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3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models

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CAD Library Parts, CAD Library Creation and Maintenance
Gerber Editors / Viewers, ODB++ Viewers, Data Conversion / Translation Software
Pre-production CAM and Engineering Software

A simple 3D Gerber viewer
CONTACT: Jérôme Vuarand
E-MAIL: jerome.vuarand@gmail.com
* Gerber Editors / Viewers, ODB++ Viewers, Data Conversion / Translation Software
* 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
This tool is a simple 3D viewer for Gerber files. It's only displaying PCBs, and is primarily intended as a validation tool to review Gerber files before sending them to a PCB fab house.
Only recent Windows (Vista and later) are supported so far, 32bits and 64bits.
See EETimes article here: www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1319144

PHONE: +1.734.412.4567 (USA) +61.0437105369 (Australia) +91.9246163747 (India) +971.50.2660157 (UAE)
E-MAIL: sales@actcad.com / usoffice@actcad.com / support@actcad.com
* 2D CAD / CAM Software
* 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
ActCAD is a 2D Drafting and 3D Modeling CAD software meant for Engineers, Architects and other technical consultants.
ActCAD is a native DWG & DXF CAD software to create and edit drawings. ActCAD uses IntelliCAD engine, Open Design Alliance DWG/DXF Libraries, ACIS 3D Modeling Kernel and many other Technologies. In-addition, ActCAD has many add-on commands, features and other Productivity Tools.
ActCAD CAD Software includes many other tools like block libraries (in the domains of Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Architectural, Structural, P &IDs etc.), batch file converter, units converter, PDF to DXF Converter, image to DXF converter and LH sections.
ActCAD supports many other file formats like dgn, STL, OBJ, 2D PDF, 3D PDF, SVG etc. All dwg/dxf versions from very old R2.5 to latest 2020 are supported.

Autodesk Inc.
CONTACT: See web page
PHONE: 415.507.5000
FAX: 415.507.5100
ADDRESS: Worldwide Headquarters
111 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, California 94903 USA
* See web page for additional locations
* 2D CAD / CAM Software
* 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
AutoCAD is computer-aided design (CAD) software that architects, engineers, and construction professionals rely on to create precise 2D and 3D drawings.
* Draft and edit 2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects
* Annotate drawings with text, dimensions, leaders, and tables
* Customize with add-on apps and APIs

Blender Foundation
CONTACT: Chairman: Ton Roosendaal
E-MAIL: ONLY for organizational or press topics: foundation (at) blender (dot) org
ADDRESS: Stichting Blender Foundation
Buikslotermeerplein 161
1025 ET Amsterdam, the Netherlands
* 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware, Open Source & Trial Software
Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.
Blender is a public project, made by hundreds of people from around the world; by studios and individual artists, professionals and hobbyists, scientists, students, VFX experts, animators, game artists, modders, and the list goes on.

Bricsys NV
Hexagon AB
CONTACT: General
E-MAIL: info@bricsys.com
ADDRESS: Headquarters
Bellevue 5/201, 9050
Gent, Belgium
* See web page for other locations
* 2D CAD / CAM Software
* 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
For the last two decades, our singular focus has been building cost-effective, mission-critical CAD tools. Now as a part of the global technology giant Hexagon AB, we are reinforcing our commitment to take your design workflows to the next level. Our goal: to help our customers achieve more, in less time, for less money.
* BricsCAD
* BricsCAD BIM
* BricsCAD Mechanical
* Communicator for BricsCAD

CATEGORIES: 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
BRL-CAD is a powerful open source cross-platform solid modeling system that includes interactive geometry editing, high-performance ray-tracing for rendering and geometric analysis, a system performance analysis benchmark suite, geometry libraries for application developers, and more than 30 years of active development.
Free & Open
BRL-CAD respects your freedom so our code is open source under OSI approved license terms, which means you can customize it according to your needs.It also means that you will get this software Free of cost and we won't charge you ever for any update or support.

