Mechanical Design Software

Typically, Mechanical Design is a capability of a variety of other G2 Software categories. See more below to select the

best Mechanical Design Software.

Onshape

Onshape

(390)4.7 out of 5

Onshape

(390)4.7 out of 5

Onshape is a modern CAD system that eliminates design gridlock and helps engineers do their best work. Onshape unites advanced modeling tools and design data management in a s

Top Mechanical Design Software Result from Product and Machine Design

Also listed in General-Purpose CAD, 3D Printing, CAD Viewers


“Perfect first platform”
What do you like best?

Easy to share projects and components, easy to learn Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Poor rendering options and sometimes slow interface/ processing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Start slow, work on simple projects first. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

3d design for both functional and decorative parts (education) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Fusion 360

Fusion 360

(310)4.5 out of 5

Fusion 360

(310)4.5 out of 5

Fusion 360 unifies design, engineering, and manufacturing into a single platform.

Top Mechanical Design Software Result from Computer-Aided Manufacturing

Also listed in Sketching, CAD Libraries, CAD Data Exchange, PCB Design, General-Purpose CAD


“Affordable and extremely powerful tool”
What do you like best?

There is so much good going on with Fusion it is honestly hard to say. I love that it is completely portable and that I can take with me on several devices, including my phone! Without question, the most valuable tool for me at the moment, is the integrated CAM functionality. I can design and fabricate real parts in a matter of minutes! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Fusion is still a work in progress and they continue to add new features every week. It's hard to keep up with all the advances but they are definitely welcomed! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to create complex models for manufacture in a short amount of time. I can design simple parts and machine them in a matter of minutes. I can also quickly iterate and create visual renderings to share with clients. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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GeoHECRAS

GeoHECRAS

(18)4.8 out of 5

GeoHECRAS

(18)4.8 out of 5

GeoHECRAS is an AutoCAD, MicroStation and ESRI ArcGIS compatible interactive 2D/3D graphical user interface data wrapper to the US Army Corps of Engineers HEC-RAS.

Top Mechanical Design Software Result from Civil Engineering Design


“GeoHECRAS User with 1.5 Years Experience”
What do you like best?

The program integrates several useful features including modification of elevation layers without having to use QGIS or ESRI GIS. Additionally, the program allows for the easy integration of CAD drawings directly from contractors and clients. We have several clients that give us elevation cross sections as individual points and GeoHECRAS makes bringing in that data easy. You can then conflate that data into complete cross sections for use in 1D models. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

GeoHECRAS requires internet and is expensive. Many things can be done with HEC RAS that can be done in GeoHECRAS they just require more "leg work" with other programs. I have had issues with connectivity which stops me from properly saving projects. These are minor issues but issues non the less. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use GeoHECRAS to determine the the water surface elevation below the low chord of small utility bridges installed by our client. We also use it to calculate flow through culvert crossings and some drain drainage design. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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SketchUp

SketchUp

(464)4.4 out of 5

SketchUp

(464)4.4 out of 5

SketchUp is friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software

Top Mechanical Design Software Result from General-Purpose CAD

Also listed in Architectural Rendering, Building Design and Building Information Modeling (BIM), Sketching, Urban Planning and Design


“Sketchup Free version for PC water cooling designers”
What do you like best?

SketchUp helps me to see what my pc water cooling project completed is going to look like, also I share plans with others friends or download more shape to complete a specific project, actually I use to plan how the water cooling system could be inside the PC. SketchUp is an easy way to learn 3D modeling and printing tool that helps me to decide which component to buy and put together for a better configuration. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Recently they offer a anual subscription that seem to me more expensive, that could not be accesible for beginners who wants to use it on DIY projects like 3D printing or modeling. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DIY projects of PC modding to see what components can fit and how is going to look like. I use to plan how a custom water cooling system could be inside the PC and 3D printing using community shapes from forums and searching on the web. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AutoCAD

AutoCAD

(1,043)4.4 out of 5

AutoCAD

(1,043)4.4 out of 5

2D and 3D CAD design software tools.

