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Engineering design CAD software providing modeling,drafting and visualization for engineers & infrastructure professionals Learn more about MicroStation
MicroStation's advanced engineering design, modeling, visualization and drawing production capabilities allow infrastructure professionals of any discipline to deliver projects of any scale or complexity. Your team can aggregate their work on MicroStation, including designs and models created with Bentley's discipline specific BIM applications (OpenRoads, Open Buildings, etc.) As a result, you can create comprehensive, multi-discipline models, documentation, and other deliverables. Learn more about MicroStation
MicroStation's advanced engineering design, modeling, visualization and drawing production capabilities allow infrastructure professionals of any discipline to deliver projects of any scale or complexi...
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Fully functional 2D/3D CAD Software with life-time valid licenses. Latest IntelliCAD, ACIS & Teigha Technologies. Low Price & Easy Use. Learn more about ActCAD 2020 Professional
ActCAD is a professional grade 2D Drafting and 3D Modeling CAD Software at just $299 only suitable for all engineering domains.Its similar interface and narrow learning curve makes the user feel comfortable while using ActCAD. ActCAD also incorporates the latest CAD Engine from ITC ensuring a stable and reliable CAD Platform to work upon. ActCAD Self License Transfer allows the user to shift its license from one PC to another without any boundary restrictions and obligation, unlimited times. Learn more about ActCAD 2020 Professional
ActCAD is a professional grade 2D Drafting and 3D Modeling CAD Software at just $299 only suitable for all engineering domains.Its similar interface and narrow learning curve makes the user feel comfor...
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IronCAD is an intuitive 3D and 2D design solution that increases productivity, and facilitates collaboration throughout the enterprise. Learn more about 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. Learn more about 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 t...
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CorelCAD allows individuals and organizations of any size to create powerful technical graphics quickly and affordably. Learn more about CorelCAD
Experience a simplified CAD workflow using the professional, time-saving tools in CorelCAD 2020, all at an affordable price. Collaboration is easy with full native .DWG file format support. Leverage the enhanced 2D drafting functionality, advanced 3D modeling tools, and .STL support to elevate design efficiency and optimize output. Works on Windows and macOS platforms. Learn more about CorelCAD
Experience a simplified CAD workflow using the professional, time-saving tools in CorelCAD 2020, all at an affordable price. Collaboration is easy with full native .DWG file format support. Leverage th...
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Powerful cloud-based Structural Analysis program that allows users to model, analyze and design complex 3D structures. Learn more about SkyCiv Structural 3D
SkyCiv Structural 3D is a cloud-based Structural Analysis software that allows users to model, analyze and design complex 3D structures. It is completely online; requiring no installation to use. SkyCiv Structural 3D offers the very best in online structural analysis. It includes the following: - Powerful Analysis: Linear, P-Delta, Cables, Buckling, Plates, Frequency, RS - Integrated Design checks for steel, wood, connections, foundations, wind (AISC, NSD, AISI, EN, AS, CSA, BS plus more...) Learn more about SkyCiv Structural 3D
SkyCiv Structural 3D is a cloud-based Structural Analysis software that allows users to model, analyze and design complex 3D structures. It is completely online; requiring no installation to use. SkyCi...
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CAD eBOM to ERP mBOM bill of material integration for virtually any CAD or ERP business application. Learn more about CADTALK
CADTALK is the worlds first and only software leveraging artificial intelligence to transform engineering bills of material from virtually any CAD, PDM, or PLM application into manufacturing bills of material and routings inside your ERP software. CADTALKs inherent intelligence allows it to calculate run times, identify vendors, and create items and inventory records in minutes. Optional modules integrate ERP and your BOM with nesting and product configuration (CPQ) applications. Learn more about CADTALK
CADTALK is the worlds first and only software leveraging artificial intelligence to transform engineering bills of material from virtually any CAD, PDM, or PLM application into manufacturing bills of m...
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A programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numerical computation.
A programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numerical computation.
A programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numerical computation....
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Mechanical CAD, design validation, product data management, design communication, and CAD productivity tools in a single package.
SolidWorks Premium seamlessly integrates powerful design tools-including industry-leading part, assembly, and drawing capabilities with built in simulation, rendering, animation, product data management and cost estimation. SolidWorks will help you get work done faster and easier than before, using innovative phases of product creation to achieve a more productive 3D design experience.
