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What software would you guys recommend for a beginner interested in vehicle design?

By Mario Botes on 13 Mar 14:44 4 answers 838 views 2 comments

I have always been interested in vehicle design but have only done a few basic side view sketches. What software would you guys recommend for a beginner like me. I would like to do some 3D vehicle designs for a hobby and maybe later try and study something similar! Thank you

4 answers

  • Charoenpon555
    Charoenpon555 over 4 years ago

    For me as in the automotive field for a few year, It depends on the component you are assigned to do

    For automotive body, It needs a good surface to represent its continuity, this cause the high-end software such as CATIA , Alias Automotive will be used.

    For Engine section, it contains many solid body, sometime sheetmetal part such as heat protection for exhaust manifold, I recommend ProEngineer to do this work.

    In your case , you design for your hobby which is not much complex, the middle level of CAD software is sufficient. I recommend to you is Solidwork, Inventor or alibre if you have not much money.

  • Rodger.H
    Rodger.H over 4 years ago

    The stylists / designers I worked with in the past used a big piece of paper and a roll of tape!

  • barta
    barta over 4 years ago

    Auto-CAD hahaha

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