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This is a list of computer-aided technologies (CAx) companies and their software products. Software using computer-aided technologies (CAx) has been produced since the 1970s for a variety of computer platforms. This software may include applications for computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided engineering (CAE), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) and product data management (PDM).

The list is far from complete or representative as the CAD business landscape is very dynamic: almost every month new companies appear, old companies go out of business, companies split and merge. Sometimes some names disappear and reappear again.

CAx software companies

Companies currently in existence and their products
Company name Annual
Product name Product CAx type Additional comments Countries
3D Systems GibbsCAM CAM CNC programming for 2-to-5 axis milling, 2-4 axis turning, multi-tasking, and wire-EDM. Originally of Gibbs and Associates United States
4M IDEA Architectural CAD Vertical CAD Application for 3D BIM Architectural Design Greece
FINE MEP CAD Vertical CAD Application for 3D BIM Mechanical Design, Electrical Design & Plumbing Design
ACERI, S.A. Electrical Designer CAD Software for electrical design and engineering. Electrical CAD software France
Elecworks CAD Software for design of automation projects. Electrical CAD software
ActCAD LLC Act IntelliCAD CAD 2D & 3D CAD software India
ActCAD United States

Shalin Designs

United States
Shalin Designs CAD Designs - 2D/3D Models CAD 3D Modeling, CAD Design, Drafting & Software for Mechanical, Product & Furniture Design UK