SolidWorks Premium seamlessly integrates powerful design tools-including industry-leading part, assembly, and drawing capabilities with built in simulation, rendering, animation, product data managemen...
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Onshape is the only product development platform that unites CAD, data management, collaboration tools and real-time analytics.
Onshape is a next-generation SaaS design platform that speeds up product development. Its an all-in-one system that combines CAD, release management, workflow, collaboration, analytics, admin tools, and an API with more than 50 engineering applications. Onshape helps extended design teams work together faster and helps executives make better business decisions with real-time analytics and unprecedented visibility into their companys design and manufacturing processes.
Onshape is a next-generation SaaS design platform that speeds up product development. Its an all-in-one system that combines CAD, release management, workflow, collaboration, analytics, admin tools, an...
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Product design software that addresses all manufacturing organizations, from OEMs through their supply chains, to small producers.
Product design software that addresses all manufacturing organizations, from OEMs through their supply chains, to small producers.
Product design software that addresses all manufacturing organizations, from OEMs through their supply chains, to small producers....
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Technical computing system that provides tools for image processing, geometry, visualization, machine learning, data mining, and more.
Technical computing system that provides tools for image processing, geometry, visualization, machine learning, data mining, and more.
Technical computing system that provides tools for image processing, geometry, visualization, machine learning, data mining, and more....
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Open-source parametric 3D modeler with modular architecture for designing machine tools and architectural designs in 2D and 3D.
Open-source parametric 3D modeler application with modular architecture for designing machine tools and architectural designs in 2D and 3D thereby creating production-ready drawings.
Open-source parametric 3D modeler application with modular architecture for designing machine tools and architectural designs in 2D and 3D thereby creating production-ready drawings....
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Unconstrained CAD/CAM built for fast, flexible design and manufacturing - exhaustive translators combined with history-free modeling.
KeyCreator is unconstrained CAD/CAM built for fast and flexible design and manufacturing - the tool of choice for parts suppliers, tooling engineers, and independent designers. Exhaustive translators combined with history-free modeling allow designers to open and edit any file as if they created it and quickly re-use design data from anywhere. KeyCreator's functions enable users to solve unpredictable problems quickly as initial unstructured concepts gradually grow into complex assemblies.
KeyCreator is unconstrained CAD/CAM built for fast and flexible design and manufacturing - the tool of choice for parts suppliers, tooling engineers, and independent designers. Exhaustive translators c...
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CAD solution that helps businesses create 3D or 2D figures and variants of configurable products using direct and parametric modeling.
Creo is a 3D CAD solution that helps you build better products faster by accelerating product innovation, reusing the best of your design and replacing assumptions with facts. From initial concept to design, simulation, and analysis, Creo provides designers with innovative tools to efficiently create better products. Thousands of leading manufacturers worldwide use Creo's CAD, IoT, and Augmented Reality capabilities, in the cloud and on the desktop, to turn their ideas into reality quickly.
Creo is a 3D CAD solution that helps you build better products faster by accelerating product innovation, reusing the best of your design and replacing assumptions with facts. From initial concept to d...
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Open-source CAD solution that helps users design multiple 2D models with multilingual interface and cross-platform support.
Open source 2D CAD for Apple, Linux, and Windows. Available in 30 different languages.
Open source 2D CAD for Apple, Linux, and Windows. Available in 30 different languages....
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nanoCAD smart design and drafting
nanoCad Plus is a smart tool able to produce professional designs and drafts in valid formats and of high quality. It has a wide price range and affordable for both beginners and professionals. Its functionality allows creating simple to complex designs and drafts for modeling, projecting, construction. Solve bigger problems and save time and money.
nanoCad Plus is a smart tool able to produce professional designs and drafts in valid formats and of high quality. It has a wide price range and affordable for both beginners and professionals. Its fun...
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Engineering CAD solution that assists with PCB designing, documentation, simulation, assembly drawing, schematic design, and more.
Engineering CAD solution that assists with PCB designing, documentation, simulation, assembly drawing, schematic design, and more.
Engineering CAD solution that assists with PCB designing, documentation, simulation, assembly drawing, schematic design, and more....
