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CAD Sketcher: Free CAD Addon for Blender

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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:

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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.

8 Comments

  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

  3. On installation of Cad sketcher in Blender 3.1, I get ! . Why this has happened? My system is windows 10. Request help urgently

  4. This is awesome, I will be using it with my advanced 3D class to teach students how to create 3D prints in Blender

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