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|3d modeling (Free)||Google SketchUp (since sold to Trimble Buildings)||You can build models from scratch, or you can download what you need. People all over the world share what they've made on the Google 3D Warehouse.|
|3d modeling (Commercial)||AutoCAD||One of the world’s leading 2D and 3D CAD design tools. There are a number of clones which are less expensive (and often have free versions) or are simply free. For free (including opensource), see 10 useful Free alternative to AutoCAD.|
|3d modeling (Opensource)||FreeCAD||FreeCAD is a general purpose feature-based, parametric 3D modeler for CAD, MCAD, CAx, CAE and PLM, aimed directly at mechanical engineering and product design but also fits a wider range of uses in engineering, such as architecture or other engineering specialties. It is 100% Open Source and extremely modular, allowing for very advanced extension and customization.|
|3d parametric modeling (Opensource)||OpenSCAD||Software for creating solid 3D CAD objects, available for Linux/UNIX, MS Windows and Mac OS X. A 3D-compiler that reads in a script file that describes the object and renders the 3D model. Similar on-line tools include CoffeeScad and OpenJsCad.|
|2d drawing (Opensource)||Inkscape||SVG drawing program which can either export to DXF or directly to G-code using plug-ins.|
|2d drawing (Opensource)||LibreCAD||Fork of Qcad. Free and OpenSource CAD application, cross platform.|
|2d drawing (Opensource)||Cenon||OpenStep CAD/CAM program which has transitioned to opensource.|
|3d modeling (Opensource)||Blender||Free, OpenSource and crossplatform 3D program. Allows modelisation, shading, rendering, animation, interactive 3D, compositing. Not a CAD software though it can be used for any kind of modeling.|
|3d modeling (Opensource)||Wings3D||Free, OpenSource and crossplatform 3D modeler. Wings 3D is an advanced subdivision modeler that is both powerful and easy to use.|
|PCB (Commercial)||Cadsoft Eagle||The name EAGLE is an acronym, which stands for Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor.
This award winning software offers user friendly, powerful and affordable solutions for PCB design, including Schematic Capture, Board Layout and Autorouter. User Language Programs enable features such as simulation and 3D-visualization.