, DWG, IFC, DGN, PDF, STL, OBJ, C4D, SKP, WRL, LandXML[2] DXF, DWG, IFC, DGN, PDF, STL, OBJ, C4D, SKP, WRL, 3DS[2] $4,000 - $9,000
Archicad by Graphisoft 2D/3D Architecture, BIM Mac OS X[3] Version 27 2023 [4] Proprietary Yes
No cost
en, de, es, fr, it, pt, ru, ja, pl, cs, hu, nl, fi, sv, no, da, tr, el, zh-Hans, ko, zh-Hant[5] Yes v2x3 CV2.0 & v4 Import and export certified [6] Yes 3D Studio, ACIS SAT, BMP, DGN, DWF, DWG, DXF, EMF, EPS, GIF, HPGL/PLT, IFC/IFCXML, JP2, JPEG, PDF, PICT, PNG, PSD, QTIF, SketchUp, TGA/Targa, TIF/TIFF, WMF, FBX 3D Studio, Artlantis/ATL, AVI, BMP, DGN, DWF, DWG, DXF, EMF, EPS, EPX - Piranesi, FACT - ElectricImage, GIF, HPGL/PLT, IFC/IFCXML, JP2, JPEG, MOV, LP - Lightscape, OBJ, PDF, PICT, PNG, PSD, QTIF, SGI, SketchUp, TGA/Targa, TIF/TIFF, U3D, WRL, WMF $4,250
Windows[3]
AutoCAD by Autodesk 2D/3D, Architecture, Drafting Mac OS X, No for discipline-specific vertical products, e.g. AutoCAD Architecture[7][8] 2024.1[9] 2023-07-24 Proprietary[10] Yes pt-BR, en, cs, fr, de, hu, it, ja, ko, pl, ru, zh-Hans, es, zh-Hant[citation needed] limited for some verticals for some verticals Yes DXF, DWG, DWS, DWT, WMF, SAT, 3DS, FBX, DGN[11] 3DS (requires 3dsout), DXF, DWG, PDF, DWF, FBX, BMP, DGN[12] $245 per month;

$1955 per year; $5865 per 3 years

Windows
Android
iOS
Autodesk Inventor by Autodesk 3D Windows 2024.1.1[13] 2023-08-08 Proprietary Yes en and others Yes version? Yes ACIS SAT, DXF, DWG, IGES, Pro/Engineer, STEP, .dwf, .wire, .catpart, .catproduct, .jt, .x b, .x t, .prt (NX), .asm, .g, .neu, Solidworks, ProE, Catia, .stl ACIS SAT, DXF, DWG, IGES, STEP, .dwf, .catpart, .catproduct, .bmp, .gif, .jpeg, .png, .tiff, .iges, .jt, .pdf, .x b, .x t, .g, .neu, STL (file format), .xgl, .zgl $300 per month;

$2415 per year; $7245 per 3 years

BricsCAD
by Bricsys
2D/3D AEC,
Parametric direct modeling,
BIM,
Mechanical,
Sheet metal,
Rendering
Mac OS X V23 (23.1.06 English)
(64-bit, 32-bit)
2022-11-28 Proprietary Yes
No cost
en, cs, de, es, fr, hu, it, ja, ko, lt, pl, pt-BR, ru, vi, zh-Hans, zh-Hant Yes version? Yes DWG 2.5 to 2013,
DXF, ACIS SAT, DAE (COLLADA), BMP, JPEG, PCX, PNG, GIF, TGA, TIF, JP2, J2K, ECW, SID

With extra Communicator license:
STE, STP, STEP, IGS, IGES, CATIA V4/V5, VDA, IAM, IPT, Parasolid, PAR, PSM, PRT, ASM, PRT, SLDPTR/SLDASM
DWG 2.5 to 2013,
DXF, DWF, ACIS SAT, DAE (COLLADA), SLT (3D Printing), PDF, BMP, WMF, EMF

With extra Communicator license:
STE, STP, STEP, IGS, IGES, CATIA V4/V5, VDA, 3D PDF
$1020 Platinum,
$680 Pro,
$550 Classic,

$610 Communicator
Fedora
OpenSuse
Ubuntu
Windows
10, 8, 7, Vista
