22 Best Free CAD Block Websites

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[Updated October 2023]

Welcome to our 22 best free cad block websites article! We have put together our favourite selection of free cad block websites below. But before we dive into that…a little shameless self-promotion…!

We have our own CAD block library, so do head over to our cad block pages to check it out. We will continue to build it, and if there is anything specific you want to see, just give us a shout and we’ll get right to work. Our aim is to provide best quality cad blocks, to correct scales, correct layers, that make it easy for you to drop directly into your drawing with no problems. Most of our cad blocks are available in both imperial and metric units. We also have a selection of premium blocks that you can purchase for a very small fee. You can head over to our shop to browse through this exclusive collection.

We currently feature a good range that includes bathroom cad blocks, furniture cad blocks, door cad blocks, window cad blocks, people cad blocks, tree cad blocks, vehicle cad blocks, landscaping cad blocks, sports cad blocks, and a whole load more!

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AutoCAD Design Center
Now there is also a small collection of free cad blocks available within AutoCAD that may come in handy if you are based in the US. You can easily access them by opening up the AutoCAD Design Center. To do this, type in ‘ADC’ or ‘ADCENTER’ in the command line. Another way to open up the Design Center is to navigate to the View tab and find it amongst one of the small icons in the Palettes panel.

Once here you can select the ‘Home’ icon that is across the top, to reset any previous interactions with the Design Center.

In the Home view, click on the en-us folder. There will be two folders within it: DesignCenter and Dynamic Blocks.

You will find some cad block sets within the DesignCenter folder with standard US object dimensions, that may be of use in your designs. To add in the blocks individually click on the set you like and then select the block you want. Then either directly drag the block into your drawing or double click on it and click ok. Use this second method if you want to specify a specific scale, rotation and insertion point to add the sample cad block to your drawing.

You can also explore some of the options in the Dynamic Blocks folder as well.

Tool Palettes
Another place you can find cad blocks within AutoCAD is called Tool Palettes. To quickly open this up type in ‘TP’ in the command line or press ‘Ctrl+3’. You can also access it from the Palettes panel in the View tab. Once you have this opened up, you will find dynamic cad blocks within categories such as Annotation, Architectural, Mechanical, and more. These samples will be available to you in both imperial and metric.

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22 Best Free CAD Block Websites

If you still haven’t found what you need then here is our list of the best cad block websites. Although it is really useful to find free AutoCAD blocks and place them in your models, make sure you are a bit savvy about it. We have had many problems with AutoCAD blocks and learnt that they are not always worth it.

For example, they can be in the wrong units, crazy scales, be corrupt which could damage your model, generally be badly drawn, have strange layering, and the list goes on. If you are still keen to take a shortcut and find a quick and easy solution in the form of a free AutoCAD block, we have sought out the websites that seem to have the best pickings. So, let’s take a look at our best CAD block websites…

Disclaimer: Do note most of these sites offer their cad blocks for non-commercial and student use only. So please do check with these individual websites if you wish to use their resources for commercial use!

Vector_Vault

Vector_Vault is a great content library with vectors that can be used to represent diversity in your architectural visualisations. All these valuable resources are provided for free for non-commercial use.

You can easily download individual cad blocks in .dwg files, and they are also accessible in the .ai file format, compatible with Adobe Illustrator. Furthermore, the site offers a wide array of collections for you to explore and choose from.

cad-blocks.net

CAD-Blocks.net continues to be high up on our recommended list. It has a great selection of blocks; you can download for free without needing to register. The website efficiently categorises its cad blocks into collections, simplifying the search for specific ones that suit your requirements.

Further to this they provide clear images, offering a comprehensive preview of the content you’re about to download. However, it’s important to mention that occasional ads may be encountered during site usage.

Draftsperson.net

Draftsperosn.net is a comprehensive cad library featuring a range of different cad blocks that are organised into clear categories for easy access. Their blocks are available both individually and in sets.

All the cad blocks on this site are entirely free and compatible with not only AutoCAD but also an assortment of 2D software that is mentioned on their website. However, it’s important to note that the site contains ads, which may sometimes make navigation a bit tricky.

