A List of Popular CAD/CAM Softwares

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This is list collection of most popular CAD software list, we will keep this list up to date by adding and removing the software we find and come across.

2D CAD Software

Software Description
LibreCAD (OSS) LibreCAD is a open source 2D CAD software, and is a nice alternate to AutoCAD
QCAD (OSS) QCAD is another open source 2D CAD software
DraftSight (Free) DraftSight basic version if free
NanoCAD (Free) NanoCAD is complete 2D CAD Software

3D CAD Software

Software Description
FreeCAD (OSS) FreeCAD is a parametric 3D CAD Software and its our favorite.
OpenSCAD (OSS) OpenSCAD is script based 3D CAD software
BRL-CAD (OSS) BRL-CAD is another open source 3D CAD software

PCB CAD Software

Software Description
KiCAD (OSS) KiCAD is a fully featured Open Source PCB CAD Suite,
It has everything you need to create a PCB.
Eagle (Free) Eagle is a popular PCB CAD Suite,
it is a good software for beginners(with some limitation)
ProfiCAD (Free) ProfiCAD is designed for drawing of electrical
and electronic diagrams, schematics, control circuit diagrams etc.
Qucs (OSS) A GUI based on Qt for setting up electronical
circuits and a simulator
LogicCircuit (OSS) LogicCircuit – is free, open source educational
software for designing and simulating digital logic circuits
FreePCB (OSS) FreePCB is a open-source PCB editor software that is
easy to learn and easy to use, yet capable of professional-quality work.
Fritzing (OSS) Fritzing makes PCB desing very easy in a creative
fun way for anyone, You desin a PCB within a hour
TinyCAD (OSS) TinyCAD is a program PCB layout
programs, and can also produce SPICE simulation netlists. It is also often used to
draw one-line diagrams, block diagrams, and presentation drawings.
gEDA PCB (OSS) PCB is another interactive printed circuit
board desing suite like KiCAD and Eagle

Acronyms: OSS - Open Source Software, Free - Shareware/Freewares

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