Author Topic: Free feature based solid modelling software  (Read 1618 times)

Offline Hennie

Free feature based solid modelling software
« on: October 18, 2007, 05:39:15 PM »
It the mold of Pro/Engineer and SolidWorks, but obviously not as powerful. Free for one year. I find solid modelling very powerful and the feature based approach makes it easier it you don't have draughtsman training.

I tried it out, and it did expire after a year. Very useful if you need to conceptualize in 3-D, and I'm sure you won't have interference and fit problems due to errors in your design.

Alibre Design Express:

http://www.alibre.com/xpress/

Offline Timber_MG

Re: Free feature based solid modelling software
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2007, 06:27:38 PM »
I have been lookiing for cheaper alternatives to Rhino....

Offline Hennie

Re: Free feature based solid modelling software
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2007, 06:45:38 PM »
Have you used Rhino? I downloaded a trial, but I was already into the parametric feature based paradigm via Pro/Desktop (lightweight Pro/Engineer) so I stuck to this approach. Suits my logic and way of thinking.