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Industrial Design Software

Industrial Design Software

Industrial designers are the arbiters of innovation, charged with the knowledge, skill, and expertise to drive a company's brand and visual identity through every facet of their product strategy and offerings. In a crowded market place where design drives success and excellence is the expectation, Autodesk delivers the digital tools for today's industrial design professionals to drive innovation.

Whether your needs are for conceptual design, design styling, conceptual and design modeling, production modeling, technical surfacing, or product visualization, Autodesk industrial design software can help you:

  • Rapidly explore and refine creative ideas for innovative, differentiated products
  • Create design sketches as well as 3D models to visually communicate industrial design intent
  • Accurately capture and communicate designs with others for input and collaboration
  • Build production-ready models for engineering design and production development
  • Create stunning visualizations from 3D CAID (computer-aided industrial design) data, facilitating design reviews and decision making

Industrial Design Software for Students

If you're an industrial design student you can get free software from Autodesk while you are attending school.
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Autodesk Industrial Design Communities

Stay connected and derive inspiration from the Autodesk community pages:

Aliasdesign—The AliasDesign community provides great information to help you stay informed. Hear from other users, view great images, read articles and interviews, download manuals and guides, get product tips and tricks, and more.

The AREA—The AREA is a community site for artists and developers using Autodesk 3D animation products. The site includes tips and tutorials, downloads of plug-ins and scripts, discussion groups, and a showcase of images and movies.

Autodesk WikiHelp—Tips, instructions, videos, tutorials, comments, ratings, and more on Autodesk Alias industrial design software.

Featured Software for Industrial Design

Autodesk Alias Design industrial design software 

Autodesk Alias Products
Built especially for industrial designers and creative professionals, Autodesk® Alias® industrial design software provides the advanced capabilities you need, from digital sketching and concept design for consumer product development and automotive design and styling to Class-A surfacing for transportation design and production.
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Autodesk Fusion 360
Autodesk® Fusion 360™ is an integrated industrial design tool. Design differently using a single tool that combines industrial and mechanical design capabilities with collaboration in one easy-to-use and affordable package. Access your designs almost anytime, anywhere from your Mac, PC, or mobile device.
Fusion 360 Features | Free Trial

Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate for industrial design 

Autodesk Product Design Suite
Autodesk® Product Design Suite is a comprehensive and cost-effective product and industrial design solution. Containing design, visualization, and simulation software, the suite is a robust solution for Digital Prototyping.
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Design Suite Ultimate for industrial design 

AutoCAD Design Suite Ultimate
AutoCAD® Design Suite Ultimate is a powerful package that extends your familiar AutoCAD® software workflow with sophisticated tools for concept design, surface modeling, and visual communication for advanced designers responsible for the entire design process.
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Additional Software for Industrial Design

SketchBook Designer concept design software for industrial designers 

Autodesk SketchBook Pro
Autodesk® SketchBook® Pro provides hybrid paint and vector workflows for concept design, illustration, and graphic communication.
Free Trial

Autodesk Showcase rendering software for industrial design 

Autodesk Showcase
Autodesk® Showcase® real-time 3D presentation and rendering software offers industrial designers, engineers, and managers the ability to quickly and easily transform designs into compelling imagery, movies, and real-time presentations.
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Autodesk 3ds Max Design software 

Autodesk 3ds Max Design
With technology proven in the entertainment industry, Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software enables industrial designers and visualization specialists to create cinematic-quality imagery and animations.
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Autodesk Maya software 

Autodesk Maya
With Autodesk® Maya® 3D animation software, industrial design professionals can turn digital prototypes into highly realistic advertisements—without the need for costly physical prototypes and photography shoots.
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