BRL-CAD by United States Army Research Laboratory 3D design and simulation for military vehicles All POSIX (BSD/Linux/Unix like OS), Packages for FreeBSD, IRIX, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris[14][15] 7.38.0[16] Edit this on Wikidata 2023-11-07 (2023-11-07) LGPL-2.1-only[17] Yes
No cost
en[14] Un­known No Yes DXF, Elysium Neutral Facetted, EUCLID, FASTGEN, IGES, Jack, NASTRAN, Pro/E,[18] STL, TANKILL, Unigraphics, Viewpoint Datalabs Format[19] DXF, EUCLID, IGES, Jack, STL, TANKILL, VRML, OBJ, X3D[19] No cost
Windows
Others
Caddie Professional by Advanced Computer Solutions 2D/3D CAE, Rendering Windows 7, 8, 10 & 11 27 2021 Proprietary Foc en Yes Yes Yes DWG, DXF, DRW, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, GIF, ECW, JPEG2000, ASCII, XLS DWG, DXF, DRW, DWF, WMF, PDF, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, GIF $106 - $3022
Cadwork by Cadwork informatik AG 2D/3D/4D/5D/6D CAE, Rendering, CAM, BIM HP-UX 26 2019 Proprietary Yes en, cs, fr, de, it, ja, pl, pt, ru, zh-Hans, es Yes version? Yes DWG, DXF, PDF, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, SAT, IFC DWG, DXF, PDF, JPEG, TIFF, SAT, IFC $1000 to $20000
Windows
CATIA by Dassault Systèmes 2D/3D CAE IBM AIX R2023x 11-2023 Proprietary 99EUR, 99US$, 89.7GBP en, fr, de, ja (at release date) Yes version? Yes some formats require extra license some formats require extra license $9000 to $65000 (depends on modules)
HP-UX
Solaris
Windows
V4 runs on mainframe
Cobalt by Ashlar-Vellum 2D/3D Rendering
CAE
CAM
macOS, 10.13+, fully hyper-threaded ray tracing v12 2023-08-17 Proprietary Yes en, bre, fr, de, it, pt, ru, sl, sv No No Yes 3DS, ACIS SAT, AI, ASCII Text, BMP, CATIA v4, CGM, CCAD, CO (native), Drawing board, DWG/DXF, Facet, GIF, Grid Surface, IGS (IGES), JPEG, Parasolid XT, PICT, 2D PDF, PNG, PPM, Pro/E, Rhino 3DM, Spline, STP (STEP), VRML, XBM, XPM ACIS SAT, AI, ASCII Text, BMP, CATIA v4, CGM, CO (native), Drawing board, DWG/DXF, EPS, Facet, GIF, Grid Surface, IGS (IGES), JPEG, Parasolid XT, 2D & 3D PDF, PICT, PNG, PPM, Pro/E, RAW Triangle, Shockwave 3D, STP (STEP), STL, VRML, XBM, XPM $2,495 buy, or $995/year rent, or $94.95/month rent
Windows
10, 11 (×64)
Creo by Parametric Technology Corporation 2D/3D hybrid POSIX (some)[20] Creo 10.0 2023-04-18 Proprietary Yes en, fr, de, es, it, ja, ko, zh-Hant, zh-Hans (at release date)[21] Un­known Un­known Yes STEP, IGES, DXF, DWG, Parasolid, STL, SAT, more STEP, IGES, DXF, DWG, Parasolid, STL, SAT, more $4,995, $1,500 maintenance
Windows
DataCAD by DATACAD LLC 2D/3D AEC Windows 19 2016-10 Proprietary 49US$ en, pt, cs, et, fi, fr, de, hu, he, it, ru, es, and others No No Yes DWG, DXF, SketchUp, TXT, WMF, EMF, o2c, ACO, 3DS, STL, BMP, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, Targa, PNG, PCX, PCD, and others DWG, DXF, DWF, SketchUp, TXT, WMF, EMF, o2c, ACO, 3DS, STL, BMP, JPEG, TIFF, Targa, PNG, PCX, EPS, PCD, PRN, PDF, VRML, RAY, and others $1,295 First, $495 Additional, $395 Upgrade
