What are the best CAD softwares for Windows?

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    #1AutoCAD

    AutoCAD
    AutoCAD is a computer-aided design software that allows you to design every detail with 2D and 3D and share drawings across desktop, cloud, and mobile.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Samantha Rios
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "User friendly and reliable! From a novice to a master!"
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    #2Fusion 360

    Fusion 360
    Fusion 360 is a cloud-based 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE platform for product development. It combines industrial and mechanical design, simulation, collaboration, and machining in a single package.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android

    Free

    Michael Franklin
    Written on February 5, 2018
    "Does everything it needs to. It's hard to review CAD software, but if you're looking for one that does everything it's supposed to, this is the one for you. Its price is lower than other of its type too. "
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    #3Blender

    Blender
    Blender is a free and open source video editing and 3D creation suite software. It features tools for photorealistic rendering, fast modeling, realistic materials, animation toolset, fast UV unwrapping, full compositor, simulations, game creation, camera and object tracking and more.
    Software

    Mac, Windows

    Free

    William Barnett
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "great cad software love the open source and it works on linux os"
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    #4SolidWorks

    SolidWorks

    SolidWorks is a 3D solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering tool. It allows you to take product ideas and bring them to life, helping you design and improve every aspect of the product design process.

    Software

    Windows

    $3995- Free trial available.

    Reyna Guevara
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "Good software that has some basic models available. It looks to be a free service which is always a plus. Cloud storage is a greate way to keep all your products in one place and be able to access them from just about anywhere."
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    #53DS MAX

    3DS MAX
    3DS MAX is a modeling and rendering software which helps you create massive worlds in games, stunning scenes for design visualization and engaging virtual reality (VR) experiences
    Software

    Windows

    $1470- Free trial available.

    Danielle Fowler
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "Subscription based service. It is a more popular and well known brand. There is an entire suite of products that interconnect. This software has the ability to make very intricate models."
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    #6Lightwave 3D

    Lightwave 3D
    LightWave 3D is a professional 3D animation software tool that combines rendering with intuitive modeling and animation tools. It's been one of the most popular tools for studios and artists so far.
    Software

    Mac, Windows

    $995- Free trial available

    Richard Thompson
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "This is good solution because it is widely used software. There are a lot of features and is highly recommended."
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    #7OpenSCAD

    OpenSCAD
    OpenSCAD is a free programmatic 3D modeling software. It is a script-only based modeller that uses its own description language; parts can be previewed but cannot be interactively selected or modified by mouse in the 3D view.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Arthur Smith
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "one of the better software solution for cad work, you can't go wrong with this"
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    #8Wings 3D

    Wings 3D
    Wings 3D is an advanced subdivision modeler that is both powerful and easy to use. This software is free for personal and commercial use. 
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Ethan Williamson
    Written on February 3, 2018
    "finest app to create the auto cad projects"
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    #9Sculptris

    Sculptris
    Sculptris is a free and easy-to-use 3D modeling application where anyone can pick it up and play without any technical knowledge or digital experience. The skills acquired using this software can also be easily applied to ZBrush.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Victoria Ávila
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "I appreciate how useful Sculptris is. I have experienced that Sculptris is extremely user friendly. I suggest that Sculptris is the best CAD software for Windows."
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    #10Autodesk Maya

    Autodesk Maya

    Autodesk Maya is a 3D animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering software that provides an integrated, powerful toolset. Use it for animation, environments, motion graphics, virtual reality, and character creation.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $190- Varies by plan

    Kyle Harris
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Autodesk Maya is a 3D animation is good"

Summary

Best What are the best CAD softwares for Windows
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AutoCADSoftware 0 Paid
2Fusion 360Software 0 Free
3BlenderSoftware 0 Free
4SolidWorksSoftware 0 Paid
53DS MAXSoftware 0 Paid
6Lightwave 3DSoftware 0 Paid
7OpenSCADSoftware 0 Free
8Wings 3DSoftware 0 Free
9SculptrisSoftware 0 Free
10Autodesk MayaSoftware 0 Paid
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