70 Engineering Software Applications 2020 For Civil, Mech And More

Engineering Software Applications

Top 70 Engineering Software Applications For Civil, Mechanical, Structural, Architecture and more.

Caution: Awareness and Information Purpose Only. This post was already updated in 2019

Engineering Software Applications

Software are human made programming applications which helps to get rid of time complexity and work burden on any artwork in PC like, designing, crafting, 3D drawing, making realistic animation sense and much more.

Work is easier with software but need to be more skills.

-One single person can do much work at less time.A person can share his/her work globally from anywhere with his/her team, as more as you can do. As faster as possible.

Software is inter-mediators between Human and Work

Human (User) + (PC, Software) + Work= Result (work worth) (Profit, any) Just easier than other

CautionAll images were used in this blog for educational informative purpose only. Image credits goes to Official website or Company.

List of Top 70 Best Design Software Applications

1. 3D Crafter

Software Name: 3d crafter

Website or Company Name: Amabilis Software

Official Website: amabilis.com

3d crafter Software

Service & Products : 3DCrafter is a 3D software for 3D Modeling, Crafting, making animations and all about 3d designs & 3D drawings and developed by Amabilis Software Company.

The software is designed to be user friendly interface in your PC, just drag and drop action by mouse with your hand.

3D Crafter software is available in 3 different versions

1). 3DCrafter (For Free/Freeware) but limited features

2). 3DCrafter Plus and (Paid software) you have to pay money for it or pay for upgrade

3). 3DCrafter Pro (Not Free)

License:  premium, Upgradable and Free

Note: Pay for Upgrade cost to get more advanced and extra features & Support

3D Crafter Pro at Upgrade cost $39.95 all full features.

Usage & Key Features:To create Real-time 3D modeling, you can create Complex models, sculpt, paint 3D shapes, Creating an animation scene and Video recording (AVI) file from animation frames.

Additional features were available like game development, rendering photorealistic images and more

Operating System (OS):  Windows 7/8/10 and Windows VISTA/7/8/10


Hard Disk space: 2GB free storage space is enough

CPU Processor: 1GHz to 2GHz (single or dual core)

2). 3d Home Architect

Software Name: 3D Architect Home Designer Pro

3d Home Architect software

It is a structural design software which is used in drafting and design of buildings, 3d models, architectural drawings and much more.

Keywords for search on Google: 3d Home Architect (OR) 3D Architect Home.

Publisher: Elecosoft

Publisher’s Official Website: 3darchitectsoftware.com

Software Source Official Website: Cnet (CNET Download)

Software download source: https://download.cnet.com/3D-Architect-Home-Designer-Pro/3000-18496_4-76472119.html

Usage & Key Features: Building drawings projects, planning submissions, detailing, and building control, 3D model. Architectural drawing, 2D and 3D, 3D Warehouse and 3D textures.

License: Free Trial for 7 days

There are 3 modules & Upgradable / paid version

1) Basic Edition     2) Expert Edition      3) Pro Edition

System requirements:

Operating system (OS): Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32-bit) (not compatible for MAC)


Hard disk: 1.2GB to 2GB

Processor: dual core Intel Core

Display Resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels

Extra installations needed: DirectX / OpenGL

OpenGL (Open Graphic Library) is faster than DirectX. It creates interface between Main core software and Pc to run without any issues.

3. Advance Steel

Software Name: Advance Steel


Website or Company Name: Autodesk

Official Website: www.autodesk.com

Software page link: https://www.autodesk.com/products/advance-steel/overview

Service & Products: Advance Steel is CAD integrated software.It is a part of Autodesk product. It is an education Community Software developed by Autodesk.

-3D modeling and detailing of steel structures

-Automatic creation of fabrication drawings

-Bill of materials and NC files

License:  Education license

Student, Educator, School IT Administrator and Design competition mentor.3 year free to Students, teachers, and academic institutions worldwide on education license and free trial for 30 days and upgrade required for remaining people.

Usage & Key Features:

-Steel shop drawings

-Parametric steel connections

-Stairs, railings, and cage ladders

-Stairs and Railings

– Steel connections

-Create plates (Steel joints)

-Create folded plates by connecting plates and more

Operating System (OS):

System requirements for Autodesk Advance Steel 2019

Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit)

RAM: 8 GB (16 GB Recommended)

Hard Disk Minimum: 9 GB Free storage space (Max: 12 GB Recommended)

NET Framework: NET Framework Version 4.7 (OR) higher

PC Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (1080p)

3840 x 2160 (4K) Recommended

4.Alibre design

Software Name: Alibre design


Website or Company Name: Alibre

Official Website: www.alibre.com

Service & Products: Alibre Design is a 3D software which is parametric integrated CAD software.

