4 commonly used drawing software programs

We are a professional factory specializing in injection molds and injection processing. In the production of injection products, we utilize several commonly used design software, such as AutoCAD, PROE (CREO), UG, SOLIDWORKS, and more. You may feel overwhelmed with so many software options, but which one should you choose? Which one is the best?

Let me introduce each software and its suitable industries and domains separately, hoping to help you make an informed decision.

AutoCAD: This is the most widely used 2D mechanical design software. It is suitable for 2D drawing creation, as well as editing and annotating 2D files converted from 3D models. Many engineers use software like PROE (CREO), UG, SOLIDWORKS, or Catia to complete their 3D designs and then transfer them to AutoCAD for 2D operations.

PROE (CREO): Developed by PTC, this integrated CAD/CAE/CAM software is widely applied in industrial product and structural design fields. It is commonly used in coastal provinces and cities, where industries like household appliances, electronics, toys, handicrafts, and daily necessities are prevalent.

UG: Short for Unigraphics NX, this software is mainly used in the mold industry.Most mold designers utilize UG, although it also finds limited application in the automotive industry.

SOLIDWORKS: Frequently employed in the mechanical industry.

If you are a product design engineer, we recommend using PROE (CREO) along with AutoCAD. If you are a mechanical design engineer, we suggest combining SOLIDWORKS with AutoCAD. If you specialize in mold design, we recommend using UG in conjunction with AutoCAD.

Post time: Jan-16-2024