Download Modeling - Best Software & Apps

  • AutoCAD

    2019

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    Windows
    Mac

    The industry standard CAD design package

    6
    4136 votes
    • PROS: Design in 2D and 3D, Packed with features, Create and edit DWG files across platforms, Lots of customisation features
    • CONS: Requires very powerful hardware, Very large download file
  • SketchUp Pro 2015

    64-bit 15.3.331

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    Platform
    Windows

    Powerful, professional, yet accessible 3D modeling software

    7
    111 votes
    • PROS: Makes 3D drawing much easier, Lots of tips and hints, User friendly, Integrated with Google Maps, Export to CAD format, Add text and graphics to designs, Upload your creations to Google Earth
    • CONS: Creating domed surfaces can be tricky, May lack some of the functionality of major CAD packages
  • Blender

    2.79b

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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Truly amazing modeling, animation and rendering

    7
    1555 votes
    • PROS: Incredible variety of features, Extensive online help, Non-overlapping interface
    • CONS: Aimed at advanced users, Sheer degree of variety is overwhelming
  • SketchUp Make 2015

    (32-bit) 15.3.330

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    Platform
    Windows

    Powerful yet accessible 3D modeling software

    7
    7849 votes
    • PROS: Makes 3D drawing much easier, Lots of tips and hints, User friendly, Upload your creations to Google Earth, Integrated with Google Maps
    • CONS: Lacks advanced features of major CAD apps, No export to CAD format in free version, Can't add text and images to designs in free version
  • Autodesk Maya

    2017

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    Windows
    Mac

    Powerful 3D modeling, animation and rendering solution

    7
    507 votes
    • PROS: Industry standard 3D animation package, Many objects and animations, Open Python scripting language, Lots of video tutorials, 64 bit support
    • CONS: Very lengthy installation, Slow startup, Hard for beginners
  • SketchUp Pro 2015

    32-bit 15.3.330

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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Powerful, professional, yet accessible 3D modeling software

    7
    1152 votes
    • PROS: Makes 3D drawing much easier, Lots of tips and hints, User friendly, Upload your creations to Google Earth, Integrated with Google Maps, Export to CAD format, Add text and graphics to designs
    • CONS: Creating domed surfaces can be tricky, May lack some of the functionality of major CAD packages
  • SketchUp Pro 2014

    14.1.1282

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    Platform
    Windows

    Powerful, professional, yet accessible 3D modeling software

    7
    149 votes
    • PROS: Makes 3D drawing much easier, Lots of tips and hints, User friendly, Integrated with Google Maps, Export to CAD format, Add text and graphics to designs, Upload your creations to Google Earth
    • CONS: Creating domed surfaces can be tricky, May lack some of the functionality of major CAD packages
  • ArchiCAD

    Commercial 19

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    Windows
    Mac

    The CAD for creative architects and designers

    7
    138 votes
    • PROS: Dynamic and flexible, Intuitive interface, Guarantees precision and detail, Photo-realistic pre-visualizations, Ideal for collaborations
    • CONS: Not universal, Not widely used in professional environments
  • SketchUp

    Trial 15.3.329

    License
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    Platform
    Mac

    Powerful yet accessible 3D modeling software

    7
    564 votes
    • PROS: Makes 3D drawing much easier, Lots of tips and hints, User friendly, Upload your creations to Google Earth, Integrated with Google Maps
    • CONS: Lacks advanced features of major CAD apps, No export to CAD format in free version
  • SketchUp Make 2015

    17.2.2555

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    Platform
    Windows

    Powerful yet accessible 3D modeling software

    7
    142 votes
    • PROS: Makes 3D drawing much easier, Lots of tips and hints, User friendly, Upload your creations to Google Earth, Integrated with Google Maps
    • CONS: Lacks advanced features of major CAD apps, No export to CAD format in free version, Can't add text and images to designs in free version
  • Sculptris

    1.02

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Impressive free 3D modeling software

    7
    385 votes
    • PROS: Easy to pick up, No installation, Lightweight
    • CONS: Little help, Non standard interface
  • Colin McRae: DiRT 2

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    Windows
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    A diverse and intense rally experience

    7
    675 votes
    • PROS: Technically impressive, Excellent graphics, Collision modeling is good, Great sense of speed
    • CONS: No multiplayer in demo, Long loading times, Requires a high spec PC
  • FaceRig

    1.753

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    Platform
    Windows

    Become a cat in your online chat

    7
    1816 votes
    • PROS: Fun anonymous chats , Nice face recognition and mapping , Entertaining voices
    • CONS: Occasional delay on animations
  • PyMOL

    1.1

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    Windows

    A Trial version Science & education program for Windows

    6
    15 votes
    • Easycab Pro Kitchen 3D

      9.0.69

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      Platform
      Windows

      Modeling software to create and organize your virtual kitchen

      7
      24 votes
      • SketchUp Make 2015

        15.3.329

        License
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        Platform
        Mac

        Powerful yet accessible 3D modeling software

        7
        19 votes
        • PROS: Makes 3D drawing much easier, Lots of tips and hints, User friendly, Upload your creations to Google Earth, Integrated with Google Maps
        • CONS: Lacks advanced features of major CAD apps, No export to CAD format in free version, Can't add text and images to designs in free version
      • KiCad

        2010-05-05

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A Well-Equipped Tool for Designing Electronic Schematic Diagrams

        9
        379 votes
        • PROS: Easy to use, Open-source and lightweight, Built-in calculator is great, Supports various output formats
        • CONS: Not beginner-friendly, Looks unlike most CAD software, Pre-built components are tough to find, Working with libraries can be confusing
      • DAZ Studio

        4.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Free and powerful 3D modeling app

        7
        201 votes
        • PROS: Free to use, Easy to get started, Plugins advance capabilities
        • CONS: Limited for advanced modellers
      • CASE Studio

        2.25

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        Platform
        Windows

        Powerful database modeling, management and reporting tool

        6
        45 votes
        • Wings 3D

          1.4

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Subdivision modeler for creating 3D animations

          8
          75 votes
          • PROS: Imports from most major design apps, Features extensive tutorial
          • CONS: Complicated to understand, Only imports models - does not create them
        Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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        12.79b15557.5Windows, Mac
        2(32-bit) 15.3.33078497Windows
        332-bit 15.3.33011526.7Windows, Mac
        41.75318166.7Windows
        5201941366.4Windows, Mac
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