Cimquest Inc.
CONTACT: Sales / Service
PHONE: 866.277.8778
FAX: 732.699.0404
E-MAIL: Contact form on web page
ADDRESS: Headquarters
3434 RT 22 West, Suite 130
Branchburg, New Jersey 08876 USA
* See web page for additional locations
* 3D Circuit Board Printers / Desktop Electronics Printers / Conductive Inkjet Printers / Printable Electronics
* 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
* Reverse Engineering Software and Tools
In today’s manufacturing arena, technological advancements arrive at an exponentially increasing pace. It is essential for manufacturers to evaluate, adapt, and most effectively implement these technologies to remain competitive in the global marketplace. At Cimquest we position our customers to select the appropriate tools for their needs, efficiently utilize those applications, and remain current with emerging technologies. Our training and consulting is tailored to your unique operations, ensuring you yield the best possible results and return on investments. Essentially, we help you make things better.
CAD/CAM: Mastercam delivers CAD/CAM software tools for all types of programming, from the most basic to the extremely complex.
3D PRINTING: Take your 3D CAD designs from on-screen to in-hand with 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping Solutions
SCANNING & INSPECTION: Scanner hardware and software for reverse engineering, scanning and automated inspection.
ENGINEERING SERVICES: Cimquest expert staff provides engineering services including design, program, 3D printing, scanning and reverse engineering services.

CONTACT: Sam Cohen
PHONE: +1.2067436586
E-MAIL: foraffiliates@gmail.com
ADDRESS: 2929 1st ave #405
City: Seattle, Washington 98121 USA
* 3D CAD / CAM, Software Tools & Models
* Gerber Editors / Viewers, ODB++ Viewers, Data Conversion / Translation Software
Input file formats:
CAD formats:
Autocad 3D DWG (dwg), SolidWorks (sldprt, sldasm), Inventor (ipt, iam), CATIA V5, JT, Pro/ENGINEER (prt, asm), NX (prt), Parasolid (x_t, x_b, xmt, xmt_txt), PLMXML, SolidEdge (par, asm, pwd, psm), RHINO (3dm), OneSpace Designer (pkg, bdl)
Graphical formats:
Autodesk 3D Studio (3DS), SketchUp (skp), Wavefront OBJ (obj), VRML (wrl, vrml), CGR, Collada (dae), 3D PDF (pdf, prc, u3d)
Neutral & Other formats:
STEP (stp, step), IGES (igs, iges), STL, CATIA V4 (model, dlv, exp, session), CADDS (_pd), I-DEAS (arc, unv, mf1, prt, pkg)
Output file formats:
COLLADA (*.dae), OBJ (obj), 3D PDF (pdf), STL (stl), 3D Studio (3ds)

Creaform Inc.
PHONE: 1.888.281.9943
FAX: 1.418.833.9588
E-MAIL: creaform.info@ametek.com
ADDRESS: Headquarters
4700 rue de la Pascaline
Lévis QC G6W 0L9 Canada
* See web page for additional offices
* Engineering Services / Systems Integration / Programming
* Printed Circuit Design & Layout Services
* 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
"3D software, scanners & design and engineering services"
Electrical system design and integration
* Electrical design and drafting
* Electrical plan updates
* Electronic component selection and electrical system integration
* Electrical testing procedures
* Design of electrical components as well as manufacturing and installation plans from A to Z
Electronic system design
* PCB design using software, such as Altium Designer and OrCAD
* Programming: Bluetooth, CPLD and PIC
* Hardware architecture definition and component selection
* Implementation of simulation studies and electronic circuit simulations

DesignSpark Mechanical
RS Components
CATEGORIES: 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
"Free 3D design software"
With DesignSpark Mechanical we aim to give every engineer the power to quickly design and change product concepts in 3D without having to learn complex traditional CAD software. Results include faster turnaround times, zero investment on procuring/training with new CAD software and true innovation!