Add-Ons: CAM / CNC, Motion Simulation & Animation and more.

License: Install and use it for 30 Days free trial.

This Software is not free, it is available free trial version for 30 days test use. You have to pay for upgrade this software to get full features and functions.

Usage & Key Features:3D modeling, machinery designing, Mold design, School projects, Consumer products, 3D Printing projects, Scientific instruments, Industrial equipment, Furniture, Create 3D parts and more.

System requirements:
Operating system (OS): Windows 7(64 bit) , Windows 8(64 bit) and Windows 10 (64 bit)


Hard Disk: 4GB to 8GB

Note: if you use lots of applications at the same time with this software in your Pc then you may need to put more RAM to your PC (otherwise software may Stuck).

You need to uninstall other software which may not use from your PC to get some free storage space in Hard disk.

Install DirectX: To get support for PC’s Video Card (Avoiding errors). Video card must be compatible with DirectX 9.

Active Internet Connection is required for activation and deactivation of the software.

It is also required for review of your license and helps to know which you have done your 30 days free trial use and or upgrading of software.


Software Name: ArchiCAD


Website or Company Name: Graphisoft

Official Website: www.graphisoft.com

Software page link: www.graphisoft.com/archicad

Service & Products: ARCHICAD is Architectural software which is integrated with BIM (Building Information Modeling).Developed by the Hungarian company Graphisoft. It is an education Community Software.

Other Products (OR) software


2. BIMx for Android and ios

3. STAR(T) Edition

4. BIMcloud

License type: Proprietary

Free trial, Premium and up gradable

Proprietary: ask permission to utilize (use) company’s product (software or any)(Pay for use)

Usage & Key Features: Environment design, buildings, interiors, urban areas, 3D or 2D elevations and more as you can do.

Operating System: Windows 10 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) and Mac OS

Note: 32-bit operating systems are not supported.

CPU & Core: 64-bit processor with 4 or more cores.

RAM: 8 GB RAM (16 GB RAM is highly recommended).

Hard Disk: 5 GB free disk space required for ARCHICAD installation.

Additionally 10 GB hard disk space required for project work with composite models and 3D visualization.

Display Resolution: 1440 x 900 (Recommended)

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Software Name: AllyCAD

Official Website: www.allycad.com


It is a CAD design based software application for 2D and 3D design and drafting, developed and sold by Knowledge Base.

Usage & Key Features2D & 3D Design, 3D rendering & image manipulation, lightweight polylines, blocks, meshes, faces, solid shapes, drawing houses and buildings. Survey, Architectural – makes faster, hot & cold rolled steel sections, shafts, gears. Mechanical, Structural designs and more.

System requirements:

Operating system (OS): Windows 7, 8 and 10 (64-bit)

RAM: 4GB to 8GB

Hard disk: 500MB to 1.2GB

Processor: dual core to i7 Core

Display Resolution:  1024×600 to 1920×1080 pixels

Extra installations needed: DirectX 11 / OpenGL

7. Ansys civil

Structural Building Design


Software Name: Ansys civil

Company: Ansys, Inc.

Official Websites:

1) www.ansys.com

2) www.caddcentre.com

It is a structural design analysis software. It is engineering simulation software which is used to solve complex structural engineering problems.

Usage & Key FeaturesDesign and 3D drawing, Retaining structures, Underground structures, Finite element analysis (FEA). Superficial foundations, deep foundations, high-rise buildings, bridges, dams, stadiums, Strength analysis, rigid body dynamics and more.

License: Free to students

And free trial and upgradable software for others

System requirements:

Operating system (OS): Windows7, 8, 10 and Linux

RAM: 8 GB or higher

Hard disk: 500GB

CPU core Processor: Dual to Multi core (Intel i3,i5 )

8. Auto turn

Software Name: AutoTURN


Official website: www.sweptpath.com  (And) www.transoftsolutions.com

It is a third-party integrated CAD 3D design software. It developed and sold by Transoft Solutions Inc.

