List of open source and free alternatives to AutoCAD

I got a lot of messages and questions about how to use open source tools to work with architectural visualization or even technical drawing on Linux. Besides the questions about Blender that I got in my classes and presentations, the most often question is about an open source alternative for AutoCAD. People always ask that right after I show some of my projects on Blender and mention that they were completely created with open source tools. Since this is a common question, I decided to put up a list of the tools I know that could work like a free alternative to AutoCAD.

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(Screenshot from FreeCAD)

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(Screenshot from PythonCAD)

Here is the list:

This list is for to show all tools. In fact, if you know any other tool that should be on that list of open source CAD softwares, please suggest it in the comments and I will add it to the article.

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