United States Germany Australia

Alibre, LLC Alibre Design CAD Mechanical design, engineering and manufacturing applications
Alma AlmaCAM CAM Sheet metal, robot welding
Altair HyperWorks CAE Simulation-driven design
Altinex Inc. AVSnap CAD Audio visual system design, GUI design, Control Logic design, terminal emulation, Remote support platform
AnalySwift SwiftComp CAE A multiscale constitutive modeling software for composites based on mechanics of structure genome for unified modeling for various types of structures including 1D (beams), 2D (plates/shells), and 3D structures
VABS CAE A general-purpose cross-sectional analysis tool for computing beam properties and recovering 3D stresses/strains of slender composite structures
Ansys Inc. SpaceClaim CAD
APM Civil Engineering CAD
ArCADiasoft Chudzik sp. j. ArCADia BIM system CAD Integrated 3D BIM system for architectural, structural, electrical, heating, gas and plumbing design Poland
ARTAS - Engineering Software SAM CAD Mechanism design, motion/force analysis and optimization
ASHAMPOO Ashampoo 3D CAD Architecture CAD Design family homes, shopping malls, high-rise buildings
Ashampoo 3D CAD Professional CAD for architects, construction engineers, draftsmen and craftsmen.
Ashlar-Vellum Argon
Assyst Cad.Assyst CAD Cad.Assyst is a CAD system for product development especially for the apparel industry.
Asynth Space Designer 3D CAAD Online architectural floor planning application.
AUCOTEC AG $24M[1] Engineering Base Electrical CAD/CAE Products range from flow diagrams via process control and electrical engineering for large-scale plants to modular harness design in the automotive industry. It works object-oriented and database-driven.
ELCAD Electrical CAD/CAE for planning, construction, operation and maintenance of electrical plants from various industrial sectors.
RUPLAN Electrical CAD/CAE for the Power and Automotive Industry
AUCOPLAN Electrical CAD/CAE for Instrumentation Engineering and Electrical Control Design
RACOS EL Electrical CAD/CAE Production Integration in Cabinet Layout
Autodesk $2,172M AutoCAD and Architectural Desktop CAD
Mechanical Desktop CAD
Autodesk Inventor CAD
Fusion 360 CAD
3ds Max
Autodesk VIZ
Revit Originally of Revit Technology Corporation
Alias StudioTools CAID Originally by Alias Systems Corporation
Simulation CFD CAE Originally by Blue Ridge Numerics - CFdesign - Upfront CFD
Tinkercad CAD
DUCT Originally of Delcam
PowerMILL CAM Originally of Delcam
PowerSHAPE CAD Originally of Delcam
FeatureCAM CAM Originally of Delcam
CopyCAD Originally of Delcam
PowerINSPECT Originally of Delcam
ArtCAM Originally of Delcam
AutoDesSys form•Z (RenderZone Plus) CAD 3D CAD general purpose modeler (and photorealistic renderer)
AutoForm AutoForm CAE Sheet metal forming die design and simulation solutions
Automapki Autoconverter CAD Import, export & convert common 3D file formats.
Automapki GIS Overlay DWG drawing entities on top of public imagery.
Automesher CAD Convert mesh to solid in AutoCAD.
AVEVA Marine
Häussler Innovation BamCAD[2] CAD CAD solution for BAMTEC roll reinforcement of concrete structures[3]
Bentley Systems MicroStation CAD
Bicycle Forest Inc. BikeCAD CAD Parametric CAD software for bicycle frame design and bicycle fitting.[4] Available for Linux, macOS and Windows.
Bricsys BricsCAD CAD CAD software and development platform unifying the familiar feature set of native dwg with 2D tools and 3D direct modeling on Windows, MAC and Linux
Cad-Capture AssetCapture CAD United Kingdom
AssetLink CAD
CADENAS CADENAS eCATALOGsolution CAD CAD-System To Build Electronic Product Catalogs for Mechanical Market
CADENAS AECsolutions CAD CAD-System To Build Electronic Product Catalogs for Architecture Market
CADENAS PARTcommunity CAD CAD-Community and Portal to provide Free 3D CAD Models
CADENAS PARTserver CAD CAD-Portal to provide Free 3D CAD Models
CADENAS PARTsolutions CAD CAD-Part Management System to provide 3D Models and connect to ERP+PLM
CADENAS BIMcatalogs CAD CAD-Community and Portal to provide Free 3D CAD BIM Models
CADEX CAD Exchanger CAD/CAE/CAM CAD Exchanger GUI is an application to import and visualize the 3D models, export to target formats, make basic measurements and mark-up, create clipping views, capture screenshots, customize import and export.
CADMAI CADMAI CAD CADMAI is a CAD framework which can either be used as a standalone CAD application or as an integration module for 3rd party applications or SOA environments
CADMAX CADMAX Solid Master CAD CADMAX Solid Master is Windows-based CAD software that offers 2D drafting, 3D surface modeling, 3D solid modeling and 3D feature-based solid modeling using the Parasolid modeling kernel.
CadLine ARCHline.XP Architecture CAD Building Information Modeler with solid modeling, design new buildings, surveying and reconstruction works.
ARCHline.XP Interior CAD 3D model, quantity take-offs, photo-realistic rendering and 3D movies. Tailored specifically for interior designers.
Cadida CAD-Editor CAD CAD-Editor standalone and integretable into other software, graphic preview or for graphic navigation, drawing analysis, connection to database.
Mesh-Editor CAD/Mesh Mesh-Editor, visualize and edit point clouds and 3D mesh data. Supports STL, Collada, DWG, and DXF file formats.
GIS-CAD CAD/GIS GIS-CAD georeference CAD designs, controlled externally via API, GPS.
CAD International RealCAD CAD Proprietary 2D and 3D design and drafting application for Windows and Apple Mac OS-X deploying .CAD file format. Used independently and as a software development platform for vertical market design applications
TriCAD CAD Proprietary 2D and 3D design and drafting application for Windows and Apple Mac OS-X deploying .CAD file format superseded by RealCAD. Formerly exclusively used by the Education Department of the State Government of Victoria, Australia
LANDWorksCAD CAD 2D and 3D design application for landscape design and landscape architecture, plug-in for RealCAD, AutoCAD and BricsCAD
