Trending 3D Modeling Softwares in April 2016

One year ago we first looked at what the preferred 3D modeling softwares were of our customers. Now it’s time to look at how it has changed over the course of one year.

No surprises at the top, the winner is SolidWorks again. The well-known professional CAD suite from Dassault Systèmes even managed to increase its relative market share by 0.9 percentage points to 18.6% since last year. In its footsteps SketchUp fell back almost 3 percentage points, but still managed to hold onto the silver.

Autodesk continues to dominate the list with 4 software tools, the first one being the cloud-based Fusion 360 at #3. Dassault Systèmes’ CATIA and the open-source Blender both climbed up two positions to #4 and #5 respectively.

Autodesk’s AutoCAD now claims the 6th position, followed by the company’s 123D suite that includes an ever growing number of apps for hobbyists, such as 123D Design and Tinkercad.

The rest of the top 10 includes Rhinoceros 3D, the free 3D-compiler OpenSCAD and professional suites from Autodesk’s Solidworks competitor the Inventor.

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