Usage & Key FeaturesAnalysis of road and site design projects, intersections, roundabouts, bus terminals, loading bays, vehicle access checks, clearances, and swept path maneuvers. Including transportation engineering principles, planning, drafting and architectural designing and much more.

System requirements:

Operating system (OS): Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 and 64-bit)

9. AutoCAD

Software Name: AutoCAD


Website or Company Name: Autodesk

Official Website: www.autodesk.com

Service & Products:It is one of the Well-known Drafting software for engineering students (civil & Mech) and   engineers. AutoCAD is computer-aided design and drafting (software). It is commercial software. Developed and marketed by Autodesk.

License: Education license. 3 year free to Students, teachers, and academic institutions worldwide.

Note: Most of Autodesk company’s products or software for

1. Free (3 years free for Students, teachers …etc.)



Usage & Key Features: Building drawings, floor plan drawings, 3D modeling, 3d shapes, design drafting and more as you can.

Operating System:

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 (all system must have 64-bit)

CPU & core: Intel or AMD multi-core processor

RAM: 8 GB (16 GB is recommended)

Hard Disk: 4 GB of free disk space for installation

10. Autodesk 123D

Software Name: Autodesk 123D


Website or Company Name: Autodesk

Official Website: www.autodesk.com

Service & Products: Autodesk 123D is a kind of design software, but it is no longer available to download. (Not available, but just know)

The company of Autodesk made some changes. Replaced features and tools of Autodesk 123d in child software (apps) such as


2.Fusion 360 and

3.ReCap Pro

License type: Education license (same as following previous details)

Autodesk 123D Usage: 3D modeling, integrated CAD and more

11. BioWin

Software Name: BioWin


Official Website:  https://envirosim.com

Software page link: https://envirosim.com/products/biowin

It is a fluid simulation of simulator software which deals with waste water treatment and including biological, chemical and physical process.

Usage & Key FeaturesDesign of wastewater treatment plants, biological models, calculation of pH, mass transfer models for oxygen modeling

License: Proprietary (Paid version)

Annual and Academic License (pay for annual and other pay plans)

System requirements:

Operating system (OS): Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 , 8 and 10 (32-bit)

BioWin software is not a 64-bit but it works on 64-bit

RAM: 1GB or higher

Hard Disk: 200MB free disk space

CPU Core Processor: 1GHz (single-core)

Display Resolution:  1024 X 786

Installation needed: DirectX 9

12. Bricscad

Software Name: Bricscad


Website or Company Name: Bricsys

Official Website: www.bricsys.com

Service & Products: BricsCAD is a integrated CAD software developed by Bricsys.

Some other related software from Bricsys Company

1.BricsCAD Sheet Metal

2.BricsCAD Communicator

Bricsys 24/7It is a Secure & simple document management system to get Access your documents from anywhere through internet (online).You can Share your any kind of documents with your global teams or team members.

You can View your document on any kind of device like mobile phones, Pc, and tablet and more. You can keep your all documents with securely at 24/7, but need to active internet connection.

BricsCAD Shape :It is a Smart modeling tool Usage (what you can do with this software):

You can make Materials, Furniture, People, Landscaping, Transportation and Doors & Windows. It has a library of 3D components.

License: Free trial use for 30 days, Premium plan, upgradable.

Usage & Key Features: 2D and 3D Direct Modeling, CAD features, building projects, Lifts creativity, multiple stories, Store building materials, create detail sections and more as you can

Operating System: Windows 7, 8, 10 (32-bit and 64-bit) and Vista, Mac Os 10.10 higher and Ubuntu


Hard Disk: 4GB free storage space

CPU Core Processor: 1 GHz core processor

Display Resolution: 1024×760


Software Name: BRL cad


Website or Company Name: Brlcad

Official Website: brlcad.org

Service & Products: BRL-CAD is a computer-aided design software which helpful to solid geometry, solid modeling.

License: Free software with limitations of use (BSD & GPL)

Usage & Key Features:This software includes geometric analysis, image-processing and signal-processing tools, ray tracing, and interactive geometry editor and more

Operating System: Windows, BSD, Linux, Solaris and Mac OS X

BSD: (Berkeley Software Distribution was a UNIX operating system)

Solaris: (Solaris is a UNIX operating system)

14. Building design suite

Software Name: Building design suite


Website or Company Name: autodesk

Official Website: www.autodesk.in (India)

www.autodesk.com (Worldwide)

Software page link: www.autodesk.in/suites/building-design-suite/overview

Service & Products: Building design suite is a kind of Application software suit which integrated and featured with BIM and CAD.BIM (Building information modeling)

Usage & Key Features: It is a portfolio of 3D building design and documentation software.

