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Autodesk App Manager
Autodesk App Manager
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(43 votes)
Freeware

Compatible with AutoCAD and most components of its suite of products (Electrical, Mechanical, Architecture, MEP, and Civil 3D), Autodesk App Manager is a free add-on that will help you manage all apps installed for your version of AutoCAD. It will tell you if the app is up to date or if a new version or update has become available. You can uninstall any App from here and even rate it, if you wish.

Autodesk Backburner
Autodesk Backburner
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(46 votes)
Freeware

Autodesk Backburner is a program intended for use with Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 and Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013. The program has support for the Unicode version of 3dsMax Design 2013. You can only use ASCII characters for Job names or Output Paths if you are using a previous version of 3dsMax Design.

Autodesk ReCap
Autodesk ReCap
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(20 votes)
SketchUp Import for AutoCAD
SketchUp Import for AutoCAD
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(4 votes)
Freeware

SketchUp Import 2013 is a free plug-in that offers you two ways to get SKP files into your AutoCAD drawings. You can use the IMPORTSKP command to convert a SketchUp file, stored in a local or shared folder and insert the model into the current drawing. You can also use the GETMODEL command to browse or search the Google 3D Warehouse and download SketchUp models directly into your drawing.

Sweet Home 3D
Sweet Home 3D
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(175 votes)
Freeware

With this free program, you can design the home of your dreams by simply setting up your space and adding those elements you want. The program is easy to use and includes a 3D view so you can see the arrangement of each room in a realistic form. There is also a paid-based version with much more items available.

Proteus
Proteus
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(176 votes)
Demo

Proteus combines ease-of-use with powerful features to help you design, test and layout professional PCBs. Main features: - 800 microcontroller variants ready for simulation straight from the schematic. - The Advanced Simulation Features product adds graph based analyses to your Proteus circuit simulation.

DIALux
DIALux
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(53 votes)
Freeware

DIALux it is a light planning software,including features like: - Planning with LED luminaires and other coloured light sources, colour filters and coloured materials -Interactive 3D visualization allows you to just wander round the room -Film the camera run through the photorealistic visualization of your planning and send the film by email.

Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
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(19 votes)
Shareware

Rhinoceros is a powerful program that allows you to create complex models. It provides enhanced commands such as direct sub‑object manipulation and thin‑wall shelling, it provides support for texture mapping, 3D rendering, post-rendering effects and it also allows you to analyze your 3‑D models.

AutoCAD Civil 3D
AutoCAD Civil 3D
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(56 votes)
Shareware

AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) solution for civil engineering design and documentation. Civil 3D is designed for civil engineers, drafters, designers, and technicians working on transportation design, land development, and water projects.

Autodesk Design Review 2012
Autodesk Design Review 2012
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(25 votes)
Freeware

Autodesk®Design Review is a free program used for creating and reviewing DWF files. An open, published, and secure file format developed by Autodesk, DWF enables you to combine and publish rich 2D- and 3D-design data and share it with others. Design Review enables your entire project or product team to view, print, measure, and markup DWF, DWG, DXF, PDF.

DipTrace
DipTrace
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(11 votes)
Shareware

DipTrace is advanced PCB design software application that consists of 4 modules: PCB Layout with high-speed autorouter and 3D viewer / STEP export, Schematic Capture, Component and Pattern Editors that allow you to design custom component libraries.

ExpressPCB
ExpressPCB
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(44 votes)
Freeware

ExpressPCB is a PCB layout design program with Digi-key component database. You can easily search and position components in its interface; snap-to-grid feature allows you to neatly align the parts. Copper traces can be added by clicking on the pin of a component and dragging it to another pin.

Artlantis Studio
Artlantis Studio
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(17 votes)
Demo

Artlantis Studio is a 3D animation and rendering software designed especially for architects and interior designers. With the addition of the DWF, OBJ and FBX import formats and updated DXF, DWG and 3DS plug-ins, Artlantis seamlessly interacts with all leading BIM and CAD software applications.

