Who Uses This Software?

Architects and interior designers.


Average Ratings

30 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 3 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    No
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • LibreCAD
  • librecad.org
  • United States

About LibreCAD

Open source 2D CAD for Apple, Linux, and Windows. Available in 30 different languages.


LibreCAD Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Architectural Symbol Library
  • Automatic Formatting
  • BIM Modeling
  • Comparison View
  • Design Templates
  • Drafting

LibreCAD Reviews Recently Reviewed!


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An option for design in a free software

Feb 03, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The possibility to make a design without paying a private software for it. Librecad offer the same amount of tools that a private software, with a very more simple interphase you can draw, make measures, add text, put details on the design and of course print, you can also save on PDF version your files to share when you want.

Cons: This a free software with a lot of versions and constantly updated, you have to be aware or what version you have, because ones are more unstable than others, you can also have to proof the right functioning of the software, because some versions maybe not do some task or no include another ones.

Overall: In a time where we cannot afford the pay of the license of a private software, we use Librecad and the results were great, we use to design new offices and the software met the expectations, without so many tools we can do our job in a very easy way.

Capterra loader

A free option for your designs

Feb 04, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: LibreCAD it is a great option for people who cannot afford to pay for a private software to do their designs, for me this was the best option, this software brings all that you need, an easy interphase to work, all the options of drawing (lines, polygons, arch and many others), you can measure, you can adjust your design, and of course save, export and print. It is a software with the basic tools for a good design.

Cons: The software can be a little unstable, in my case it brings a problem because it could never configure the print option precisely and was frustrating for me not have the change to do it and the delay my work a lot, but in the last version this problem have been solve. Another details is that is a 2D CAD software you cannot afford do 3D models or rendering.

Overall: For me this was the best option for drawing and designs, because I cannot afford a private software, all the results were very good, I work with it to design a storage house and everything was ok, the only negative feature was a little unstable of the software, specially for save the files and to print, but with a little time I solve the problem.

Capterra loader

Drawing software that allows me to digitize topographical or thematic letters and then run them in

Feb 28, 2018
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It offers excellent drawing and editing tools that allow the digitization of topographic charts quickly, since from their commands of drawings the elements of the terrain can be captured quickly and with a level of precision that is significantly good. The layers can be obtained in several extensions, allowing the user to have the product work from different programs. It is easy to learn and is presented in a friendly format for new users. It allows me to generate jpg and png image formats

Cons: The black views personally affect my eyes a lot, it does not allow to generate a georeferencing of the realized vectors, the attributive base is nonexistent, it is a bit slow to develop a large number of vectors, it does not allow to generate 3D models.

Overall: * Vectorization of contours

* Low monetary cost

* Nice to explain to new users

Capterra loader

excellent program to design in 2 dimensions and extremely economical

Mar 16, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros:

It is very practical at the time of installation due to its compatibility with Microsoft, it has a large number of tools necessary for the design of figures, plans and what you want to draw on the board for 2-dimensional design, has a great view on your infinity board We can do many design on the same sheet. It has many tutorials to improve designs and acquire more knowledge

Cons:

in old equipment it decreases its efficiency when the file is loaded with information. No texts exist that adapt to different scales.

Overall:

Design some schemes, figures to show I think it is difficult to do in other programs to show the clients

Capterra loader

LibreCAD is the best way for 2-dimensional design.

Aug 08, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is an awesome software frequently used by the people. Its key features that enhances its popularity includes the options of drawing, measuring, adjusting, saving, printing and exporting designs. It is no doubt the best option for all the people who are unable to buy private software. This software is an excellent replacement of the AutoCAD program.

Cons: One of the con I would say is that when we want to develop large Number of vectors, it gets bit slowly. Furthermore it lacks the ability to generate 3D models due to which one has to concern other software.

It is the best free autocad alternative

Mar 10, 2018
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is an Open Source alternative for the AutoCAD program and other similar ones that allow to design and create 2D models, it is available for 3 operating systems: Windows, Mac and Linux, it can be downloaded and installed for free, it has a wide toolbar

Cons: The absence of direct documentation and the lack of support for files in the DWG format. The user manual is not available and the 3D design is missing, something that could come in future versions

Easy and FREE

May 15, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: FREE! I downloaded this for free when I was trying to find a CAD program that would do what I am looking for. Does many things that my now expensive program wont do... I like it overall

Cons: Weird symbols and hard to figure out until you get used to what everything does. Would like a different labeling system on the screen

Overall: Its Free and has some features that I don't have in other programs

Capterra loader

An option for work with designs and plans in 2D

Mar 21, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: It is free, the tools are easy to handle, it brings the basics things that you need to do a design tool on the left, workspace on the middle and layer manager on the right, it also brings the option for export to many formats and a layout manager which can use in any printer you want.