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Software that allows users to view all major 3D CAD formats.
EnSuite-View is a free and easy-to-use software that allows users to view all major CAD formats, as well as neutral formats, without requiring a license. Viewers are currently available for CATIA V4, CATIA V5, CATIA V6 3DEXPERIENCE, Parasolid, IGES, Inventor, Autodesk Design Review, JT, Creo, SOLIDWORKS, Solid Edge, ACIS, STEP, NX, CGR, and STL. EnSuite-View features many different advanced productivity tools, which allows users to analyze models and assemblies.
EnSuite-View is a free and easy-to-use software that allows users to view all major CAD formats, as well as neutral formats, without requiring a license. Viewers are currently available for CATIA V4, C...
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On-premise CAD solution which assists architecture and engineering firms with 2D drafting, 3D modeling and photo realistic rendering.
TurboCAD Pro is an advanced general purpose CAD product for design, drafting, detailing, and modeling. TurboCAD Pro appeals to numerous professionals and others interested in power mechanical and architectural design capabilities at an attractive and affordable price. TurboCAD Pro's powerful tools for 2D or 3D design include 2D parametric constraints, 3D solid and surface modeling, photorealistic rendering, lighting and materials, and extensive CAD and graphics file interoperability.
TurboCAD Pro is an advanced general purpose CAD product for design, drafting, detailing, and modeling. TurboCAD Pro appeals to numerous professionals and others interested in power mechanical and archi...
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CAD platform that provides 2D & 3D design tools that streamlines the process of drafting, modeling, modifying, and more.
CAD platform that provides 2D & 3D design tools that streamlines the process of drafting, modeling, modifying, and more.
CAD platform that provides 2D & 3D design tools that streamlines the process of drafting, modeling, modifying, and more....
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Engineering CAD tool that provides floodway mapping, 2D modeling, GIS mapping, 3D viewing, reporting, etc.
GeoHECRAS significantly speeds up HEC-RAS model creation and review, producing better and more accurate results. Rapidly construct HEC-RAS models from a variety of data sources. Accelerate engineering workflow and streamline analysis review. Compute water surface profiles for steady and unsteady flow models, bridge and culvert roadway crossings, FEMA floodplain encroachments, stream restorations, inline reservoir structures, off-channel storage areas, and much more.
GeoHECRAS significantly speeds up HEC-RAS model creation and review, producing better and more accurate results. Rapidly construct HEC-RAS models from a variety of data sources. Accelerate engineering ...
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An AutoCAD add-on productivity tool designed to save you time by batch-editing AutoCAD drawings.
An AutoCAD add-on productivity tool designed to save you time by batch-editing AutoCAD drawings, and a whole lot of other things. Written by an AutoCAD user, for other AutoCAD users! Need to track down OLD DWG files, created by older versions of AutoCAD? Hurricane can do this. Update 1000+ title-blocks with new information? No problem. Rename 1000+ DWG files scattered across multiple drives? Easy. Automate just about any task in AutoCAD? Hurricane can do it.
An AutoCAD add-on productivity tool designed to save you time by batch-editing AutoCAD drawings, and a whole lot of other things. Written by an AutoCAD user, for other AutoCAD users! Need to track down...
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Mechanical CAD solution that helps users with 3D modelling, 2D documentation, scripting, surfacing, rendering, publication, and more.
Mechanical CAD software with 20 years of development that's easy to learn, precise, extensible, and affordable.
Mechanical CAD software with 20 years of development that's easy to learn, precise, extensible, and affordable....
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Solid Edge is a portfolio of affordable, easy-to-use software tools that addresses all aspects of the product development process.
Solid Edge is a portfolio of affordable, easy-to-use software tools that addresses all aspects of the product development process -- 3D design, simulation, manufacturing, data management and more. Solid Edge combines the speed and simplicity of direct modeling with the flexibility and control of parametric design made possible with synchronous technology.
Solid Edge is a portfolio of affordable, easy-to-use software tools that addresses all aspects of the product development process -- 3D design, simulation, manufacturing, data management and more. Soli...
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Engineering CAD solution that helps businesses with design or concept modeling, repair of translated CAD files, and 3D printing.
