looking for the right CAD package

Discussion in 'Newcomers Lounge' started by charonne, May 20, 2013.

  1. charonne
    charonne New Member
    Hi All,

    Nice to meet you :)

    Be great if you could advise what 3D software to use to help me design glass sculptures. I'm a glass artist, who sets intricate patterns inside optical glass. Over the years I've developed ways of visualising how reflections will work inside this glass prism, but feel I can make more sophisticated reliefs and optical resonance if I were to prototype with CAD.

    Can you recommend which CAD package to use? Needs to be Mac OS. I'm an apple girl! who hasn't found any that is capable of rendering reflections inside the form.... As glass is both translucent and reflective, ideally I want to be able to see into the form and see the reflections in and around it.

    Check out Colin Reid's glass to see the sort of thing I'm after.

    Thank you.