It supports for: architects, MEP, structural and construction professionals.

Operating System:  Windows 7, Windows 10, Windows 8.1 (All OS 64-bit)

Hard Disk: 250 GB free disk space or more

RAM: 8GB to 20 GB

CPU Core Processor: 2 GHz to 3.0 GHz or more

Display Resolution: 1280 x 1024 or higher

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6  or 4.5

15. CAE

Software Name:  Computer-aided engineering (CAE)


Official Website:

Official websites whose those where to get more information about Software.



Full information at: wikipedia

It is an engineering analysis software which integrated Computer-aided engineering (CAE) and including finite element analysis (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and more.

Usage & Key FeaturesMulti-body Dynamics (MBD) Simulation, Engineering analysis operations, finite element analysis, strength, durability, academic and industrial applications, modeling network or mechanical structures and much more with Computer-aided engineering (CAE).

16. City engine

Software Name: City engine


Website or Company Name: Esri

Official Website: www.esri.com

Software page link: www.esri.com/en-us/arcgis/products/esri-cityengine/overview

Service & Products: City Engine is an advanced 3D modeling software which we can create urban environments. It is developed by Esri R&D Center Zurich.

Designing 3D urban environments (It is based on real world GIS data).It has fictional city of the present, past and future. It has specialty of geospatial vector data. Mapping and spatial analytics software.

Some Other Products / Software of Esri

ArcGIS Online: Mapping and analysis, location intelligence for everyone.

Esri CityEngine: Advanced 3D city design software

ArcGIS Pro: Most used for 2D & 3D mapping, visualization, analytics, image processing, data management and more.

ArcGIS Enterprise: It provides contextual tools for mapping and spatial reasoning, Data Exploration and more

ArcGIS Apps: These are apps which a collection of integrated, location-based apps and that works wherever you do for configuration through it, but need to active internet connection.

Usage: Creating realistic locations (environment), 3D urban environments, spaces and more.

17. Civil 3D

Software Name: Civil 3d

Website or Company Name: Autodesk


Official Website: www.autodesk.com

Software page link: www.autodesk.com/products/civil-3d

Service & Products: Civil 3D is a kind of software (civil infrastructure) which supports BIM (Building Information Modeling) Developed and marketed by Autodesk.

License: free, Premium plan and upgradable

Usage: Civil 3d helps to enhance on design and construction & documentation.

3D designing, Drafting, documentation, Visualization, analysis and more.

 System requirements:
Operating system (OS): Windows 7  & Windows 8.1 and 10

RAM : 8 GB (16 GB Recommended)

Hard Disk Storage Space: 9 GB, (Max space required: 12 GB free space)

CPU Core Processor Minimum: 2.5 to 2.9 GHz or faster processor

Display Resolution: 1360 x 768

NET Framework: NET Framework Version 4.7 (installation required)

18. Civil designer

Software Name: Civil designer

Official Website: www.civildesigner.com

It is a structural design software which integrated civil infrastructure design and civil engineering principles.

Usage & Key Features3D models drawing and designing designing of civil structures, structural Load analysis, produce aerial images, importing of detailed site survey, re-designing and re-analyzing, cross-section based roads designing, Road intersections, material designing standards, Pipe network design, Water network design and more.

License: Free Trial and upgradable

System requirements:

Operating system (OS): Windows 7, 8 and 10 (64-bit)

RAM: 8GB to 16GB

Hard Disk: 500GB to 1TB

CPU Core Processor: 1GHz (single-core)

Display Resolution:  1024×600 to 1920×1080

Installation needed: DirectX 11

19. Construction wire

Software Name: Construction wire


Website or Company Name: Construction wire

Official Website: www.constructionwire.com

Service & Products: Construction Wire is a kind of software which supports to project management (project management software).

It helps to gathering entire picture of new construction projects through following given below 3 reports.

1. Project report

2. Company report and

3. People report

It is a mobile and web based (cloud-based) construction project management software which Connects between the field and the office team. You should turn on Internet connection, otherwise you can’t connect with field and team.

Usage: Related Project management works


Software Name: Etabs


Website or Company Name: CSI Computers & structures.INC (Structural & earthquake engineers Software).