SpaceClaim enables anyone to create, edit, and repair geometry without worrying about technology. With SpaceClaim, working with 3D modeling software becomes fast, easy, flexible, and rewarding, no matter where in the workflow you need it. Applications of SpaceClaim: : Concept Design : Simulation Driven Product Development : Prep for 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing : Prep for CAE : Prep for Machining / CAM / Sheet Metal : Reverse Engineering : Going from 2D to 3D
SpaceClaim enables anyone to create, edit, and repair geometry without worrying about technology. With SpaceClaim, working with 3D modeling software becomes fast, easy, flexible, and rewarding, no matt...
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Next generation CAD solution with an optimized platform mounted on a high-speed robust engine. Comes at a fraction of the cost.
Next generation CAD solution with an optimized platform mounted on a high-speed robust engine. Mastering CADMATE can be done in minutes with most commands, tools, toolbars, menus, palettes, etc. being the same or similar to users. Utilizing negligible system resources, CADMATE is fast in opening, editing and saving several drawings simultaneously. Fast, strong and robust with the latest CAD tools, features and functionalities. 100% compatible with main stream CAD platforms.
Next generation CAD solution with an optimized platform mounted on a high-speed robust engine. Mastering CADMATE can be done in minutes with most commands, tools, toolbars, menus, palettes, etc. being ...
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ArCADia is a program supporting 2D and 3D design with the added option to create and fully edit ACIS solids
ArCADia BIM allows for creating a complete architectural and construction model of a building, together with internal and external installations as well as terrain modelling. You can merge the building model from an architectural design with the installation design models to create one complete model of a building project. Import IFC and RVT underlays. Insert elements such as wall, pipe, etc. using smart tracking functions. Collisions list of all or individual ArCADia system elements on a view.
ArCADia BIM allows for creating a complete architectural and construction model of a building, together with internal and external installations as well as terrain modelling. You can merge the building...
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EPLAN Electric P8 supports your electrical controls design for machines and plants in an integrated and fast engineering system.
EPLAN provides software and service solutions in the fields of electrical, automation and mechatronic engineering. We develop one of the worlds leading design software solutions for machine and panel builders. "Efficient engineering" is our focus: EPLAN is the ideal partner to streamline challenging engineering processes. No matter whether small or large enterprises, we strive to enable our customers to apply their expertise more eciently.
EPLAN provides software and service solutions in the fields of electrical, automation and mechatronic engineering. We develop one of the worlds leading design software solutions for machine and panel b...
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BricsCAD, the all-in-one CAD design solution in .dwg that answers all your needs; 2D drafting, 3D modeling, mechanical design, and BIM.
BricsCAD, the all-in-one CAD design solution in .dwg that answers all your needs; 2D drafting, 3D modeling, mechanical design, and BIM. The BricsCAD family of products brings an innovative, cost-effective and familiar multi-platform CAD solution to Windows, macOS, and Linux. BricsCAD is available as a permanent/perpetual license, subscription, for networked or stand-alone computers.
BricsCAD, the all-in-one CAD design solution in .dwg that answers all your needs; 2D drafting, 3D modeling, mechanical design, and BIM. The BricsCAD family of products brings an innovative, cost-effe...
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CAESES is a flexible CAD and optimization solution for fast and comprehensive design studies with CFD or other simulation tools.
For simulation engineers who need to optimize flow-exposed products, such as ship hull forms, propellers, wings, jet engines and turbochargers, CAESES offers efficient CAD and integrated tools to automate the flow analysis and to optimize the product shape. Unlike traditional CAD tools, the geometry generation can be fully automated and is 100% robust during variation. Hence, CAESES is perfect for automated design studies on e.g. cluster systems.
For simulation engineers who need to optimize flow-exposed products, such as ship hull forms, propellers, wings, jet engines and turbochargers, CAESES offers efficient CAD and integrated tools to autom...
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Windows-based CAD solution designed for businesses that helps manage drainage projects via routing diagrams, outlet hydraulics & more.