ACAD-Block

ACAD-Block offers a diverse range of cad blocks, including both 2D and 3D versions. All of their valuable resources are freely available. You can easily integrate these high-quality blocks into your drawings and edit them to your liking.

The website has an easy-to-use interface, enhancing your navigation experience. Additionally, related cad blocks are conveniently recommended, helping you explore their other resources.

FreeCAD.com

FreeCAD.com is a notable website offering a range of free cad block sets. The site features informative text about the cad blocks, accompanied by convenient links to related sets for easy access.

However, it’s important to note that the site does have a significant number of pop-up ads, which should be taken into consideration while browsing.

freeCADS.com

freeCADS.com shares a similar name to the previous suggestion in our list, which can be a bit confusing, but it is a completely separate cad block website. This platform also features a diverse range of cad block types including some cool 3D blocks.

You can download each cad block in either .pdf or .dwg file formats for free. In addition to this, the website also has bundles that you can download to save time. Again, you will have to fight through the ads on this site as well.

DwgFree.COM

DwgFree.COM shares a similar interface to FreeCAD.com but offers a wider selection of free cad block categories which include some AutoCAD 3D ones too. Most of these come in collections which can be quite handy.

But do bear in mind that the website does have a significant number of ads, which might make locating the download button a bit challenging at times.

APLUS

APlus is another fantastic resource that has a large selection of cad blocks (over 30,000 at the time of writing). The platform provides free downloads and effectively categorises the blocks, simplifying the search process for users.

It’s worth noting, however, that all the blocks on this site are individual and they do not come in sets or packs. Additionally, APlus features cad blocks from a variety of manufacturers, enhancing the diversity and range of the available content.

CAD-Blocks.co.uk

CAD-Blocks.co.uk stands out as an exceptional cad block library, providing a diverse array of free CAD blocks. Users have the option to download these blocks individually as ZIP files. But since there are so many, the website gives you the convenient choice to purchase all of the site’s blocks in a single package.

They have a good selection of blocks and specialise in steelwork cad blocks from various places. You will find that this site also has a lot of ads which might deter some users.

CADBlocksForFree.com

CADBlocksForFree.com is another great free cad blocks site that has a range of over 10,000 CAD blocks, at the time of writing. The site is efficiently categorised, streamlining the search process for specific cad blocks and enhancing efficiency.

The blocks range from architectural elements, bathrooms, furniture, landscaping, people and much more. You don’t need to sign up to download which means you can get what you need quickly. However, you will come across a few ads.

CADdetails

CADdetails is the leading provider of manufacturer-specific building product information, delivering to thousands of architects, engineers, contractors, and other design industry professionals throughout North America.

Their extensive collection includes both 2D and 3D models. You need to register to download the cad blocks, but it is for free. The downloads are available in a variety of file formats, enhancing accessibility and usability.

They feature models from manufacturers but also have their own range of blocks. You can even download a sample of their cad block collection, which lets you get a preview of the available content:
https://www.caddetails.com/main/company/viewlistings?companyID=0&viewSource=Company%20Content&isFeatured=False

ARCAT

ARCAT has been providing building product information and content for over 30+ years. Their cad blocks are freely available and thoughtfully categorised into ‘File Categories’ and ‘CSI Divisions,’ aligning with the standard used in the US and Canada for organising specifications and related information.

You can simply select your cad block of choice and download it in both .dwg and .pdf file formats, ensuring compatibility and convenience. They also provide free BIM files, manufacturer specs and automated specification writing.

Best Mixed Price CAD Block Websites

Pimpmydrawing.com

Pimpmydrawing is a valuable resource offering a free library of CAD and vector resources designed to enhance architectural drawings and illustrations. The downloads provided are of high quality and are accessible in both .dwg and .ai file formats.

The site has clear categories and is easy to navigate. The individual cad blocks are free to download. They also provide cad block packs that can be purchased for a reasonable price.