DownStream Technologies
CONTACT: Joe Clark
PHONE: 508.970.0670 / 800.535.3226
FAX: 508.481.0362
E-MAIL: sales@downstreamtech.com
ADDRESS: 290 Donald Lynch Blvd, Suite 301
Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752 USA
* Gerber Editors / Viewers, Data Conversion & Translation Software
* Design for Fabrication Software
* 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
* PCB Documentation Software
CAM350 enables PCB Designers and PCB Fabricators to streamline the process of manufacturing Printed Circuit Boards.
It provides powerful functionality to prepare, verify and optimize a PCB design ensuring accurate and efficient manufacturing.

CONTACT: Via social media or online forum
* 2D CAD / CAM Software
* 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware, Open Source & Trial Software
FreeCAD is a fully fledged parametric solid free CAD software. It can be used by experienced designers and engineers to draw real-life objects of any size. Its parametric modeling capability allows you to easily modify your 3D design by going back into your model history and changing its dimensions.

GrabCAD, a STRATASYS solution
E-MAIL: info@grabcad.com
ADDRESS: 9 Camp St 2nd Floor
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140 USA
Additional locations: Minnesota, UK, Estonia & Israel
* CAD Library Parts, CAD Library Creation and Maintenance
* 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
GrabCAD is the largest online community of professional engineers, designers, manufacturers, and STEM students on the planet. We help you create amazing products easier.
Today, the GrabCAD Community has almost 4 million members sharing CAD files and professional tips, participating in design challenges, or downloading free CAD models from our online library of over 2 million free files. The Community is a place for thought-leadership and education for the latest in engineering, design, and manufacturing, a place where professionals can show off their skills and encourage others to learn the same.

Graebert GmbH
CONTACT: Sales / Support
PHONE: +49 (0)30 896 903 89
E-MAIL: info@graebert.com
ADDRESS: Headquarters
Nestorstraße 36a
10709 Berlin, Germany
* See web page for additional locations
* 2D CAD / CAM Software
* 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
"Modern DWG Editing for Desktop, Mobile and Cloud"
Graebert’s product portfolio is anchored by the ARES® “Trinity” of CAD Software for DWG-editing including ARES Commander™ for Windows®, macOS® and Linux® computers, ARES Touch™ for Android® and iOS® smartphones and tablets and ARES Kudo™, a full browser-based solution for DWG-editing in the Cloud.
Graebert’s innovative approach is to combine these 3 solutions into a single ecosystem and subscription.

Mayhew Labs 3D Gerber Viewer
E-MAIL: info at mayhewlabs.com
* Gerber Editors / Viewers, ODB++ Viewers, Data Conversion / Translation Software
* 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
With this viewer you can upload your Gerber files and have a 360 degree view of your PCB design. Launch the viewer to load your own design or view one of the example boards.
We are proud to be a part of the thriving maker culture that we serve. We think that everyone should have access to tools that make their ideas into reality. Our philosophy is simple: take the tools that hardware engineers use to solve problems and turn them into products that anyone can use, whether you’re an engineer or a complete novice.

Microsoft Corporation 3D Viewer
CATEGORIES: 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
"Free 3D Viewer"
Easily view 3D models and animations in real-time. 3D Viewer lets you view 3D models with lighting controls, inspect model data and visualize different shading modes. In Mixed Reality mode, combine the digital and physical. Push the boundaries of reality and capture it all with a video or photo to share.
* Quickly view common 3D file types: FBX, STL, OBJ, GLB, GLTF, PLY, 3MF, with high-quality staging.
* Use simple pan, zoom, and orbiting controls with your mouse, touch, pen or keyboard.
* Inspect the 3D model’s mesh, texture, material and animation data.
* View 3D files in different shading modes such as: smooth, wireframe on smooth, texture passes and more.
* Control the position and color of the staging lights.

