VisualCAD – Completely FREE CAD Software



2D and 3D modeling including NURBS, Solids, Surfaces & Meshes

VisualCAD with its modern user interface, makes creation of 2D and 3D curves as well as 3D surfaces, solids and meshes easy and efficient. With a complete geometry creation and manipulation tool-set and fast shaded graphics and rendering, VisualCAD is a perfect system for first time CAD users and/or educational users. It includes numerous file importing capabilities such as DXF/DWG, IGES, STEP and other file formats making it also an ideal companion system for your mainline CAD system. Most of all VisualCAD is a completely free!


Feature List

The table below summarizes the various features of VisualCAD.

User Interface
Ribbon Interface Windows standard ribbon interface for easy access to all VisualCAD functions
Viewports Use multiple viewport layouts for easy visualization
Modern Icons Large display icons for context sensitive toolbars
Docking Toolbars Rearrange, dock and auto-hide multiple toolbars where desired
Customizable UI Customize UI to suit customer needs
File Translators
VisualCAD Part Files(*.vcp)
3D Studio Files (*.3ds)
Adobe Illustrator Files (*.ai)
AutoCAD (*.dxf;*.dwg)
IGES Files (*.igs;*.iges)
LightWave Files (*.lwo)
OBJ Files (*.obj)
Parasolid Files (*.x_t;*.x_b)
Point Cloud Files (*.csv;*.txt;*.asc)
RAW Triangle Files (*.raw)
RHINO 3DM Files (*.3dm)
SAT Files (*.sat)
STEP Files (*.stp;*.step)
SLC Files (*.slc)
Stereo-lithography files (*.sla;*.stl)
Universal 3D Files (*.u3d)
VRML Files (*.wrl)
Design Tools
Coordinate input for geometry creation in World & Construction planes
Create Points, Point Clouds, Lines, Arcs, Curves, NURB Curves
Create Text and Text on a Curve
Curve editing tools (Trim, Offset, Split, Merge, Chain, Chamfer, Fillet)
Curve Boolean tool for uniting, intersecting, subtracting and cutting 2D curves
Surface creation tools
Surface Edit Tools (Trim, Wrap, Reverse Normal, Unify Normals, Explode)
Mesh creation Tools (box, sphere, cylinder, cone, tubes, extrude, revolve)
Mesh Boolean Tools (Unite, Subtract and Intersect)
Solid creation tools (box, sphere, cylinder cone, torus, extrude, revolve, tube)
Solid editing tools (Unify Normals, Explode, Stitch)
Curve extraction tools(Flat area regions, Create Surface Boundary and section curves)
Dimensioning tools (Horizontal, Vertical, Oblique, Radius, Diameter, Angular, Leaders & Annotations)
Delete holes/cap holes
Curve boolean tools
Tool to detect open loops in curve
Multiple line text input in create Text dialog
Spell check in text edit box
Creation of boundary curve when a topologically connected set of surfaces are selected
Auto Fillet curves
Arc fits on a poly-line
Create silhouette curve around a part or selected geometries parallel to the c-plane
Corner rounding of a poly-line
Construction Aids
Construction Planes Use C-Planes for construction. Use various tools to manipulate C-Plane
3D Mouse Support Supports 3D mouse devices from 3DConnexion
Hot Keys Assign hotkeys for CAD tools on ribbon bar
Layers Use layers and layer management tools for data management
Hide/Show Objects Use Hide/Show tools for easy data visualization
Lock/Unlock Objects Lock/Unlock objects to prevent inadvertent edits to geometry
Background Bitmaps Use background bitmaps to assist in construction.
Selection Tools
Select by dragging a window on screen
Select by Layer, Color, Type and Name
Invert Selection
Select Last Created and Previous
Select by geometry types
Selection Mask – To select only certain types of geometry
Selection command to select duplicate objects
Transformation Tools
Dynamic Move, Rotate
Array Geometry – Rectangular and Polar
Dynamic transformation of objects using Graphical Manipulator
Allow graphical scaling of geometry
Scaling using fit to rectangle