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CAD Sketcher: Free CAD Addon for Blender


One of the best things about Blender is the community it has fostered around it, a community that, other than being proactive about helping any other Blender user in need, is dead set on extending Blender's usefulness and spreading its open-source mantra. The latest example of such initiatives is the release of the free and open-source "CAD Sketcher", a Blender addon adding CAD workflows into Blender.

CAD is short for Computer-Aided Design and refers to a design paradigm and software enabling precision workflows, which in this case are parametric and constraint-based. These tools are a boon for engineering and architecture work among other things, where precise measurements are paramount to the work being produced. Check out the video below introducing the addon:

Download the addon for free on the link below:


About the Author

Mario Hawat

Mario Hawat is a Lebanese 3D artist, writer, and musician currently based in Paris. He is a generalist with a special focus on environments, procedural and generative artworks. Open to freelance work.


  1. This is Amazing. Never see like this, this is beautiful Addon. I will try it. 2D in 3D, it is like Grease Pencil.
    Thank you to Mr. Bart and Mr. Mario Hawat for this.

  2. This is great ! I use a lot freecad for its sketcher abilities, and a lot blenderCAM for machining. Even if it's not yet close to what freecad does, to be able to do it inside blender is amazing. Congratulations

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