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What Software Is Everyone Using?

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Since leaving uni i've been struggling to find good 2d & 3d software that isn't too expensive to fuel my hobby of CAD design. I'm currently using Interiors Pro for my 3D stuff which is cool as it allows you to create your own pieces for home design and put them into a scenario really easily. Basically I'm wondering what you guys use? I presume its the standards of Rhino, Solidworks and AutoCad but aside from the industry giants what do you think of the smaller companies trying to compete? :)

 

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I think it depends on what you are trying to do. There are many free 3D programs out there that are decent (Blender) is one that comes to mind.

 

I've used Solidworks, Pro-Engineer and Inventor in the past many years. I tend to like Solidworks the most but that's because we use some of the add-ons like Simulator, etc. But these bigger companies tend to have a hefty pricetag for the hobbyiest. Take a look at Blender. I haven't played with it too much but it's free. Well last time I checked it was.

 

Let us know what you decide to go with.

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