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What 3D software should I use... [message #5932] Wed, 19 August 2009 09:15 UTC Go to next message
avatar D_man  is currently offline D_man
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Hi,

I was wondering what software would you guys recommend to create mechanical stuff ?

Right now, I'm using Zbrush, which, according to me is great for organical models, but is definetly not the one to use for mechanical.

I'd like something precise, with efficient measurement tool would be great.

Thanks.
Re: What 3D software should I use... [message #5940 is a reply to message #5932 ] Wed, 19 August 2009 13:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I use KeyCreator 7. It's extremely too pricey, but it is extremely accurate for what you need so if you can find it somewhere at a discount rate... lol. They also have I think called a gold edition, like a limited edition. It's basically an older version repackaged. But I believe it doesn't have solids. Also look at AutoCad and Solid Works. All pricey but great for mechanical. And you may be able to find someone nice enough to give it to you Wink

I've never used it but look at rhino. They have a free version that allows I think 5 saves but if you export it doesn't take away from your saves Very Happy

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Re: What 3D software should I use... [message #5945 is a reply to message #5932 ] Wed, 19 August 2009 19:14 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar WiKKiDWidgets  is currently offline WiKKiDWidgets
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You have allot of open source options available to you:

BRL-CAD
http://brlcad.org/
Blender
http://www.blender.org/

http://www.freebyte.com/cad/cad.htm



Re: What 3D software should I use... [message #5953 is a reply to message #5945 ] Thu, 20 August 2009 10:42 UTC Go to previous message
avatar D_man  is currently offline D_man
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Thanks guys, I'll have a look at these.

 
   
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