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  4. An open-source parametric 3D modeler

    STL to Gcode for CNC Router? about 7 months ago

    Also FreeCAD has a gcode workbench for full 3D. I've used it a little and would describe it as "usable once you work out the quirks". Https://freecadweb.org/.
  5. OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD objects.

    FD 100 – A Single Line of Code That Changed My World about 5 days ago

    Sort of related to games/graphics programming - There's an open source CAD program called OpenSCAD that allows you to create 3D models with code that can be simple, but gets complex fast. I personally tried using it to create models for 3D printing, but got overwhelmed and decided to go to other tools. https://openscad.org/.
  6. A Cross Platform and Open Source Electronics Design Automation Suite

  7. QCAD is an application for computer aided drafting in 2D.

    Free alternatives to AutoCAD? about 18 days ago:

    I'm no longer a user of CAD programs so this might be a bit outdated. But for 2D take a look at QCAD. For 3D modeling and lots of other functionality you have FreeCAD.
  8. An open source 2D CAD application for Windows, Apple and Linux.

    Is there a software to draw geometry where one can decide its... about 28 days ago

    That looks more like cad software to me. Maybe LibreCAD?
  9. nanoCAD is a pro-grade 2D CAD system with native DWG support and full customizability.

    Can opening files on a pirated version of AutoCAD cause... about 5 months ago

    TLDR. Piracy is bad. Don’t do it. But there is almost zero risk of getting caught. Use NanoCAD if you can’t afford AutoCAD.