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The table below provides an overview of 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 modeling software application that is designed for creating technical drawings for distribution electronically and on paper.

Title and developerLatest release date and version2D/3D or specialty fieldsRuns on Unix-like systems?Runs on Windows?Other platforms?LicenseAcademic version?User Interface language/sSupport for Building Information Modelling?Support for Industry Foundation Classes?Support for AutoCAD DXF?ImportsExportsPrice
(USD)
Advance Design by GRAITEC2013, Version 20133D, CAE, FEANoYesNoProprietaryYesen, fr, ro, pl, csYesv2.x3 import and exportYesCIS/2, SDNF, PSS, DXF, GTCCIS/2, SDNF, PSS, DXF, GTC ?
Advance Steel by Autodesk2013, Version 20133D, CAE, CAM, steel detailingNoYesNoProprietaryYesen, de, ja, fr, zh-Hant, hu, pl, cs, es, du, ro, ru, itYesv2.x3 import and exportYesIFC, CIS/2, PSS, SDNF, KISS, DSTV, DXF, DWGIFC, CIS/2, PSS, SDNF, KISS, DSTV, DXF, DWG ?
Advance Concrete by Autodesk2013, Version 20133D, CAE, CAM, concrete detailingNoYesNoProprietaryYesen, de, fr, pl, cs, roYesv2.x3 import and exportYesIFC, DXF, DWGIFC, DXF, DWG ?
AllyCAD by Knowledge Base2012, Version 20112D/3DNoYesNoProprietaryNoenNoLand XMLYesDXF, DWGDXF, DWG ?
ArchiCAD by GraphisoftJuly 2014, Version 182D/3D Architecture, BIMMac OS X[1]YesUnknownProprietaryFreeen, de, es, fr, it, pt, ru, ja, pl, cs, hu, nl, fi, sv, no, da, tr, el, zh-Hans, ko, zh-Hant[2]YesImport and export. Export certified.[3]Yes3D 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, WMF3D 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
AutoCAD by AutodeskMarch 26, 2013, Release 20142D/3D, DraftingOnly AutoCAD for Mac OS X, No for discipline-specific vertical products, e.g. AutoCAD Architecture[4][5]YesNoProprietary[6]Yespt-BR, en, cs, fr, de, hu, it, ja, ko, pl, ru, zh-Hans, es, zh-Hant[citation needed]No, but yes (however limited) for some verticals.No, but yes for some verticals.YesDXF, DWG, DWS, DWT, WMF, SAT, 3DS, FBX, DGN[7]3DS (requires 3dsout), DXF, DWG, PDF, DWF, FBX, BMP, DGN[8]$4,995
Autodesk Fusion 360 by AutodeskMarch 2012, 20133DNoYesMac OS XProprietaryYes FreeenNoNoYesACIS SAT, DXF, DWG, IGES, Pro/Engineer, STEP, .wire, .catpart, .catproduct, .x b, .x t, .prt (NX), .asm, .g, .neu, Solidworks, ProE, Catia, .stl, [{.obj}],[{.3dm}]ACIS SAT, DXF, DWG, IGES, STEP, .jpeg, .png, .tiff, .iges, STL (file format), {[Inventor .iam and .ipt]$40 for a Month, $300 for a year, Free for Students and Hobby use
Autodesk Inventor by AutodeskMarch 2012, 20133DNoYesNoProprietaryYesen and othersYesYesYesACIS SAT, DXF, DWG, IGES, Pro/Engineer, STEP, .dwf, .wire, .catpart, .catproduct, .jt, .x b, .x t, .prt (NX), .asm, .g, .neu, Solidworks, ProE, Catia, .stlACIS 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$7,995
BricsCAD / Bricscad by BricsysOctober 2012, V132D/3D AEC,
Parametric modeling,
Rendering
Fedora
OpenSuse
Ubuntu
2000
XP
Vista
7
NoProprietaryYesen, bg, cs, de, es, fr, hu, it, ja, ko, lt, pl, pt-BR, ru, vi, zh-Hans, zh-HantYesUnknownYesDWG 2.5 to 2013, DXF,
BMP, JPEG, PCX, PNG, GIF, TGA, TIF, JP2, J2K, ECW, SID
DWG 2.5 to 2013, DXF, DWF,
PDF,
BMP, WMF, EMF
$825 Platinum, $575 Pro, $445 Classic
BRL-CAD by United States Army Research LaboratoryJune 3, 2014, 7.24.23D design and simulation for military vehiclesAll POSIX (BSD/Linux/Unix like OS), Packages for FreeBSD, IRIX, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris[9][10]YesUnknownBSD licence, LGPL[9]Freeen[9]UnknownNoYesDXF, Elysium Neutral Facetted, EUCLID, FASTGEN, IGES, Jack, NASTRAN, Pro/E,[11] STL, TANKILL, Unigraphics, Viewpoint Datalabs Format[12]DXF, EUCLID, IGES, Jack, STL, TANKILL, VRML, OBJ, X3D[12]Free
Caddie Professional by Advanced Computer SolutionsSeptember 1, 2009, 162D/3D CAE, RenderingNoXP Vista & Windows 7UnknownProprietary70GBPenUnknownUnknownYesDWG, DXF, DRW, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, GIF, ECW, JPEG2000, ASCII, XLSDWG, DXF, DRW, DWF, WMF, PDF, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, GIF ?
