J.J asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 9 years ago

AutoCAD vs. Blender Software?

Looking at getting some designing software to construct virtual models, mostly of different types of windmills before trying to build them in the real world (part of school project). I've found two programs, Blender and AutoCAD and was wondering what would be better for this purpose? Or if you have another suggestion that would be great.

(also please include a reason why you chose it over the other)

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  • 9 years ago
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    AutoCAD would be the way to go. It is a far superior piece of design software and is pretty much the AEC industry standard. While the full-blown version can be pretty expensive, here is a link to download it for free for 30 days from http://www.cad-design-and-drafting-services.com/au... and you can access some free AutoCAD tutorials here as well http://www.cad-design-and-drafting-services.com/fr... Hope that helps

  • 9 years ago

    I love blender, and one of the main things it has above autocad is that it's completely free.

    I've only used autocad once and don't have too much of an opinion on it, but I think it is more geared towards architecture. That's not to say it would be any problem to build a windmill in blender, though.

    The one real downside with blender is that (keep in mind it's the only 3d program I know how to use well) it has a relatively high learning curve, and it takes quite a bit of practice before you can create something without a tutorial next to you as a reference for shortcuts/techniques.

    All that said, the question really comes down to "is the possibility of a bit more ease of use worth paying over $4000 for autocad?". That is, unless you're ok with "creatively acquiring" it.

  • cora
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Blender Cad Software

  • Minh
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    Why not try both?.

    If you're a student you can get Autocad for free:

    http://students.autodesk.com/?nd=home

    Even Homeschool students can do it:

    http://engineeringeducation.typepad.com/engineerin...

    But Autocad is for 2D/3D drafting and design. Whereas Blender is for all-around 3D. Like Characters. But of course you can design products(e.g a microwave with Blender, But it's different

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  • 9 years ago

    Blender is rubbish, that's why free. Use anything except blender. Try google Sketchup free version. see some Youtube Sketchup tutorial.

    • 6 years agoReport

      This is untrue, blender is a free open source program and it is far superior to all other 3D design programs. For CAD modeling, however, it will work, but ti is not the best. You sir have not used blender, or haven't spent enough time learning it.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    AutoCAD is the one

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