Questions tagged [cad]

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.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
3answers
61 views

Parametric Mechanism Design Software

There are softwares like Solidworks and Inventor in which we can design mechanisms but we provide exact numerical values for the links. Is their any software in which we can provide some variables/...
4
votes
1answer
165 views

CAD-System API without UI

Is there a CAD-System, which has an API and allows to use the API without the GUI (just using the Core). The CAD-System API should be able to: load multiple 3d-models change parameters of loaded ...
3
votes
0answers
47 views

Simple Truss Modeling Software

I've a project in my university to create a bridge truss of straws, I am looking for a modeling software that can help me imagine my design's effectiveness (a software that's able to calculate the ...
2
votes
0answers
48 views

What program as an replacement of metriCAD for pre-measurement of construction works reading .dwg CAD files?

What program would you recommend as an replacement of metriCAD? The program should read .dwg files (CAD files) and run on 32 bit computer. It should also run on Unix-based system like Ubuntu, Linux ...
11
votes
2answers
9k views

Free software for Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)

Piping and instrumentation diagrams are important documents in many engineering tasks. Is there a free or even open source program geared to this? Where a proper P&ID software differs from a ...
2
votes
0answers
24 views

Finite Element Software: cyclic-symmetric problems including gyroscopic terms

Do you know of a Finite Element Software (commercial like Ansys or preferably open source like CalculiX) that is able to compute gyroscopic terms for cyclic-symmetric structures ? Most FE-softwares ...
2
votes
0answers
130 views

Software for electrodynamics and electrostatics simulation?

In the past I have been working with Matlab to do simulations of electro-statics and electro-dynamics. More specifically solving the Maxwell equations for given structures and setups. I am now looking ...
1
vote
4answers
1k views

3d parametric/constraint modeling for Linux (Ubuntu)

I'm looking for a 3d modeling toolkit for Ubuntu Linux to replace Autodesk Inventor, which I had been running on an old Windows box. As I am working on projects with others that use Inventor, ...
7
votes
4answers
3k views

2D / 3D CAD design and simulation software for OSX?

What options are available for Mac to design 2D and 3D CAD drawings? Preferably open-source or freeware but not a requirement of the question. SolidWorks seems to be the most popular for Windows ...
1
vote
0answers
58 views

3D Model Browser viewer

I am in need of a good model viewer for our site. I need a way to show models of teeth, and have the ability to turn off different layers such as the Enamel, Dentin, and just show the nerve/blood ...
6
votes
1answer
186 views

Open source alternatives to commercial finite element softwares

I'm looking for Open Source alternatives to commercial Finite Element softwares such as Ansys or Nastran/Patran. Some features that I would like to have: Mesh generator after importing a geometry ...
5
votes
0answers
78 views

Software to simulate mechanics of production line

Is there any software where I can simulate production line elements (joints, motors, springs, actuators, movement)? For example I want to simulate mechanism to unwind paper from big roll to weld it ...
2
votes
0answers
30 views

Program to make measurements on images (ex. maps) and list them

I'm looking for a program (preferably Open-Source/Free) that would allow me to import images and take measurements. I want to measure alot of points and generate reports of total length of all points....
5
votes
0answers
67 views

Web App for architectural plan upload and measure

I've got a planimetry of my house and a warehouse on paper. I would like to scan them in JPEG, import them on my pc and measure them. I'm looking for a website (web-app) where I can upload those tiff,...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

Software to print image from procedural script?

It is surprisingly hard to search for and find a piece of software that handles a very specific need... I am making a sort of slide rule that fits in a watch face, and I need a program where I could ...
17
votes
3answers
305 views

Software for simulating electrical circuits

I am looking for a program, preferably for windows, that can simulate electrical circuits. I have found Yenka, but I can only get a license after business-hours. I want this program in order to ...
6
votes
1answer
76 views

Windows software to easily arrange models when designing a computer case?

I'm an enthusiast with friends that can manufacture single pieces of CNC cut and milled metal, and I cannot find a perfect computer case for my needs. My friends can't find ones for them, either, and ...
19
votes
2answers
1k views

Open source CAD for 2D drafting

I do a lot of drafting using AutoCAD 2000 LT on Windows XP, but I need to upgrade to a newer operating system (Windows 8). Unfortunately, AC2000 won't work. So, I am looking for a new free (no money)...
19
votes
2answers
1k views

Free CAM/CAD for personal manufacturing?

What free software is currently most popular in amateur maker communities for designing 3D objects intended for manufacture using 3D printers or CNC milling machines? Something similar to SolidWorks (...

1
2