ASCON Releases $95 KOMPAS-3D For Home Use

Russian CAD software vendor ASCON has announced the release of a “home” version of their flagship MCAD system KOMPAS-3D attractively priced at $95. The trimmed down version is called KOMPAS-3D V15 Home is according to the company it is targeted towards “non-commercial and home use by amateur designers, hobby engineers and full-time students”.

Among other features, KOMPAS-3D V15 Home comes with complex surfacing features of the full blown MCAD product along with 2D drawing output.


The main difference between the Home and Professional version is the lack of assembly modeling.

KOMPAS-3D V15 Home can import STEP and KOMPAS-3D Pro files. It can save to KOMPAS-3D Pro, STEP, VRML, STL and even PDF.

Click here to download a demo version of KOMPAS-3D V15 Home. the problem with the demo is that it doesn’t save. At all. I find that a little weird because I’m not sure how one supposed to do a proper evaluation of a MCAD product without being able to save files.


A fully functional time limited would be been nice IMHO.

Here are a some screenshots of KOMPAS-3D V15 Home.

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  • cguy

    This looks like a Solidworks 98 clone. You missed the boat by 15 years 🙂

  • rickmcwilliams

    If it works likes a classic solidworks it could be an excellent entry level CAD.

  • CAD

    If you get equivalent of SW 98 at 100$ DS would be worrying….

  • murray

    The holes in the base of the part in the second screenshot are hard up against the cylindrical boss. Custom fasteners needed. The app might be brilliant, but that piece of design isn’t.

  • This seems so good! Is it right?

  • Alex

    Right on murray. Too tight.

  • Ricky Shockley

    How does the actually stack up to other products of its kind? What are its limitations at that price point?

  • Thanks for your awesome effort!! Good review!