What program can I use to convert a 2D industrial design plan to 3D model?
I'm currently working on a project to make a metal part. I have designed a 2D plan and I was wondering if there was a software out there that would enable me to transform my 2D plan into a 3D model. This way I could have a better look to what I've designed.
I know Autocad has this capability, Alias I guess, and Solidworks will do the job but I'm looking for something simple and why not a free software that will be very simple to turn my 2D in 3D.
If you want simple (and moderately powerful) try Sketchup. I've been involved in 3d and parametric modeling for over a decade, and I've used most of them all. I love Sketchup for it's simplicity and quick learning curve. Sketchup is as simple to use or as complex as you can make it within it's limits.
2 versions, one free and one pro. Post back if this doesn't fit the bill and I'll lend you as much info as I can.