Page 2 of 2

Re: Most Used / Most Important Design Software

PostPosted: November 7th, 2015, 1:38 pm
by Modern Man
cadjunkie wrote: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.



Dear Flying Spaghetti Monster...

Re: Most Used / Most Important Design Software

PostPosted: November 8th, 2015, 10:07 pm
by cadjunkie
Dear Flying Spaghetti Monster...[/quote]


This means.....?

Re: Most Used / Most Important Design Software

PostPosted: November 9th, 2015, 12:46 am
by Modern Man

Re: Most Used / Most Important Design Software

PostPosted: January 12th, 2016, 8:34 am
by design-engine
The most important design software is the one you customer uses. If you want an internship in Frace you better speak French. If you want to work at Harley Davidson or Kohler is would help if you spoke their language.

Re: Most Used / Most Important Design Software

PostPosted: January 17th, 2016, 8:25 pm
by Azrehan
1) Solidworks - 3D modelling and technical drawings
2) Modo - 3D Rendering
3) Adobe illustrator/photoshop - Line drawings, photo editing, marketing material

Re: Most Used / Most Important Design Software

PostPosted: April 16th, 2016, 8:08 am
by design-engine
Maybe a better way to phrase the question would be what software offers the designer the best experience. or what software aids your thinking process or workflow best. Modo is cool stuff then. Your still going to have to remodel in solidworks if your end deliverable is in solidworks. If you don't the engineers will try to capture your design intent and that is often the weak link in your process.

Re: Most Used / Most Important Design Software

PostPosted: April 18th, 2016, 12:13 pm
by singletrack
Top Programs day to day
1.AI/Photoshop
2.Sketchbook Pro
3.Adobe Acrobat

Rhino for 3d but not used much
Also Microsoft Programs Outlook, Word, Excel

Re: Most Used / Most Important Design Software

PostPosted: April 18th, 2016, 9:38 pm
by Robbie_roy
singletrack wrote:Also Microsoft Programs Outlook, Word, Excel


Adding to this, OneNote... very handy to have a page for each project rather than trying to rely on physical sketchbook (e.g. if I need to flip back and find a Pantone code from half a year ago) and images are a lot easier to include than Word.

slippyfish wrote:SolidWorks
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


A coworker showed me Greenshot (freeware) and I have been plugging it after using Snipping Tool for months. http://getgreenshot.org/
Basically just as easy but allows more markup, text, multiple instances running, snipping of a preset area, etc.

Re: Most Used / Most Important Design Software

PostPosted: May 6th, 2016, 5:20 am
by AndyMc
aanyadsouza wrote:Hello Everyone..!!

I have found this http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,1633752,00.asp
Hope this will help..!!


Perhaps in the development of 1980's pc software :D

1: Adobe Suite (PS and AI)
2: Solidworks
3: Evernote/Onenote (Excellent for saving website cutouts and snapping shots of something for clarification - we do a lot of architectural install stuff)

Re: Most Used / Most Important Design Software

PostPosted: May 12th, 2016, 1:11 am
by ralphzoontjens
A look into my toolset:

1. Solidworks - I use it on a daily basis, avg. 6 hr/day
2. Photoshop / Illustrator - also used daily say 1 hr/day for product drawings and editing photos/renders
3. Keyshot rendering

Other software I use:
Mesh tools: Magics, Netfabb, Meshmixer, Blender, Sculptris, Cura
CAD: Rhino+Grasshopper
Graphic: Adobe Premiere, Lightroom, Dreamweaver, Sketchbook Pro, Fontlab, Nexusfont
Arduino, Processing, Max/MSP