Which is the 'BEST' software as far as Surface modelling is concerned??
pro/E s outta d race..Now d only option s for SW / CATIA / NX.. So which s d best among these three?
I myself use SolidWorks and Rhino for making surfaces. As fateh Merrad mentioned, SolidWorks will do just fine, in most cases. In the other cases, I use Rhinoceros.
In the end, there is no 'best' surface modeling program. Only programs you like and programs you don' t like or haven' t tried yet.
ProE is out for surface modelling ???... I'm using every day and it's very fine with it. Besides ProE Mech. standard package they do also have additional packages for specific applications (eg advance surfacing, pipiping, metalsheet, thermodynamics, etc.) so one could get exactly according to what's he needs.
SW should be also fine (actually very very similar to ProE).
I remember Catia of many years ago but I believe it's very fine too.
Conclusion : I believe they are all valid softwares for surface modellings (as well as solids).
I'm personally using ProE since 15years on daily basis and very happy with it but I recognize SW and Catia are also very valid/comparable options.
through the years, all those softwares had little improvements here and there but, at the end of the day, what was ProE (basic package) of 10 years ago it's basically the same today... the basic software structure is always the same and won't drastically change for long time yet.