QCad
QCad
3.23.0

4.0

QCad free download for Mac

QCad

3.23.0
19 July 2019

Easy-to-use 2D CAD app.

Overview

QCad is an application for computer-aided drafting in two dimensions (2D).

With QCad you can create technical drawings such as plans for buildings, interiors, and mechanical parts, or schemas and diagrams. QCad works on Windows, OS X, and many Linux and Unix systems. The source code of the QCad community edition is released under the GPL (open source).

What's new in QCad

Version 3.23.0:
Draw > Polyline > Simplify:
  • Use Ramer-Douglas-Peucker algorithm
Misc > Draw > Polygon Hull:
  • Polygonal hull for polyline with arc segments
  • Configurable tolerance / maximum angle for segments
  • Inside / outside
View > Selection Filter:
  • Add selection counters to entity types
dwg2maptiles:
  • Add margin switch to configure margin in percent
CAM > Nesting:
  • Automatic nesting of selected parts into chosen sheets
  • Support for islands in parts and sheets
  • Support for polylines, loose entities, splines, text entities
  • Part-in-part placement
  • Align part angle to X/Y axis
  • Mutithreading
Misc > Draw > No-Fit Polygon:
  • No-fit polygon (NFP) of possible placements for polyline A when placed next to polygon B without intersecting
macOS:
  • Update to Qt version 5.13 for macOS 10.14
  • Native dark mode support under macOS 10.14
  • Fix high-resolution / low resolution display on mixed display settings
Performance:
  • Improved performance / precision for polyline area calculation for polylines with arcs
Bug fixes:
  • FS#1891 - File > Import: import fails
  • FS#1893 - Translations not loaded during first start
  • FS#1894 - File > Bitmap Export: points rendered too big
  • FS#1896 - File > Open: Import fails for some files with layer states and NULL layers
  • FS#1899 - View > Auto zoom: zoom to invisible entities in blocks
  • FS#1904 - File > Bitmap Export: Non-plottable layers not exported
  • FS#1906 - Draw > Polyline > Polyline from Segments: Converting full arcs to polylines
  • FS#1909 - Blocks invisible when loading disappear when made visible and panning

17 QCad Reviews

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Amergin
18 April 2007

Most helpful

Powercadd costs $995!!!!! Surely some developer can use Claris Cad as a model for a simple but inexpensive Mac app.
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Version 2.1.3
Saratxe
29 July 2019
I looked for a cheap 2D-CAD solution for my private use. First tried LibreCAD and it was okay, so I used it for some time. But performance was not so good as I wish. So I looked again and found QCAD. Performance is much better and afaik it use the same codebase as LibreCAD, or better said, LibreCAD use the same codebase as QCAD. But QCAD has been much more often updated as LibreCAD. So I stay with QCAD. Why only four stars? At the moment I don't want to pay for the pro version. So I've to remove some plugins manually from the App, otherwise it stop working after 15 minutes. So, please make a download file that contains only the community edition, too.
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Version 3.23.0
SickTeddyBear
21 June 2013
Note: The main download is NOT a demo, but rather, the free, community edition: Base Program = QCad Community Edition = Free Base Program + Proprietary Add-ons = QCad Pro = Paid The differences are outlined here: http://qcad.org/en/qcad-documentation/qcad-features
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Version 3.1.2
1 answer(s)
Jess-MacUpdate
Jess-MacUpdate
07 August 2013
To clarify further, from the application's download page (http://www.ribbonsoft.com/en/qcad-downloads-trial): "The packages are bundled with free trial versions of the Pro add-on and the CAM add-on. The trial versions of these add-ons are not intended for production use but give you a chance to try before you buy. The Pro and CAM add-ons terminate after 15 minutes. To continue to try these add-ons, you need to restart QCAD after this. To uninstall a trial add-on, click on the button with an 'X' beside the add-on in the 'Trial' window. To use the QCAD community edition without any proprietary add-ons, simply uninstall all trial add-ons."
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Amergin
18 April 2007
Powercadd costs $995!!!!! Surely some developer can use Claris Cad as a model for a simple but inexpensive Mac app.
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Version 2.1.3
Vitor-Br-01
15 January 2007
It is a very good software. Its free and works very well, when u get the sources and recompiles or get a dmg files with someone, because its is a GPL software.
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Version 2.1.0.1
M-Rick
16 April 2006
If it was free i wouldn't say nothing, but as a shareware, it doesn't worth the money at all, and quite a lot of softwares can do better than this for almost the same price. as said in a previous comment, Cadintosh does really better for exactly the same price, there is also Doodle Cad that is completely better than this piece of soft unstable and unusable ...
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Version 2.1rc1
Anonymous
22 February 2005
I just tried it. Poor! Poor! Poor! The only simple AND easy to use CAD software was Claris CAD (running under Classic). It had an inuitive menu (not that funny PC-like stuff in QCad), and all you needed for simple 2D tasks. There is no port to OSX up to day. That makes me very sad, I would pay money for it!!!!!! But not any cent for QCad.
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Version 2.0.4.7-1
1 answer(s)
M-Rick
M-Rick
16 April 2006
Try PowerCadd http://www.engsw.com/
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Version 2.1rc1
Anonymous
06 January 2005
An appallingly incoherent instruction manual; where it is not explained what actions one has to do on the keyboard to have what effects. Inconsistent in reactions. Keep away.
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Version 2.0.4.0-1
Anonymous
14 June 2004
shareware, LOL.
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Version 2.0.3.3-1
Anonymous
03 March 2004
why can no one come up with a decent mechanical CAD package for the mac? Vectorworks is mostly for architectural work, I know there is a mechanical part for it yet it's not that good. Autodesk needs to get in gear to be the first to come over to OS X so that us mac users can throw away the pc's at school and work.
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Version 2.0.2.0-1
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
22 November 2005
2D Heaven: www.engsw.com
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Version 2.1rc1
Enrico
28 October 2003
A very poor software, especially if compared with Cadintosh, and also with QCad 1, which was freeware. Caditosh has less problems than QCad 2 to open a file made with QCad 1. QCad 1 was OK as a basic drafting software, QCad 2 is an expensive and poor alternative to Cadintosh
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Version 2.0.1.1.1
$38.00

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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