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Whatever your preferences and skill level, there’s now an online CAD program for you!  There have been several really amazing online CAD programs released in the last seven or so months. 1  There’s Tony Buser’s CloudSCAD,, and just today TinkerCAD just entered open Beta.  Interestingly, I don’t see these three CAD programs as competitors.  If 3D design were building blocks, would be the Duplo – quick, intuitive, and easy to use with the trade-off being limited resolution.  CloudSCAD is the web based version of my favorite modeling program, the open-source OpenSCAD.  I’ve only used TinkerCAD a little, but it’s looking very promising so far as a full-fledged solid CAD program that lives in your browser.

FireFox users, be warned!  FireFox is kinda fussy about WebGL.  If you’re having problems getting FireFox to run TinkerCAD, give this page a shot.

  1. Photo courtesy of Kevin Dooley []
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  • MTO
    April 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

    I would argue that given that its not open to the public, cloudSCAD isn’t out there for us to use!

    September 20, 2011 at 8:38 am


  • nylor
    September 8, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    this is ameazing

  • Mist
    January 13, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    I’m an interior designer as a manual drafter,want to learn cad so that I can expand my work potential.


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