Studio Alternativi

Studio Altenativi has an incredible collection of both free and priced cad blocks that come in both 2D and 3D. You can choose to download their packs that contain a variety of cad blocks in different formats or explore their free resources that are also of great quality.

What’s notable is the flexibility in licensing options—users can select between educational or commercial licences for using their cad blocks. Additionally, the platform showcases CAD block collections curated by other creators, such as CAD Lab Studio, and is open to creating custom collections for users in search of specific resources.

Post Digital Architecture

The Post Digital Architecture website follows a similar layout to our previous recommendation offering high quality cad blocks that are both free and for purchase. Just like Studio Alternativi you can choose the type of licence you’d like but this site sometimes gives you the additional option to download a free sample before you buy the cad blocks.

In addition to cad blocks, the platform offers a diverse range of resources in various formats, making it a valuable destination for exploration and discovery.

DWG models

DWG models has a free cad block library full of 2D cad blocks. While not all blocks are available for free, the platform does offer a substantial selection of free cad blocks across various categories.

You can filter by paid or free, and the selection includes architectural details, bridges, construction details, fences, landscaping, urban planning, and lots more. There is plenty to explore on this site.

CAD-block.com

Cad-block.com has a very good range of cad blocks that are also organised in categories. The images are very clear and well labelled, so you know exactly what you are getting.

Some of the cad blocks are free and some are for purchase, catering to different user preferences. You don’t need an account to download these blocks. However, the site does have a couple of ads.

CADblocksfree.com

CADblocksfree.com has a pretty impressive range of blocks, both in 2D and 3D. They have good search functionality, categories, and images of the blocks. This website allows for user upload in return for access to the paid content, which means that some of the files may have issues with scale, layering, units etc.

Some items are paid items (which given the name of the site is a bit misleading!), but generally there is a great range of free stuff, and you don’t need an account to download. You can consider purchasing a membership if you frequently find yourself using the premium models.

When searching for blocks, you can use the filters in the sidebar to narrow down your selection. Do note that the site has ads that may affect its usability.

Best Paid CAD Block Websites

Toffu

Toffu is a popular and highly valuable website catering to architects and architecture students, offering a wide array of well-organised cad block sets in easily accessible categories. Their paid sets often give you access to the standard .dwg CAD file along with .ai (Illustrator) and .pdf versions for enhanced usability and flexibility.

Each cad block set on Toffu is accompanied by comprehensive descriptions, offering valuable information such as file type, size, format, technical details, and software compatibility. This detailed information can help you understand the specifics of each set, aiding in informed decision-making and efficient integration into your design projects.

Dimensions

Dimensions is a highly organised and remarkable cad block library, primarily offering content for purchase. The platform provides a Pro membership option available for both individuals and students, allowing access to their extensive library of cad blocks.

Each cad block on Dimensions is accompanied by a dedicated webpage, offering a wealth of information and details. This includes exceptionally clear images with clearly labelled dimensions, enhancing the understanding and utility of each block. Additionally, the platform features a ‘Common Questions’ section, providing factual information and addressing common inquiries, further assisting users in their selection and usage of cad blocks.

Cadbull

Cadbull stands out as a valuable CAD library, offering an extensive collection of 2D cad blocks, both free and premium. You can upload and download files after logging into the site and are given the option to curate your own cad block libraries.

It’s important to note that since various individuals contribute the cad blocks, there might be some inconsistencies, so please make sure you carefully consider before making purchases. Each block set is accompanied by a detailed description and clear images, providing a preview of the content. The blocks are conveniently labelled as ‘Free’ or ‘Gold,’ distinguishing between the free and paid options.

Cadbull also offers flexible pricing plans, including weekly, monthly, and annual options, catering to different preferences and usage needs.

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Conclusion

 

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39 Comments

    • Thank you for the tip – I have not seen this one before 🙂

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  1. Great, they look very useful.
    I wanna suggest another site: Syncronia.com. You can download free BIM and CAD file for Architecture and Interior Design in different formats.