CONTACT: Sales / Support
PHONE: +7.495.645.8626
FAX: +7.495.645.8627
E-MAIL: support@nanocad.com
ADDRESS: "Rumyantsevo" Business Park, 4 bld 1, office 508A
22 km of the Kievskoe highway, Moscovskiy settlement
142784 Moscow, Russian Federation
* 2D CAD / CAM Software
* 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
Since 2008 Nanosoft has offered innovative development methods and software distribution.
We are focused on the creation of cost-effective CAD solutions. An important goal for us is to provide our customers with an ideal vehicle to upgrade from the use of unlicensed CAD software to the use of legitimate software. To accomplish this, we must do our best to minimize any transfer effects experienced by our customers. That is why one of our key strategies is the development of free software products.
Nanosoft is not just "one more" software company. Our products have some strong advantages:
* Suited to a wide range of professions
* Cost effective usage and implementation
* Compatible with popular CAD formats
* Highly usable for people with experience in legacy CAD systems
* No special requirements for hardware

Numerical Innovations
PHONE: 1.866.528.9274
FAX: 1.858.430.2705
Sales: sales@numericalinnovations.com
Support: support@numericalinnovations.com
ADDRESS: The Innevation Center
6795 S Edmond St (3rd Floor)
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118 USA
* Gerber Editors / Viewers, Data Conversion & Translation Software / Design for Fabrication Software
* Design for Fabrication / Design Validation Software
* 3D Software Tools
Numerical Innovations, LLC was founded on the industry need for easy to use commercial and custom EDA tools that are aesthetically pleasing and clever that accurately facilitate electronic designs for manufacturing.
Our products include:
FAB 3000 - Professional and affordable Gerber/CAM software:
FAB 3000 is a "Full-Featured" CAM software package targeted for anyone who would like to have "high-end" CAM software to run DRC/DFM verification, edit and output gerber data, compare nets, merge pcb's, generate part centroid files, and perform many other useful features. Get ALL the power of those other CAM tools costing thousands of dollars for a fraction of the price. Here's a brief list of some powerful & unique FAB 3000 features:
* Advanced DRC/DFM Checker
* Merge different PCB Designs onto a Single Panel
* Assembly/Parts Editor
* Export 3D STEP (AP 214, AP 203 & more) & 3D STL
ACE Translator 3000 - All-In-One CAD/EDA Translator. Includes a free built-in viewer:
ACE Translator 3000 provides over 100 translators between most common EDA, CAD, and 3D formats - all in a single intuitive environment. ACE simplifies the translation process, and the built-in viewer is user-friendly with powerful editing & repair features. ACE Translator 3000 will successfully fit into your daily workflow and files outputted from ACE are optimized to be compatible with all design systems.
EasyGerb - The ultimate Gerber export tool for AutoCAD users. (Gerber Export for AutoCAD)
EasyGerb is the ultimate Gerber export tool for AutoCAD users because it allows you to export Gerber files directly from AutoCAD - Simply select any objects and begin creating Gerber files - instantly! This tool is by far the most easiest-to-use Gerber conversion solution for any AutoCAD user. EasyGerb is also extremely powerful and outputs Gerber in formats RS-274D, RS274-X, Fire9000; while supporting True Gerber Arcs (G75), Step/Repeat (SR) codes, Composite (Dark/Clear) Layer Merging, Flash Blocks, Assign Aperture list, handle SHX & TrueType fonts, save configurations, and output NC Drill files for any layer! Runs on AutoCAD 2013 - 2020 and AutoCAD Mechanical.
DFM Now!
Free Gerber Viewer, ODB++, IPC-2581, NC Drill & Rout.
Basic DFM Check.
Print, Markup, and add Dimensions.
Realistic PCB Preview
For further information on any of our products, please visit our web page or give us a call at 1.866.528.9274.

