I do not know where to ask this question. Apparently Blender is not for CAD modeling. What CAD modeling software supports posable 3D human models?
For a couple years now, I have been researching powered exoskeletons as a hobby. I would like to attempt to model one somehow, but I need a realistic human body to use as a reference, probably one of the realistic models with predefined pose motions and body shape/size parameters from Daz3D.
The goal would be to have the 3D exoskeleton move in combination with the 3D human model in a realistic manner following proper physical motion constraints of the physical hardware and for it to not be able to move outside the motion constraints of the hardware or the human body.
As far as I am aware there is virtually no professional 3D CAD software that supports the use of such posable human 3D models with internal bones. I have looked and I just cannot find anything.
Now yes, I will agree, there is a professional parametric human model available for CAD software, from a company called AnyBody. However they do not sell their human model, they only rent it, and it is only available for an approximate cost of $60,000 per year.
Discounts to this stratospheric cost for hobbyist usage are absolutely not available. I have tried. As such they are far out of my reach and only affordable by deep-pocketed military, business, or engineering schools that only accept graduate-degree level participants. So AnyBody is completely out of the picture as an answer to this question.