Cadwork by Cadwork Informatik AG2014, 212D/3D CAE, RenderingHP-UX]YesNoProprietaryYesen, cs, fr, de, it, ja, pl,pt, ru, zh-Hans, esNoYesYesDWG, DXF, PDF, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, SATDWG, DXF, PDF, JPEG, TIFF, SAT$1000 to $20000
CATIA by Dassault Systèmes2011, V62D/3D CAEIBM AIX, HP-UX, and SolarisYesV4 runs on mainframeProprietary99EUR, 99US$, 89.7GBPen, fr, de, ja (at release date)YesUnknownYessome formats require extra licensesome formats require extra license ?
Chief Architect Software2014, Ver. Premier2D/3D Residential / Interior Design softwareNoXP, Vista, 7, 8NoProprietary95US$enYesUnknownYesYesYes$2,195 Full, 1495 Lite
Cobalt by Ashlar-VellumDecember 11, 2009,[13] v8 SP2r32D/3D Rendering
CAE
CAM
NoXP/Vista/7Mac OS XProprietaryYesen, bre, fr, de, it, pt, ru, sl, svNoNoYes3DS, 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, PNG, PPM, Pro/E, Rhino 3DM, Spline, STP (STEP), VRML, XBM, XPMACIS SAT, AI, ASCII Text, BMP, CATIA v4, CGM, CO (native), Drawing board, DWG/DXF, EPS, Facet, GIF, Grid Surface, IGS (IGES), JPEG, Parasolid XT, PDF, PICT, PNG, PPM, Pro/E, RAW Triangle, Shockwave 3D, STP (STEP), STL, VRML, XBM, XPM$2,995 permanent, $1,995/year, 119.95/month
CoCreate by Parametric Technology CorporationApril 2010, Creo Elements Direct 17.02D/3D MCADNo[14]YesNoProprietaryYesen, es, it, ja (at release date)[15]UnknownUnknownYesSTEP, IGES, DXF, DWG, Pro/ENGINEER, SAT, moreSTEP, IGES, DXF, DWG, Pro/ENGINEER, STL, SAT, more ?
DataCAD by DATACAD LLCOctober 2013, 162D/3D AECNoYesNoProprietary49US$en, pt, cs, et, fi, fr, de, hu, he, it, ru, es, and othersNoNoYesDWG, DXF, SketchUp, TXT, WMF, EMF, o2c, ACO, 3DS, STL, BMP, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, Targa, PNG, PCX, PCD, and othersDWG, 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
DDS-CAD Architect & Construction by DDS Building Innovation6.52D/3D AECNoYesNoProprietaryUnknownen, no, svYesYesYesIFC, DWG, DXF, 3DS, CFI, VEC and othersIFC, DWG, DXF, CFI, VEC and others ?
