Few days back, Rohit wrote about free alternative for autocad in Linux ,so I thought of writing a post on free alternative for AutoCAD in Windows for the free software lovers in the Windows platform. In linux, Briscad software does the work as a CAD software whereas in Windows DoubleCAD XT works quite cool .
If you are in an Engineering College or have taken a course on engineering drawing then you might have encountered the famous CAD software AutoCAD and might have used it also. DoubleCAD XT is a similar to most of the CAD softwares so it has some resemblance to AutoCAD too, so you won’t have any problem to use it ,but it has some features that you won’t find in other free softwares.
Features of DoubleCAD XT, free alternative to AutoCAD are :
- Enhanced .SPK compatibility with SketchUp
- 3D-to-2D flattener
- Brush editor
- Automatic scaling
- Advanced polyline editing
- Parametric variable palette
- Open & save .DWG, .DXF, and .DWF formats from AutoCAD R14 to 2009
To download the product you need to fill a little form after which you will be mailed product link and product key . Go to this page to get your free AutoCAD version .