Defining 3D CAD
Since introducing AutoCAD® software in 1982, Autodesk has developed a broad portfolio of 3D CAD software programs to help users design, visualize, and simulate the real-world performance of their designs. Uses of 3D CAD software include:
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3D CAD Software Innovations
Autodesk has innovated in 3D CAD software to provide engineers and designers the Digital Prototyping tools they need to experience their 3D CAD designs virtually before they’re built. Connecting every phase of your design process through a single digital model, the Autodesk solution for Digital Prototyping lets your teams test and optimize 3D CAD designs before they hit the shop floor, helping to drive innovation, achieve higher quality, and speed time to market.
For architects and builders, Autodesk has innovated 3D CAD software with Building Information Modeling (BIM). BIM is an integrated process for exploring a project’s key physical and functional characteristics digitally—before it’s built.
Featured 3D CAD Software
Design and shape the world around you with the powerful, flexible features in AutoCAD software, one of the world's leading 2D and 3D CAD design tools. Whether you design buildings, products, or roads or are learning to transform your designs from 2D to 3D, there's an AutoCAD software product to meet your needs.
Powerful functionality and customized tools allow each AutoCAD product to assist with different jobs and projects. All AutoCAD software empowers you to explore ideas, document designs, and collaborate seamlessly using the familiar DWG™ file format.
Find the AutoCAD That’s Right for You
Design and shape the world around you with AutoCAD software, one of the world's leading 2D and 3D design platforms.
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Autodesk® Inventor® software takes your CAD designs beyond 3D to Digital Prototyping. With Inventor, you can create a single digital model that gives you the ability to design, visualize, and simulate your products. Inventor provides an integrated set of tools for parametric 3D CAD and documentation, creating routed systems, and digitally validating CAD data to save money and time.
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Autodesk Fusion 360
Autodesk® Fusion 360™ is the next-generation solution for 3D CAD. Design differently using a single tool that combines industrial and mechanical design with collaboration in one easy-to-use and affordable package. Access your designs almost anytime, anywhere from your Mac, PC, or mobile device.
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Autodesk® Revit® software is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), helping building professionals design, build, and maintain higher-quality, more energy-efficient buildings.
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AutoCAD Design Suite
A high-value offering for architects and designers, AutoCAD® Design Suite Premium combines the familiar power of AutoCAD with proven visual communication and 3D design and animation workflows for users of all levels.
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