Digital Project by Gehry TechnologiesUnknown2D/3D/4D AECNo32bit and 64bitNoProprietaryUnknownenYesYes(2X3)[16]Yes(2D + 3D)SDNF, DWG, DXF, IFC, IGES, HSF, 3DXML[16]SDNF, DWG, DXF, IFC, IGES, HSF, 3DXML[16] ?
DraftSight by Dassault SystèmesBeta I (OS X)
V11.2 (Windows)
2D Detailing / DraftingLinux; MAC OS X (10.5.8 or above)NT, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7NoProprietaryFreeen, it, ru, es, fr, de, ja, pt, cs, pl, zh-Hans, zh-Hant, koNoNoYesDWG, DXF, BMP, JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIF/TIFFDWG, DXF, JPEG, PNG, TIF/TIFF, PDF, WMF, SVG, STL, SLDFree
Drawing Express by Trial Systems Ltd1994, Version 20182D/3D CADNo2000, XP, Vista & Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)NoProprietaryYesenNoUnknownYesDWG, DXF, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, GIFDWG, DXF, PDF, JPEG, BMP ?
Advance Design by DeutscheCAD Systems2013, Version 20132D/3D DraftingNoYesNoProprietaryYesenNoNoYesDXF, DWG, DWS, DWT, WMF, DGNDXF, DWG, PDF, DWF, FBX, BMP ?
Application and developerLatest version + date2D/3D or Specialty fieldsRuns on POSIX style systems?Runs on Windows?Other platforms?LicenseAcademic version?User Interface Language(s)Support for Building Information Modelling?Support for Industry Foundation Classes?Support for AutoCAD DXF?ImportsExportsPrice
(USD)
FINE MEP by 4M2012, v. 102D/3D, BIM, MEP DesignNoYesNoProprietaryYesen, fr, tr, gr, bgYesYes(2x3)YesDXF, DWG, IFC, ACIS, BMP, JPG, TGA, GIFDXF, DWG, IFC, ACIS, Collada, 3DS, PDF, BLD, JPG, BMP, TGA, PNG, TIFF$1,220, $720
FreeCAD by Juergen RiegelJuly 1, 2014, 0.143DAll POSIX (BSD/Linux/Unix like OS), Packages for FreeBSD, IRIX, Linux, SolarisYesYes[17]GNU GPLFreeen, af, cn, hr, nl, fi, fr, de, it, no, pt, ru, es, se, uaYesYesYesIGES, STEP, BRep, OBJ, DXF, SVG, U3DIGES, STEP, BRep,[18] OBJ, DXF, SVG, U3DFree
form•Z by AutoDesSys, IncJune 23, 2008, 6.62D/3D AEC RenderingMac OS XXP, Vista
32bit and 64bit
UnknownProprietaryUnknownen, fr, de, el, it, ja, ko, esYesUnknownYesACIS 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, ZPRACIS 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
HiCAD by ISD Group20142D/3DNoYesNoProprietaryYesen, de, it, fr, pl, jp (at release date)YesYesYesIGES, STEP, DXF, DWG, ACIS, ProE, SolidWorks, CATIA (V4/V5), Parasolid, UniGraphics, Inventor, IFC, PC-Draft, Technovision, Procad, Proren, Babcad, ME10, JT, STL, DSTV, SDNFIGES, STEP, DXF, DWG, ACIS, ProE, CATIA (V4/V5), Parasolid, IFC, VRML, STL, JT, Gamma-Ray, STL, DSTV, Tops Geo, SDNF ?
IDEA by 4MNovember 2012, v. 112D/3D, Architecture, RenderingNoYesNoProprietaryYesen, fr, es, it, de, pt, pl, cs, hu, tr, grYesYes(2x3)YesDXF, DWG, IFC, ACIS, BMP, JPG, TGA, GIFDXF, DWG, IFC, ACIS, Collada, 3DS, PDF, BLD, JPG, BMP, TGA, PNG, TIFF$1,495, $685
IntelliCAD by IntelliCAD Technology ConsortiumJun 10, 2011. V 7.02D/3D AECUnknownYesUnknownProprietaryUnknownenYesUnknownYesDWG, DXF, DWF, SATDWG, DXF, DWF, SVG, PDF, SAT ?