Cons: Very simple interphase, does not include many tools, you cannot also make 3D models and it has lags very frequently, and it can be very unstable in some cases.

Overall: Good option but not the best one.

Capterra loader

The design of what you want with this free software

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I start using Librecad to make some changes in my house and I love it, it was so easy to use and work with it. The menus and options for drawing are very intuitive, and you can draw and edit in a very easy way, the interphase is very simple and you see what you need, like create and edite line, polygones and arch, you can do measures in only one click and save and print your design easily.

Cons: Librecad only works in 2D, I do not have the change to get a 3d model of my house, another issue is that some version are unstable and have some errors, like the impossibility to print or just shut down without any warning. But new versions has solve all this problems.

Overall: The possibility for make a design on my own, without paying for an expensive software. I also can help another people to do the same and make this activity one of my favorite and I can some money with it.

Good free design software.

Apr 13, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: LibreCAD is free. It is easier than most of the CAD softwares in the market and is preatty straightforward. It has tools useful for designing plans and any type of drawings at ease. Also it's interface is comfortable and fully customizable.

Cons: For it's price I cant find lots of downsides to it. It is not as powerful as other expensive softwares but you get what you pay for. It can be laggy.

Overall: Good free CAD drawing and designs software, it will get the job done if it's not an extremely complex project

Capterra loader

Practical and economical to use easily for design in 2 d

Mar 06, 2018
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
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Pros: very useful tool for the design of architectural plans in 2 dimensions, figures among others, it is easy to download and works with free soware, microsoft. very ecomomic

Cons: it tends to get a little heavy at the moment of loads some files of works made the table confuses a little in if very few things have bad the program

Overall: it is economical to design planes without having autocad installed and jobs with the same quality remain

Capterra loader

A free option for design and draw in two dimensions

Mar 06, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: LibreCAD brings the possibility to do designs and draws in two dimensions easily and for free, the interphase is simple and if you are not ability user like me, is not necessary to use the command bar, you can do all the draws selecting the forms and figures located on the left side of the screen, and using the layers options in the right side. All the options are so simple, and the interphase to print it is very easy to configure.

Cons: The software can be really unstable and if you compare with a private software, it has a lot of limitations, becuase it does not have 3D models o rendering, and the amounts of tools is so limitated.

Overall: Make designs and draw for free, without depending of a pay of a license.

Capterra loader

Great option for analyze the routes of petroleum pipes

Mar 21, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I can analyze the routes and condition of the petroleum pipes and looking for damage and warnings, because this software allows you to draw easily and export to image and pdf to work in the field.

Cons: It is so simple, you will not find a huge amount of tools only the basics, and you can only work in 2D, forget about rendering and 3D models.

Capterra loader

A free option, but not as powerful as a private software

Mar 13, 2018
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: In LibreCAD you can do easy designs of parks, buildings, warehouse, an so on, all this with a simple interphase, and with basic tools for draw, it has the basic tools of edition like lines, polygons, arch and measure tools, the option of print is simple and I think is a CAD for everybody.

Cons: It does not have so much tools only the basic ones, you cannot manage multiple layout, it can be closed without warning and the print option works badly, it is a good option if you cannot afford a private software but is very limitated.

Capterra loader

I made plans and draw free and without being an architect

Mar 06, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The possibility of draw and make designs of my house for my own, without hiring and paying a professional to do that work for me, the software is so easy to use, all the tools are located in the place that you can use it without problems and create and add layers is very easy too. I only watching some tutorial videos of other users learn a lot of design and draw with LibreCAD.

Cons: Sometimes the software has lags or unexpected interrumptions but this is a very common feature of free software, and another limitation can be the impossibility to do 3D models with the software.

Overall: Make designs on my own without paying a professionals to do that work for me.

Capterra loader

Great economic tool for the 2-dimensional design

Mar 16, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
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Pros:

easy installation in computer equipment its compatibility with Microsoft, has all the necessary tools for the design of figures, plans and what you want draws on the board for 2-dimensional design, the great view that has to have its infinite board that we can Do many design on the same sheet. It has many tutorials me wadding since it has infinite board

Cons: Few things I get to detail this program only on old equipment decreases its efficiency when the file is loaded with information

Overall: Design some schemes, figures to show cre difficult to do in other programs to show clients

Capterra loader

Good alternative to design in 2D

Feb 26, 2018
3/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Most of the software for draw an design are very expensive, so Librecad born as an alternative and make its porpuse, with Librecad I can have all the tools that a need to do a simple design in a short time, I can configure my workspace, select the features that I need (lines, polygons, arch, annotations, measures, and so on) and configure the print option through a simple two or three steps, the interphase it is simple, fast, and the software it is very leighweight.