DesignSpark Mechanical by RS Components 2D/3D hybrid Windows 2.0.1 2015-11-18 Proprietary Yes en, cz, de, es, fr, it, jp, kr, pl, pt, zh-cn, zh-tw No No Yes ECAD (IDF, IDB, EMN), OBJ, Point curve text files (TXT), SKP, STL, STEP (read-only) AMF, DXF, OBJ, 3D PDF, SKP, STL, XAML, JPEG, PNG No cost base package
Digital Project by Gehry Technologies 2D/3D/4D AEC Windows
32bit and 64bit
Version R5 2013 Proprietary Un­known en Yes v2x3[22] Yes(2D + 3D) SDNF, DWG, DXF, IFC, IGES, HSF, 3DXML[22] SDNF, DWG, DXF, IFC, IGES, HSF, 3DXML[22] ?
Drawing Express by Trial Systems Ltd 2D/3D CAD Windows 2000, XP, Vista & Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) Version 2019 2013-04-26 Proprietary Yes en No Un­known Yes DWG, DXF, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, GIF DWG, DXF, PDF, JPEG, BMP ?
FINE MEP by 4M 2D/3D, BIM, MEP Design Windows v. 14 2014 Proprietary Yes en, fr, tr, gr, bg Yes v2x3) Yes DXF, DWG, IFC, ACIS, BMP, JPG, TGA, GIF DXF, DWG, IFC, ACIS, Collada, 3DS, PDF, BLD, JPG, BMP, TGA, PNG, TIFF $1,220, $720
FreeCAD 3D All Unix-like OSes; Packages for FreeBSD, Linux 0.21.0[citation needed] 2023-08-02; 2023-11-14 (2023-08-02; 2023-11-14) LGPL-2.0-or-later Yes
No cost
en, af, cn, hr, nl, fi, fr, de, it, no, pt, ru, es, se, ua Yes version? Yes IFC, IGES, STEP, BRep, OBJ, DXF, SVG, U3D IFC, IGES, STEP, BRep,[23] OBJ, DXF, SVG, U3D No cost
Windows
Others with OpenGL as a prerequisite[24]
form•Z by AutoDesSys, Inc 2D/3D AEC Rendering Mac OS X 6.6 2008-06-23 Proprietary Un­known en, fr, de, el, it, ja, ko, es Yes Un­known Yes ACIS SAT, Art·Lantis, BMP, DAE, DEM Data, DWG, DXF, EPS, FACT, GIF, HPGL, IGES, Illustrator, JPEG, Keyhole Markup Language, Lightwave, Lightscape, OBJ, PDF, PICT, Piranesi, PNG, QTVR, RIB, SGI, SketchUp, STEP, STL, TGA, TIFF, ZPR ACIS SAT, Artlantis, BMP, DAE, DEM Data, DWG, DXF, EPS, FACT, GIF, HPGL, IGES, Illustrator, JPEG, Keyhole Markup Language, Lightwave, Lightscape, OBJ, PDF, PICT, Piranesi, PNG, QTVR, RIB, SGI, STEP, STL, TGA, TIFF, ZPR $1,995
Windows
XP, Vista
32bit and 64bit
HiCAD by ISD Group 2D/3D Windows 2017 2017-02-13 Proprietary Yes en, de, it, fr, pl, jp (at release date) Yes version? Yes IGES, STEP, DXF, DWG, ACIS, ProE, SolidWorks, CATIA (V4/V5), Parasolid, UniGraphics, Inventor, IFC, PC-Draft, Technovision, Procad, Proren, Babcad, ME10, JT, STL, DSTV, SDNF IGES, STEP, DXF, DWG, ACIS, ProE, CATIA (V4/V5), Parasolid, IFC, VRML, STL, JT, Gamma-Ray, STL, DSTV, Tops Geo, SDNF ?
