Free CAD/CAM Software Options

Created by Sar Dar on 26 June, 2018

FreeCAD - 2D / 3D

File Support:

  • Import:STEP, IGES, DXF, OBJ, PLY, CSG, scad, 3ds, csv, G-code, Images, and more
  • Export: STEP, IGES, DXF, OBJ, STL, DWG, SVG, DAE, IFC or OFF, HTML, PDF, and more


  • Powerful CAD software
  • Many plugins available
  • Highly recommended by many sources
  • Import / Export OpenSCAD files
  • Convert STL to solid
  • Support for external rendering in POVRay
  • Support for external rendering in LuxCoreRender
  • Basic CAM operations


  • larger learning curve due to more features (could be a pro or con really)

Runs on:

  • Windows 7/8/10 32/64 bit
  • Mac OS X 10.11 - minimum supported version
  • Linux