Official Website: www.csi.america.com

Software page link: www.csi.america.com/products/etabs

Service & Products: ETABS (Extended Three-Dimensional Analysis of Building System) is a kind of structural analysis computer based software. It is Used for structural analysis of building, multi-story building analysis, residential towers, 3d object modeling.

License: Free trial for 30 days and premium (paid vision)

You should pay for upgrade your trial software to get more reliable features which may meet your need.

Usage & Key Features: used to analysis and designing for single-story, two-story, three-story, multi-story, high-rise structures, building analysis and more

System requirements:
Operating system (OS): Windows 7, 8, 10, (with 64-bit)


Hard Disk: 500GB (6GB software installation)

Display Resolution: 1024×768

CPU Processor: Intel i5 /i7

21. Flowmaster Software(Hydraulic Calculator)

Software Name: Flowmaster


Official Website & Company

Website Name (Company): Bentley

Official Website: bentley.com

Website Name: Menter

Official Website: menter.com

It is an engineering fluid simulation software which is used for water flow, stream flow, fluid systems, thermo-fluid systems. It is hydrological computer based estimator tool used for computation of runoff and all related hydrological operations.

Usage & Key FeaturesFluid flow modeling and analysis of fluid mechanics in complex piping systems, Simulate pressure surge, temperature and fluid flow rates and much more operations with FlowMaster.

22. Free CAD

Software Name: Free CAD


Website Name: Freecadweb

Official Website: www.freecadweb.org

Service & Products : FreeCAD is a free and open-source 3D Software and integrated CAD. It included with BIM which support Finite-element-method. (Designed for your needs)

Absolutely Free software anybody can download

License: Free

Usage: Creating and design of real-life objects of any size, Create 3D from 2D & back to back. Sketch geometry constrained 2D shapes, mechanical and architectural designs.

Operating System: Windows, Mac and Linux

23. Geomensura

Software Name: Geomensura


Official Website: www.geomensura.com

It is a design and land survey analytical application software tool which is used for surface surveys, project documentations, 2D surface plans modeling and more

Usage & Key Features:           

-Civil engineering land survey

-Drafting, drawing and designing

-Optimize documentation

-3D modeling and more

Other Geomensura Products / Software

There are 4 different modules

a) Genius (Mensura): Survey, project design & drafting surfaces integrated CAD.

b) Light (Mensura): Survey, survey to volumetric, infrastructures projects.

c) Geodes (Mensura):2d plans drawing& drafting for platforms

d) Viewer (Mensura): Viewing documents, printing project documents and more.

License:  Free Trial and (Proprietary) Paid

System Requirements

Operating system (OS): Windows XP, vista and windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)

RAM: 2GB to 6GB

Hard Disk: 2GB to 4GB free storage space

Display Resolution: 1024×768

CPU core Processor: 2GHz (Dual core) to 4GHz (Quad core)

Installation needed: DirectX 9 / OpenGL

24. GeoModeller

Software Name: GeoModeller


Website Name: Intrepid Geophysics

Official Website: www.geomodeller.com

Service & Products: Geo Modeler is methodology software which related 3D software tool and developed by BRGM and Intrepid Geophysics.

Some other products /software

1).Geomodeller-Base V4 (software): 2D&3D grid, mesh visualization, 3D Geology Modeling, computation and 2D seismographs and more.

2).Geomodeller GRAV/MAG Inversion V4 (Add-on): 3D geology, 3D geothermal computations, micro-seismic events record viewer, stochastic geophysical inversion and more.

3).CGAL Libraries (Add-on): Building meshes, surfaces, volumes by triangular and tetrahedral elements.

4).2D&3D Worms (Add-on) and Much more (Go and visit official website to get more historical details),

All Modules List were available in official website

Here you can see basic information only not provide hug amount of historical information.

Add-on: it is something like adapter, to get extra functionality.

For example: you insert Memory card (SD Card) in your mobile phone when if need to put more storage in your mobile as for your need.

License Type: Proprietary (Paid software) not free (Premium)

Operating System: N/A

25. Geopak

Software Name: Geopak


It is an Engineering Design software which included civil engineering and design principles. Its Civil Engineering Suite.

Usage & Key FeaturesIt allows to design and analyzing of all types of transportation projects operations. Represents Inclusive systems field start to finish, road construction, Implementation of water resource, land development, design of infrastructures, planning, cross sectional deign, corridor modeling  and much more.

