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Top 6 CAD Software’s in 2019

November 20, 2019 | CAD | No Comments

Today, we can see a common use of various CAD software across varied phases of the business like simulation to 3D printing, automation, and management, robotics, Internet of things which boosted the global Computer Aided Design (CAD) market. A good no of CAD software is available for beginners, intermediate and advanced users to design and modeling of various products. In this blog, we familiarise the top CAD software presently in the market, have lots of specifications like 2D and 3D models, custom tool palettes and user-friendly interface.

AutoCAD

Autodesk is one of the main CAD software giant which offers different tools for 3D design and modelling, engineering, gaming software development and services. AutoCAD software, the first powerful product from Autodesk, which allows engineers to design and model using DWG technology. The latest version of AutoCAD is AutoCAD 2020, which has advanced features like improved cloud storage integration, DWG Compare Enhancements, Quick Geometry Measurement Tool, AutoCAD mobile app access, Share and use data from PDF and DGN files, Navisworks, Bing Maps, and so on. In addition to that this software is used across different business areas like architecture, graphic design, engineering, automobile etc. 

SolidWorks

SolidWorks,designed and developed by Dassault Systèmes, is a solid modeling CAD software mainly used for industrial design and mechanical engineering such as automotive, aerospace, architecture, shipbuilding, industrial and medical equipment etc. For using this software the users must be well trained and possess deep knowledge in engineering. Its 3D CAD software is available in three versions that are SOLIDWORKS Standard, SOLIDWORKS Professional and SOLIDWORKS Premium which have powerful 3D design features. The main characteristics are file management tools, reverse engineering, advanced photorealistic rendering, advanced wire and pipe routing functionality, automated cost estimation and more. It uses a set of NURBS to draw precise curvatures and dimensional sketching for easy resizing.

CATIA V5

CATIA is a 3D interactive application, also developed by Dassault Systèmes, delivers a unique model of any product and also shows the actual working design. This software mainly used in mechanical engineering and industrial areas like shipbuilding, architecture, automotive, system architects and modeling of industrial equipment. The CATIA users must require both advanced knowledge in engineering and professional training. It is the most powerful, expensive and complicated software in the CAD industry. However, this software is widely preferred in different engineering and industrial areas. It provides an online interface to share products designs and can make changes on that model.

TinkerCAD

TinkerCAD is an online 3D CAD modelling app which suits for engineering students and professionals. The software follows an intuitive block-building concept, which allows to design and develop models from a set of basic shapes. It has an online library of set of files for shapes that allow users to manipulate designs and also helps to join and subtract  multiple primitive shapes to build complex objects. We can also develop 3D objects by the instructions (code) that we define with the Codeblocks editor and for electronic circuitry it has the Circuits editor.

TinkerCAD has a friendly user interface which suits for beginner-level 3D designing tool. But is does not provide an artistic modelling feature.

CREO 6

Parametric Technology Corporation developed the 3D CAD tool Creo for product designing and development. With its specialized features, the engineers can imagine, design and develop 3D models of products which speeds up the development process. Creo combines the most advanced features such as Augmented Reality, Simulation and analysis, Smart Connected Design, Additive manufacturing, Model-based definition and lots more. It possess some unique functions like motion, structural, thermal, parametric and freestyle surface generation and direct modeling.

Fusion 360

Fusion 360 is a cloud powered 3D CAD software developed by Autodesk, which keeps track of each and every changes of the model from its beginning to the end. It has various design options like freeform, solid and analytic mesh modeling and capabilities such as cloud-based file sharing, collaborate and manage, quickly iterate with sculpting tools, making photorealistic renderings etc.

Features of AutoCAD 2020

November 5, 2019 | CAD | 1 Comment

AutoCAD is a computer-aided design and drafting software for designers to create a 2D drawing and 3D model or construction, developed by Autodesk. Now, the AutoCAD software has moved to a powerful CAD tool to create precise 2D and 3D designs and drafts. From its first version AutoCAD 1.0, we can see many upgrades on each new version. With the release of AutoCAD 2020, code named as “Qubit”, implemented many advanced toolsets. This blog describes about an overall outlook of AutoCAD 2020.

Purge Redesign

The Purge feature is changed for easier drawing cleanup and organization. The control alternatives are almost equivalent, however, the direction is progressively proficient and a resizable see region is presently accessible. In this release, we can purge zero-length geometry without purging empty text objects.

Improved Cloud Storage Integration

Autodesk declared integration between AutoCAD and Dropbox late last year and has currently extended that practicality to Microsoft OneDrive and Box. On the desktop version, we can see shortcuts to any of the cloud storage services in use on the machine of the left facet and save dialog boxes. In this update, there is an identical integration within the net and mobile versions of AutoCAD. Additionally to Autodesk’s on-line storage, we can currently add any compatible cloud storage account to open and save drawings hold on on those services.

Faster Installation and DWG Compare Enhancements

AutoCAD 2020 installs 50% quicker, or about 3.5 minutes on average when employing a solid-state drive. We can see comparable speed upgrades when saving drawings with AutoCAD. Though a similar AutoCAD 2018 DWG file version is employed, a normal DWG saves time is currently.5 seconds. That is an improvement of around 1 second over old versions.

The primary improvement to the DWG Compare feature is that we can directly compare and edit the present drawing in conjunction with that drawing within the compare state. The changes we create within the current drawing are closely tied to the compared drawing and changes between the drawings are dynamically compared and highlighted.

Quick Geometry Measurement Tool

A faster version of the measurement tool is currently referred to as “Quick Measure”. When this feature is active, the indicator displays all the nearest measurements, both inside and outside the closest components of a drawing. Quick Measure is currently the default tool, which might be accessed with the MEASUREGEOM command.

Blocks Palette

AutoCAD 2020 has 3 common advancement mechanisms for blocks: the insert dialogue, the tool palette, and the design center. It combines aspects of the design center with the insert dialogue box. The BLOCKSPALETTE command used to open the blocks palette to bring in blocks in the AutoCAD 2020 version which can change the measurement, orientation, etc.

User Interface

The new update introduces a midnight blue theme, which improves the clarity and crispness of the white icons. When the Ribbon Tab is active, it will be shown in bold which is more user friendly. By using the OPtions command, we can change the color theme of the outside elements.

Features of AutoCAD 2020

Each version of AutoCAD represents another step within the cycle to create software nearer to ideal. The facility of AutoCAD is its versatility, and this version also implements the present advanced technologies.The performance of the new AutoCAD version is more powerful and faster than the previous versions. The core functionality of AutoCAD 2020 has significant importance in the present scenario like cloud storage integration, purge redesign, DWG compare, etc.