The world of 3D modeling has many CAD options for choosing from. Today’s 3D modeling community has numerous options.

SolidWorks Review

SolidWorks is one of Dassault’s best performers over the last few years, with an astonishing 1.5 million licenses and an impressive number of pirate users. SolidWorks, an advanced parametric solid modeler which uses features-based methods to create assemblies and models It provides an annual upgrade as well as various versions.

One of the most well-known modules is:

Simulation tools to assist with LCA (Life cycle assessment) and a range of simulation scenarios in which various forces are examined

The rendering tools are utilized to create high-quality, photo-realistic images for the systems and products which are being altered by the software

The CAM tools allow users to be involved in manufacturing processes

Software that lets users share data about their products by using product data management tools

SolidWorks also comes with a wide range of modules that are geared toward various industries, including SolidWorks Plastics which allows for a better workflow. SolidWorks MBD, or Model Based Definition is used to edit the entire inventordata within the model to allow for manufacturing. CircuitWorks is a program which deals with electrical components of products and systems.

CATIA Review

CATIA, a highly-respected 3D modeling program from Dassault System, is regarded as one of the most popular. CATIA, which is mechanically-oriented, links the user with the manufacturing process early in product development. It allows users to view the model or system in their operating environment by combining high-end solid modeling with detailed analysis and simulation.

AutoCAD Review

AutoCAD was the very first CAD program that could be used with personal computers. It was released in 1982. Since since then, it’s been enhanced to 2D and 3-D computer-aided drafting software. This software is used across numerous industries like manufacturing, construction, architectural blueprints and engineering applications. The original goal of AutoCAD was to create technical documentation and drawings in 2D. AutoCAD 5.0 features a complete set of solid modeling tools as well as 3D tools. The integration of the mental ray engine makes it possible for rendering of high-quality.