Official Website Download Page: Geopak Download

System Requirements

Operating system (OS): Windows XP, vista and windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)


Hard Disk: 1.2GB (or higher) free storage space

Display Resolution: 1024×768

CPU core Processor: 2GHz (Dual core) to 4GHz (Quad core)

26. GT Strudl

Software Name: GTStrudl


Official Website: www.code.com And hexagonppm.com

company Name: Hexagon

Software page: https://hexagonppm.com/products/analysis-product-family/gt-strudl


It is a structural design and analysis software integrated CAD, finite element analysis.

Usage & Key FeaturesAnalysis of structures and designs, steel, analysis of bridge projects, marine structures, offshore, nuclear power plant, static & dynamic analysis, column, beams , earth pressure and more.

License: commercial, (Proprietary) Paid

System Requirements

Operating system(OS): Windows XP, vista and windows 7, Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)

RAM: 2GB to 4GB

Hard Disk: 2GB to 6GB free storage space

Display Resolution: 1080 x 1024

CPU core Processor: 2 GHz to 3GHz

Installation needed: DirectX / OpenGL

27. GTS (Geostatistical Temporal Spatia)

Software Name: GTS


It is a software tool which deals with project management and related project estimating & cost. Project cost control monument.

GTS categorized into 2 types

1) Quest: related capital cost of estimations operations

2) CMS: Reliable cost of forecasting, total project cost and more


Software Name: HEC-RAS


Official Website:

1)  Aquaveo : www.aquaveo.com

2) Flood Modeller: www.floodmodeller.com

3) www.hec.usace.army.mil

It is an analysis of hydraulic flow based software Tool which used for analyzing related hydraulic flow.it dealing with hydraulic flow of water through natural river and canal.

HEC: Hydraulic Energy Center

RAS: River Analysis system

Usage & Key FeaturesHydraulic flow analysis, steady flow, unsteady flow calculations, dynamic flow computation, water temperature, sediments transportation and more,

System Requirements

OS (Operating system): Windows 7, Windows 8,8.1 and 10 (64-bit only)

RAM: 4GB to 8GB

Hard Disk: 4GB to 10GB free storage space

Display Resolution: 1080 x 1024

CPU core Processor: 2 GHz to 4GHz or higher

29. HydroCAD

Software Name: HydroCAD


Official Website: www.hydrocad.net

It is a kind of software which integrated Hydrology & Hydraulics principles.

Usage & Key FeaturesDesign and creating of automatic rainfall data from Local rainfall data, automatic generation of synthetic mass curves based on local rainfall data, graphics, Drainage projects, hydrograph Modeling and much more tasks with HydroCAD.

Software :  Free trial and paid software

System Requirements

OS (Operating system): Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)

RAM: 1 GB or less

Hard Disk: 20 MB free space enough

CPU Core 1 GHz to 2 GHz any

Display Resolution: any Windows-compatible display system

30. Iron CAD

 Software Name: Iron CAD


 Website or Company Name: Ironcad

 Official Website: www.ironcad.com

Service & Products: IRONCAD is design software which supports to 2D & 3D and integrated CAD design. It mainly focused on mechanical design market. It is developed by Atlanta, GA based IronCAD LLC.

Other Products/software





License Type: Proprietary (Paid) Premium

Usage: 3D modeling, all Related Mechanical designs and more.

System Requirements:

Operating System (OS): Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Vista, Windows XP

(All 64-bit Operating System)

RAM: 4 GB Recommended and more

Hard Disk: 2 GB of free disk space to install Software.

CPU Core: Pentium 4 Core processor or higher

To avoid any kind of errors (Must install following given below application before installation of main software)

Directx and/or OpenGL

31. Mathematica (Wolfram Mathematica)

Software Name: Mathematica


Official Website:  Wolfram.com

Software page: Wolfram.com/mathematica

It is a numerical area computing software tool.it is used for calculating and measuring of span’s area, span of arc, including machine learning.

Usage & Key FeaturesCalculations of areas, arc span measurements, geometry, image processing, computing algebra, numerical calculations, stationary data analysis and more.

