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Onshape is the first and only full-cloud 3D CAD system that lets everyone on a design team simultaneously work together using a web browser, phone or tablet. They offers a free pricing tier for Makers.
An industry standard in 3D design. Complete set of packages, including rendering and testing.
OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD models. It is free software and available for Linux/UNIX, Windows and Mac OS X. Unlike most free software for creating 3D models (such as Blender) it does not focus on the artistic aspects of 3D modelling but instead on the CAD aspects. Thus it might be the application you are looking for when you are planning to create 3D models of machine parts but pretty sure is not what you are looking for when you are more interested in creating computer-animated movies.
OpenSCAD is not an interactive modeller. Instead it is something like a 3D-compiler that reads in a script file that describes the object and renders the 3D model from this script file. This gives you (the designer) full control over the modelling process and enables you to easily change any step in the modelling process or make designs that are defined by configurable parameters.
AutoDesk 123D Design
123D Design is a free, powerful, yet simple 3D creation and editing tool which supports many new 3D printers.
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.
Blender is open source software design for artistic modeling, think animated characters. Blender is able to do: Photorealistic Rendering, Fast Rigging (transforming a model into a posable character), Animation toolset, Sculpting, Game Design, and Video Editing.
Silo 2 is a focused 3D modeling application with the ability to effortlessly switch between organically sculpting high-polygon models and precisely controlling hard-edged surfaces. It can be used for anything from creating 3D characters for video games and movies to quickly exploring 3D architectural ideas.
Long known for creating vector art (2D), You can use this tool for laser cutters.
SketchUp users are architects, designers, builders, makers and engineers.
Tinkercad is an easy, browser-based 3D design and modeling tool for all. Tinkercad is also your perfect 3d printing companion – it allows you to imagine anything, and then design it in minutes! Tinkercad is part of the 123D family of free apps from AutoDesk (Makers of AutoCAD)..