Top 10 Free AutoCAD Block Websites

[Updated October 2018]

Looking for the best CAD block websites? Firstly, we have our own CAD block library so head over to our cad block pages to check it out. I will continue to build it, and if there is anything missing you want to see just let me know and I’ll get it on here. My aim is to provide best quality blocks, to correct scales, correct layers, that make it easy for you to drop directly into your drawing with no problems.

We currently feature a good range that include: bathroom blocks, furniture cad blocks, table blocks, chair 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!

Here are just a small selection of our cad blocks below:

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If you still haven’t found what you need then here are our top ten alternatives. 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. I have had many a problem 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 and damage your model, generally 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, I have sought out the websites that seem to have the best pickings.

1. CADdetails.com

CADdetails is the leading provider of manufacturer-specific building product information, delivering to more than 452,000 architects, engineers, contractors, and other design industry professionals throughout North America.

They have a selection of both 2d and 3d models. They feature models from manufacturers but also have their own range of blocks.

2. Fast Track CAD

FastrackCAD has a massive collection of manufacturer details and cad drawings. Search by supplier or by product type. Sign up required for download but they are all free.

3. CAD-Blocks.net

CAD-Blocks.net continues to be high up on my list. Great selection of blocks, you can download for free and don’t have to register. Also have good images showing you what you will get, all categorised. At time of writing it is not necessary to have an account to download which saves some time.

4. Cad blocks free

CAD Blocks Free 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 o 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 get a membership to download the premium models, currently at £19 per month, with various other pricing options.
When searching for free blocks, you can use the filter in the sidebar to select all blocks between £0.00-£0.00.

5. Cad-block.com

Cad-block.com has a very good range of cad blocks. The images are very clear and well labelled so you know exactly what you are getting. There is a good range of blocks, some free and some paid. You don’t need an account to download the free blocks.
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6. Draftsperson.net

This site is a great starting point. It has everything from people and animals to fixtures, fittings, structural, vehicles and landscaping. Only problem – its not too easy to find what you are looking for. You have to do a lot of clicking before you find the download you want, and each download is one individual file, not a selection – so it can be a little time consuming. Having said that, they do have a good range of blocks.

7. CAD-Corner

I like CAD Corner because it has more than just cad blocks. They have a good range of blocks, but unfortunately they don’t all have previews, which is a bit annoying.
However, its the other stuff on the site that I like. They also feature hatch patterns, that you can download and use in your drawings (sadly no previews of the patterns though).
Beyond that they also include LISP routines, which if you aren’t familiar with, it is worth investigating. A LISP routine is kind of like an automation, and can save time and produce interesting results. For example, you can download a routine that converts arcs to circles, or draws batt insulation, or draw windows and doors.
Finally, CAD corner also features text styles which I think is a nice touch, and again saves time when working on annotating a drawing.

8. CAD architect

Cad Architect – has a large collection – interesting range of stuff from normal blocks to colour symbols, to cad details and building layouts. Much of the content is paid access, and you have to have an account to download anything so it is difficult to see what is free and what is not….

9. BiblioCAD

Bibliocad requires sign up but has a good mix of stuff – with preview images Some Free and some VIP ones. I use Bibliocad quite a lot, but one downside is that a lot of the content is user contributed so sometimes quality can be a bit hit and miss.

10. CadAplus

A Plus has a large selection of CAD blocks, free to download and well categorised. Each block is available to download individually, which if you are looking for a number of items could be quite time consuming.

What is your favourite CAD block site? Let me know in the comments below!

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