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Apps with 'Parametric Modeling' feature

  1. Blender icon
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    146 alternatives to Blender 

    Blender is the free and open-source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, video editing, and motion tracking.

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    1.  3D SculptingBlender offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Blender, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsBlender can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Animation RiggingBlender supports bone structures to manipulate a 3D model like a puppet for animation.
    5.  Node BasedBlender supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
    6.  Physically-Based RenderingPrecise rendering method for Blender to represent of how light interacts with material properties.
    7.  Motion CaptureYou can capture and modify/animate faces, gestures, movements or objects within the Blender.
    8.  Parametric ModelingBlender can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    9.  Support for scriptingBlender supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    Cycles is Blender’s ray-trace based production render engine.
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  2. FreeCAD icon
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    101 alternatives to FreeCAD 

    FreeCAD is a general purpose parametric 3D CAD modeler. The development is completely Open Source (LGPL License). FreeCAD is aimed directly at mechanical engineering and product design but also fits in a wider range of uses around engineering, such as architecture or other...

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    1.  Parametric ModelingFreeCAD can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    2.  Procedural ModelingFreeCAD can create or modify 3D models and textures based on a sequence of rules.
    3.  PortableFreeCAD can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. MakeHuman icon
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    MakeHuman is an interactive modelling tool for creating realistic 3D human characters. These models can be exported to several computer graphics and animation platforms including Blender, Unity 3D, Unreal Engine, OpenSim and Second Life.

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    1.  Parametric ModelingMakeHuman can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    2.  3D SculptingMakeHuman offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
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  4. Autodesk AutoCAD icon
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    118 alternatives to Autodesk AutoCAD 

    AutoCAD is a leading CAD (computer-aided design) software used professionally throughout architectural, electrical, mechanical and other engineering and design industries. It was once available under a perpetual license but is now accessed solely through a subscription.

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    1.  Support for scriptingAutodesk AutoCAD supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Autodesk AutoCAD simultaneously.
    3.  Parametric ModelingAutodesk AutoCAD can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    4.  Ad-freeAutodesk AutoCAD doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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  5. 3D modeling and rendering software for design visualization, games, and animations.

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    1.  Parametric ModelingAutodesk 3ds Max can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    2.  Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Autodesk 3ds Max, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
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  6. Integrated CAD, CAM, and CAE featuring collaborative editing and cloud-based computation. Free license available for students and hobbyists.

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    1.  Parametric ModelingAutodesk Fusion 360 can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Autodesk Fusion 360 simultaneously.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  3D SculptingAutodesk Fusion 360 offers tools to push, pull, smooth, grab or pinch to manipulate a 3D model.
    Freeform modeling & sculpting
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  7. SOLIDWORKS is a leading 3D CAD software for design, analysis and product data management. SOLIDWORKS solutions can help boost productivity, harness intelligence, foster innovation, and facilitate collaboration.

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    1.  Parametric ModelingSOLIDWORKS can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
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  8. SolveSpace icon
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    SolveSpace is a parametric 3D CAD program with extrude, revolve, union and difference functions. Save/Export as DXF, PDF, SVG, STL, STEP. Mesh generation expected by most 3d printers. Constraint solver point tracing for motion analysis.

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    1.  PortableSolveSpace can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Parametric ModelingSolveSpace can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
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  9. Rhino can create, edit, analyze, document, render, animate, and translate NURBS* curves, surfaces, and solids, point clouds, and polygon meshes. There are no limits on complexity, degree, or size beyond those of your hardware.

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    1.  Parametric ModelingRhinoceros can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    2.  Procedural ModelingRhinoceros can create or modify 3D models and textures based on a sequence of rules.
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  10. Onshape icon
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    Onshape is a professional CAD system – Parts, Assemblies, Drawings – with version control and collaboration built in. Each Onshape plan (Free, Education, Professional, and Enterprise) gives you all of the CAD and data management functionality with no time limit.

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    1.  Parametric ModelingOnshape can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Onshape simultaneously.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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  11. QCAD icon
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    72 alternatives to QCAD 

    QCAD is an application for computer aided drafting in 2D. With QCAD you can create technical drawings such as plans for buildings, interiors, mechanical parts or schemas and diagrams.

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    1.  Support for scriptingQCAD supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    2.  Parametric ModelingQCAD can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
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  12. CadQuery is an intuitive, easy-to-use python based language for building parametric 3D CAD models. CadQuery is for 3D CAD what jQuery is for javascript. Imagine selecting Faces of a 3d object the same way you select DOM objects with JQuery!

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    1.  Parametric ModelingCadQuery can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
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  13. Autodesk® Inventor® products offer a comprehensive, flexible set of software for 3D mechanical design, product simulation, tooling creation, and design communication. Inventor takes you beyond 3D to Digital Prototyping by enabling you to design, visualize, and simulate...

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    1.  Parametric ModelingAutodesk Inventor can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
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  14. A library of functional 3D models and a customizer to get components that fit your needs. With mechanical expertise at its core, it allows anyone to easily get custom, working parts, to 3D print.

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    1.  Parametric ModelingSOL75 can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    Components library
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  15. Revit BIM software includes features for architectural design, MEP and structural engineering, and construction. Revit supports a multidiscipline, collaborative design process.

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    1.  Parametric ModelingAutodesk Revit can change the shape of model geometry as soon as the dimension value is modified.
    2.  Schedule BackupAutodesk Revit supports scheduling of your backups at specific times or intervals.
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