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    • Hey Travis – thanks for the tip – I will add it to the main post. Much appreciated. Emma

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    • Hey Charley – thanks for the tip – I’m planning an update to this post soon so I’ll make sure to include your website in the main body of the post 🙂 Emma

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  2. Hello Emma,

    nice list! Im gonna be honest, this is a comment just because I want you to see our free cad-blocks site. I think it would fit the list:

    pimpmydrawing.com

    Thank you for your great work!

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  3. Hi, Great content here. Thank you. I have a question. What is the deal with Bibliocad?? I wanted to find some famous master buildings to study from, but all their drawings are unitless or to some weird scale. Any ideas? According to their drawings, the height of a room is 2.35 mm……..All their cars and things are messed up to. Any ideas why or where else I can find legit drawings of famous buildings?

    Cheers,

    M

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    • Hi Michael, From what I understand Bibliocad is essentially a collaboration site. This means that people kindly submit their work to be part of the library, that then entitles them to access to all the free and vip blocks. This means that there may not be a very thorough quality control on the submissions and results in a varying format, scale, units and of course quality. Personally I am not comfortable sharing any of the projects I am working on and I don’t think my clients would be too happy about it too – so I use some of the bibliocad blocks for my tutorials. One of the reasons I started creating my own block library and sharing it with my readers was to offer consistency and hopefully a high standard of block that can be relied upon. Bibliocad is great and has a vast selection of blocks many of which are free to use – you just have to check the drawings and be selective and take it for what it is. Don’t knock it!
      As for famous buildings – I think you would be better turning to architectural journals – Architects Journal often does building studies, Detail Magazine and many others. I think these would be better places to study famous buildings.

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      • Hi Emma, thank you for your response.

        You are right, there are lot’s of good stuff on Bibliocad. What I found is that the drawing scales have been scaled way down perhaps to save file space. So some drawings can be scaled up. Whilst Detail Magazine and Architects Journal are great , I was more interested in downloading a CAD file of buildings to analyze their dimensions. Do these sites offer building studies that allow downloads?

        As a student of architecture, I’m really interested if architects these days design using proportioning systems. Or perhaps it’s more based on anthropometrics, building standards, and sizes of materials. On a side not, happy to hear your thoughts on this, too.

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        • Hi Michael, yes, it is tricky to get hold of cad files of famous buildings – for obvious reasons. I think sites like bibliocad would be your best bet, once you have sorted out the scales.

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          • Cheers Dude

  4. For me it was very useful Website dwgmodels.com!

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  5. Thank you so much for both your articles and tutorials, and for the free CAD block library. I’m just starting out in CAD and I’ve found this site an incredibly useful resource!

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    • Great to hear, thank you Kate.

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  6. Thank you for the tip

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  7. thank you

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  8. Nice information…
    Thanks for sharing informative ideas…..

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  9. Hi, You missed adding https://www.planndesign.com
    I have been using this quite a long time. Wonderful collection of Cad Drawings and Blocks

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  10. https://blocks.draftsperson.net/ is a good one too. It is an old website which recently had a big make over and an expansion of content. But a create resource for free AutoCAD block downloads.

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  11. My favourite block cad site is http://cad-blocks.online/ It has 5000 free downloadable DWG files and can be used in more than 50 languages

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  12. hay,
    Wonderful collection of Cad Drawings and Blocks
    Nice information…
    Thanks for sharing informative ideas

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  13. Good article, although I did not know several. During my architecture career I used a lot https://libreriacad.com/ it has good quality free files, dwg, revit, max, 3ds etc. It is my favorite.

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    • Thanks for the suggestion Roger 🙂

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  14. Hi, it has taken me a long time to get to a good site like this. I also really like https://mundoacad.com, you can visit it. It’s still not as good as firstinarchitecture, but it’s very good too.
    Thank you very much!

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    • Thank you!

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  16. Estos sitios me hay ayudado bastante a la hora de crear arquitectura, gracias!

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  17. CADHOBBY IntelliCAD has exceeded my expectations in terms of its features and ease of use. I highly recommend it to any hobbyist looking for CAD software that delivers great results.

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