What is 3D CAD Software?

3D CAD Software, or three-dimensional computer-aided design, assists in the creation of 3D drawings for architecture, engineering, manufacturing, and other 3D designs.

The technology replaces manual drafting with an automated, digitized process. 3D CAD software represents and visualizes objects on a computer using a multitude of points displayed in three dimensions.


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autocad architecture

AutoCAD Architecture

AutoCAD Architecture’s On-premise and cloud-based CAD solution designed to help create architectural designs and documents quickly and easily.

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SketchUp provides 2D and 3D drafting application for visualizing, communicating, and planning future construction projects.

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MicroStation’s advanced parametric drafting, 3D modeling, and built-in visualization capabilities allow infrastructure professionals of any discipline to deliver projects of any scale or complexity. Your team can bring together all of their design information using MicroStation, including designs and models, raster images, point clouds and more. As a result, you can create comprehensive, multi-discipline models, documentation, and other deliverables.

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solidworks premium

SolidWorks Premiums

SolidWorks Premiums provides mechanical CAD, design validation, product data management, design communication, and CAD productivity tools in a single package.

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ansys spaceclaim

ANSYS SpaceClaim

ANSYS SpaceClaim is a multipurpose 3D modeling application providing efficient solutions to common modeling tasks.

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SimScale is the world’s first production-ready SaaS app for engineering simulation. By providing instant access to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) to 200,000 users worldwide, SimScale has moved high-fidelity physics simulation technology from a complex and cost-prohibitive desktop application to a user-friendly web application, available with a yearly subscription. No special hardware, installation or maintenance required.

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KeyCreator provides an unconstrained CAD/CAM built for fast, flexible design and manufacturing – exhaustive translators combined with history-free modeling.

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IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite

IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite

CAD Programs Designed for Collaboration. The IronCAD Design Collaboration Suite is a complete range of CAD products that provides seamless collaboration between 3D and 2D to optimize your engineering teams design process and simplify 3D and 2D CAD data management and communication throughout your organization. Create bidding proposals quickly, design more iterations in less time leading to better products, and simply design faster than any other CAD system available today.

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