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  1. #1
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    Nov 2018

    Need CAD Software Recommendations

    I need recommendations for software for a project I have in mind. I want to design a toy truck for my special-needs son. The idea is to design a toy semi truck that he can assembled from pieces like a puzzle. The pieces would be small enough to fit in 3D printer build volume.

    I need software that will allow me to design the individual pieces and will render the entire assembled truck so I can check the fit of adjacent pieces. For instance, if the doors are separate pieces, I need to render the doors separately for printing but also need to render the doors and cab as completed assembly so I can check fit of the doors to the cab.

    I used SolidWorks years ago. It had a "smart mate" feature that allowed mating of adjacent parts. I need some freeware that does something similar or better. The completed truck will have a lot of parts and all of them need to designed a tight fit with adjacent parts. I have seen 3D-printed gear boxes and other assemblies so I know there is a tool out there that can do this.

    I have investigated Blender, Sketchup, and OnShape. I canít tell which would be suitable.

    Needless to say, I'm a newbie at this. I have a mechanical engineering degree but most of my time is spent writing software.

    Any recommendations?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. #2
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    Dec 2018
    My friend is working in a toy company where many types of toys are created with SolidWorks.

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