What CAD software is best for Automotive design and manufacturing?

What CAD software is best for Automotive design and manufacturing?

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Hello Amine.
It depends on what part of the automotive assembly you are working on and also if you willing to purchase a software as an individual, or a company.
For outer shape design: Rhinoceros 3D is the best (Renault, CanAm... uses it) in my opinion.
For the mechanical part: Inventor, Solidworks. Catia. Unigraphics, Pro Engineer.... The problem is that these softwares can do far more than you ever need, but still you will pay their prices as an individual.

I personally use Rhinoceros because it has an endless numbers of plug-ins even for "automotive" designs (I mean mechanical engineering design) and it is very easy to use. Rhinoceros is one of the most effordable software for individual purchase for a free-lancer.

You can also make the firs steps of doing concepts with FreeCad + Z88 AURORA for finit element analysis, both an open source CAD initiative.

I hope it will help.
Best,
Paul

 
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Unigraphics ( Siemens NX ) and Catia

 
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i think the pro/e is good for automotive design an manufacturing

 
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In my opinion it is catia. I know Lamborghini use it

 
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