Top 10 Applications for Engineers

No 2. AutoCAD

Developer Autodesk
Latest stable version Version 2011

A well known software for 2D and 3D design and drafting. Latest AutoCAD version includes full solid modeling features as well as a comprehensive set of 3D tools. Here are some features of the latest release:

  • 3D Printing
  • Lights
  • Materials
  • FBX Import/Export
  • Visual Styles
  • Photorealistic Rendering
  • Solid Primitives
  • Interference Checking
  • Sweeps and Lofts
  • Dynamic User Coordinate System (UCS)
  • Section Planes/Cuts
  • Flatshot
  • Animation Paths
  • Walk and Fly Tools
  • SteeringWheels
  • ViewCube
  • 3D Gizmos
  • Sub-Object Selection
  • Mesh Primitives
  • Surface Modeling
  • Surface Analysis
  • Point Cloud Support
  • Materials Library
  • Introductory 3D Workspace

No 1. Matlab

Developer MathWorks
Latest stable version R2010a

It is a numerical computing environment and a fourth-generation programming language. Following are the key features of this software:

  • High-level language for technical computing
  • Development environment for managing code, files, and data
  • Interactive tools for iterative exploration, design, and problem solving
  • Mathematical functions for linear algebra, statistics, Fourier analysis, filtering, optimization, and numerical integration
  • 2-D and 3-D graphics functions for visualizing data
  • Tools for building custom graphical user interfaces
  • Functions for integrating MATLAB based algorithms with external applications and languages, such as C, C++, Fortran, Java, COM, and Microsoft Excel

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