544,187 active members*
2,795 visitors online*
Register for free
Login
IndustryArena Forum > Events, Product Announcements Etc > Polls > What is your Favorite 3D CAD Program

View Poll Results: What is your favorite 3D CAD software

Voters
644. You may not vote on this poll
  • Solidworks

    366 56.83%
  • Alibre Design

    46 7.14%
  • Inventor

    94 14.60%
  • Sketchup

    59 9.16%
  • Rhino 3D

    75 11.65%
  • Ashlar Vellum

    4 0.62%
Page 5 of 5 345
Results 81 to 89 of 89
  1. #81

    Re: What is your Favorite 3D CAD Program

    i always prefer catia...

  2. #82
    Registered
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1943

    Re: What is your Favorite 3D CAD Program

    I think I may have already posted but nit sure. I list my preferences as follows:

    1 - CATIA - I worked as an airframe designer for a major defense contractor and CATIA rocks. Very powerful, but with a somewhat steep learning curve.
    2 - Unigraphics - Also used Unigraphics a bit as the contractor I worked for used both CATIA ans UG. UG is also very powerful. Likewise a somewhat steep learning curve. More familiar with, so prefer CATIA.
    3- SolidWorks - Much less steep learning curve. Can do most things you would ever need to do, but UG and CATIA are better if doing anything with complex surfaces.

    As an aside, I was a beta tester for Ashlar Vellum way back when they were first incorporating solid modelling. Back then (1997 or 98) the program was not stable enough. I eventually abandoned my beta testing and have not picked it back up since. Even then it had some cool features and I am sure it is much more mature, after all, it was in beta when I was using it.

  3. #83
    Registered
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    26

    Re: What is your Favorite 3D CAD Program

    Freecad (freecadweb.org) Its free open source and I get free help on their forum. What's on my if I win power ball jackpot list would be solidworks.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk

  4. #84
    Registered
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    889

    Re: What is your Favorite 3D CAD Program

    Inventor mostly because I work with it. As with all software there are some drawbacks. I would love to see how HSMexpress performs with Inventor. At the moment we take the Inventor part and bring it into Featurecam to generate G Code. Sometimes I draw a solid model directly in Featurecam when it's not too complex. They both work well.

  5. #85
    Registered
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    13

    Re: What is your Favorite 3D CAD Program

    Designing physical models either for manufacturing or visualization requires solid modeling. All operations in Tinkercad are guaranteed to generate proper solids.

  6. #86
    Registered
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    1189

    Re: What is your Favorite 3D CAD Program

    Turbocad pro for the Mac ,..


    Gesendet von iPad mit Tapatalk

  7. #87
    Registered
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    229

    Re: What is your Favorite 3D CAD Program

    TurboCAD

    I started with it about 10-15 years ago and it seems fairly easy to learn for a low cost program.

  8. #88
    Company Representative
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    846

    Re: What is your Favorite 3D CAD Program

    SolidWorks Is excellent too


    https://www.automationtechnologiesinc.com/

  9. #89
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    49

    Re: What is your Favorite 3D CAD Program

    Proe powerful software for design...
    Cimtaron E powerful software for 3D 3x and 5x. Excellent for extracting electrodes and programming mold plates. I do not like CAD Mold Design.

Page 5 of 5 345

Similar Threads

  1. Your Favorite Material
    By wolfau in forum General Laser Engraving / Cutting Machine Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-01-2013, 03:23 PM
  2. Favorite Mods
    By doanwannapickle in forum Taig Mills / Lathes
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-13-2009, 11:09 PM
  3. Today's favorite line drawing to g-code program
    By IQChallenged in forum G-Code Programing
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-27-2007, 07:57 PM
  4. Favorite G offset?
    By Trapper14 in forum G-Code Programing
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-14-2006, 03:02 PM
  5. What is you favorite printer?
    By CNCadmin in forum Printing, Scanners, Vinyl cutting and Plotters
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-25-2005, 03:21 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •