The Case for Inexpensive 3D CAD!|
You are paying way too much for 3D CAD and you know it!
Pricing starts at $600.00 for annual, yes annual, rental.
Yes, that would be around $50.00 per month!!
The Very Best 3D CAD Rental Offer!!
Perpetual pricing starts at $20000.00
ZW3D now imports native NX, Catia 5, Creo and Solidworks files with PMI
This Image is from a model done by Selcuk Ozmumcu in ZW3D Standard. If there is a "Master" in the art of 3D CAD, Selcuk is it.
You can see more of Selcuk's work in this article.
The Most Incredible Presentation of Hybrid CAD Modeling, Ever!!
For the Individual
The Engineering Professional
You work for a large company that uses Catia, Creo or NX at $20,000.00 per seat. No way can you afford a seat of your own to start a design business and your company doesn't like you that much to give you a seat. To even think of justifying a purchase like that, you would have to have a huge contract.
Okay, how about the mid range products?? Hmm, Solidworks $6,000.00, Inventor $5,000.00. Oh yes, I can hear it now. Honey, I want to start my own design business. Can we spend $6,000.00, is the answer laughter, "We need new carpeting", or "whatever".
So how do you start a business doing professional side 3D CAD work for a company or designing your own products or inventions. We have the solution starting at an annual rental of $600.00. Nope this is not some subscription only trap, you can always upgrade to a perpetual seat, assuring unlimited access to your precious engineering information. ZW3d offers a high level of compatibility and interoperability with all of the popular CAD systems.
The Inventor or Hobbyist
With the entry of 3D printing the world of 3D CAD has now opened up to those that are not engineers or designers but want to create 3D parts. You don't want to end up with a toy, you need a substantial professional CAD system to create the next widget everyone may need. No you do not want to invest in an expensive 3D CAD software and have it just collecting dust sitting on the computer.
For the Company
Now most companies are small. The big boys, like Catia, Creo and NX are really only for huge companies that use PLM (Multiyear projects, many engineers working concurrently with thousands of parts and many outside suppliers). So you need a couple of seats? Towards $50,000! Maintenance, Support and if you don't hire it, the unthinkable Training costs!!!
We will buy Solidworks or Inventor!
A startup needs a staff of 5 engineers. Gulp. $30,000 for Solidworks.. plus maintenance? A minimum of another $6,000.00! Monthly Subscription fee of $1,500 for Inventor (forever)? Yes, there are many users of these CAD packages, but at what price? Most 3D CAD systems are very similar. Most experienced users can be up to speed on ZW3D in a week or two. We can start you out for less than $3,000.00 for five seats with our annual rental program. Yes that is per year! If you need engineering support we can also help you there.
Are you an existing company tired of all the limiting restrictions your current software is demanding, high annual maintenance or locking you into forever subscriptions? Don't worry about legacy engineering data, ZW3d offers a high level of compatibility and interoperability with all of the popular CAD systems.
So you have a couple of CAD/CAM packages. The initial cost were high now they want you to keep the maintenances up and you only use them to read the native files. The costs just aren't worth it.
ACIS .sat, Parasolid .xmt, IGES, STEP or DXF/DWG
Import Latest native files from:
Catia 4/5/6, Creo (Pro/E), NX (UG)/Solid Edge, Solidworks and Inventor
Import/Export both Catia 4 and 5 plus all of the standard neutral formats.
You can use ZW3D Lite as a translator and with the low upgrade cost of $400.00 you can keep current with all of the above programs and formats. This eliminates the need to pay the high maintenance costs or now having to buy an annual subscription the software forever.
Not only can you use ZW3D as a translator, with its robust direct editing functionality you can use it for modifying the imported parts, create drawings, generate .stl models for 3D printing, tool design and everything you are doing with your current 3D CAD system. Take a look at ZW3D in action using Boolean design on an imported part. Modifications in minutes that would take hours in a Pro/e clone.
Do you need integrated Mold Design or CNC?
Take a look how it works!!
Please feel free to download ZW3D for a free 30 day evaluation
We can offer you an "Annual" subscription
While ZW3D Lite is a fully functional Mechanical Design package ZW3D Standard becomes an Advanced Hybrid Modeler by adding free form Class A surfacing, shape morphing, sheet metal design and robust reverse engineering from .stl or point cloud.
We can offer you an "Annual" subscription
If you are interested in adding professional hybrid modeling capabilities or looking for a new solution to increase your productivity, take some time to download a fully functional 30 day evaluation and play with these packages. Feel free to give me a call if you have any questions or would like an on-line presentation.