LandCAD CAD popular alternate naming of LandworksCAD
StrucPLUS CAD Application for AutoCAD and BricsCAD for shop detailing of structural concrete and steel structures
ArborCAD CAD 2D and 3D design application for arborists
EcosimaCAD CAD Proprietary design application for space optimization of fast food restaurant storage facilities
WarehouseCAD CAD Proprietary design application for space optimization of warehouse storage facilities based on storage rules and throughput data
CAD Schroer MPDS4 Plant Design and Factory Layout
MEDUSA4 CAD Design automation suite for mechanical, plant, construction and automotive engineering
MEDUSA4 Personal CAD Free 2D/3D CAD application with Sheet Metal Design and raster image editing modules for Windows and Linux CentOS, Fedora, Mandriva, Red Hat, SuSE and Ubuntu
MEDEA CAD MEDUSA Electrical Application
CADprofi GmbH CADprofi Architectural CAD Parametric CAD-application facilitating architectural project design.
CADprofi Electrical CAD Parametric CAD-application facilitating the design of complex electrical, light and telecommunications installations and more.
CADprofi HVAC & Piping CAD Parametric CAD-application for design technical building equipment. All installation kinds will be supported, i.e. heating, ventilation, air conditioning, piping and ducting.
CADprofi Mechanical CAD Parametric CAD-application facilitating the 2D design of mechanical and engineering projects.
CadSoft Computer EAGLE EDA/ECAD/CAM Multi-platform electronics schematic designer and PCB layout editor.
Cadsoft Corporation Envisioneer
Cadsoft Build
APDesign AutoCAD add-on
CADSoftTools ABViewer CAD Software for work with 2D and 3D CAD drawings.
CST CAD Navigator CAD Cross platform CAD viewer (2D and 3D).
Cadwork informatik AG cadwork Lexocad BIM 6D BIM with VDC features and IFC compliance for woods, roads, rail, structures, and commercial buildings.
CCTVCAD Software VideoCAD CAD CCTV system design software
Celeritive VoluMill CAM High speed machining toolpath engine that runs embedded in other systems or as a standalone
Chief Architect Inc. Chief Architect Premier CAD Residential Design Software
Cimatron CimatronE CAD/CAM Integrated CAD/CAM for mold and die makers and manufacturers of discrete parts, providing associativity across the manufacturing process. Applications include: mold design, electrode design, die design, 2.5 to 5-axis NC programming, and 5-axis discrete part production. Israel
CivilAnalyzer GEO.Spread CAE Spread Footing Design and Analysis Software.
CNC Software/Mastercam Mastercam CAD/CAM Mastercam delivers CAD/CAM software tools for all types of programming, from the most basic to the extremely complex. 2-axis machining, multiaxis milling and turning, wire EDM, router applications, free-form artistic modeling and cutting, 3D design, drafting, surface and solid modeling.
cofaso Software cofaso Electrical CAD/CAE Software for electrical project design, engineering, configuration and panel design
Collier Research Corporation HyperSizer CAE Composite materials structural design
Concepts Technology Ltd. DraftBoard CAD series CAD General purpose 2D CAD f. Mac OS and Windows
Coohom Coohom CAD Interior design and high quality rendering
CoreTech System Moldex3D Project CAE
Moldex3D eDesign CAE
Moldex3D eXplorer CAE
Synergetic Innovative Solutions XMD - Expert Mold Designer CAD Knowledge-based, automated mold design solution.
IGES Toolbox IGES & STEP files viewer and analyzer
CSoft Development Model Studio CS CAD Plant design system & Powerlines design and calculate
Project Studio CS CAD AEC design system - architecture, concrete, steel
MechaniCS CAD Mechanical design
SPDS GraphiCS CAD AEC design
TDMS PDM/PLM Technical data management system with full support of business process of engineering companies.
TechnologyCS PDM/PLM System for support the basic business processes such as design and technological preparation, production planning, maintenance of production units with the necessary resources (materials, tools, accessories, etc.), operational management of production (including directly to the shops and on the site), process control and expenditure of resources, quality management and maintenance of manufactured products.
EnergyCS CAD Software for calculations of generation, transmission, distribution, and industrial power systems.
AutomatiCS CAD Software for design of instrumentations systems.
GeoniCS CAD Solution for engineering geology and geodesy, and civil design.
CyDesign Labs CyDesign Studio CAE 1D Model-Based Simulation and Design on the cloud
Dassault Systemes $1,100M CATIA CAD/CAE/CAM France
Cosmos/M CAE Originally of SRAC
DesignStar CAE Originally of SRAC
Draftsight CAD
CosmosWorks CAE Originally of SRAC
SolidWorks CAD Originally of SolidWorks Corporation
ACIS 3D Modeler Kernel Originally of Spatial Corp.
Euclid-IS CAD Originally of Matra DataVision
STRIM CAD Originally of Matra DataVision
ENOVIA SmarTeam PDM Originally of Smart Solutions
MatrixOne PDM
DELMIA MPM Originally of Deneb Robotics Inc.
ABAQUS CAE Originally of HKS, Inc.
DataCAD LLC DataCAD CAD Architectural CAD program, designed by and for Architects
Data Design System ASA DDS-CAD CAD Building services/MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing)
DataSolid CADdy++ Mechanical Design CAD Parametric CAD, solid modeling, dimensional constraints and photo-realistic rendering
CADdy++ basic CAD Entry level 2D and 3D CAD, solid modeling and rendering
CADdy classic CAD Entry level 2D CAD, originally of ZIEGLER-Informatics
CADdy++ Eventmanagement CAD 2D and 3D Event Management System
Delft Spline Systems DeskProto CAM Toolpath calculation on STL data, 3/4/5 axis CNC machines, targeted at non-machinists.
DEM Solutions EDEM CAE Discrete Element Modeling software platform for simulation of the operation of bulk materials handling and processing equipment. Highly extensible and customizable enabling simulation of a wide range of bulk particle processes. Couples with other CAE programs enabling multi-physics simulation of particle-fluid, particle-structure and particle-emag processes.
