A list of Mechanical Engineering Software

In this post i am sharing a list of Software, including CAD, Thermal analysis, FEMs and other services or tools that can be used in Mechanical Engineering. Some of them are free or subjected to purchase to use them fully functionally. As at the first step I have try to list all the CAD software. If I am missing some software to mention, than surely you can help me by informing me about that CAD, thermal software.

CAD software list

CAD softwares co#1 CAD softwares co#2

Autodesk

Alibre Design

Autocad electrical

Autodesk Revit

Autodesk Inventor

Auto CAD

Autodesk 3ds Max

Brics cad

CATIA

Creo Parametric / ProEngineer

DraftSight

Femap

Google SketchUp

Iron CAD

Kompas-3D

KeyCreator

Mastercam

Solid Edge

NX

Top Solid

Rhino

Via CAD 3D

SolidFace

SpaceClaim

SolidWorks

Turbo CAD

ZW3D

 

Machine Design Software

Patran 

Analysis CAD Software list:

Analysis CAD software co#1 Analysis CAD software co#2

Ansys

Abaqus

SIMUFACT

COMSOL Multiphysics

SIMULIA*

Random:

  1. RecurDyn : according to official site it is specially designed for simulation of kinematics and dynamics problems.
  2. Physical Modeling and Simulation Software – MapleSim is a drag-and-drop modeling tool allowing you to produce simulation models of multi-domain systems.
  3. Mech-Q Engineering Software is a suite of engineering routines that run in AutoCAD or IntelliCAD. Features Piping, Mechanical, HVAC and Structural. Free trials.
  4. Designerswest is a technical publisher / distributor of practical engineering/scientific calculation software and reference handbooks for students, designers, engineers, architects and educators.
  5. Professional Shunt Calibration Calculator – Strainmatics guides the user through the shunt calibration using a step wise approach.
  6. Svara Software – Mechanical and Structural Engineering Analysis & Design Software
  7. Multi-disciplinary Design and Analysis Software – EngineersToolbox (ETBX) is a comprehensive software tool for engineering design and analysis.
  8. Michael Rainey has various software for machining professionals.
  9. Hamilton Design Group has several freeware AutoCAD programs.
  10. Ciclo Vbelt specially designed for centrifugal machine that can drive or run on belt.
  11. Hanley Innovations – several aerodynamics software packages available.
  12. LV-Soft.com – engineering software for pressure vessel design and plant design.
  13. Reckon It, Inc. – 1.85 log graph based engineering software for automatic sprinkler demand and water supply analysis.
  14. Design Flow Solutions provides the engineer with a range of computer tools to solve fluid flow problems.
  15. Job Master production control and tracking software for small to medium-sized manufacturers and job shops.
  16. JMatPro is an innovative software for modeling materials properties and behavior of multi-component alloys.
  17. SAMCEF has various useful software packages for mechanical engineers.
  18. Perspective CMMS provides independent advice on the selection of maintenance software and CMMS systems.
  19. S&J Enterprises offers comprehensive maintenance software, as well as extensive consulting, training and implementation services.
  20. Network Analysis Inc. makes SINDA/G Thermal Analyis software – supplying NASA since 1982.
  21. ReliaSoft Corporation provides software, training and professional services for reliability engineering and related fields.
  22. Maintenance Connection provides Web-Based Maintenance Management Software (or Web-Based CMMS Software).
  23. PipingOffice has 22 Excel spreadsheets for piping calculations – pressures, branch reinforcements, miters etc.
  24. ModelPress is a new free technology that publishes and displays 3D CAD models over the web and desktop.
  25. eMachineShop – the remarkable new way to get the custom parts you need. You design and they machine your parts via the web. It’s easy, convenient, and low cost.
  26. vDECC – project management software designed to operate from FEED (Front End Engineering Design).
  27. PUMP-FLO.com – Free online pump sizing and selection software. Select from leading manufacturers online pump catalogs.
  28. CustomCommerce manages engineers’ product information to streamline the sale of complex products.
  29. PIPENET™ is a powerful software tool for the engineer who needs to carry out fluid flow analysis on a network of pipes and ducts quickly and reliably.
  30. Process Ace Software specializes in hand-held (PalmOS) computer software for Process & Mechanical Engineers in the process industries.
  31. HB Team develops software for fluid dynamics applied to turbomachinery.
  32. Innovision Systems, Inc. specializes in in 2D/3D Motion Analysis, High-Speed Video and Data Acquisition systems.
  33. Free CAD Viewer – view AutoCAD drawings with free DWG/DXF/DWF viewer.
  34. SST Systems, Inc. offers software for piping stress, fluid flow and nozzle flexibility analyses.
  35. FMEA-Pro is Failure Modes and Effects Analysis software for manufacturers of Automotive, Electronic, Aerospace, Defense and Manufacturing products.
  36. Systek Technologies offers software for Gas Properties & Hydraulics, Liquid Pipeline Hydraulics, Centrifugal Pump Performance & more!
  37. HVAC Solution is a revolutionary new software tool for the design of HVAC equipment and systems.
  38. CADSymbols.com offers instant access to over 8 million online CAD symbols.
  39. JackBolt.com has web-based software for manufacturers – resource planning, cost analysis, supply chain management and more.
  40. WATT Mechanism Design Tool is a new software package from Heron-Technologies. WATT is a unique conceptual design tool focused on mechanism and linkage design.
  41. ThermoAnalytics, Inc. – Developers of advanced thermal modeling and infrared analysis software for engineering design and analysis.
  42. Free Mechanical Engineering Software – CAD/CAM, FEA and others.
  43. Engineering Power Tools – over 70 program modules and data tables are organized into one easy-to-use package.
  44. Cullimore and Ring Technologies, Inc. – Thermal/Fluid Software and Consulting. C&R provides products and services in the areas of heat transfer and fluid system design and analysis.
*Simulia contain multi-physics and Abaqus as its module or you can purchase them separately 

46 Comments

  1. malleswari

    sir how can i build work piece and cutting tool model in software(in which software it will be easy)..and how can i analyse the model by varying cutting parameters like temperature, feed, speed , and other factors like nose radius, rake angles etc..i am waiting for your reply sir..
    thanking you sir..