HydroCAD Stormwater Modeling provides easy TR-20, TR-55, SBUH, and Rational hydrology, plus TC calculations, pond storage, outlet hydraulics, pump routing, underground storage, pollutant loading, and more. Version 10.0 adds many new features including direct CAD import, dam breach routing, skimmers, tubes, siphons, local rainfall data import, and a constantly expanding chamber library. Interactive graphical environment is fast and intuitive, producing better results in less time on every project
HydroCAD Stormwater Modeling provides easy TR-20, TR-55, SBUH, and Rational hydrology, plus TC calculations, pond storage, outlet hydraulics, pump routing, underground storage, pollutant loading, and m...
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SpinFire¿ is a revolutionary CAD Viewer with multi-CAD support for 3D/2D viewing, measuring, mark-up and other investigative functions.
Actify's SpinFire is a revolutionary CAD Viewer that enables discrete manufacturers and their partners to cost-effectively view and investigate CAD files without any additional CAD systems. Actify SpinFire provides multi-CAD support for 3D and 2D viewing, measuring, mark-up and other investigative functions. It is able to convert CAD models into a compact, lightweight and neutral format for sharing with internal and external teams.
Actify's SpinFire is a revolutionary CAD Viewer that enables discrete manufacturers and their partners to cost-effectively view and investigate CAD files without any additional CAD systems. Actify Spin...
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Full 2D & 3D CAD software and programming toolkit, designed to help businesses with drawings, interoperability, image rendering & more
CMS IntelliCAD offers a full suite of 2D & 3D compatible CAD tools! It is suitable for engineers, architects and consultants, or anyone needing to review CAD drawings. It is designed to give you an unrivaled compatibility and a true professional CAD Software option. It provides a advanced programming toolkit for LISP, VBA .Net and IRX development. CMS IntelliCAD also offers DWG native support and also BIM support, extended interoperability with, but not only, DGN, .STEP, .IGES and .PDF files.
CMS IntelliCAD offers a full suite of 2D & 3D compatible CAD tools! It is suitable for engineers, architects and consultants, or anyone needing to review CAD drawings. It is designed to give you an unr...
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3D modeling solution that helps design/create 3D projects using 3D/2D drawing and visualization tools, special effects and more.
3D modeling solution that helps design/create 3D projects using 3D/2D drawing and visualization tools, special effects and more.
3D modeling solution that helps design/create 3D projects using 3D/2D drawing and visualization tools, special effects and more....
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On-premise CAM system developed for manufacturing businesses that helps with CNC programming, optimization, simulation, and more.
On-premise CAM system developed for manufacturing businesses that helps with CNC programming, optimization, simulation, and more.
On-premise CAM system developed for manufacturing businesses that helps with CNC programming, optimization, simulation, and more....
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Virtual designing and construction solution that allows businesses to design 3D BIM models using media library, data import and more.
Virtual designing and construction solution that allows businesses to design 3D BIM models using media library, data import and more.
Virtual designing and construction solution that allows businesses to design 3D BIM models using media library, data import and more....
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Create an entire engineering design and sales proposal with just an electric bill and an address
Create an entire engineering design and sales proposal with just an electric bill and an address
Create an entire engineering design and sales proposal with just an electric bill and an address...
SimWise 4D answers Does it work? and Will it break? and How can it be made better? in an affordable, integrated package.
SimWise delivers 3D kinematic and dynamic motion simulation tightly coupled with 3D Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Optimization. You can simulate the dynamics of an assembly, size components, determine part interference and collision response, identify stresses induced by motion, produce physics-based animations, and test your control systems. By simulating in this unique virtual environment, you resolve design problems, reduce failures and warranty costs, and turn around designs faster.
SimWise delivers 3D kinematic and dynamic motion simulation tightly coupled with 3D Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Optimization. You can simulate the dynamics of an assembly, size components, determ...
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Altair SimSolid is a structural analysis software developed specifically for rapidly evolving design processes.
By performing structural analyses on fully featured CAD assemblies within minutes, Altair SimSolid is the game-changing simulation technology for designers, engineers, and analysts. It eliminates geometry preparation and meshing: the two most time-consuming, expertise-extensive and error-prone tasks performed in a conventional structural simulation.
By performing structural analyses on fully featured CAD assemblies within minutes, Altair SimSolid is the game-changing simulation technology for designers, engineers, and analysts. It eliminates geome...
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A sheet metal add-on for AutoCAD (& GStarCAD) to calculate development for HVAC, hoppers, cyclones, dust extraction, ducts, and silos.
