I’m a metal stamping Tooling Engineer. I have worked in the last 10 years with catia, nx and solidworks.
Now I’m looking for a new cad package for my daily job. CATIA and NX are out of equation due to their price.
So I need a robust cad package, which includes nice surfacing, nice modeling features, nice user interface.
What I am thinking
-solidedge (I’ve already made some trials)
-solidworks (I’ve worked with it in past, but don’t have use it in surfacing)
-autodesk inventor (don’t know much)
Somebody have told me that there is an interesting cad package. Zw3d cad. For what I’ve see, it looks impressive, I haven’t made yet a trial. But it’s surfacing and general modeling capabilities, looks good. It’s price it’s amazing less than half of price of the others in equation. But if the price is so low compared to the others which handicaps has he?