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    • it can be done in most of the CAD software. all you need is some advanced help in this regard. As i am using Creo Parametric right now so there is module for manufacturing in creo parametric there you can get results for your desired problem.

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  2. prakhar pandey

    creo or solidworks , can you plz answer that which one is mostly used in companies.

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  3. adhishankar

    hi sir i am adhishankar i just doing mechanical second year in chennai i want to study master computer course in my department i havee one question howmuch amount it will take……………….?
    plz rly

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    • Hi Adhishankar you should contact your department’s administration for this kind of information.

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  4. Abdhul

    Bro plz guide me . .
    Am gonna get a laptop .
    Whether AMD Radeon / ATI Sunpro gfx cards supports all the softwares you said ?
    Or
    I need a Nvidia gfx card ?

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  5. pradeep

    Hi sir, I am pradeep just doing mechanical second year . I am in the confused state what have to do first , so please guide me…… which software is better for future?….and also i planned to prefer M.S in foreign , so prefer the best country and best college ……….

    waiting for your reply…………..

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    • you should start learning any CAD software like solid works, creo, catia wtc and then learn about analysis software like ansys or abaqus. well the best collage or country is that fit for you. start exploring details about country you wish to to go and explore to find university that suits you best.

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  6. you can also include meshing softwares like hyperworks/hypermesh

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  7. Abdul Moeed

    How to learn softwares like ansys or abaqus.

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    • soon i will be writting tutorials of ansys workbench. i am sure that will initiate the creativeness in reader.

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      • Abdul Moeed

        Thanks alot. I will be looking forward.

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  8. ameya deole

    please send name of any five drafting packages(software)

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    • now a days mostly CAD software contain special module for drafting. But i will update the list after finding the software that are specially build for drafting.

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  9. Tobi

    Please if i want to learn softwares which one can i start with and can you give me the best lists of softwares to go with. Thanks.

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    • I always recommend either Creo Parametric or Solid works. But for beginner who doesn’t know the basics of CAD i will suggest to use Auto CAD and after that shift to earlier stated software

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  10. Opeyemi

    Hi, thanks i like your site. Please how is web designing and C++ related to mechanical engineerin.

    Reply

    • Dear Opeyemi every thing is linked. You can find C++ more useful when you are trying to formulate or automate some of your process. In CFD you can use C++ a lot. Although now a days Matlab is preferred. web designing is simply the part of learning some other field.

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  11. Francis

    Hi!
    Simulating softwate for hot and cold forging manufacturing – SIMUFACT.
    Please check this.

    Reply
  12. bhavya mishra

    hello sir.I have completed my btech from mechanical branch and I have learned the software autocad and proE , now I have to move forward. so could you please some other software that I can learn.

    Reply

    • good!!! now you should move towards ansys or other analysis software. this will boost your skills….

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  13. MANISH SHARMA

    sir, i am fresher of mechanical engineering. i done autocad.
    can you please suggest me next software which is best for getting job.
    by the B.TECH degree, i couldnt get any job. please tell me also that how can i get a good job in designing field.

    Reply

    • Auto cad is basic software for Mechanical engineers. you should learn at least one of these software.
      creo parametric, solid works, catia

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  14. Priyank

    Hey,
    My major is mechanical and i want to know if a mac will be good for running the softwares mentioned above and more

    Reply

    • Majority of above software support mac. You need to the requirements for specific software at its official site

      Reply
  15. pranav

    sir i m doing my diploma in mechanical .Sir i want to know which softwares should i learn so it will be benifical for me in future.

    Reply

    • For design purpose you should go for Creo parametric and beside it i will recommend you to use either ansys or abaqus.

      Reply
  16. PRABAHARAN G

    Hi dude analysis software’s like hypermesh, ansa and abaqus are missing above.

    Reply
  17. pankaj

    i am pursuing my B TECH bt i want to learn cad cam but i am confused from where i should start.

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    • first of you need to select the design software and then you may need to know some basics of CAM. i will suggest you to go for Creo Parametric. it is quite easy to learn and you can easily perform your CAD_CAM work on it.solid works is also a good option.

      Reply
  18. sucheta

    I am in last year of BE mechanical..
    Plz suggest me, which software i should learn?
    I have already done Autocad, Solidworks & PRO-E.

    Reply

    • try Ansys or Abaqus that will enhance your skills as a Design engineer. I am sure you will find them very useful.

      Reply
  19. shankar

    i need simulation software by using PROMOD,SLAM-H,CAFINS software etc suppliers in india.

    Reply
  20. chrisian

    Am a fresh graduate in mechanical, i know AutoCAD, but i need advice on the next software i should learn as a beginer. Pls help.

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    • you should go for either Creo parametric (formally Pro/Engineer) or solid works. creo parametric is very powerful PLM software but solid works has its own benefits. i have used both of them and both works fine but i find creo much more easy than solid-works.

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    • Thank you Osman for your suggestions. One thing i would like to mention that PTC has changed the name (actually it’s philosophy) of ProEngieener to Creo Parametric. i have updated the post accordingly to remove any doubt about ProE and added your suggestion too.

      Reply

  21. Fantastic, just bookmarked this page for future use. Will surely save me a lot of time searching for software solutions on google. Thank You!

    Reply

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