LITIO 2.0 is a sheet metal program that calculates flat (unfolded) sheet development of ducts, rectangle to round transitions, cylinders, cones, pipe intersections, connections, bifurcations, elbows, etc. Litio 2.0 is ideal for: HVAC, hoppers, cyclones, dust extraction, ducts, conveying systems, silos, piping, etc. To draw your sheet metal developments directly in AutoCAD and GstarCAD (no need of DXF conversions).
LITIO 2.0 is a sheet metal program that calculates flat (unfolded) sheet development of ducts, rectangle to round transitions, cylinders, cones, pipe intersections, connections, bifurcations, elbows, e...
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An Electrical CAD intuitive yet powerful package. Comes in 3 levels to precisely fit your requirement.
All features and commands in SEE Electrical are designed specifically for electrical engineering. Its intuitive interface means that you can be productive very quickly with minimal training. Creating wiring diagrams has never been so simple ! Three levels for greater flexibility ! IGE+XAO Group has been a software publisher designing, producing, selling and ensuring the maintenance of a range of Computer Aided Designand PLM software for 33 years with 93,000 licenses installed.
All features and commands in SEE Electrical are designed specifically for electrical engineering. Its intuitive interface means that you can be productive very quickly with minimal training. Creating w...
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Accelerate Simulation-Driven Design
Altair Inspire enhances the concept development process by enabling simulation-driven design to increase your product's efficiency, strength and manufacturability. Applied early in the product development lifecycle, Altair Inspire accelerates the creation, optimization, and study of innovative, structurally efficient parts and assemblies through collaboration. Inspire's award winning user experience for geometry creation and modification can be learned in just a few hours.
Altair Inspire enhances the concept development process by enabling simulation-driven design to increase your product's efficiency, strength and manufacturability. Applied early in the product develop...
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Software solution that helps you to easily and flawlessly design the schematics of any hydraulic system.
HydroSym is a software solution that helps hydraulic engineers to easily and flawlessly design schematics of any hydraulic system. Features include: smart connection lines, a built in library of over 40.000 hydraulic components and symbols including data sheets with extensive product information, automatic Bill of Materials and complete project file that can be shared or exported.
HydroSym is a software solution that helps hydraulic engineers to easily and flawlessly design schematics of any hydraulic system. Features include: smart connection lines, a built in library of over 4...
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On-premise CAD/CAM System designed to automate processes for manufacturing laser, plasma, flame, waterjet and punching machines.
PEP Technology is the only intelligent ERP/CAD/CAM Software developed for Job Shops, Fabricators and OEMs to program and automate laser, plasma, flame, waterjet, punch and similar processes. PEP AUTOMATICALLY converts CAD drawings into perfect cutter path; nests, sequences and assigns lead-ins automatically. PEP is a Lean Manufacturing software product that seamlessly integrates with many CAD software programs and offers precision quoting of all DXF, DWG, PDF and similar drawing files.
PEP Technology is the only intelligent ERP/CAD/CAM Software developed for Job Shops, Fabricators and OEMs to program and automate laser, plasma, flame, waterjet, punch and similar processes. PEP AUTOM...
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Adept simplifies how you find, manage, share & integrate engineering & enterprise content to improve efficiency & accelerate growth.
Synergis Adept simplifies how you find, manage, share & integrate engineering and enterprise information to improve efficiency and accelerate growth. Adept provides users everywhere with a unified view of engineering and enterprise content, regardless of where it's stored. With everyone on a common platform, silos are eliminated, document access is fast, workflow is automated, and your intellectual property is protected. Adept is the foundation of any digital transformation initiative.
Synergis Adept simplifies how you find, manage, share & integrate engineering and enterprise information to improve efficiency and accelerate growth. Adept provides users everywhere with a unified vie...
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Faster and Easier: RoadEng is a complete civil design package for surveying, terrain modeling, corridor design and site planning.
Designed for busy engineers, RoadEng is built to make civil design projects faster and easier. RoadEng is a complete civil design package for surveying, terrain modeling, corridor design and site planning ideal for roads (public and industrial), rural highways, rail & pipeline projects, streams, and more! Key benefits: 90% of users do not require formal training Design start to finish, & everything in between Easily output & share (.pdf output sheets, DWG, DGN, Landxml)
Designed for busy engineers, RoadEng is built to make civil design projects faster and easier. RoadEng is a complete civil design package for surveying, terrain modeling, corridor design and site plann...
