CAD Builder

CAD Builder is a freeware parametric CAD modeler.

It is a generic tool for parametric modeling derived from the SHAPER Module of the SALOME Simulation Platform developed by Open Cascade in collaboration with CEA and EDF.

CAD Builder is designed for both professionals (engineers, architects, constructors, etc.), who has got used to work with parametric CAD software, and users with no or little CAD experience. It allows creating 3D models, modifying them and reusing in other applications. Created models are fully parametrical. So, a user can change initial objects, entered parameters, insert intermediate operations and get the final model modified accordingly. CAD Builder supports Python language to input model expressions or make scripts for automatization.

Software type: 
Free of charge
Scope of application: 
3D modeling, Parametric 3D modeling, Scripting
Functionality / feature-set: 
2D sketch; Construction elements creation; Creating solid bodies of extrusion, revolution, pipes and apply operations on them; Building multi-dimensional models with complicated surfaces; Non-manifold topologies support; Python scripts
Suitable for: 
Freelance, Personal, Startups, Research & Science, students, SMEs
Deployment options: 
Desktop: Windows
Support Options: 
Paid professional support, Forum/Community
Training Options: 
Forum/community-based training
Open Cascade, CEA, EDF