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Best 2d cad software

1.AutoCAD

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AutoCAD is a computer-aided design software that allows you to design every detail with 2D and 3D and share drawings across desktop, cloud, and mobile.

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  • Sean Ye

    by Sean Ye

    AutoCAD has always been the number one result once you search up for CAD softwares whether 2D or 3D. So I am not that surprised that this is also the number one in this website.

2.LibreCAD

Free download

LibreCAD is an open source drafting 2D computer-aided design software which supports Windows, Linux, and Apple operating systems. Its LibreCAD 2.2.0 series requires Qt5 for it to work.

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  • Li Du

    by Li Du

    Our professor is the one who told us that this is the software that every architecture student must have. And a fact for some people out there: Libre means Free in Filipino. So... grab your CAD now! 😁

3.nanoCAD

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nanoCAD is a software for 2D and 3D engineering and architectural drafting and drawing which directly supports DWG file format. This software features an Excel-type editor, an organized command set, and ActiveX Automation and LISP.

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  • Kimberly Stevens

    by Kimberly Stevens

    Not five stars for me. I know that this is a good program for designing, but what about the price? How will I know how much money I shall spend for this product.

4.Draft IT

Free download

Draft IT is a free-to-download 2D computer-aided design software for Windows computers. It has various drawing tools and support for different metric and imperial units. This can be installed for either 32 or 64-bit version of Windows.

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  • Phillip Murphy

    by Phillip Murphy

    I like this CAD better than the others because the build compatibility is specified because other software only has the operating system, not the build. I have a 32-bit Windows 10 if it helps.

5.QCAD

Paid: $38.54 Varies by plan

QCAD is an open-source computer-aided drafting (CAD) software for Windows, Mac, and Linux-operated computers. Users can create 2D technical drawings for different purposes. A free version with limited features can also be downloaded.

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  • Daniel Fox

    by Daniel Fox

    I think this used to be free because the QCAD that I have used back in my Macintosh, I have downloaded for free. I am one of those who was blessed with this lol. 🤣

6.ActCAD 2019 Professional

Paid: $399

ActCAD 2019 Professional is a software developed for 2D drafting and 3D modeling. It supports different file formats such as DWG, DXF, DGN, DWF, PDF, and more. It also lets users create and edit tables easily.

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  • by Murali Krishna M null

    Very easy to use interface. Native deg & DXF file support. Fully loaded functions to handle any high end professional project. Powered by latest I More

  • Pavan koya null

    by Pavan koya null

    I like it has got all the features such as Artisan Renderer, Easy license mechanism, Add-ons. I like its incomparable pricing offers without compromis More

  • vinod aaruru null

    by vinod aaruru null

    ACTCAD 2019 Professional is very user friendly software.It is highly recommended for best Autocad Alternative cad software. ActCAD is a native DWG &am More

  • Hemanth Mullapati null

    by Hemanth Mullapati null

    ActCAD is the best fruit for CAD beginners. It has life time validity. Good support from ActCAD.Interface very easy compare to other CAD softwares. I  More

  • Jotsna N null

    by Jotsna N null

    It is such a lightweight software with the maximum number of features. Moreover the ease of use with very economical pricing.

  • Manju Vani null

    by Manju Vani null

    ActCAD is best CAD software compare to other softwares. Easy to use, friendly interface & Add-ons are useful. And coming to price also very less w More

7.DraftSight

Free download

DraftSight is a free, two-dimension (2D) computer-aided design software for computers with Microsoft Windows operating system. With this CAD software, users can create, edit, view, and mark up DWG drawings.

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  • Jessica Jiang

    by Jessica Jiang

    This can be a good CAD for me, really! But I always get annoyed because it always pushes me to get the professional version even if I don't want to. T More

  • Uldis Valneris null

    by Uldis Valneris null

    DraftSight is perefect, but beginning from 01.01.2020 it will be no more free.

8.BricsCAD

Paid: $590 Varies by plan

BricsCAD is a drafting program developed by Bricsys NV. The BricsCAD series include the Classic which has flexible licensing; the Pro which supports LISP, VBAM BRX, & .NET; and the Platinum which has deformable and assembly modeling.

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  • Divya Khan

    by Divya Khan

    Can someone tell me how this software works? And if this is compatible with macOS? Thanks.

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