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On-premise CAD solution that lets businesses manage landscape and mechanical designs, add pop-up images, notes or audio files & more.
On-premise CAD solution that lets businesses manage landscape and mechanical designs, add pop-up images, notes or audio files & more.
On-premise CAD solution that lets businesses manage landscape and mechanical designs, add pop-up images, notes or audio files & more....
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SUITE X sets new standards in user-experience and ergonomics. It offers a simple and intuitive interface.
SUITE X sets new standards in user-experience and ergonomics. It offers a simple and intuitive interface.
SUITE X sets new standards in user-experience and ergonomics. It offers a simple and intuitive interface....
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Computer-aided mold design platform that helps design mold layout, feed system, ejector, slider, cooling channel, and more.
Computer-aided mold design platform that helps design mold layout, feed system, ejector, slider, cooling channel, and more.
Computer-aided mold design platform that helps design mold layout, feed system, ejector, slider, cooling channel, and more....
Fast and powerful world-class 2D/3D CAD software platform.
Fast and powerful world-class 2D/3D CAD software platform.
Fast and powerful world-class 2D/3D CAD software platform....
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Engineering CAD Software Buyers Guide

What is engineering CAD software?

Engineering CAD (computer-aided design) software is used by architectural and engineering drafters to create precise 2D and 3D drawings, models, and technical illustrations of structures, products, and physical components.

The benefits of engineering CAD software

  • Consolidated design and analytics tools: The traditional paper-based design process is cumbersome and separates the design and analysis process. CAD systems consolidate design and analytical capabilities, making for a smoother workflow and increased productivity.
  • Better visualization/simulation of end products: Engineering CAD solutions with 3D modeling capabilities allow for better analysis of models under different conditions. 3D tools also offer interactive virtual tours of models for more accurate visualization of end products.

Typical features of engineering CAD software

  • Manufacturing design data storage: Collect and store all relevant manufacturing-related data for the final product such as production material, size, shape, and weight.
  • 2D drawing: Create and edit technical drawings and annotate designs.
  • 3D modeling: Represent and visualize objects using a collection of points in three dimensions.
  • Design analysis: Simulate the physical behavior of a component, product, or structure in order to minimize, or even eliminate, the need for physical prototyping and testing.
  • Design export: Convert the design into another file format that is easily readable by other users.
  • Reporting/analytics: Monitor key project metrics and report them to relevant stakeholders.

Considerations when purchasing engineering CAD software

  • Determine your requirements before choosing a CAD package: CAD software solutions come with different capabilities such as 2D CAD, 3D CAD, and multi-CAD; multi-CAD can be beneficial if you (or your partners, vendors, or clients) use different CAD systems. Then there’s the software’s deployment, which will be either cloud-based or on-premise. Ensure that the features of the options you’re considering align with your operational requirements and budget.
  • Total cost of ownership (TCO): TOC is an estimate of all the direct (procurement) and indirect costs (maintenance, upgrades, supporting/compatible hardware, etc.) associated with an asset over its entire life cycle. Before purchasing CAD software, calculate whether the TCO fits into your budget. For example, 2D software is less expensive than advanced 3D modeling tools, and the annual maintenance fees of 3D software are expensive.
  • Integration with other solutions: CAD software must be able to integrate with other systems, such as simulation tools and database software. This will allow for a seamless transfer between systems and ensure smooth workflows.
  • Augmented reality (AR) enables better visualization of 2D drawings and 3D models: With AR, a target in the real world is used to keep the augmented 3D data in the correct positioning. It allows users to walk around the object and get a 360-degree view. This provides an improved understanding of CAD drawings, geometric features, and projection views.
  • 3D printing helps design physical prototypes in less time: 3D printing is often used to create physical prototypes— thin layers of material are solidified using 3D printers. In order to print something, a design is created using 3D CAD software or by using a 3D scanner to scan the object you want to print. This CAD-3D printing partnership will help designers test multiple outputs with different specifications and finalize the most optimal configuration.