IRONCAD by IRONCAD LLCNov 06, 2012. V 20132D/3D CADUnknownYesUnknownProprietaryUnknownenUnknownUnknown ? ? ? ?
LibreCADJune 7, 2014, Version 2.0.42DYesYesYesGNU GPLNoen, fr, it, de, es, ja, zh, fi, cs, pt, lv[19]NoNoYesDXFDXF, JPEG, PNG, SVG, BMP[20]Free,[21]
MicroStation by Bentley Systems2012, V8i (SELECTseries 3)[22]2D/3D AECDropped
(last was V 5.7 of 1997/1998)
YesDropped
(last was V 5.7 of 1997/1998)
ProprietaryYesen, fr, it, de, es, ja, zh, fi, cs[23]YesYes(2x3)YesDGN, DXF, DWG, SketchUp, Rhino, PDF, Revit, IFC, gbXML, IGES, STEPDGN, DXF, DWG, U3D, PDF, gbXML, IGES, STEP, SketchUp[24]$5,050
MicroSurvey CAD by MicroSurveyNovember 6, 2013, v13.0.1.32D/3D AECUnknownYesUnknownProprietaryYesen, es, ptYesUnknownYesDWG, DXF, DWF, SATDWG, DXF, DWF, SVG, PDF, SAT ?
NX by Siemens PLM SoftwareOctober 14, 2013, 9.02D/3D, ParametricMac OS X,[25] and Novell SUSE Linux.[26]YesUnknownProprietaryUnknownen, fr, it, de, es, ja, zh, fi, csUnknownUnknownYesJT, Parasolid, STEP, DWG, DXF, ProE, SolidWorks, I-deas, CATIA (V4/V5), STL, IGESJT, Parasolid, STEP, DWG, DXF, ProE, SolidWorks, I-deas, CATIA (V4/V5), STL, IGES$$$$
OpenSCAD2014.032D/3DAll POSIX (BSD/Linux/Unix like OS), Packages for Linux, Mac OS XYesUnknownGNU GPLFreeenUnknownUnknownYesDXF, STLPNG, DXF, STLFree
PowerCADD by Engineered SoftwareAugust 2010, v92DMac OS XNoUnknownProprietaryUnknownenNoUnknownYesDWG, DXFDXF ?
Pro/ENGINEER by Parametric Technology CorporationJanuary 16, 2008, 5.02D/3D hybridSome[14]YesUnknownProprietaryYesen, fr, de, es, it, ja, ko, zh-Hant, zh-Hans (at release date)[27]UnknownUnknownYesSTEP, IGES, DXF, DWG, Parasolid, STL, SAT, moreSTEP, IGES, DXF, DWG, Parasolid, STL, SAT, more$4,995, $1,500 maintenance
progeCAD by ProgeCADNovember 28, 2011, 11.0.6.52D/3D RenderingLinux Requires Wine; MAC OS Requires Parallels Desktop for MacYesNoProprietaryYes Freeen, de, ru, it, cs, zh-Hans, zh-Hant, fr, pl, es, sr, huNoNoYesDWG, DXF, PDF, DWT, DWF, SATDWG, DXF, DWT, PDF, SAT, 3DS, POV, LWO, BMP, EMF, WMF, JPEG, KMZ, SVG, PDF$690, $399
QCad by Ribbon SoftJune 17, 2013, Version 3.12DYesYesYesGNU GPLYesenYesv2.x3 import and exportYesIFC, DXF, DWGIFC, DXF, DWGFree,[28] $42 for Commercial
Raumplan.XL by Hammes Software gmbh ?3D interior Design CADNoYesNoProprietaryNoDe, en, Heb, fr, it, ja, esYesImport and export. Export certified.[3]YesDXF, DWG, SAT, SKP, DGN, JPEG, PNG, TIFFDWG, DXF, SAT, FBX, IFC, DGN, DWF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, AVI, PDF$5,495
Revit Architecture by Autodesk ?2D/3D AECNoYesUnknownProprietary204,95US$ perpetual licensept-BR, en, cs, fr, de, hu, it, ja, ko, ru, zh-Hans, esYesImport and export. Export certified.[3]YesDXF, DWG, SAT, SKP, DGN, JPEG, PNG, TIFFDWG, DXF, SAT, FBX, IFC, DGN, DWF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, AVI, PDF$5,495
Revit Structure by Autodesk ?2D/3D BIM AECNoYesUnknownProprietaryUnknownpt-BR, en, cs, fr, de, hu, it, ja, ko, ru, zh-Hans, esYesImport and export. Export certified.[3]YesDXF, DWG, DWF, SAT, SKP, DGN, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, Bentley Systems RAM Structural SystemDWG, DXF, SAT, FBX, IFC, DGN, DWF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, AVI, PDF$5,495
Revit MEP by Autodesk2D/3D BIM AECNoYesUnknownProprietaryUnknownpt-BR, en, cs, fr, de, hu, it, ja, ko, ru, zh-Hans, esYesImport and export. Export certified.[3]YesDXF, DWG, SAT, SKP, DGN, JPEG, PNG, TIFFDWG, DXF, SAT, FBX, IFC, DGN, DWF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, AVI, PDF ?