EDEM BulkSim CAE Engineering design and analysis of mining bulk materials handling equipment - powered by the EDEM engine.
DAKO WorldCAT family CAD WorldCAT is a family of CAD programs including interfaces to many other CAD programs, an own model kernel and a special file format (WID). WorldCAT is mainly for mechanical engineering.
DDS Building Innovation AS DDS-CAD Architect & Construction CAD Timber frame construction
DInsight Digital Geometric Kernel CAD Development Framework for CAD/CAM enabled applications. Geometric algorithms
Dlubal Software RFEM CAD / CAE / FEM Modeling, structural analysis and design software
Donya Labs Simplygon CAD Remeshing processing CAD into realtime renderable mesh
DP Technology ESPRIT CAM ESPRIT is a family of CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) software products for programming CNC (computer numerical control) machine tools.
Drafix Software, Inc. PRO Landscape CAD PRO Landscape design software includes CAD built specifically for landscape design.
Eethal Inc EethalView CAE EethalView is a Freeware 3d Cae viewer tool written using C++ and openGL api.EethalView handles Nastran op2,Stl files etc.
Encole Encole - Mechanical Engineering Collective CAE Process observation OEM catalog components with CAD download models.
Engineered Software PowerCADD CAD
EPLAN Software & Service EPLAN Electric P8 Electrical CAD/CAE Software for electrical project design and engineering United States
EPLAN Fluid Electrical CAD/CAE Software for fluid power engineering (pneumatic, hydraulic, cooling and lubrication)
EPLAN Preplaning Electrical CAD/CAE Software for measurement and control technology (PFDs & P&IDs)
EPLAN Pro Panel Electrical CAD/CAE Software for 3D cabinet and switchgear layout
EPLAN Harness Electrical CAD/CAE Software to automate the engineering design process
EPLAN Harness ProD Electrical CAD/CAE Software for 2D/3D electrical wiring harness design and engineering
ERCII e-NC CAM e-NC is a CAM product for milling and lathe.
Eremex TopoR E-CAD
SimOne E-CAD
Delta Design E-CAD
Electro-System (Japan) esCAD pcb CAD Software for PCB (Printed Circuit Board) Pattern Layout Design
esCAD sch CAD Software for Drawing Schematics Diagram
esCAD Kaizen Master CAD Software for Assisting in Mounting Components on PCB (Printed Circuit Board)
Exa Corp. PowerFLOW CAE Computational fluid dynamics
EXAPT EXAPT CAD / CAM CAD/CAM-System and production data und tool management Software
e-Xstream engineering DIGIMAT CAE Software platform for the nonlinear multi-scale modeling of composite materials and structures
Fast AG GraphiteOne CAD
FastCAD FastCAD v6.5 & v7 CAD High Speed, minimal install drafting package
FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS AG CAESES CAE Software for design and optimization of flow-exposed products
JVSG IP Video System Design Tool CAD Easy and low cost CAD software for CCTV and video surveillance systems.
Gehry Technologies Digital Project
Version R2 Based on CATIA
General CADD Products, Inc. General CADD Pro Low Cost 2-D CAD Generic CADD for Windows
Geometric Ltd. CAMWorks CAM CNC programming for 2-to-5 axis milling, 2-4 axis turning, multi-tasking, and wire-EDM. Originally of HCL Technologies Ltd.
Center "GeoS" K3-Designer CAD
K3-Mebel CAD professional package for the design, production and design of furniture
K3-Cottage CAD for design of houses of milled logs and profiled beams
K3-Tent CAD complex solution for industrial design of tents, pavilions and other tensile structures
K3-Ship CAD for ship builders and architects
Gerber Technology AccuMark CAD Apparel and Sewn Goods Industry (Apparel, Automotive, Aircraft Interiors, Furniture, Technical Textiles)
YuniquePLM PLM
AccuNest CAD
Vstitcher CAD
AccuMark Made-to-Measure CAD
Fashion Studio CAD
Paragon CAM
CutWorks CAM
Gibbs and Associates GibbsCAM CAM CNC programming for 2-to-5 axis milling, 2-4 axis turning, multi-tasking, and wire-EDM
Trimble SketchUp CAD Designed to be easier to use than other 3D CAD programs
GO2cam International GO2dental CAM CAM software for dental labs: machining of crowns, bridges, abutments, removable partials,... France
GO2proto CAM CAM software dedicated to prototyping
GO2cam CAD / CAE CAM for workshops
GrabCAD GrabCAD CAD Free online CAD models library and engineering community.
Graebert GmbH ARES CAD Highly compatible, multi-platform 2D-/3D-CAD; Additional applications & modules; OEM Kernel; Native formats: .dwg, .dxf, .dwf, .flx
GRAITEC GRAITEC Advance (Advance Steel, Advance Concrete, Advance Design) CAD / CAE Analysis and design for the construction engineering, steel and concrete modeling and detailing
Graphisoft ArchiCAD
Graphisoft Constructor
Graphisoft Estimator
Graphisoft Change Manager
GStarsoft GstarCAD CAD platform CAD software and applications
HBXL PlansXpress CAD CAD software for builders, developers and tradesmen.
HEXAGON (Vero Software) AlphaCAM CAM Originally of Licom / Planit
EdgeCAM CAM Originally of Pathtrace, Planit
Machining Strategist CAM
WorkNC CAM Automatic CAM for 2, 2.5, 3, 3+2 and 5-axis machining
WorkNC Dental CAM CAD/CAM dental software for automatic 3 to 5-axis machining of prosthetic appliances, implants or dental structures
Holistic City
Streetscape Pro CAD tool for creating street sections.
CityCAD CAD A Parametric City Information Modelling tool for Urban Designers and Planners.
Human Solutions Cad.Assyst CAD Cad.Assyst is a CAD system for product development especially for the apparel industry.
IGE+XAO Group $19M SEE Electrical Electrical CAD For small to medium businesses—manufacturing
SEE Electrical Expert Electrical CAD For large businesses—manufacturing
SEE Electrical Harness Electrical CAD Electrical Harnesses Design
Ing.-Buero FRIEDRICH (IBF) TARGET 3001! CAD PCB Layout CAD Software including MID design, Front Panel design

