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Offline SuperMiguelTopic starter

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3d model robots software??
« on: June 23, 2012, 11:29:06 PM »
What software you guys use to model robots in 3d before building it?

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Re: 3d model robots software??
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 02:56:55 PM »
+1 for SolidWorks. Inventor is rely good. Recently started with CATIA V5 (very powerful).
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Re: 3d model robots software??
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2012, 05:51:32 PM »
which one is the easiest to learn?

Which one is the industry standard?

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Re: 3d model robots software??
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 12:30:06 AM »
All of the mentioned three are used in industry, all are fairly simple to use, with Inventor, in my opinion, being the easiest to learn, followed by SolidWorks and finally CATIA V5. If You learn one, to transfer knowledge to another one won't be difficult as all come with How To? tutorials (in my opinion CATIA V5 has the best How To?). CATIA V5 has more rustic GUI where Inventor and SolidWorks has more modern one (and more intuitive, at least for me).
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Re: 3d model robots software??
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 07:34:17 AM »
Wow none of that software runs on mac

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Re: 3d model robots software??
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012, 07:57:12 AM »
That's because big organizations like Ford, JLR, BMW, ect don't use Macs.
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Re: 3d model robots software??
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 08:00:06 PM »
I use google sketchup.  Its free.

 


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