License : Commercial, (Proprietary) Paid

Free Trial for 15 days

System Requirements

OS (Operating system): Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 (32-bit and 64-bit), Mac Os and Linux

RAM: 2GB to 4GB

Hard Disk: 14GB

Display Resolution: 1024×768

CPU core Processor: 2 GHz to 4GHz or higher

Installation needed: OpenGL

32. MatLab

 Software Name: MatLab


Website: www.mathworks.com

Company: mathworks

16+ Websites information: WIKIPEDIA

It is a numerical calculation computing software application.it is used for solving numerical engineering logical complications and developed by Mathworker.

Usage & Key FeaturesSolving Matrix, plotting functions, algorithms, mathematical operations and more.

License: Commercial, (Proprietary) Paid

Free Trial for 30 days

System Requirements

Operating system(OS): Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 (64-bit only) and Mac Os

RAM: 2GB to 4GB

Hard Disk:4GB free storage space

Display Resolution: 1024×768

CPU core Processor: 2 GHz to 4GHz or higher

Installation needed: DirectX / OpenGL

33. MaxRoad

Software Name: MaxRoad



1.Bentley  and  2.CaddCentre

Site1: www.bentley.com/en/products/product-line/civil-design-software/openroads-designer

Site2: https://www.caddcentre.com/mxroad-software-training-course.php

It is a Software tool which integrated transportation engineering principles & road planning and designing.

Usage & Key FeaturesDesigning of all types of roads, automatic detailing process, 3D string modeling, road alignment, cut & fill computations, intersection modeling, junction designing and much more operations with Mx Road software application.

System Requirements

Operating system(OS): Windows XP, Windows 7

RAM: 1GB to 2GB

Hard Disk: 1GB to 2GB (free storage space)

Display Resolution: 1024×768

CPU core Processor: 1.5GHz

34. Microstation

Software Name: Microstation

Microstation software

Website: Bentley (bentley.com)

Publications & Technical Articles: http://www.la solutions.co.uk/content/publications.htm

It is a CAD integrated 3D design & drawing software and developed and sold by Bentley systems.

Usage & Key Features2d & 3d designs, architectural design, its integrated BIM (Building Information Modeling), project decimation and more.

License: (Proprietary) Paid version

System Requirements

Operating system(OS): Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 (32-bit and 64-bit), Mac OS and Linux

RAM: 4GB to 8GB

Hard Disk: 8GB to 16GB

Display Resolution: 1024×768

CPU core Processor: 4GHz to Multi-core process

35. Midas

Software Name:  Midas


It is a kind of engineering structural design software which is used in structural project work and analyzing loads on structures.

Usage & Key FeaturesFinite element system, design of structures, geotechnical analysis, profile project works, analyzing loads on structure, bridge design, moving loads on bridge and more.

License: (Proprietary) Paid version

Free Trial for 30 days

System Requirements

Operating system(OS): Windows XP, Vista, Windows7

RAM: 1GB to 2GB

Hard Disk: 300MB

Display Resolution: 1024×768

CPU core Processor: 2GHz dual-core process

36. NISA

Software Name: NISA


Official Website:

1) www.nisasoftware.com

2) https://www.eta.com/inventium

It is a comprehensive engineering analysis integrated CAD.

Usage & Key FeaturesDesign analysis, pre and post- processing environment, finite element analysis, Design of Reinforced Concrete and Design of Steel Structures, Pile Foundation, Retaining Wall, Linear Static Analysis, Staircases, Shear Walls and more.

If you want to download any software from any company’s website then you have to Register with your email (Gmail) in that website.

System requirements:

Operating system (OS): Windows 7, 8 and 10 (64-bit)


Hard Disk: 500GB

CPU Core Processor: quad-core (Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon) (Intel i5/i7)

Display Resolution:  1024 x 768

Installation needed: DirectX 11

Bentley Road Network

37. Open Road Network

Software Name:  Open Road Network


Official Website: www.bentley.com

Keyword search on Google: Bentley Road Network or OpenRoads software

It is a transportation road designing software tool which is used in road design and construction including road networks, comprehensive modeling and analysis. Related road construction, design and drawing.

Usage & Key FeaturesDesign and analysis of road networks, road construction. Road projects, contextual information obtained through point clouds, reality meshes, GIS, and other sources. 3D design visualization, Structural design, transportation, Transportation lifecycle, spanning computations, planning, analysis operations of roads, bridges, tunnels, drainage systems and more.

