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Industrial Design

  • 3ds Max - visualization, 3D modeling, animation, rendering tool, from Autodesk
  • Alias - makers of StudioTools, 3D CAID suite, Maya for 3D content creation, ImageStudio for rendering, SketchBook for 2D tablet use, PortfolioWall for image management
  • Blender - open source 3D creation suite provides modeling, rigging, simulation, rendering Free
  • CDS Visual - offers integrated 3D, 2D visualization tools for CPQ, digital commerce, reduces sales cycle
  • Click2Extrude - metal, polymer extrusion simulation software, from solidThinking
  • DeskArtes - designing, styling of industrial products Free
  • Fusion 360 - 3D CAD/CAM software, industrial design tool for product design, compatible in both Mac, PC, from Autodesk
  • FreeCAD - open-source parametric 3D modeler provides product design, mechanical engineering, architecture
  • Inspire - simulation-driven design software, by Altair
  • Kablooe Design - industrial/engineering design, development firm that creates products from concept through manufacturing
  • Modo - visualization, 3D modeling, texturing, rendering tool for industrial designers, from The Foundry
  • nPower - creators of Power Booleans for 3ds Max/VIZ, Rhino plug-ins
  • NX for Design - product design tool allows integrated product designing, from Siemens
  • OpenSCAD - industrial design software tool for creating solid 3D CAD models, available for Linux/UNIX, Windows, Mac OS X users Free
  • Rhino - NURBS-based conceptual design, free-form curve, surface, solids modeling tool for industrial, product, scene designers, also available: Flamingo plug-in, to create photorealistic, still, animation image files from 3D models inside Rhinoceros, by Robert McNeel & Associates
  • Sculptris - tool for industrial designers for redefining  internal structures of models, editing mesh geometry, paint textures on surface of mesh
  • SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer - concept design tool for generating multiple industrial design concepts with unique tools, from Dassault Systemes
  • solidThinking - offers topology optimization, generative design, FEA, model-based development, 3D design, by Altair
  • TinkerCAD - online, browser based 3D design, 3D printing tool for industrial designers, from Autodesk
  • Wings 3D - subdivision modeler, comes with modeling tools, customizable interface, support for lights, materials, built-in AutoUV mapping facility Free
  • Xenon - Ashlar-Vellum's 3D modeler, intended for industrial design (sites)
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