Top Mechanical Design Software Result from General-Purpose CAD

Also listed in Building Design and Building Information Modeling (BIM)


“AutoCAD Review”
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Site3D

Site3D

(25)4.3 out of 5

Site3D

(25)4.3 out of 5

Site3D is a fully featured software product for the engineering design of road systems and housing developments.

Top Mechanical Design Software Result from Civil Engineering Design


“Powerful Solution for the Complex Designs.”
What do you like best?

Site3D its a major structural design tool with perfect and function responsive design functions and easy to access.

The tool allows the user to view the interactive 3D views through the entire designing process and the design modification with Site3D its effective since the user its given options for the design edition.

The tool features allows the user to design accurate Roads and also pathway and even the roundabouts through the tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to dislike, the designing platform its easy to get used to its design functions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The most flexible and functional product for the complex design production and the tool installation is very simple to the users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Pathway designing.

3D design modification.

Drainage designing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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RoadEng is a tool that help civil engineer to make civil design projects faster and easier, its a civil design package for surveying, terrain modeling, corridor design and sit

Top Mechanical Design Software Result from Civil Engineering Design


“Great Engineering Software for the busy professionals.”
What do you like best?

RoadEng Civil Engineer a part from its excellent Engineering design capabilities it provides, they also offer a free services especially to those new Engineers to try the solution before deciding.

Design modeling and analysis capabilities are useful to the Engineering projects like, Road designing, surveying projects and its vey easy to exports the RoadEng Civil Engineers files to another platform. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

None, RoadEng Civil Engineer setting has no stress and if very new to the design tools the training is also available. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Easy and capable Civil design tool for the busy Engineers to easily provide the required Civil Engineering and construction projects with quality designs and other working documents with a very short time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quality Civil documentations and designs production, survey and construction projects management. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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KeyCreator

KeyCreator

(107)4.5 out of 5

KeyCreator

(107)4.5 out of 5

KeyCreator Direct CAD software allows designers and manufacturers to create and edit designs quickly, regardless of what CAD system created the design or how it was constructe

Top Mechanical Design Software Result from Product and Machine Design


“Mechanical 3D Modeling and 2D Drawing Tool.”
What do you like best?

KeyCreator 3D modeling capability its nice and the of getting started requires a very short learning curve to become a KeyCreator Pro.

Very versatile solution which helps on models translation and the file exportation capability its perfect and even the Annotation.

KeyCreator Windows deployment its functional and the online support provided for their customers and also the availability of their free trial. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

KeyCreator its simple from the installation to the usability, and the online training can really helpful to those just getting started. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Powerful Mechanical design creation tool with effective and responsive features for professional design production, and very supportive to 3D printing and not a complicated solution. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Very easy and quick on Mechanical 3D modeling, 2D documents drafting, animation production and many others. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Inventor

Inventor

(381)4.4 out of 5

Inventor

(381)4.4 out of 5

Inventor® 3D CAD software offers an easy-to-use set of tools for 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation.

Top Mechanical Design Software Result from Product and Machine Design

Also listed in General-Purpose CAD, Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE), CAD Viewers


“Great Budget CAD Software”
What do you like best?