Note: whilst IMSI design continue to market, according to their Facebook page they do not appear to be providing customer support nor have they actively posted since 2019.

TurboCAD Professional CAD Parametric CAD, solid modeling, dimensional constraints and photo-realistic rendering available in Standard, Architectural, Mechanical and Platinum Editions
TurboCAD Deluxe 2D/3D CAD Value priced 2D and 3D CAD, surface modeling and realistic rendering for both Windows and Mac
TurboCAD Designer 2D CAD Value priced 2D CAD for Windows and Mac
DesignCAD 3D Max CAD Entry level 2D and 3D CAD, surface modeling and rendering
DesignCAD Express CAD Entry level 2D CAD
Informatix MicroGDS
Intelitek spectraCAD Engraver CAD Educational CAD system
spectraCAM Turning CAM Educational CAM system
spectraCAM Milling CAM Educational CAM system
Interfacial Interfacial CAD
Intergraph GeoMedia United States
Smart3D CAD
CADWorx Plant CAD Intergraph CADWorx Plant Professional is an AutoCAD-based plant design. Capabilities include 3D piping, P&IDs, structural, equipment, automatic piping isometrics, review and markup.
CADWorx P&ID CAD Intergraph CADWorx P&ID Professional is an AutoCAD-based piping and instrumentation (P&ID) plant solution for creating intelligent database linked P&IDs. that includes tools for plant design. P&IDs can link to CADWorx Plant 3D models.
CADWorx fieldPipe CAD Intergraph CADWorx fieldPipe Professional, combine with Intergraph CADWorx Plant Professional, delivers plant as-built and spool verification in the field and on pointcloud data.
CADWorx E&I CAD/CAE Intergraph CADWorx E&I is a data-centric and product for design, engineering and the production of deliverables and reports for both electrical and instrumentation.
CAESAR II CAE Intergraph CAESAR II evaluates the structural responses and stresses of piping systems to international codes and standards.
PV Elite CAE Intergraph PV Elite for vessel and heat exchanger design, analysis and evaluation.
TANK CAE Intergraph TANK is a software package for the design, analysis and evaluation of oil storage tanks.
ITANDFACTORY 3D-Designer The Module for 3D Layout and Piping-Planning
P&ID-Designer CAD The Module for P&ID Project Environment
Electric-Designer CAD The Module for Planning of Electrical Equipment
MATPIPE CAD The Module for Pipe Class and Catalogue Management
Project-Engineer CAD The Module for Project and Plant Engineers
Integrated Engineering Software VisualAnalysis CAD General Purpose 3D Modeling and Analysis Suite for Structural Engineers. Model and apply Load Cases to Trusses, Frames (Beam and Column), Walls and Slabs, Retaining Walls, Footings and Foundations.
ShapeBuilder CAD Calculates basic section properties for plane areas like; area, moment of inertia, section modulus, stress analysis, effective property calculations, composite properties, reinforced concrete capacity analysis, and more.
VisualFoundation CAD Design complex mat footings (slabs on grade). Automates work involved in finite element modeling. Checks that footing demand/capacity ratios (unity checks) pass for IBC 2006/ACI 318-05 and provides steel requirements for slab.
AnalysisGroup CAD Analysis of six common engineering project types; Shear Walls and Shear Wall Systems, Continuous Beams, Beams on Elastic Foundation (Grade Beams), Rectangular Plates (Slabs, Walls,etc.), Rectangular Mat Footings, Circular Tanks.
IronCAD LLC IRONCAD CAD 3D solid modeling design tool with both direct geometric editing and history based design and 2D drawing creation United States
INOVATE CAD 3D conceptual product design tool
IRONCAD DRAFT CAD 2D mechanical drafting and 3D file viewing
COMPOSE CAD 3D file viewer and configuration design tool
ICON Quote System CAD 2D and 3D CAD, surface modeling and realistic texture mapping (DirectX/OpenGL) and GDI rendering.3D Modeler, Design, Engineering and Detailing of Metal Buildings
ISD Software und Systeme GmbH HiCAD CAD
ITB Paul Schneider ASi-Profile CAD Inventor add-on for mechanical engineering, constructional steelworking, plant construction
Jidea JCAD Tabula CAD Easy to use general purpose 2D CAD
Hammes Software Raumplan For Windows Interior design CAD Easy to use professional interior design CAD
Knowledge Base AllyCAD CAD Civil, Mechanical, Surveying, Structural and Architectural design
Civil Designer CAD
KollabNet, Inc. SolidMap CAD Add-on for SolidWorks 2009 that provides ways to view the interdependencies that are created between entities within SolidWorks.
Kubotek Corporation KeyCreator CAD 3D Direct CAD
Machinist CAM NC utilities integrated within KeyCreator
Validation Tool 3D model-to-model validation
Spectrum 3D CAD Viewer
Kymdata Oy CADS Planner CAD
DENTAL SHAPER CAD Import and Modelling files from different Dental CAD
DRILLMATRIX CAM Automatized Multidrilling
ELECTRODEX CAD Create Electrodes
MILLBOX CAM CAM for Dental Implant & Orthodontics
RAVE CAD RAster to VEctor image
RHINONC CAM CAM integrated in Rhinoceros 3D
SERCOM DNC PC<->CNC Transmission
SHOT CAD CAD for shoe's maker
Lattice Semiconductor ispLever CAD FPGA design