Rhinoceros 3D by Robert McNeel and AssociatesVersion 5 Release 2014-6-172D/3D CADMac OS XYesNoProprietaryYesen, fr, de, it, es, pl, cs, zh, ja, krUnknownUnknownYesDXF, DWG, .3ds, SAT, SketchUp, IGES, STEP, STL, DGN, FBX, OBJ, sldprtDXF, DWG, .3ds, SAT, SketchUp, IGES, STEP, STL, COLLADA, Parasolid$995[29]
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CAEFreeBSD,[30] LinuxYesNoLGPLFreeEN, FRUnknownUnknownNo[31]BREP, IGES, STEPIGES, STEP, BREP, STL,[32] MED, UNV, DAT[33]Free
CAD.FEM by HPESoftNovember 2013, 0.23D modelling, CAD, FEM, GPU ComputingNoYesNoProprietaryFreeenYesNoYesDXF, DWG, IGES, STEP, .stlDXF, DWG, IGES, STEP, .bmp, .gif, .jpeg, .png, .tiff, .iges, .pdf, STL (file format)Free
SketchUp by TrimbleWin, June 3, 2014, 14.1.1282, Mac, June 3, 2014, 14.1.12833DMac OS XYesNoProprietaryYesEN, NL, FR, IT, DE, JA, PT, PL, ESUnknownversion?YesDWG, DXF, DEM, DDF, 3DS, JPG, PNG, PSD, TIF, TGA, BMPDAE, KMZ, 3DS, DWG, DXF, FBX, OBJ, WRL, XSI, PDF, EPS, BMP, JPG, TIF, PNG, EPX,$495
Solid Edge by Siemens PLM SoftwareJune 25, 20014, ST63D/2DNoYesNoProprietaryFreeen, es, ru, fr, ko (at release date)UnknownNoYesIGES, STEP, DXF, JT, ACIS (SAT), ProE, SolidWorks, NX, SDRC, Microstation, Inventor, CATIA (V4/V5), Parasolid, Autocad, STL, XML, MDSIGES, STEP, STL, PDF, EMS, JT, XGL, XML, DXF, Parasolid, CATIA (V4/V5), ACIS (SAT), Microstation, Autocad$5,300, $1,200 Maintenance
SolidWorks by SolidWorks Corp.June 6, 2012,2D/3D hybridNoYesNoProprietaryFrom 129,95US$en, es, de (at release date)YesUnknownYesDXF, DWG, Parasolid, IGES, STEP, ACIS, STL, ProE, Solid Edge,IGES, STEP, ACIS, STL, ProE, Solid Edge, u3d, VRML, 3dxml, Catia, PDF$3,995, $1,295/yr for optional support
SolveSpace by Jonathan WesthuesAugust 11, 2013, v.2.02D/3D parametricLinux Requires WineYesNoGNU GPLFreeenNoNoExport only2D as DXF, EPS, PDF, SVG, HPGL, STEP; 3D wireframe as DXF, STEP; triangle mesh as STL, Wavefront OBJ; NURBS surfaces as STEPFree
SpaceClaim Engineer by SpaceClaim Corp.2D/3D hybridNoYesNoProprietaryUnknownenUnknownUnknownYesDXF, 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 Tekla2013, Version 19.03D/4D/5D CAE, CAM, steel detailing, concrete detailingNoYesNoProprietaryYesen, zh-Hant, du, fr, de, it, ja, ru, esYesImport and export. Export certified.[3]YesIFC, IFCXML, IFCZIP, DWG, DXF, DGN, PDF, STEP, IGES, CIS/2, ISM, FabTrol KISS, DSTV, Steel Detailing Neutral Format, Eliplan ELI, Primavera P6, Trimble LM80[34]IFC, IFCXML, IFCZIP, DWG, DXF, DGN, CIS/2, ISM, FabTrol KISS, DSTV, Steel Detailing Neutral Format, Eliplan ELI, Primavera P6, Trimble LM80, HMS[34] ?
