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3D CAD Software

3D CAD Software

Since introducing AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed a broad portfolio of 3D CAD software programs to help users explore design ideas, visualize concepts, and simulate how designs will perform in the real world.

3D CAD software innovations

Autodesk’s Digital Prototyping tools help engineers and designers experience their 3D CAD designs virtually, before they’re built. By connecting every phase of your design process through a single digital model, our Digital Prototyping solutions let your teams test and optimize 3D CAD designs, helping to drive innovation, achieve higher quality, and speed time to market.

Our Building Information Modeling (US site) (BIM) software gives designers and engineers an integrated way to explore a project’s key physical and functional characteristics digitally. Through the use of an intelligent 3D model to inform and communicate project decisions, our BIM solutions deliver insight and business value for building design, construction, infrastructure, and utilities projects.

Featured 3D CAD software

AutoCAD software for 3D CAD

Design every detail with AutoCAD software, one of the world’s leading 2D and 3D design platforms.
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Revit 3D CAD software for architecture

Specifically built for BIM, Revit software helps you design, construct, and maintain higher-quality, more energy-efficient buildings.
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Inventor 3D CAD and mechanical design software

Design, visualize, and simulate your products before they are built with Inventor 3D CAD software.
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Tinkercad free online 3D CAD software

Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-learn online app anyone can use to create and print 3D models.
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Fusion 360 for easy-to-use 3D CAD design

Fusion 360 (US site)
Fusion 360 combines industrial and mechanical design with collaboration in an easy-to-use, affordable 3D CAD tool.
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Free software for students & educators

We offer free Autodesk software for students and educators. Use the same 2D drafting and drawing software as top professionals around the world.

Free software for nonprofits

Are you a nonprofit or entrepreneur working to create positive impact through design? Learn more about our Technology Impact Program and see if you qualify for free design and engineering software.

How 3D CAD software is used

Software for 3D CAD design has many applications, including:

Mechanical design 

Product simulation

Tooling creation

Design communication (US site)

Digital prototyping