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Industrial design software

What is industrial design software?

Industrial design software helps users create, analyze, visualize, and communicate design intent and aesthetics before building a physical prototype. Many of the everyday products we use have been designed through industrial design software, from tablets to headphones to cars.

Types of industrial design software

There are many types of industrial design software. These are the most commonly used throughout the design and creation process.

Polygonal modeling software is used in industrial design for visualization and is useful for quick ideation and rendering (example: 3ds Max).

Surface modeling software is used widely across the industrial design industry and allows designers to create and adjust 3D surfaces with high precision (example: Alias).

Solid modeling software is used to create 3D models, assemblies, and drawings (example: Inventor).