IntelliCAD by IntelliCAD Technology Consortium 2D/3D AEC BIM Windows V 10.0a 2020-10-29 Proprietary Varies by vendor en (more options vary by vendor) Yes version? Yes DXF, DWF, SAT, DXB, DWT, DGN, DAE, IGES, STEP, OBJ, STL, IFC, RVT/RFA DWF, DGN, SVG, PDF, SAT, BMP, EMF/WMF, STL, DAE Varies by vendor
IRONCAD by IronCAD LLC 2D/3D hybrid Windows 2023 2022-12-19 Proprietary From 124US$ en, jp, ko, de (at release date) No No Yes DXF, DWG, Parasolid, IGES, STEP, SAT, STL, ProE, Solid Edge, Inventor, Rhino (3dm), Catia DXF, DWG, Parasolid, IGES, STEP, SAT, STL, u3d, VRML, 3dxml, Catia, PDF $3,970, $1,295/yr for optional support
KeyCreator by Kubotek 3D direct modeling, mechanical, drafting Windows 2021 SP1[25] 2021-03-17 Proprietary Yes en, jp, it, de (at release date) Yes Yes Yes STEP, IGES, SAT, Parasolid, DXF, DWG, Catia, Creo/ProE, NX, Solid Edge, JT, SolidWorks, Inventor, CADKEY, IFC, STL, U3D, OBJ[26] STEP, IGES, SAT, Parasolid, DXF, DWG, STL, U3D, OBJ, VRML, WMF, HPGL, PDF[26] $3,495 - $5,995 permanent license w/1st year maintenance, $1,188 - $2,028/yr lease (USD)
LibreCAD 2D POSIX 2.2.0.2[27] Edit this on Wikidata 2023-07-29 (2023-07-29) GPL-2.0-only Yes
No cost
en, fr, it, de, es, ja, zh, fi, cs, pt, lv[28] No No Yes DWG, DXF DXF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, BMP[29] No cost[30]
Windows
Others
MicroStation by Bentley Systems 2D/3D AEC Windows CONNECT Edition (Update 9)[31] 2017-01-17 Proprietary Yes en, fr, it, de, es, ja, zh, ru, tu, pl, pt, ko, fi, cs[32] Yes v2x3 Yes DGN, DGNlib, RDL, DXF, DWG, FBX, OBJ, 3DS, SKP, 3DM, JT, Mapinfo MIF/MID, imodel, RFA, IFC, SHP, TAB, IGES, Parasolid, CGM, STEP, STL, Terrain Land XML, ACIS .SAT, 3DM, STL DGN, DXF, DWG, U3D, PDF, .dae|Collada, FBX, JT, .kml|Google Earth, LXO, SVG, VRML, VOB, ACIS, OBJ, STL, gbXML, IGES, STEP, SKP[33] $5,050
Other systems dropped (last was V 5.7 of 1997/1998)
NX by Siemens Digital Industries Software 2D/3D, Parametric Mac OS X[34] 11.0 2016-06-29 Proprietary Un­known en, fr, it, de, es, ja, zh, fi, cs Un­known Un­known Yes JT, Parasolid, STEP, DWG, DXF, ProE, SolidWorks, I-deas, CATIA (V4/V5), STL, IGES JT, Parasolid, STEP, DWG, DXF, ProE, SolidWorks, I-deas, CATIA (V4/V5), STL, IGES $12k - $40k
RedHat Linux
SUSE Linux[35]
Windows
Onshape by PTC Mechanical CAD (MCAD), 3D printing All systems with compatible Web Browser 1.143[36] 2022-02-18 Proprietary, some parts MIT Yes
No cost