Inventor has all of the necessary CAD features you need for designing parts and systems. Great for those using 3D printers. It even includes a variety of analysis options such as strength and thermal properties as well as mass/density for different materials. This software is much more affordable than other programs (namely Solidworks) and the company even offers free educational licensures. This software is quick to learn and they even offer a walkthrough at startup that shows you the different tools and how to get started on projects. There is lots of literature and videos available to watch and learn the program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately this CAD software is less popular in industry. If you are looking to market your CAD skills many employers have never even heard of Inventor. However, many of the skills you can learn through practicing with Inventor can easily translate to other CAD software. This program also allows you to turn your 3D CAD design into a drawing file comparable to solidworks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I highly recommend this software if you are a student or beginner looking to get into CAD. This is a super affordable software that includes all the basics you need for projects or drawings. Very comparable to much more expensive software. Lots of package options for both students, home users, and professionals. I really enjoyed using this program and have found it to be incredibly useful. They are always updating their software and are constantly improving their interface and options. While Inventor may not be as popular as other CAD software, it certainly is not obsolete and it is easy to find literature and how-to information online that will help guide you through. Inventor supports engineering analysis, work instruction , accurate BOM information, and improved submittal information. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As mentioned previously, Inventor is great for educational purposes. It is a budget friendly option and if you are a college student you can get a version of the software for free. This is great for home users designing things to be printed on a 3D printer or if you are looking to quickly mock something up. I've used this for several projects in which I can model my diy project prior to building. This can be super handy for making blueprints. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AutoCAD LT

AutoCAD LT

(181)4.2 out of 5

AutoCAD LT

(181)4.2 out of 5

Speed design documentation with the 2D drafting tools of AutoCAD LT software.

Top Mechanical Design Software Result from General-Purpose CAD


“A Good Fit for My Daily Work”
What do you like best?

Most of the drawings I create are simple and basic...squares, lines and text. AutoCad LT supports this activity without the burden of three dimensional options that are baked into some other drafting programs. This streamlines my creative process by limiting the options to features I actually use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

AutoCad LT does not handle the creation and storage of "Blocks" in a way that is compatible with our document management system. This is a major pain in the backside since a lot of the designs I create use the same basic elements in each drawing. Being able to create a library of Blocks and track them thru our document management system would be a major time saver. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

AutoCad LT is an excellent tool if you don't need 3-D modeling - it more than adequately meets the needs of users whose drawings only need to be two dimensional. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We need to create a number of simple drawings to document the systems we use at our technical operations center. The people who create these documents range from highly skilled systems engineers to maintenance technicians. AutoCad LT presents a feature set that covers our needs without requiring extensive training on features we don't use. This has helped motivate people to create the documentation we need. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS

(353)4.4 out of 5

SOLIDWORKS

(353)4.4 out of 5

SOLIDWORKS offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SOLIDWORKS products are easy to learn and use, and help you design p

Top Mechanical Design Software Result from Product and Machine Design


“You must know this software if you are a mechanical engineer”
What do you like best?

You can design any product with this, your imagination is the limit and extent is only dependent on your skills. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

You cannot easily draw curves or work with curves as demanded by transportation design. Car designs are extremely difficult with this. Not impossible but too strenous. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The SolidWorks forums are really helpful for somebody who doesn't know how to get help. SolidWorks help locally may only be available in the local language and won't necessarily always be available in English unless it is the local language of the country. For Example, I subscribed to the Portuguese newsletter while I prefer to work in English, there was no option around this. Just a point to note if you are an expatriate in another country.

Also, it is important to be on the latest solidworks version if you plan on exchanging SLDPART files or else be prepared to use STEP or Parasolid. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving structural chassis related problems. The benefits are I can see if the beams in floating house would present any challenges before the actual product is constructed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CMS IntelliCAD

CMS IntelliCAD

(25)4.6 out of 5

CMS IntelliCAD

(25)4.6 out of 5

General CAD design

Top Mechanical Design Software Result from General-Purpose CAD


“Impressive Software”
What do you like best?

For what it is, this software was much more impressive than I expected. For the user interface and needed feature or drop tool, it's been a good experience. CAD software that I use and trust. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

This helped me. I have no reasons to dislike the software, probably not now neither would it be ever. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You too should switch to this software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is very easy to use, the software supports more formats, and CAD drawings look more convenient. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Civil 3D

Civil 3D

(259)4.3 out of 5

Civil 3D

(259)4.3 out of 5

Civil 3D civil engineering design software is a civil design and documentation solution that supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows.

Top Mechanical Design Software Result from Civil Engineering Design

Also listed in Building Design and Building Information Modeling (BIM)


“Designer”
What do you like best?

