Best 3D prototyping software
June 16, 2020

Best 3D prototyping software

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SOLIDWORKS

I use SOLIDWORKS to make prototypes and create actual drawings related to machine developments.
  • Easy to model ideas due to user-friendly interface and multitasking tools.
  • Can save work with many available formats which can be referred to many other compatible software and devices.
  • Lots of learning and helping materials are readily available when issues are raised.
  • Needs to be lightweight in order to run on low performance machines with out sticking.
  • Needs to improve 2D drawing tools to be more user friendly.
  • Needs to improve inbuilt rendering software to be more realistic.
  • This minimizes the number of actual cycles of prototyping to get final product.
  • This reduces the timeline of project work.
  • Easy getting professional drawings without doing additional work.
SOLIDWORKS provides not only aesthetic appearance of a product but also provides the capability to analyze behavior of structural and material components.
I like this product because it is easy to use, featured with all tools I required and I'm familiar with the software.

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Designing 3D models of working prototypes of a machine, this is excellent. By starting from parts modeling, it provides the ability to assemble and analyze the model. It provides options to convert drawings directly from 3D models.
If we need only to make 2D drawings, this is not the best but for 3D, excellent.