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Most Used / Most Important Design Software

Postby core77admin » October 20th, 2015, 10:43 am

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Hi Everyone. We're working on a project here at Core77, and one of the topics under discussion is creating a list of the most popular, most frequently used, most important design software among our audience. This is a very informal poll, but if people could list the three most frequently used software packages in their day-to-day job that would be very helpful.

Feel free to also add your thoughts on what sort of software you think people SHOULD be using, even if you're not fortunate enough to use it yourself at your current job.

Any information is appreciated!

Re: Most Used / Most Important Design Software

Postby iab » October 20th, 2015, 11:08 am


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1. Email/calendar
2. Internet browser
3. Spreadsheet/document

My day-to-day job is management.

Re: Most Used / Most Important Design Software

Postby FH13 » October 20th, 2015, 11:59 am


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Design Software
1. 3D CAD - Creo Elements Direct Modeling - (Solidworks is more common in the industry though)
2. Rendering - Bunkspeed Pro (Keyshot also works)
3. 2D Illustration - Illustrator/Photoshop

AutoCAD & Catia are common in aircraft/transportation industry
InDesign for presentations. However, businesses like PowerPoint for creating, sharing and modifying presentations.
Sketchbook Pro for digital sketching

Re: Most Used / Most Important Design Software

Postby KenoLeon » October 20th, 2015, 1:19 pm

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-Rhino for 3D Work ( If I could afford/justify the expense solidworks /keyshot)
-Manga Studio for Digital Sketching, 2D illustrations and UI UX mockups ( it mostly has replaced sketchbook/Illustrator/Photoshop)
-Photoshop for Images,final comps,etc.

Not directly design..

When doing software/web work all I have open for weeks on end is Atom.
When writing/researching Scrivener.
When doing project planning Excel.

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Re: Most Used / Most Important Design Software

Postby engio » October 20th, 2015, 2:04 pm


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- Solidworks
- PS/AI
- Sketchbook Pro

Presentation/communication
- Win7 Snipping tool
- Powerpoint
- InDesign

Administration/communication
- Outlook
- Excel
- Skype

Re: Most Used / Most Important Design Software

Postby bngi » October 20th, 2015, 4:58 pm

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- Illustrator
- Outlook
- Chrome

other: keynote, indesign, photoshop
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Re: Most Used / Most Important Design Software

Postby smyoung » October 20th, 2015, 6:11 pm


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3D: Solidworks
2D: Illustrator/Photoshop
Rendering: KeyShot
Office: PPT, Outlook, Chrome

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3D - Alias Design
Rendering - Either Alias or Keyshot
2D work - Illustrator / Photoshop / InDesign
Sketching - Alias Design / Sketchbook Pro
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Re: Most Used / Most Important Design Software

Postby VanDeBar » October 22nd, 2015, 2:29 pm

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1 - Sketchbook Pro
2 - Solidworks
3 - Photoshop

Re: Most Used / Most Important Design Software

Postby Modern Man » October 23rd, 2015, 11:10 am

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Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
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Keyshot
Illustrator/InDesign interchangeably

Love that MM included the Snipping Tool, I use the hell out of that as well. When combined with cut-and-paste into Outlook its probably the most productive software I use.

For project management - especially for graphic design stuff we have been using Basecamp, which is a browser-based repository of all communication/images. So helpful and blows away traditional 'email' thread-based management of products.
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Re: Most Used / Most Important Design Software

Postby cadjunkie » November 5th, 2015, 9:54 am


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3D: Solidworks, Modo, Rhino (T-Splines), Geomagics, zBrush, Alias, Sketch Up, C4D, Alias, Fusion 360, Mesh Mixer, Blender.

Rendering: Maxwell, Lagoa, Shot, Keyshot, Octane Render, V-Ray

2D: Adobe Suite, Keynote, Prezi.

Re: Most Used / Most Important Design Software

Postby cwatkinson » November 5th, 2015, 12:58 pm

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1. IronCAD - 3D Modeller similar to Solidworks (interested to see if anyone else uses this program ?)
2. Rhino - 3D Modeller for organic surfaces
3. Indesign - 2D

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