ProfiCAD
ProfiCAD
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(9 votes)
Shareware

ProfiCAD is designed for drawing of electrical and electronic diagrams, schematics, control circuit diagrams and can also be used for pneumatics, hydraulics and other types of technical diagrams. It supports automatic numbering of symbols, generation of netlists, lists of wires, bills of material, drawing of striped wires, etc.

freeCAD
freeCAD
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(14 votes)
Open source

FreeCAD is a general purpose Open Source,modeler, aimed directly at mechanical engineering and product design but also fits in a wider range of uses around engineering, such as architecture or other engineering specialties. It is a feature-based parametric modeler with a modular software architecture which makes it easy to provide additional functionality without modifying the core system.

Autodesk Vault
Autodesk Vault
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(10 votes)
Commercial

Autodesk Vault is the standard when it comes to management of CAD data. Vault has plug-ins to AutoCAD, Inventor, Civil 3D, AutoCAD Electrical and many others. The Vault product line consists of 4 products so that users can get just the right features they need at just the right cost.

AutoCAD LT
AutoCAD LT
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(43 votes)
Commercial

Computer-aided design

Bentley MicroStation
Bentley MicroStation
User rating:
(55 votes)
Shareware

Bentley MicroStation is a powerful, accessible, and interoperable CAD platform for the design, construction, and operation of the world’s infrastructure. Used as a software application, MicroStation turns ideas into reality. It provides immersive interaction with 3D models and 2D designs to confidently produce precise drawings, information-rich 3D PDFs and 3D plots.

Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional
Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional
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(4 votes)
Shareware

Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional software provides structural engineers with advanced building analysis capabilities for large and complex structures. The structural analysis software offers a smoother workflow and interoperability with Autodesk Revit Structure software to extend the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process.

LTspice IV
LTspice IV
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(14 votes)
Freeware

LTspice IV is a high performance SPICE simulator, schematic capture and waveform viewer with enhancements and models for easing the simulation of switching regulators. The enhancements to SPICE have made simulating switching regulators extremely fast compared to normal SPICE simulators, allowing the user to view waveforms for most switching regulators in just a few minutes.

Autodesk FBX Plugin - 3ds Max
Autodesk FBX Plugin - 3ds Max
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(5 votes)
Freeware

The Autodesk® FBX® plug-in allows all types of data to be packaged into one file format that can be used by most of today's 3D authoring software. Autodesk® FBX® asset exchange technology facilitates higher-fidelity data exchange between several Autodesk content creation packages.

DraftSight
DraftSight
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(35 votes)
Shareware

DraftSight is a professional 2D design and drafting solution that lets you create, edit, view, and markup any kind of 2D drawing. It includes productivity tools, an API, and a user-friendly interface that makes it easy to transition from other comparable CAD applications.

Silhouette Studio
Silhouette Studio
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(20 votes)
Freeware

Silhouette Studio is a drawing/editing tool for Silhouette electronic cutting machine. It can be used for a variety of applications including cutting and perforating media materials for 2-dimensional projects, fabricating 3-dimensional fold-together models from cut-out templates, and sketching line art.

123D Design
123D Design
User rating:
(20 votes)
Freeware

123D Design is a free, powerful, yet simple 3D creation and editing tool which supports many new 3D printers. It allows you to create complex objects starting from basic shapes or sketches. These objects can then be 3D printed or manufactured with CNC, laser cutters, water jet cutters, etc.

TinyCAD
TinyCAD
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(11 votes)
Open source

TinyCAD allows you to design circuit diagrams, which includes 755 symbols distributed in 42 libraries, but you can create your own symbols and add more libraries. You can add and wire components and the program will automatically check for duplicated references, unconnected items, unassigned reference designators, and more. You can export the netlist of your circuit for PCB programs.