Lectra Modaris CAD Textile and Soft Goods Industry (Apparel, Leather, Automotive, Marine, Aerospace, Technical Textiles) France
Kaledo CAD
Diamino CAD
DesignConcept CAD
Fashion PLM PDM
Vector CAM
GraphicPilot CAM
LinObject OpenPLM PDM/PLM PLM framework which support STEP standard
Litio Litio2 (Litio1) CAD add-on A sheet metal add-on for AutoCAD (& GStarCAD) that calculates flat sheet developments of ducts, rectangle-to-round transitions, cylinders, cones, pipe intersections, connections, bifurcations, elbows, etc., for HVAC, hoppers, cyclones, dust extraction, ducts, conveying systems, silos, piping, etc.
MachineWorks Ltd MachineWorks CAD/CAM CNC Simulation and Verification Software
Polygonica 3D Software Polygonal Solid Modelling Software with Geometric and Boolean Operations
MacroVision Ltd Eagle Eye Framework/Kernel 2D/3D graphics applications
Malz++Kassner GmbH CAD6 Studio Formerly CAD/DRAW 4 Level 2
Manusoft Technologies Pte Ltd IMOLD CAMD Computer-aided Mold Design and Assembly System
MasterShip Software MasterShip CAD/CAM AutoCAD based 3D CAD/CAM system for the design and production of ships and yachts
McNeel Rhinoceros 3D CAD NURBS based modelling software
MecSoft Corporation VisualCAD/CAM CAD/CAM Standalone CAD/CAM system
RhinoCAM CAM Completely integrated CAM product running inside Rhinoceros 3D
VisualCAMc CAM Full cloud CAM application for Onshape
VisualCAM for SOLIDWORKS CAM Gold certified CAM product running inside SOLIDWORKS
Metalcam, S.L. Fikus Fikus Visualcam CAD/CAM Automated CAM Solutions for the Shop Floor: Wire EDM, Milling, Lathe, Millturn.
AC CAM Easy CAM Wire EDM CAM specially designed for GFMS Agie Charmilles wire EDM machines.
AC Drill CAM CAM software designed for GFMS Agie Charmilles EDM drilling machines
Fikusworks CAD/CAM CAM software integrated with Solidworks CAD platform.
FikusPlus CAD 3d solid modelling CAD system with 3D Milling and Wire EDM technologies.
Metalix CAD/CAM Ltd. cncKad CAD/CAM for the Sheet metal manufacturing; features 2D & 3D design, Automatic Nesting, NC Generation, Graphic Simulation and Machine Communication (DNC).
Metamation MetaCAM CAM Sheet metal
MicroTech StellaData AB CamModul CAD/CAM CAD/CAM software for 2-to-3 axis milling, 2-3 axis turning and wire-EDM
CamModul3D CAM CAM programming for 2-to-3 axis milling
TrigFix-32 CAM CNC programming for 2 axis milling, 2 axis turning and 2 axis wire-EDM
MMTechnologies MMTechnologies CAD/CADD Services and Products related to CAD Drafting and Detailing
MachineWorks CAM Verification software
ModuleWorks GmbH 5AxCore 2-Axis, 3-Axis, 4-Axis, 5-Axis, 5+1 Axis Toolpath calculation, CUTSIM Material Removal Simulation, ADDSIM Material Addition Simulation, MachSim Full Kinematic Machine Simulation, MultiXPost Inverse Kinematics, PPF Post-Processor Framework, Stock Manager, MeshUtilities Framework for Mesh Optimization, LAM Laser-Aided Multi-axis Additive Manufacturing, FDM/SLM Additive Manufacturing Slicer/Build Processor, Dental Framework, Real-time Collision Avoidance System, JobSetup CAM ModuleWorks GmbH develops software libraries (SDKs) for toolpath calculation and simulation for CAD/CAM and CNC applications. Germany
Motor Design LTD Motor-CAD CAD Thermal analysis of motors
MSC Software $300M MSC Nastran CAE
MSC Patran CAE
Nanosoft NanoCAD CAD
NAPA NAPA CAE marine industry software
NAPA Steel Ships and offshore modelling
NC Graphics Toolmaker
machining STRATEGIST Until June 2002
NEi Software NEi Nastran CAE Finite Element Analysis tool United States
NEi Works CAE NEi Nastran embedded within SolidWorks
NEi Fusion CAE combines parasolid geometry engine with NEi Nastran solvers
NEi Explicit CAE parallel explicit solver integrated within NEi Nastran
NEi Fluid Dynamics CAE advanced fluid dynamics analysis add-on for Femap
NEi Thermal Basic CAE add-on module for linear and nonlinear, steady-state and transient heat transfer processes
NEi Thermal Advanced CAE add-on module for advanced heat transfer capabilities in addition to those found in NEi Thermal Basic
NEi Fatigue CAE dynamic loading conditions add-on for Femap
NEi Aeroelasticity CAE advanced aeroelastic design and analysis
NEi Optimization CAE design optimization through a GUI along with gradient-based and response surface optimization algorithms
NEi Motion CAE virtual testing and verification of mechanical systems
Nemetschek Allplan BIM CAD
Vectorworks CAD Formerly MiniCAD
NCCS NCL CAD CAD/CAM software Multi Axis
PostWorks PostProcessor
Nobel Systems Inc. DataWorks CAD/GIS CAD & GIS Solutions
Open CASCADE SAS Open CASCADE Kernel Originally of Matra DataVision
SALOME CAD/CAE Generic platform for Pre and Post-Processing for numerical simulation
OPEN MIND Technologies AG hyperCAD-S CAD CAD application specifically designed for the tasks of an NC programmer
hyperMILL CAM CAM system for 2D, 3D, 5-axis and HSC/HPC manufacturing, based on hyperCAD-S
Optimal Programs Cut 2D X CAD Automation component for generating cutting or nesting layouts for two dimensional sheets and parts
Cutting Optimization Pro CAD Software for generating nesting plans for rectangular (2D) and linear (1D) materials.
