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    what software do you use or need

    just wondered what software people use,
    ive access to catia, rhino, 3ds max, 3ds maya, geomagic, rapidform, photomodeler pro, solid edge, solid works, edgecam, surfcam velocity, autodesk inventor, autocad
    and some that i cant remeber at the mo!

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    Re: what software do you use or need

    Solid works and Catia. Both learnt via uni. I find solidworks is much nicer to work with though catia appears to have more front end power with easy access to FEA etc. I am not fan of its user interface though.

    Used rhino very briefly only the trial. Got annoyed because the trial would not let me do what i wanted to do because it was a trial version. Cant really say much more then that.

    3dsmax is good for modeling but not for dimensions.

    I have 3ds maya but not really used it, a friend of mine made a honda civic down the wheel tread in it. Not sure if it was dimensionally correct but it looked good.

    I dont think its a case of any program being that much better then the others just what you are used too.

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    Re: what software do you use or need

    I have rhino 4.0 with vray plugin!!!

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    Re: what software do you use or need

    I have used AutoCAD for the last 8 years and am in the process of self-teaching myself 3D Studio 9, which might I add is quite difficult.........I agree with the above post about each one having pros and cons, but it's whichever you are comfortable with using.

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    Re: what software do you use or need

    sorry, noob question. (dont hate me pls.)
    what are you talking about?

    -chase.. ???

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    Re: what software do you use or need

    Quote Originally Posted by ChaseARoo
    sorry, noob question. (dont hate me pls.)
    what are you talking about?

    -chase.. ???
    3D modeling software that most of these cars are modeled in.

    I use Rhino 4 as well, but am not such a good modeler. I haven't had the time to spend learning many of the needed skills to model cars. I do use if to import models into for cnc carving though.

    Mike

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    Re: what software do you use or need

    Autodesk inventor would be good

    I have Autodesk 3ds with crack if anyone wants a back up for there original

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    Re: what software do you use or need

    what software runs on a mac? that's all i have now

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