en, de, ko, zh-Hant, zh-Hans, fr, ja, it, es Un­known Un­known Yes DWG, DXF, Parasolid mesh (.xmm_txt or .xmm_bin), ACIS (.sat), STEP (.stpor .step), IGES (.igs or .iges), CATIA, SolidWorks (.sldprt), Inventor, Pro/E, JT (.jt), Rhino (.3dm), STL (.stl), OBJ (.obj), NXSolid Edge (.par and .psm)[37] DWG, DXF, DWT, SVG, PNG, JPEG, Parasolid mesh (.xmm_txt or .xmm_bin), ACIS (.sat), STEP (.stpor .step), IGES (.igs or .iges), SolidWorks (.sldprt), JT (.jt), Rhino (.3dm), STL (.stl), OBJ (.obj), GlTF (.gltf), COLLADA, PDF, PVZ (.pvz)[37] No cost for Education[38] and Hobbyists/Open Source,[39] $1500 - $2100 for Commercial Use, Contact for Enterprise Version[40]
Android
iOS
OpenSCAD 2D/3D All POSIX (BSD/Linux/Unix like OS), Packages for Linux 2021.01[citation needed] 2021-01-31 (2021-01-31) GPL-2.0-or-later Yes
No cost
en No No Partial[41][42][43] DXF, STL, OFF PNG, DXF, STL, OFF, AMF, 3MF, SVG, CSG, PDF No cost
Mac OS X
Windows
OrthoGraph 2D/3D Android 3.1.2 2020-05-08 Proprietary No en, fr, de, hu, it, ja, nl, ru, es Yes version? Yes PNG, DXF, JPG, IFC $29.99 per month
iOS
PowerCADD by Engineered Software 2D Mac OS X v9 2010-08 Proprietary No en, fr, it, es, ... No No Yes DWG, DXF, PDF, EPSF, PS, Bitmap, VectorPict, JPG, PNG, TIF, SGI, TGA, Adobe Photoshop, *SHP, *GPX, ASCII Topo Survey (*with WildTools) DXF, DWG, PDF, EPSF, PS, Bitmap, VectorPict, JPG, PNG, TIF, SGI, TGA, Adobe Photoshop, $995(PRO)-$1250(expert incl WildTools)
QCAD by Ribbon Soft 2D POSIX 3.28.1.0 Edit this on Wikidata 2023-03-31 (2023-03-31) GPL-3.0-or-later Yes en Yes v2.x3 import and export Yes IFC, DXF, DWG IFC, DXF, DWG No cost,[44] $42 for Commercial
Mac OS X
Windows
Autodesk Revit 2D/3D BIM AEC Windows 2024.1 2023-07-11 Proprietary Yes[45] pt-BR, en, cs, fr, de, hu, it, ja, ko, ru, zh-Hans, es Yes version? Import and export certified[6] Yes DXF, DWG, SAT, SKP, DGN, JPEG, PNG, TIFF DWG, DXF, SAT, FBX, IFC, DGN, DWF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, AVI, PDF Varies
Rhinoceros 3D by Robert McNeel and Associates 2D/3D CAD Mac OS X Rhino 7 SR Service Release 2020-11-09 Proprietary Yes en, fr, de, it, es, pl, cs, zh, ja, kr Un­known Un­known Yes DXF, DWG, .3ds, SAT, SketchUp, IGES, STEP, STL, DGN, FBX, OBJ, sldprt DXF, DWG, .3ds, SAT, SketchUp, IGES, STEP, STL, COLLADA, Parasolid $995[46]
Windows
SALOME CAE Linux 9.10.0[citation needed] 2023-02-17 (2023-02-17) LGPL-2.1-or-later Yes
No cost
EN, FR, JA Un­known Un­known No[47] BREP, IGES, STEP, XAO[48] IGES, STEP, BREP, STL,[49] MED, UNV, DAT,[50] XAO[51] No cost
FreeBSD[52]
Windows
SketchUp by Trimble 3D Mac OS X 18.0.16976 2017-11-14 Proprietary Yes EN, FR, IT, DE, ES, PT(BR), JA, KO, ZH(CN), ZH(TW) Yes import and export, version? Yes DWG, DXF, DEM, DDF, 3DS, DAE, KMZ, IFC, JPG, PNG, PSD, TIF, TGA, BMP DAE, KMZ, 3DS, DWG, DXF, FBX, OBJ, WRL, XSI, PDF, EPS, BMP, JPG, TIF, PNG, EPX, SketchUp Make: No cost