Optitex PDS CAD Pattern Design
3D Suite CAM Photo realistic 3D Fabric simulation system
Marker CAD Textile Marker Making
Nesting CAM intelligent algorithm for marker nesting optimization
CutPlan CAM Superior nesting engine for maximum marker efficiency
Modulate CAD Made-To-Measure pattern creation
OPUS Entwicklungs- und Vertriebs GmbH OPUS [de] CAM / CAD CAM-/CAD-Software for creation, modification and simulation of NC programs for turning, milling, eroding and burn cutting in the area of mechanical engineering, tool manufacturing and molding
ParaPy ParaPy CAD / CAE Knowledge-Based Engineering platform for capturing design intent and accelerating time-consuming human-computer interactions like 3D modelling, simulation, and pre- / post-processing thereof.
PC|SCHEMATIC PC|SCHEMATIC Automation CAE Electrical CAD software
PC|SCHEMATIC Electronics CAE CAD software for electronics
PC|SCHEMATIC PowerDistribution CAE For documentation of LV installations
PC|SCHEMATIC Tele CAE For documentation of Tele and Computer installations
PTC $1,300M CREO (was Pro/Engineer) CAD United States
CADDS 5i CAD Originally of Computervision
Pro/DESKTOP CAD Originally Designwave of Computervision
Creo Simulate (was Pro/MECHANICA) CAE From Rasna acquisition
Pro/Concept CAID Originally called 3D Paint
Pro/Designer CAID Originally called CDRS
Windchill PDM
Granite Kernel
CREO View Visualization From Division acquisition
CoCreate OneSpace Modeling 2007 CAD Originally called SolidDesigner (and prior to that, ME30)
CoCreate Modeling Personal Edition 2.0 CAD Free Explicit Modeling Software
CoCreate OneSpace Drafting 2007 CAD 2D Drafting, originally called ME10
CoCreate CPD For Internet-based collaboration
CoCreate Model Manager 2007 PDM Originally called WorkManager
NESTER CAM marker making (nesting) optimization for the apparel and composites industries
Polygon Software PolyNest CAD Pattern design, interactive and automatic marker making (nesting) for apparel manufacturing
PolyPM PLM Integrated ERP/PLM for apparel manufacturers and textile mills.
Polytropon PolyPattern Design CAD Apparel pattern construction and grading.
PolyPattern Marker CAD/CAM Apparel marker making (nesting).
PolyPattern AutoMarker CAD/CAM Automatic generation of optimal markers (nesting) for the apparel industry.
PolyPattern M2M CAD Made-To-Measure pattern generation from body measurements..
PolyOrganize PDM Workflow driven product data management system for the fashion and apparel industries.
Propro Group bCAD CAD integrated package for 2D drafting, 3D modeling and realistic rendering
bCAD Furniture CAD professional package for the design of furniture
bCAD Designer CAD for architectural works and interior designing
bCAD Engineer CAD complex solution for engineering projects and technical documentation and drawings
bCAD Student CAD free version of bCAD software
Punch! Software Home Design CAD Home, architecture, landscape, and interior design software
Shark CAD Professional modeling, drafting, and presentation
ViaCAD CAD Consumer level CAD software
QARM Pty Ltd OneCNC CAM/CAD Milling, Lathe, Wire EDM, Profiling
QikDraw Systems QikDraw Professional
QikQuote Shed, Verandahs, etc.
QikLink V Graphical Documentation & Presentation system
QikDraw V3D House Package
QDElect Electrical Package (electrical drawings)
Radica Software Electra Cloud Electrical CAD/CAE Fully cloud based electrical schematic design software that works on a browser.
Red Cedar Technology HEEDS CAE Design optimization and process automation software.
Renga Software Renga Architecture CAD
Renga Structure CAD
BOSS_Quattro CAE
Schott Systeme GmbH Pictures by PC CAD/CAM/Technical Illustration/Rendering/Animation Software for 2D/3D CAD construction, 3D conceptual modelling and mould tool design, 2.5D through to 5 axis milling and engraving, turning, wire cutting, technical documentation including illustration, graphic design, rendering and animation
Seamplex CAEplex CAE Web-based CAE interface to cloud-based open-source backends
Sescoi WorkXPlore 3D CAD Viewer Viewer for analyzing and sharing 2D and 3D CAD files without having to rely on the original CAD application.
SI Engineering Libellula.CUT CAD Nesting and CNC programming software for sheet metal fabrication
SI.CUBE CAD 5 and 4-6 axis Nesting and CNC programming software for sheet metal fabrication
Libellula.HVAC CAD 3D parametric software for air cooling
Libellula.UNFOLD CAD 3D to 2D flat development
Siemens Digital Industries Software
(Formerly UGS Corp, Unigraphics Solutions)
$1,100M NX CAD/CAID/CAE/CAM United States
NX Nastran CAE
Solid Edge CAD
Parasolid Kernel
Femap CAE
EMS CAD Originally of Intergraph
BRAVO CAD Originally of Applicon
I-DEAS CAD Originally of SDRC
NX I-deas CAD Transition product from I-DEAS to NX
Simcenter STAR-CCM+ CAE
Teamcenter PDM
Tecnomatix MPM
Sigma Design Arris CAD
Builderscad CAD
SigmaTEK Systems, LLC SigmaNEST CAM United States
SigmaTUBE United States
SigmaBEND United States
SigmaMRP United States
Shehala IT Limited CAD CAD
SmartCAMcnc SmartCAM