I learned Civil 3D in 2013. I first used it with HNTB in doing bridge design for 3 bridges in Massachusetts in a contract/temp. position. I loved it and it was definitely a challenge for me at the time. I later used it with Golder Associates both with bridge design and landfill comparisons between each quarter of the year. This was more advanced for me as I used more of the 3D features. It was fun. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't really have a lot of complaints about Civil 3D or using it. I enjoyed using it and would like to do so again in the future. It was a lot to learn but, I like to learn. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used it in doing land comparisons of land fills, bridge design, grading of a site that was being filled in and grading and re-design of the land roads of a construction site as the job was being done. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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BricsCAD

BricsCAD

(53)4.5 out of 5

BricsCAD

(53)4.5 out of 5

With hundreds of Third Party solutions, BricsCAD® is the powerful alternative CAD platform unifying 2D CAD and 3D direct modeling for dwg on Windows and Linux.

Top Mechanical Design Software Result from General-Purpose CAD


“Simple, but useful CAD Software.”
What do you like best?

I like that you can take drawings from the CAD software and print them out as drawings for other programs. Most of the operations that must be done are easy to perform. There are other operations that seem hard to wrap my mind around, and I find the command Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I am not overly familiar with BricsCAD, however, some of the tings I dislike is that you can't print off/export more than one drawing at a time. It makes moving the drawings more tedious. Also, it can be hard to recenter on a certain area of the sheets, and usually can only be fixed by scrolling extremely out and in. Not exactly a time saver. The program also seems sort of out dated by the looks of it, but it may be less resolution and user friendly to save on the memory it takes up on a computer. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When the Drawings come to me they are already completed usually, but they are easier to edit than in other programs we use. Since the drawings are a grouping of lines instead of a connected shape and parts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CATIA

CATIA

(173)4.1 out of 5

CATIA

(173)4.1 out of 5

CAD and Product Design.

Top Mechanical Design Software Result from Product and Machine Design


“Best software for a design engineer”
What do you like best?

It is best software available in market. It is best for all kinds of modelling like solid, sheet and surface modelling. I can effectively design a outer surface of cars, where none other software is capable as catia is. It enables easy drafting and billing of materials. It has capable analysing tools. If I had carry analysis in other software it gives option to convert file into iges format, which is read by all analysis software. It has good rendering options too. It has best service team to explain and sort out if any problem occurs. Therefore it is best software available, where CAD, CAE and CAM can be done. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Since it has many tool it will require some time to master all its tools. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Catia is answer to all the design functions and tools, where all experts recommend it and so does me. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use it to design CAD models for professors as research assistant. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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ActCAD has been consistently providing CAD Solutions for years and is the leading Indian CAD Software trusted by over 1 Million happy users worldwide. A power-packed genuine C

Top Mechanical Design Software Result from General-Purpose CAD

Also listed in Civil Engineering Design, Sketching, CAD Libraries, CAD Viewers


“I am using ActCAD from Aug-2018, Bought ActCAD 2019 Pro & upgraded to ActCAD 2020 Pro-Dongle License”
What do you like best?

It's performance is good.

That mean fast output of hatch command, 3D rendering timeout, Material edit and customized JPG file added in Artisan, Easily open & edit pdf file

Price is best comparing with other CAD software. Life time & Globalized Key.

PDF file can open directly and edit for review purpose. DWG format conversion available. ie, lower version to higher version and also higher version to lower version of CAD.

Self transferring my own licensed key from one of my pc to another my pc / laptop.

Here, available offline / online Help and Quick Reference Guide.

Good supporting ActCAD India team. I faced 2 problems while using ActCAD, Supporting team responding and gave the solution quickly.

As a professional Civil Engineer my over all review result is EXCELLENT. I can strongly recommend to all (2D & 3D) CAD users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Table is not user friendly like as familiar CAD software. Looking same but not satisfied. I expect should be like as familiar CAD software. if possible.

