LibreCAD is free, open-source software. It works on Windows, Linux and apple. It is the type of software which we can redistribute it, modify it and change as per our needs. This is a distributed program which comes under the terms of the general public license version 2(GNU). It is a drawing tool which means it is used for making drawings based on the community edition of QCA along with an isometric perspective.


Making isometric drawings is the same as to make orthogonal drawings, but with additional consideration, several views are combined in one perspective. It is a cross-platform framework which means it can be adaptable to most of the operating systems. This software is so easy to use; it allows us to create a layer for making the drawings, and also it enables us to measure the length and dimensions inside the picture.

  • Developer(s): LibreCAD community
  • Initial release: 15 December 2011; 8 years ago
  • Stable release: 2.1.3 / 23 September 2016; 4 years ago
  • Preview release: 2.2.0 Release Candidate / February 16, 2018; 2 years ago
  • Repository:
  • Written in: C++
  • Operating system: Windows, macOS, Unix-like
  • Type: Computer-aided design
  • License: GPLv2
  • Website: 

Features of LibreCAD:

  • It is entirely free- One of the best features of this software is that it is entirely free. We don’t have to worry about its license cost, subscriptions and annual fees.
  • It is open-source software and GPLv2 – An experienced team develops this software, and a fantastic community supports this software. It is also free to copy and hack.
  • No language problem- this software is available in more than 30 languages along with cross-platform support from macOS, Linux and windows.
  • It can export JPG, PNG, PDF, SVG and many files.
  • We can draw with a keyboard or mouse.
  • Movements and points of the mouse are shown in polar coordinates and Cartesian.
  • It also provides you with the option for blocks, splines, polylines and layers.
  • It has a text editor.
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  • It has advanced tools such as tangent line, transformation tools, circle tools zoom and pans lots of others.
  • It has an advanced snapping system.
  • It has a plug-in system.
  • It has a highly customizable appearance (GUI).
  • It can read DWGG and DXF files.
  • It can write DXF and SVG.

How to download it?

The main question arises how to download it?

LibreCAD is available in two variants one is general, or one is repository release. The public version is suggested for most of the users. The repository may contain bugs on it.


To install LibreCAD on Windows, download the installer file and walk through the very standardized installation wizard. Once it’s installed, you will find the LibreCAD icon on your desktop (or you can find a new Submenu in your Start Menu).

Linux installation

The installation process will depend upon your distribution. As of this writing, LibreCAD is only available for Debian and Ubuntu.

For Ubuntu >= 11.04 LibreCAD will already be included in the standard repositories. Follow these steps:

  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. Issue the command- sudo apt-get install LibreCAD.
  3. Enter your sudo password and allow the installation to complete.
  4. Ubuntu installation
  5. Now Open a terminal window.
  6. Issue the command- sudo-add-apt-repository ppa: showard314/ppa.
  7. Enter your sudo password.
  8. Issue the command sudo- apt-get update.
  9. Issue the command sudo- apt-get install LibreCAD and allow the installation to complete

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