Production Milling

CAM "Toolpath Modeling" for 2 1/2D Wireframe-based Milling United States

Advanced Milling

CAM "Toolpath Modeling" for 2 1/2D Wireframe & Solids toolpaths. 4 and 5 axis positional indexing. Basic 3D toolpath capability

FreeForm Machining

CAM "Toolpath Modeling" for Wireframe, Surface & Solids toolpaths. 3 Axis surface mold & die type applications

Production Turning

CAM "Toolpath Modeling" for 2 axis Wireframe-based Turning

Advanced Turning

CAM "Toolpath Modeling" for 2 axis and Multiaxis Turning, MillTurn C/Y, Wireframe & Solids based

Advanced Wire EDM

CAM "Toolpath Modeling" for 2- and 4-axis Wire EDM

Advanced Fabrication

CAM "Toolpath Modeling" for Punching and Profiling applications
SoftPlan Systems Inc SoftPlan CAD Residential Design Software
SolidCAM GmbH SolidCAM CAM Integrated CAM in Solidworks for iMachining, 2.5D milling, 3D Milling/HSM, High Speed Surface machining HSS, Indexial 4/5 axes milling, Sim. 5 axes milling, Mill-Turn and WireEDM
InventorCAM CAM Integrated CAM in Autodesk Inventor for iMachining, 2.5D milling, 3D Milling/HSM, High Speed Surface machining HSS, Indexial 4/5 axes milling, Sim. 5 axes milling, Mill-Turn and WireEDM
solidThinking Evolve CAE Conceptual design tool for Mac or PC, originally named solidThinking
Inspire CAE Structural concept generation tool
SolutionWare Corporation GeoPath CAD/CAM CNC programming for 2.5 axis milling, turning, 3-D Milling, wire-EDM, auto programming, solid verification, Mazatrol, fabrication, and solids
MazaCAM CAM CNC programming for milling, and turning for a wide range of Mazak machines
PowerCAM CAM CNC programming with direct Mazatrol and/or G-code output from within the SolidWorks interface
SpaceClaim SpaceClaim CAD
Speed Step Dimension PLM/PDM Focused on Apparel and Footwear product data management, sourcing control, costing, work-flow, quality and order management.[5]
Static Free Software The Electric VLSI Design System EDA
Stardraw Audio CAD CAD design for audio equipment and racks plus cable and equipment planning
A/V CAD CAD design for audio/visual equipment and racks plus cable and equipment planning
Lighting 2D CAD CAD design for theatrical lighting design
Sprut Technology SprutCAM CAM CNC programming for 2.5D, 3D, 4/5D axes indexed/simultaneous milling, HSM, FBM, multi axis lathe, Turning, Mill-Turn, Wire EDM and robots
SharpCam Ltd SharpCam CAM CAD/CAM software for 2.5D axis milling
Softek RTM CAM
Synergetic Innovative Solutions XMD - Expert Mold Designer CAD Knowledge-based, automated mold design solution.
Tebis Technische Informationssysteme AG Tebis CAD/CAM
Technos Astra R-Nesting CAM Astra R-Nesting is sheet nesting software for optimized cutting of particle board, metal, glass etc. and output NC data for CNC cutting machines.
Astra S-Nesting CAM Astra S-Nesting is intended for optimizing true shape nesting, calculation cutting tool path and output NC data for cutting machines.
TES International, LLC. ElectroFlo CAE Thermal Management Analysis for Electronics
ADFlo CAE Thermal & Flow Network Analysis
think3 (Formerly Cad. Lab) ThinkDesign Styling CAD/CAID
ThinkDesign Engineering CAD
thinkPLM PDM
type3 (Formerly Vision numeric) TypeEdit CAD/CAID Mechanical Rotary Milling Applications
LaserType CAD/CAID Laser Applications
Type3 CAA V5 CAD/CAID Text and Mapping Capabilities in Catia V5
Gravostyle CAD/CAID OEM Software solutions for Gravograph machines
Top Systems T-FLEX CAD CAD 2D and 3D Parametric CAD software
T-FLEX CAM CAM Integrated CAM software
TriTools Partners Visual CADD CAD 2D CADD software
Trace Software elecworks CAD Software for design of automation projects
TraceParts TraceParts CAD Parts Library of standard and suppliers' catalogs for mechanical design, engineering and manufacturing applications. Contains 100+ million part numbers.
Transoft Solutions Inc. AutoTURN CAD AutoCAD / MicroStation add-on for vehicle swept path simulation
Ulusal CAD ve GIS Cozumleri A.S. NetCAD CAD GIS Major Turkish CAD & GIS and Engineering Solutions Company
Upperspace DesignCAD
Ucamco UCAMX CAM CAM software suite for the printed circuit board (PCB) industry; inputs Gerber Format
Integr8tor CAM automated pre-CAM software suite for the printed circuit board (PCB) industry; inputs Gerber Format
Reference Gerber Viewer CAM online Gerber Viewer, by the developer of the Gerber format; inputs Gerber Format
VariCAD s. r. o. VariCAD CAD CAD software for mechanical engineering
Vectorworks, Inc. Vectorworks Fundamentals CAD 2D & 3D CAD software United States
Vectorworks Architect BIM software for Architecture United States
Vectorworks Landmark BIM software for Landscapes United States
Vectorworks Spotlight Scenic, Stage, and Lighting design software for live performance events United States
ConnectCAD CAD AV schematics software add on module for Vectorworks Spotlight United States
Braceworks CAD Structural Analysis for temporary events. Add on module for Vectorworks Spotlight United States
Vision Previzualization and lighting control software for live events United States
Virtual Architecture VA HouseDesigner CAD CAD software
Vispower Technology, Inc. CAD PDM Web-based collaboration application for a wide variety of 3D project environments CAD Web-based simple 3d file sharing app
Viva3D Viva3D(R) Pro for CAD CAD Realistic real-time CAD scene rendering software
VX VX CAD CAD Electrical CAD software
WSCAD WSCAD SUITE Electrical CAD, E-CAD Electrical CAD software for electrical engineering, fluid (pneumatic and hydraulics), piping and instrumentation, cabinet engineering, electrical installation and building automation
WireCAD WireCAD CAD Electronic System Design Tools for A/V,C2 and FIBER.
Zuken CR-5000 CAD Electronic CAD software
CR-8000 CAD Electronic CAD software
Cadstar CAD Electronic CAD software
E3.series E-CAD Electrical and fluid engineering software
eCadstar CAD Electronic CAD software
ZWCAD Software Co., LTD ZWCAD CAD CAD software

Past CAD Brands

Acquired, orphaned, failed or rebranded.

Acquired by Autodesk
Acquired by UGS Corporation
Acquired by Dassault Systèmes
Rebranded as Aveva
Baystate Technologies
Acquired by Kubotek Corporation
Now called Ucamco for printed circuit board applications
Acquired by Gerber
CIS (Cambridge Interactive Systems)
Acquired by Computervision
Acquired by Baystate Technologies
Acquired by Computervision
Published "ClarisCAD", abandoned in transition of company to FileMaker
Acquired by Parametric Technology Corporation
Diehl Graphsoft
Acquired by Nemetschek
Acquired by Lectra
Matra DataVision
Acquired by Dassault Systèmes
Acquired by Gerber
Micro Engineering Solutions
Published "Solution 3000" and "ADX", acquired by Autodesk
NC Graphics
Acquired by Parametric Technology Corporation
Revit Technology Corporation
Acquired by Autodesk
Shape Data
Acquired by Siemens
Spatial Corp.
Acquired by Dassault Systèmes
Acquired by UGS Corporation
(Structural Research and Analysis Corporation) acquired by SolidWorks Corporation
SolidWorks Corporation
Acquired by Dassault Systèmes
Acquired by Unigraphics Solutions
Unigraphics Solutions a.k.a. UGS Corporation
Acquired by Siemens

In-house CAD software

Developed by companies for their own use. Some are no longer used as the organizations are now using commercial systems.

Company Field System
Boeing Aerospace AGPS
Dassault Aviation Aerospace CATIA
Ford Motor Company Automotive PDGS
General Motors Automotive CGS
Lockheed Aerospace CADAM (evolved into CATIA)
Lockheed Martin Aero (Formerly General Dynamics FW) Aerospace ACAD
McDonnell Douglas Aerospace CADD
Mercedes-Benz (Daimler-Benz) Automotive SYRCO
Nissan Automotive CATIA
Northrop Aerospace NCAD
Renault Automotive UNISURF
Toyota Automotive TOGO

Open source CAD software projects

See also: Category:Free computer-aided design software



Open CASCADE and related projects


See also


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