3D Modeling programs - programs to create 3D models

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Here is a list of 3D modeling programs. It contains both free and commercial (not free) programs. The list is in alphabetical order though sortable. Note that these programs are generic 3D modeling programs and not specific to The Micro.

Name Link Price Platforms Comment
Autodesk 123D Design https://www.123dapp.com Free for personal / Premium 9,99$/Month Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.7
Blender http://www.blender.org Free Windows Vista, Mac OS X 10.6, Linux Powerful program but hard to learn, horrible UI
DesignSpark Mechanical http://www.rs-online.com/designspark/electronics/eng/page/mechanical Free Windows XP Very easy to learn, limited features.
FreeCAD http://www.freecadweb.org/ Free Windows XP, Mac OS X 10.7, Linux
OpenSCAD http://www.openscad.org Free Windows XP, Mac OS X 10.7, Linux, BSD Not that easy learn, for math geeks, powerful for creating 3D models of machine parts.
Trimble Sketchup http://www.sketchup.com Free Windows Vista, Mac OS X 10.7 Quite easy to use, Google for Plugins for advanced features
Rhinoceros 3D (student) http://www.rhino3d.com/ 195€ (5 licenses) Windows XP, Mac OS X 10.7
SolidWorks (student edition) http://www.solidworks.com $150 Windows 7
SolidEdge http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/de_de/products/solid-edge/ Free for educational purposes (german version) Windows 7 64bit
Tinkercad http://www.tinkercad.com Free (limited Version, not for commercial) / Personal 19$/Month Web Very easy to learn, limited features. Fully webbased
Onshape http://www.Onshape.com Free Web Very easy to learn, ideal for mechanical design. Fully webbased