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CAD (Computer Aided Design) is the process of designing a (physical) product by instructions to a software. Its use is amplified by hardware (CNC machines or 3D printers) that can interpret the CAD files and create the product from it.

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Need a web-viewer for Point cloud files

We are building a web-application for a customer where the customer has requested us to integrate point-cloud files and certain other drawing files. Following formats have been requested from us : ....
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How to display 3d model from a file in a cross-platform mobile app

Me and some colleagues from the university are trying to create an app to display 3D model from a local file that can be rotated with user input. We have currently started working with Xamarin, but we ...
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Is there a solution based on NodeJS for converting STEP files (.step, .stp) into STL (.stl) format?

Is there a solution based on NodeJS (or alternatively any javascript library) for converting STEP files (.step, .stp) into STL (.stl) format or any other WebGL-friendly format (.gltf, .obj, etc…) to ...
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CAD software recommendation for airplane design

I am undergraduate in Aerospace engineering and I want to learn CAD so can you list some good CAD software (free and paid) helpful for airplane designing?
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Script Based Hardware Simulation From STEP file

I am looking for a software that allows me to run a fully script/code based analysis of a cantilever beam. I am generating cantilever beams with different cross-sections and would like to analyze ...
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I want to convert SVG to DWG is there any software / library which can help

I need to convert SVG images to CAD readable file DWG/DXF is there any software or library which can help. Budget and programming language is not an issue, though a .Net based product will be great.
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Online 3D Model Viewer in python and/or JavaScript

I want to make a online 3D model viewer which can support many formats such as sldprt, catprt, igs, step etc. I searched for it and found pyassimp which is a python binding for ASSIMP, which can be ...
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Best free 3D construction modelling software for a for Three.js export

I'm wanting to create an interactive 3D model of a floor of a building. This model will have clickable links that would show real-time API data dashboard. I'm not keen on the user interface for Three....
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Simple 2D cad for models

I am turning 3D files into low poly nets to fold into models. I need a program that I can create lines or triangles while being able to see the measurements while making it. i also need it to have a ...
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How to create .dxf file using java?

I've some points with specific co-ordinates. I want to plot a Polyline graph and then save it in .dxf format using java/python. There had been some recommendations earlier about using YCAD but the ...
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How-To? : Check if CAD-File clashes with Point or Point is in CAD-File

I am looking for a tool or a way to check if a given point is part of a CAD-file. to be more precise: I have a JT-file. I want to check if point A with coordinates X-Y-Z is inside the geometry of the ...
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Free software to compare two 3D models

I'm looking for a piece of software for Windows or Linux that can compare how two 3D models differ. This must be lightweight piece of software, not part of a many-GBs software package and should ...
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Read CAD files in C++ program

I am currently looking for a library which allows me to read CAD files. The type of the file does not matter (.STL, .DWG, etc). The goal is to extract the maximum height, widht and depth of the object....
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3D printing CAD converting to Technical drawing

I designed some items that I currently 3D print and I plan on patenting, however I need to provide technical drawings in India ink or it's equivalent. Is there anything that will convert from standard ...
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How to create a flat pattern out of a mesh

I have a mesh representing a folded paper that a create from Fusion 360. I can export it to STL. I want it to be flatten out so that I can cut it with a lasercutter and then refold it. Fusion 360 ...
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Looking to open a .CAD file on a mac?

I need to view a file that originated in a program called CADStd. This produces a .CAD filetype. Unfortunately, I'm on a MAC and this program is only available on Windows. Is there any other software ...
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Free 3D Software for construction assemblies

I want to build something, I already have a rough idea of how it's going to look and what kind of materials to get from my local hardware store. Let's call this thing I'm trying to build a "box with ...
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Drawing furniture

I need to find software to draw things like furniture or other home stuff in a Mac, something similar to AutoCad, but much more simple - in 2D. I am not expert in drawing, so something we can load ...
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iOS app for CNC Feeds & Speeds, compatible with Shapeoko

I've been using GWizard Trial on my desktop, but the CNC is out in my garage. Would be great to have an app that did the same - i'm willing to pay. There are too many to choose from on the app store,...
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CAD program with clear specs on the format of its save file

So I want to do the following. Is there a CAD program that would suit this? I have an engineering analysis code (3rd party, commercial) that does various things to a 3-D model. However, the input to ...
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Vector graphics/sketch/CAD software that handles scaling as I would like it handled

Hi! This is one of those software requests where I've got an idea what I want, but not completely able to specify it start-to-end. If it seems hazy, please ask clarifying questions, or suggest your ...
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CAD editor library for Javascript

I am looking for a library for a 2D CAD editor. It would be built with Electron and Ember.js Requirements: Loading DWG/DXF floor plan Handling layers objects can be selected and can be dragged ...
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Water tank & pipe flow simulation software

I am looking for a tool that can help me simulate the water flow from two water tanks located at different levels. This is in relation with house construction and I would prefer to give priority to ...
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CAD software for creating electro schemes, supporting command line export to SVG

I am starting to work on project written in python. There will be a database of DXF schemes. Based on input parameters some of these schemes will be modified (translation of texts etc.) with python ...
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Vector drawing / CAD program with measurement uncertainties

I sometimes try to model real-life objects in the computer. Be it for 3D printing a replacement part, or making a plan of my apartment. One problem I have is that I don't measure perfectly, and these ...
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Using GIS to store any type of file