CONTACT: OpenSCAD is maintained by Marius Kintel
E-MAIL: info@openscad.org
* 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware, Open Source & Trial Software
OpenSCAD is software for creating solid 3D CAD models. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, Windows and Mac OS X. Unlike most free software for creating 3D models (such as Blender) it does not focus on the artistic aspects of 3D modelling but instead on the CAD aspects. Thus it might be the application you are looking for when you are planning to create 3D models of machine parts but pretty sure is not what you are looking for when you are more interested in creating computer-animated movies.
OpenSCAD is not an interactive modeller. Instead it is something like a 3D-compiler that reads in a script file that describes the object and renders the 3D model from this script file. This gives you (the designer) full control over the modelling process and enables you to easily change any step in the modelling process or make designs that are defined by configurable parameters.

CONTACT: See webpage
ADDRESS: Majevicka 20,
21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
CATEGORIES: 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
PCB-3D Models is a project started by electronic engineers from Novi Sad, Serbia, within the company PCB-3D.
The devotion to hardware projects, electronics and interest in 3D modeling has inspired PCB-3D team to constantly improve the database of 3D STEP Models and Altium footprints on the website.
PCB-3D team also published a lot of articles and tutorials from the categories: Altium Designer Tutorials, IPC standards, PCB design and other.

progeCAD USA
CONTACT: Sales / Support
PHONE: +1 503.946.6600
E-MAIL: Contact form on web page
ADDRESS: 12042 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite 591
Clackamas, Oregon 97015 USA
* 2D CAD / CAM Software
* 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
Proven Replacement for AutoCAD 2D/3D DWG software, at 1/10th the Price. If you are an architect, engineer, drafter, artist, or designer and use AutoCAD to create precision drawings or technical illustrations, you can do the same with progeCAD, plus more.

CONTACT: Sales / Support
PHONE: +1.781.370.5000
FAX: +1.781.370.6000
E-MAIL: Contact form on web page
ADDRESS: PTC world headquarters
121 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, Massachusetts 02210 USA
* See web page for additional locations
CATEGORIES: 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
Coordinate your high technology demands, transform your processes, and deliver profitable products on time
Between your cutting-edge product lines and global collaborative teams that never stop reaching for the next big disruption, the electronics and high-tech industry sees only possibilities. Discover how PTC product lifecycle management (PLM) can help address key business challenges in your industry, from accelerating product innovation cycles to global and outsourced design and supply chain execution, including:
* shorter product lifecycles at a lower cost
* rapid response to changing market conditions with fewer resources
* driving digital transformation to deliver design anywhere, build anywhere
* global supply chain and outsourced design team collaboration
* improvements in quality and product profitability

ReaSoft Development
FAX: 206.984.3919
E-MAIL: Contact form on web page
ADDRESS: Pacific Business Centre, Attn: P.O. Box 34069 #381
Seattle, Washington 98124-1069 USA
*Gerber Editors / Viewers, ODB++ Viewers, Data Conversion / Translation Software
* 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
Currently reads 644 and writes 58 formats including Gerber, CAD, 3D and graphic formats

CONTACT: See web page
E-MAIL: See web page
* 2D CAD / CAM Software
* 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
SOLVESPACE is a free (GPLv3) parametric 3d CAD tool. Applications include:
* modeling 3d parts — draw with extrudes, revolves, and Boolean (union / difference) operations
* modeling 2d parts — draw the part as a single section, and export DXF, PDF, SVG; use 3d assembly to verify fit
* 3d-printed parts — export the STL or other triangle mesh expected by most 3d printers
* preparing CAM data — export 2d vector art for a waterjet machine or laser cutter; or generate STEP or STL, for import into third-party CAM software for machining
* mechanism design — use the constraint solver to simulate planar or spatial linkages, with pin, ball, or slide joints
* plane and solid geometry — replace hand-solved trigonometry and spreadsheets with a live dimensioned drawing

STL Viewer
E-MAIL: support@ideamk.com / info@ideamk.com
ADDRESS: Ohrid, Macedonia
CATEGORIES: 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
STL Viewer is a professional windows application for viewing CAD models created or exported in STL (STereoLithography) file format from 3D systems. The Viewer boast a very user-friendly interface for non-technical users, while providing full range of tools for navigation and analyzing 3D objects. STL Viewer offers the most of the known commands used in 3D viewers like zooming, panning, changing projections (camera) modes, change draw stile from shade to solid or wireframe. Unique functionality of STL Viewer is ability to changing color of wireframes or shade 3D objects and makes them look more beautiful.