Cons: This a free software, so you will not have powerful tools for design or made 3D models, the tools of this software are basics, this is not Autocad LT, you can do simple plans, with some details, but the amount of features is limitated and sometimes the software has some lags and not work so well.

Overall: Very helpful to do some specific task, but is not as powerful as a private and expensive software.

Capterra loader

Easy and useful to make designs in doe dimensions

Mar 19, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that you can digitally illustrate all architectural flat pieces with precision because you have all the useful tools to carry out these activities, you can also install it in any kind of computer that has any software because it is created in free software. easy download

Overall: Make plans to show the work done without the use of other expensive programs

Capterra loader

Good free software for 2D designing.

Jun 26, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: LibreCAD is an excellent tool for 2D designing, it is free so you wont have to pay anything and it is also extremely light, so it wont use as much of ram memory as other cad softwares.

Cons: Printing with this program can be a pain while configuiring, but the biggest issue I have with it is that it does not support dwg which is the most common format for designing.

Overall: It is free but it is extremely limited, and the fact that you can't use the most common drawing file DWG is a big downside for me.

It is Lebre

Dec 03, 2018
2/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
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Pros: It was free and it is part of the Libre database of software.

Cons: You get what you pay for. It is fine for messing around.

Overall: It is free.

free code computer application

Aug 08, 2018
2/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros:

It is free of computer-aided design (CAD) for 2D design. It works on the GNU / Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Cons:

although it is similar to Autocad, it does not have the same structure or the same facilities and the design becomes more cumbersome

Overall: uncomfortable, I did not like that software

Capterra loader

It is a simple program for 2D design

Mar 02, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The best thing about this program is that it is free and open source is a great advantage, It is also a very simple program to use and with a very nice interface

Cons: The least I like about this program is that you can only make 2D designs much needed the 3D application which is super necessary for professionals that we handle in the world of architecture

I think it's a very useful tool

Mar 02, 2018
3/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is available in a huge number of languages, it can be customized, copied. A large part of its interface and its philosophy are similar to those of AutoCAD, LibreCAD uses the AutoCAD DXF format to save and import files, and above all it is free.

Cons: Without support for 3D. Only compatible with DXF and CXF. Absence of direct documentation, lack of instructions for the user

Capterra loader

A free option for draw and design

Feb 28, 2018
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: This software offers the possibility to do designs and draws in 2D, it is very easy to use, you have the tools on the left, the screen for work in the middle and the layers on the right, you just select a layer and start editing your project, the interpjase is very simple, with not so much tools and you can work perfectly if you do not need so much details in your project.

Cons: The software can be very unstable, can closed without a reason, has lags, problems with the print configuration and so on, besides the designs that you do here does not have so much details, because the tools to edit are limitated.

Overall: Great option for make simple designs and draws.

Capterra loader

Software for 2D drawings, a free option to design, ease to begin to enter in the world of design

Feb 05, 2018
3/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
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Pros: LibreCAD, is a free open source proposal, which provides the basic tools necessary to start, has a simple user interface and has support for layers.

Cons: The interface is very basic, it would be good to be more friendly and striking, and 3D tool is missing

Overall: Easy to design simple and basic structures without much problem

Great for a free program but not for the serious professional.

Apr 30, 2018
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Its free. For someone who needs a CAD program but doesn't have the means to get a professional package, this may work. I definitely think there is a need for this but not for the typical architect or firm.

Cons: No real support or significant user base. This package is seriously limited in its usefulness to the professional architect.

Capterra loader

A free option for designs and 2D works

Feb 20, 2018
3/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This software offers and alternative to the very expensive software of designs that are in the market like Autocad, this software is very easy to use, you have the tools on the left side of the screen, in the middle the workspace and in the right side the layers that you are editing. You can do basic processes with lines, polygons, arch, and you can also make measures of every entity.

Cons: This is a very basic software, you will not have hundreds of tools like Autocad and neither the possibility to do rendering or 3D models, this software is for beginners of the design work.

Overall: This software only help me to do basic designs, I cannot do more than that.

Capterra loader

LibreCad and easy way to create desing in 2D

Feb 19, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is a proposal gratuite and open source for those who want to start in the world of design in a pleasant and entertaining way.

Cons: The texts does not feat in the scale and the preferences must be configured after installing this software.

Nice Free 2D CAD Software

Oct 29, 2018
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
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Pros: Easy, small download for Ubuntu, Lots of tools

Cons: Needs a more modern and simpler GUI, and possibly a tutorial when first opened.

Overall: Pretty good software overall for FREE!

All the requested functions are present

Jun 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: This soft is easy to install (Linux Mageia 6 version) and all the functions i hope to find where present.

The printed documents are OK.

Cons: It is not so simple to take into account the menus as the help is not for beginneers. Fortunately we find on internet some very easy to understand documents.

Overall: You are able to draw any things with cotations.