Download Modeling - Best Software & Apps

  • AutoCAD

    2017 SP1

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    Mac

    The industry standard CAD design package

    6
    3881 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 Make 2015

    (32-bit) 15.3.330

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    Windows

    Powerful yet accessible 3D modeling software

    7
    7776 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
  • Blender

    2.79b

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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Truly amazing modeling, animation and rendering

    7
    1533 votes
    • PROS: Incredible variety of features, Extensive online help, Non-overlapping interface
    • CONS: Aimed at advanced users, Sheer degree of variety is overwhelming
  • Autodesk Maya

    2017

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    Powerful 3D modeling, animation and rendering solution

    7
    491 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

    64-bit 15.3.331

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    Windows

    Powerful, professional, yet accessible 3D modeling software

    7
    87 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
  • SketchUp Pro 2014

    14.1.1282

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    Windows

    Powerful, professional, yet accessible 3D modeling software

    7
    123 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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    The CAD for creative architects and designers

    7
    127 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 Pro 2015

    32-bit 15.3.330

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    Windows
    Mac

    Powerful, professional, yet accessible 3D modeling software

    7
    1130 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 Make 2015

    (64­-bit) 15.3.331

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    Platform
    Windows

    Powerful yet accessible 3D modeling software

    7
    125 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
  • FaceRig

    1.753

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    Windows

    Become a cat in your online chat

    7
    1807 votes
    • PROS: Fun anonymous chats , Nice face recognition and mapping , Entertaining voices
    • CONS: Occasional delay on animations
  • SketchUp

    Trial 15.3.329

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    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Powerful yet accessible 3D modeling software

    7
    560 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
  • Sculptris

    1.02

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    Platform
    Windows

    Impressive free 3D modeling software

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

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    A diverse and intense rally experience

    7
    662 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
  • Wings 3D

    1.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Subdivision modeler for creating 3D animations

    8
    67 votes
    • PROS: Imports from most major design apps, Features extensive tutorial
    • CONS: Complicated to understand, Only imports models - does not create them
  • DAZ Studio

    4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free and powerful 3D modeling app

    6
    196 votes
    • PROS: Free to use, Easy to get started, Plugins advance capabilities
    • CONS: Limited for advanced modellers
  • KiCad

    2010-05-05

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create electronic schematic diagrams and printed circuit board artwork

    9
    376 votes
    • Anim8or

      b 0.95

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free modeling and 3D animation software

      7
      182 votes
      • PROS: Introduces 3D graphics, No install required
      • CONS: No light sources available, Difficult to navigate, No help file
    • SketchUp Make 2015

      15.3.329

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      Platform
      Mac

      Powerful yet accessible 3D modeling software

      7
      18 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
    • 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
      • PyMOL

        1.1

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        Platform
        Windows

        A Trial version Science & education program for Windows

        6
        15 votes
        Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
        #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
        12.79b15337.5Windows, Mac
        2(32-bit) 15.3.33077766.9Windows
        332-bit 15.3.33011306.7Windows, Mac
        41.75318076.6Windows
        52017 SP138816.3Windows, Mac
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