STP Viewer
E-MAIL: support@ideamk.com / info@ideamk.com
ADDRESS: Ohrid, Macedonia
CATEGORIES: 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
STP viewer is a professional tool for viewing CAD models with excellent speed and quality. STP viewer boast a very user-friendly interface for non-technical users while providing full range of tools for navigation and analyzing the 3D object. For advanced users of this kind viewers there are most of the known command as on any STP viewer, and for beginners and non-technical users there is a help, and explanation on every tool how to use and what that tool do while using STP viewer. The very interesting feature in STP viewer is tree view where you can see all markers that are used in 3D object. You can easily hide or unhide them and see all object part by part. With STP viewer except zooming and panning you can see the object in 2D in any of the 4 sides (top, bottom, left, right), you can add shade to the object to see how will look like as an real object or to see only wireframe. STP viewer also allow changing color of wireframes or shade of 3D object.

TraceParts S.A.S.
PHONE: +33(0)232 794 426
E-MAIL: info@traceparts.com
ADDRESS: Parc Eco Normandie
76430 Saint Romain, France
* 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
* Datasheets & Application Notes
"Free 3D Models"
TraceParts is one of the world’s leading providers of 3D digital content for engineering. As part of the Trace Group founded in 1989, the company provides powerful web-based solutions, such as CAD part libraries, electronic catalogs and product configurators.
TraceParts offers digital marketing services to help part vendors, 3D printing suppliers, software and computer hardware vendors promote their products and services and generate high-quality B2B sales leads.
The TraceParts portal is available free-of-charge to millions of CAD users worldwide. It provides access to hundreds of supplier catalogs and more than 100 million CAD models and product datasheets that perfectly match the specific needs of design, purchasing, manufacturing and maintenance processes and operations.

TransMagic, Inc.
PHONE: +1.303.460.1406
E-MAIL: info@transmagic.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 350759
Westminster, Colorado 80035, USA
Physical Address:
11859 Pecos Street - Suite 310
Westminster, Colorado 80234, USA
CATEGORIES: 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools & Models
TransMagic develops multi-CAD interoperability software applications that offers a unique combination of 3D CAD file translation, 3D model comparison, geometry repair, collaboration and visualization technologies to alleviate the CAD incompatibility and product data exchange challenges facing the manufacturing industry. With TransMagic, companies can implement seamless workflows for managing 3D CAD data including translation, repair and comparison.
What We Do:
TransMagic develops easy-to-use, highly efficient and precise 3D multi-cad interoperability software to enable seamless reuse of 3D engineering and manufacturing data in multiple-software environments.
* CAD to CAD Conversion
* Advanced Geometry Repair
* Accurate Visual Analysis
* Advanced Assembly Management
* Reporting and Communication
* Validation and Comparison
* Batch Translation
* Desktop or Enterprise Integrated Solutions

ZofzPCB: FREE 3D Gerber Viewer
CONTACT: Rafal Powierski
E-MAIL: zofz@zofzpcb.com
* Gerber Editors / Viewers, Data Conversion & Translation Software
* Demo, Shareware, Freeware & Trial Offer Software
* 3D CAD / CAM Software Tools
"The fastest, easiest, most intuitive way to check your PCB design before it goes to manufacturing"
ZofzPCB is a FREE 3D Gerber viewer that shows you more than just how your board is going to look. ZofzPCB lets you see inside your board – between the layers – so you can give it a truly thorough inspection. It makes pre-production verification of your PCB designs fast, easy, intuitive and fun.

Web www.everythingpcb.com

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