SketchUp Pro: $700
Windows 18.0.16975 2017-11-14
Solid Edge by Siemens Digital Industries Software 3D/2D Windows Solid Edge 2023 2022-10 Proprietary Yes
No cost
en, es, ru, fr, ko (at release date) Un­known No Yes IGES, STEP, DXF, JT, ACIS (SAT), ProE, SolidWorks, NX, SDRC, Microstation, Inventor, CATIA (V4/V5), Parasolid, Autocad, STL, XML, MDS IGES, STEP, STL, PDF, EMS, JT, XGL, XML, DXF, Parasolid, CATIA (V4/V5), ACIS (SAT), Microstation, Autocad Community Edition: No cost[53]
Commercial: $5,300, $1,200 maintenance
SolidWorks by Dassault Systèmes 2D/3D hybrid Windows 2023 SP3[54] 2023-07-10 Proprietary From 129,95US$ en, es, de, fr (at release date) Yes import: ifc2x3, export: ifc4.0 Yes DXF, DWG, DXF, Parasolid, IGES, STEP, ACIS (SAT), STL, ProE, Creo, Solid Edge, Siemens NX, Autodesk Inventor, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Rhino (3dm), IDF (emn, brd, bdf, idb, idx), VDA, WRL, Meshfiles (stl,obj,off,ply,ply2), 3MF, CGR, catpart/catproduct, Rhino (3dm), JT, sldxml, IFC DXF, DWG, Parasolid, IGES, STEP, ACIS (SAT), STL, u3d, VRML, 3dxml, Catia, PDF, IFC, $9.99/mth or $99/yr for hobbyists / makers,[55]
$3,995 for commercial, $1,295/yr for optional support
SolveSpace by Jonathan Westhues 2D/3D parametric Linux 3.1[56] Edit this on Wikidata 2022-06-01 (2022-06-01) GPL-3.0-or-later Yes
No cost
en, de, es, fr, ru, ja, tr, uk, zh-Hans No No Export only 2D as DXF, EPS, PDF, SVG, HPGL, STEP; 3D wireframe as DXF, STEP; triangle mesh as STL, Wavefront OBJ, HTML (Three.js); NURBS surfaces as STEP No cost
Mac OS X
Windows
SpaceClaim Engineer by Ansys, Inc. 2D/3D hybrid Windows Ansys 2023 R2 2023-07-05 Proprietary Un­known en Un­known Un­known Yes DXF, DWG, Parasolid, IGES, STEP, ACIS, STL, ProE, Solid Edge, VRML, OBJ, STL, NX, CATIA, Solidworks, Rhinoceros [ACIS], Acrobat PDF 3D, Acrobat - PDF 2D, AutoCAD - DWG and DXF, CATIA V5, [IGES], JT Open, Keyshot, Parasolid, POV-Ray, PowerPoint, Rhino, SketchUp, [STEP], STL, VDA-VS, VRML, OBJ, XAML, XPS ?
Tekla Structures by Tekla 3D/4D/5D CAE, CAM, steel detailing, concrete detailing Windows Version 2017 SP2 2017-05-23 Proprietary Yes en, cs, zh-Hans, zh-Hant, du, fr, de, hu, it, ja, ko, pl, pt, pt-BR, ru, es Yes Import and export. Version? Export certified.[6] Yes IFC, IFCXML, IFCZIP, DWG, DXF, DGN, PDF, STEP, IGES, CIS/2, ISM, FabTrol KISS, DSTV, Steel Detailing Neutral Format, Eliplan ELI, Primavera P6, Trimble LM80[57] IFC, IFCXML, IFCZIP, DWG, DXF, DGN, CIS/2, ISM, FabTrol KISS, DSTV, Steel Detailing Neutral Format, Eliplan ELI, Primavera P6, Trimble LM80, HMS[57] ?
