2D AutoCAD

AutoCad used successfully for Computer Aided Design and Drafting. Its feature of supporting both 2D and 3D formats enables it to be used extensively in the creation of both 2D and 3D drawings. In fact, AutoCAD is very versatile software that can be used across industries as will be seen later in the article.

3D AutoCAD

3D design allows the designer to separate design from drawing, and this is the key to unlocking the power of 3D methods. 3D design is at its most powerful when the 3D work is allowed to reach quite a high level of maturity, (where the early phase - and usually biggest - itterations of design evolution have already happened) prior to starting the drafting phase of the work to create 2D projection drawings.

Pro Engineer

STAAD Pro is a handy software for structural engineers to make accurate structural analysis and design. The program supports the analysis of different types of structural elements like bridges, structural beams, floodgates, and much more.


CATIA was initially used in Automotive and Aerospace engineering for designing of the various parts and designs of the overall structure. With the advance in technology and CATIA's divers use, it can be used for many more things than just parts and structure designing.


Revit is built for BIM. Both Revit and BIM are very important for your future. Revit helps designers design, simulate, visualize and collaborate in order to capitalize on the advantages of the interconnected data within a BIM model.


SketchUp is a program used for a wide range of 3D modeling projects like architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, and video game design, to name a few of its uses. The program includes drawing layout functionality, surface rendering, and supports third- party plugins from the Extension Warehouse.


Compared to other digital design and rendering software, V-Ray can bring your models to life fast. You will need a machine capable of running the software effectively, of course. Even so, you get render times than any comparable software.