TopSolid by Missler Software2013, V7.72D/3D + PDMNoYesNoProprietaryYesen, es, de (at release date)YesUnknownYesDXF, DWG, Parasolid,Sketchup, JT, SolidEdge, TopSolid'Gmi, TopSolid'OpenPackage,TopSolid'XYZ,Unigraphics, ME10 (MI),Acis (sat sab asat asab), Catia V4, Catia V5, Iges, Inventor, ProEngineer, SolidWorks, Step, Unigraphics, Vda, TopSolid'Design v6PDF 3D, Parasolid, JT, TopSolid'OpenPackage, STL, VRML, X3D, AutoCad, Acis, Catia V4, Catia V5, Iges, Step, Vda-fs ?
TransMagicR8 sp5File translatorNoXP/Vista/7NoProprietaryNoen, deNoNoYesCATIA V4, CATIA V5, Autodesk Inventor, Pro/E, SolidWorks, Unigraphics, ACIS (.sat, .sab, .asf, .asat, .asab), JT, Parasolid, IGES, STEP (.stp), HOOPS Meta File, HOOPS Streaming File (.hsf), PLY, STL, OBJ, Large file supportCATIA 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, LLC2014. v21 (Windows), 2014. v8 (Mac)2D/3DMac OS XYesNoProprietaryUp to 85% off standard pricingen, cs, others?UnknownUnknownYes'see PDF of compatible file formats''see PDF of compatible file formats'$1,495 Pro, $1,695 Pro Platinum [35]
VariCAD by VariCADNovember 10, 2011, 20122D 3DLinuxYesNoProprietaryYeseng, ger,[36] cze[37] pt, ja, zh-HansUnknownUnknown2d onlySTEP (3D), DWG (2D), DXF (2D)[38]STEP (3D), STL (3D), IGES (3D), BMP (from 3D), DWG (2D), DXF (2D)[38]$650
Vectorworks by Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.,
(includes Fundamentals, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, and Renderworks)
September 15, 2011, 20122D/3DMac OS XYesNoProprietaryFree for students in U.S. institutions of higher learningen, pt-BR, fr, es, nl, de, it, jaYesImport and export. Export certified.[3]YesDWG, DXF, PDF, EPSF, 3DS, IGES, SAT, Parasolid X_T, Sketchup, IFC, SHP, JPEG, BMP, PNG, PSD, SGI, TIFF, TGADWG, DXF, PDF, EPSF, 3DS, IGES, SAT, Parasolid X_T, STL, IFC, KML, SHP, JPEG, BMP, PNG, PSD, SGI, TIFF, TGA ?
Open Vehicle Sketch Pad (OpenVSP)[39]September 24, 2013, 2.2.53DMac OS X, FreeBSD Package, Linux Build from sourceYesNoNASA Open Source Agreement (NOSA)NoenNoNoNoSTL JPEG HRM[40]STL JPEG HRM X3D Rhino 3DM TRI MSH POV POLY[41]Free
VisualARQ by Asuni CAD S.A.July 25, 2011, 1.42D/3DNoYesNoProprietary$95en, fr, es, de, it, csYesYesYes3DM, 3DS, AI, DGN, DWG, DXF, EPS, FBX, GDF, IGS/IGES, LWO, OBJ, PDF, PLY, SDLPTR/SDLASM, SKP, STL, STP/STEP, VDA, VRML/VRL, X, ZPR3DM, 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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