I work for an engineering company where we use a large range of software's and file types, including but not limited to, GIS and CAD based software. We are aware of the broad trend to BIM and are ...
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sheet metal cutting measurements for ducts

I need a software that generates the sheet metal cutting measurements for AC DUCT (AHU) most of them are T junctions and their diameters are uneven. I use AutoCAD to draw the sketch and measure the ...
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CAD vector graphic editor

I want to make some vector graphic icons but what I sadly found out any of simple vector graphic editor do not support CAD-like functions like make line length depends of other line or constrain angle ...
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Creation of an interactive STL file editor

I want to create a software that import, edit and export ASCII STL files (CAD file). Let me explain what I need and so what I mean as editing an STL file. I want to use an example. Consider the ...
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Line-based 3D modeler (alternative to Sketchup)

I have seen plenty of parametric 3D CAD applications, like freecad and Autodesk, but only one that is line-based (Sketchup) and thus can easily edit STL files. Are there any other line-based 3D ...
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Software to make blueprints from SketchUp Make (not Pro?)

Is anyone familiar with software that will take a SketchUp model and allow you to create blueprint files from it (2D floor plans)? SketchUp Pro includes LayOut which does this. However, it's $700. ...
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Free Electrical CAD Software

I am looking for free Electrical CAD software that can help me develop wiring diagrams, and diagrams containing symbols for motors, relays, lights, breakers etc.. To the best of my knowledge, ...
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Joining curve surfaces

I had used Creo Parametric to simulate loading of a section of an airplane wing. Look at the pictures below. And there was a problem to join a skin to the frame of the wing in my assembly. Because ...
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Free program for geometric adjustment (trilateration, least square method)

I am looking for a free application in order to calculate optimal coordinates of points, given a fixed set of points and the mutual distance between them. The system is over-constrained hence spatial ...
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Free CAD that allows to draw joined arcs

I am looking for a CAD that allows to draw joined arcs (circle segments) like one would draw a spline curve. There are several older CAM machine softwares that only take lines and arcs as input. So ...
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App or program to simulate a gear driven machine

I want to design a machine that uses gears, cams, etc. I am looking for a free Android app or Windows program that can simulate the design in motion. If the design is successful I want to build a ...
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CAD modeller with support for interactive events

I am new to CAD. However, I am interested in implementing some interactive geometric algorithms in 3d using CAD software. There seem to be many good open-source options available online e.g. OpenJSCAD,...
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Three.js versus Babylon.js for CAD webapp

We're developing a CAD webapp. Our webapp will be for drawing buildings and their components (walls, trusses, etc.). Two prominent 3D libraries are Three.js and Babylon.js. What are the pros and cons ...
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Linux software for simulating electric circuits

I'm looking for Linux software to simulate electric circuits. Basically software which I can give a circuit and ask it for currents, voltages, graphs and so... I'm using OrCAD on a windows virtual ...
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Creating anamorphic typography in CAD program

For my current project I´m trying to create anamorphic typography on 3D objects. The program most be able to project an image, in my case typography, to the surface of objects. My husband showed me ...
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Is there any good software to convert (multilayer) DXF to shapefile?

I need to import architecture DWG's (AutoCAD files) into qGIS. However, QGIS imports all layers in the DXF into the same layer in QGIS. I need to create separate shapefiles for every DWG/DXF layer. ...
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PCB design software alternative to Upverter?

I use Upverter for my printed circuit board (PCB) designs, but I'm looking for an alternative: I need autorouting (Upverter does not have that) Should be able to collaborate with others Support both ...
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Is there a physics / modeling software that will let you build and test… a flying machine?

Yes I know this question may be ridicously naive, but I'll just give it a shot. I was wondering if there is any software out there that could help you develop and test a flying machine, in a similar ...
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Free or low cost multilayer PCB design software

I am trying to find a free/low cost PCB design software that I can use for my projects (PCB = Printed Circuit Board; some prefer PWB, Printed Wiring Board). It needs to be able to support at least 8 ...
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A C++ NURBS library with boolean operations that is not OpenCASCADE

I'm working on SolveSpace, a parametric CAD. I'm looking for something to replace its builtin NURBS library, which has become a limiting aspect for many improvements. It must: Not be OpenCASCADE; Be ...
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What software should I use to design an audio circuit?

I'm looking for a simulator that will enable me to listen to the output, and ideally run on Linux and / or OSX. A front end for visually laying out components would be excellent too, but is not ...
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Creating Blueprints for Robocraft

Robocraft is a "build, drive, fight" game where the players engage in online battles in order to gain Robo Points (RP) and Tech Points (TP) to further advance their robotic vehicles. With Tech Points, ...
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CAD software for Meccano models building and simulation [closed]

I have just started with Meccano multi-model kit for learning about machines. I want to know if there is any CAD software available for designing and simulating these models on computer? I will ...
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Convert point cloud raw data into Solid Edge or Solid Works 3D models

We are looking for software that will convert point cloud raw data (from Faro scanners, for example) into a model that is compatible with Solid Edge or Solid Works, identifying planes (faces) etc.
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Visual graph editor with background image and export to code

I need to draw graphs on top of floor plans to mark rooms and pathways and then export them to code (XML? JSON? Better in a database?) so I can turn the nodes and edges into properly connected Java ...