Tinkercad by Autodesk 3D modeling, constructive solid geometry POSIX 2019 Proprietary No Browser default No No Un­known SVG, STL, OBJ STL, OBJ No cost
Windows
Others
T-FLEX CAD by Top Systems Ltd.[citation needed] 2D/3D Parametric Windows Version 17.0.74.0 2022-06-14 Proprietary Yes en, ru, de, pl, cs, it, ko Yes Version? Yes DWG, DXF, DXB, Parasolid, STEP, IGES, ACIS, SolidWork, Autodesk Inventor, Siemens NX (Unigraphics), CATIA (V4/V5), Creo (ProE), Solid Edge, Rhino, VDA-FS, JT, PRC, 3dxml, CGR, U3D, IFC, TF3D, Open Inventor, VRML, X3D, 3DS, PLY, OBJ, STL. 2D documents: PDF, DXF, DXB, DWG, EMF, WMF, BMF

3D documents: Parasolid, STEP, IGES, ACIS, JT, PRC

3D documents with mesh (polygonal) geometry: DXF 3D, STL, OBJ, PLY, VRML 2.0, 3D PDF, U3D, X3D, 3DM, POV, Open Inventor, IFC, 3MF

Raster images: BMP, JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF

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TransMagic File translator Windows
XP/Vista/7
R11 2014 Proprietary No en, de No No Yes CATIA V4, CATIA V5, Autodesk Inventor, Pro/E, Solidworks SLDPTR/SLDASM, Unigraphics, ACIS (.sat, .sab, .asf, .asat, .asab), JT, Parasolid, IGES, STEP (.stp), HOOPS Meta File, HOOPS Streaming File (.hsf), PLY, STL, OBJ, Large file support CATIA V4, CATIA V5, ACIS (.sat, .sab, .asf, .asat, .asab), JT, Parasolid (.x_t, .x_b, .xmt_txt, .xmb_txt), IGES, STEP (.stp), HOOPS Meta File, HOOPS Streaming File (.hsf), NGRAIN, PLY, STL, HTML, OBJ, Enhanced Metafile, PDF, PostScript, TIFF, BMP, Large file support ?
TurboCAD by IMSI/Design, LLC 2D/3D Mac OS X 2017 Mac V10 2018-04-30 Proprietary Up to 85% off standard pricing en, cs, de, es, ja, fr, pl, zh-Hant Yes Version? Yes [1] [2] $1,495 Pro, $1,695 Pro Platinum[58]
Windows V2018 2018-04-30
VariCAD by VariCAD 2D/3D parametric Linux 20123-2.0 2023-03-21 Proprietary Yes en, de, cs, pt, ja Un­known Un­known Yes STEP (3D), DWG (2D), DXF (2D),[59] DWB STEP (3D), STL (3D), IGES (3D), BMP (from 3D), DWG (2D), DXF (2D),[59] DWB $780
Windows
VisualARQ by Asuni CAD S.A. 2D/3D Windows 1.9.7 2017-05-03 Proprietary $95 en, fr, es, de, it, cs Yes Version? Yes 3DM, 3DS, AI, DGN, DWG, DXF, EPS, FBX, GDF, IGS/IGES, LWO, OBJ, PDF, PLY, SLDPTR/SLDASM, SKP, STL, STP/STEP, VDA, VRML/VRL, X, ZPR 3DM, 3DS, ACIS, AI, DGN, X, DWG, DXF, EPS, FBX, GDF, IGS/IGES, IFC, LWO, OBJ, PDF, PLY, POV, RIB, SKP, SDLPTR/SDLASM, STL, STP/STEP, VDA, VRML/VRL, WMF, X_T, XGL, ZPR $495
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