Photo Editing & Graphic Design forum

General discussion

Free Autocad Clone.

by chris_sundown13 / May 21, 2008 9:59 PM PDT

I am looking for a free autocad clone. Used to be you could get IntelliCAD for free. Now you have to pay for it or get limited editions. I don't like limitations. Is there a good free AutoCAD clone?

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Free Autocad Clone.
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Free Autocad Clone.
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Not free but lesser in price.
by Porch-a-Geese / May 24, 2008 11:38 PM PDT
In reply to: Free Autocad Clone.

LinuxCAD. If you get the source and follow the build howto instructions in the makefile, it could be free. You're going to need a distribution that will have the tools ready. Something like Fedora or SuSE.

Collapse -
Free AutoCAD clone
by nfc212 / June 4, 2008 10:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Free Autocad Clone.

I don't know of any 2D/3D program that is free without limitations. If you're looking for a 2D package try HyCAD. If you want 2D/3D capability with rendering TotalCAD 2D/3D could be what you're looking for, designed by IMSI it retails in the UK for GBP9.99

Take a look at

Collapse -
Free Clone
by pvalley / August 16, 2008 2:50 PM PDT
In reply to: Free Autocad Clone.

there is QCAD which is free and Open Source

Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

CNET Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for great gifts under $100?

Trendy tech gifts don't require a hefty price tag. Choose from these CNET-recommended useful and high-quality gadgets.