In over all Tamil Nadu Corporation Building Plan Approval Authority using private supporting program based on familiar CAD software. While they are using ActCAD, getting Table error problem.

All own Lisp program could not use directly from familiar CAD software, we have to revise something for ActCAD (Actually this is not a problem) and also LSP file compiling is not available like as .FAS, .VLX

FIELD - some of the field category is not working and also can't edit or modify from familiar CAD software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

As a professional Civil Engineer my over all review result is EXCELLENT. I can strongly recommend to all (2D & 3D) CAD users.

I realize good software with best market price and who ever using non genuine software can shift here genuine licensed version with ActCAD India Product License certificate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DDLModes (Layer dialog box) suddenly dis appear, I don't know what happened. ActCAD supporting team well responded immediately. I appreciate them.

Benefits mean, I realize good software with best market price and who ever using non genuine software can shift here genuine licensed version with ActCAD India Product License certificate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

(149)4.3 out of 5

Rhinoceros

(149)4.3 out of 5

3D NURBS Modeller

Top Mechanical Design Software Result from Product and Machine Design


“3D modeler for every use and everyone”
What do you like best?

Before using it for my actual job I didn't have any school lesson and started just by my own, reading ebooks and watching tutorials online.

What I liked most was the ease of learning and the versatility of its application.

Being able to download many plugins enriches even more the software functions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Rhino still doesn't have a good native rendering engine (hopefully we can rely on the pluging).

The user interface could be better designed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I'm using it as an all in one software that kept me from making other purchases of additional softwares. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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MicroStation

MicroStation

(234)4.0 out of 5

MicroStation

(234)4.0 out of 5

MicroStation is a modeling environment explicitly for the architecture, engineering, construction, and operation of all infrastructure types including utility systems, roads a

Top Mechanical Design Software Result from General-Purpose CAD

Also listed in Building Design and Building Information Modeling (BIM), Civil Engineering Design


“All your CAD needs”
What do you like best?

This software is used in the transportation industry. So it’s a must if that’s where you work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The interface is definitely old-school when you compare to AutoCAD. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This software is only useful in transportation industry. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Drafting plans in the transportation industry. I.e. roads Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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OpenFlows WaterCAD is a robust and easy-to-use water distribution modeling program.

Top Mechanical Design Software Result from Civil Engineering Design


“Terrain extraction Automation solution.”
What do you like best?

The tool has more than enough capabilities on easy designing of different networks for simple water distribution in a given circumference.

OpenFlows WaterCAD provides excellent and quality designs at a very managed cost and its very simple for the Engineers to install water piping through the tools documentation and it can work on itself on another products like AutoCAD. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have no any negative point on OpenFlows WaterCAD functionalities and training on this product was very effective and simple. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Perfect software for Engineers to use on designing various networks for easy distribution of water effectively. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy plumbing installation, water distribution plans generation and many more tool benefits and advantages. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Solid Edge

Solid Edge

(120)4.1 out of 5

Solid Edge

(120)4.1 out of 5

Complete hybrid 2D/3D CAD system that uses synchronous technology for accelerated design, faster change, and improved imported reuse.

Top Mechanical Design Software Result from Product and Machine Design

Also listed in General-Purpose CAD, Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE), Computer-Aided Manufacturing, 3D Printing


“Easy Mechanical 2D Documentation Software.”
What do you like best?

Solid Edge can simply design direct form the scratch or imported files design enhancement through its powerful features and easy for the Engineer to navigate.

The Solid Edge Mechanical 2D drawings quality its fantastic, 3D modeling accuracy is also a plus point for the tool.

On presentation production and also Electrical drawings the tool is great, and the file importing and file exporting functions are effective. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The tool its cool and easy to learn especially if your the user of other Solid tools or other similar CAD products. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Solid Edge provides Mechanical Engineers with various 3D design capabilities and the ability to provide great Mechanical 2D drawings. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Very easy creating Mechanical 3D models and 2D documents for the Electrical Engineering projects and also on presentations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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