Electronic – 3d modelling software for case design


What software is generally used in industry to design cases for pcb boards?

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Generally, you need software that can export STL files.

Solidworks: $4000 + $1300/year

ProEngineer: $5000? + something per year?

Autocad Inventor: $5200? + something per year?

Google Sketchup: Free or $500, but can't export STL directly. I've seen mention of a plugin that can convert Sketchup files to STL, but I haven't used it myself.

(From Peter Gibson) Blender: Free, but alleged to have a steep learning curve.

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