System requirements:                                                       

Operating system (OS): Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 8 and 8.1 (64-bit) and Windows 10 (64-bit)

RAM: 4GB to 16GB

Hard Disk: 5GB free disk space

CPU Core Processor: 3GHz (Intel or AMD)

Installation needed: DirectX 9

38. Open Rail

Software Name:  Openrail


Official Website: www.bentley.com

It is a kind of software tool which is used for design and construction of rails, tracks, all related to rails operation and analysis.

Usage & Key FeaturesComprehensive design and drawings of rails, tracks, stations, yards, and overhead line electrification design to support all stages of rail design, tunnel, and bridge design, cost analysis, detailed modeling of rail metro and more.

System requirements:

Operating system (OS): Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)

RAM: 1GB to 2GB

Hard Disk: 50 MB to 1.4 free disk space

CPU Core Processor: 2GHz (Dual-core)

Installation needed: DirectX 9

39. OpenSCAD

 Software Name: OpenSCAD


Website or Company Name: OpenSCAD

Official Website: openscad.com

Service & Products: OpenSCAD is a CAD based software which is used for creating solid 3D models, 3D models of machine parts and solid geometry. It is free software

License type: Free software (freeware with limited use) or (GPLv2)

Operating System: Linux/UNIX, MS Windows and Mac OS X

40. Primavera P6

Software Name:  Primavera P6


Official Website: www.oracle.com

Software page: www.oracle.com/products

It is a project management software tool which deals with managing projects, planning execution from top to bottom. There are two types of applications such as Project portfolio management (PPM) and enterprise project portfolio management (EPPM).

Usage & Key FeaturesPlanning of Project management, controlling of project charges, activities and resources and more.

System requirements:

Operating system (OS): Windows7, 8, 10

RAM: 4 to 8GB

Hard Disk: 10 GB free storage space (500GB capability Hard Disk may be batter)

CPU core: dual core – quad core 2 GHz to 4GHz processor

41. Project kick start

Software Name: Project kick start


Official Website: projectkickstart.com

It is a Project Management software.

Usage & Key FeaturesPlanning and managing of project, proving organized plans, creating project schedules.

1) Resources management

2) Project planning

3) Designing

4) Project management

5) Project Executions and including more operations.

LicenseFree Trial & upgradable/ Paid version

System requirements:

Operating system (OS): vista, Windows7, 8, 10  and Mac OS

RAM: 200MB to 1GB

Hard Disk: 50MB free storage space

CPU core: dual core – quad core 2 GHz to 4GHz processor

42. PTC Mathcad

Software Name: PTC Mathcad


Official Website: www.ptc.com

It is an engineering integrated math software, integrated CAD & CAE and allows to share project plans, performing, and analyzing numerical modules.

Usage & Key FeaturesEngineering solutions, mathematical functions and notations, units, graphical presentation, producing images, solutions of civil and structural engineering.

It has able to connect with other software tools to provide extra design functionalities.

System requirements:

Operating system (OS): vista, Windows7, 8, 10

RAM: 256MB to 1GB

Hard Disk: 100MB 200MB (free storage space)

CPU core: single-core (1GHz)

43. QCAD

 Software Name: QCAD


 Website or Company Name: Qcad

Official Website: www.qcad.org

Service & Products : It is Integrated CAD software application which is Free and open Source CAD System software for everyone.

The current version of QCAD is 3.21

License: Free

Usage: Plans for buildings, interiors, mechanical parts, schematics and diagrams.

Operating System: Windows, macOS and Linux

44. RAM software (Structural Design)

Software Name: RAM


Official Website:

www.bentley.com (and) www.thestructuralengineers.info

It is a design software which integrated structural analysis & Drafting modules.

Including systems

1) Analysis of structures

2) Steel

3) Concrete

4) Frames

5) Foundation

Usage & Key FeaturesDesign and drafting, analysis of building structures & wind load, dynamic analysis, beacons analysis, modeling and design of steel structures, frames and much more

45. Recon

Software Name: Recon


Official Website: www.reconwalls.com

It is a kind of software application which used for design and analysis of  structural

Usage & Key Features: Designing and analysis of Retaining walls,Retaining wall design, seismic water, Buoyancy and drawdown and more

46. Risa-3D

Software Name: Risa-3D


Official Website: Risa.com

It is a structural design and analysis application software which integrated structural analysis, CAD drawing and environmental design. Analysis of structures, materials, steel and building designs, bridges, tanks, culverts and more.

System requirements:

Operating system (OS): Windows 7, 8, 10

RAM: 4GB to 8GB

Hard Disk: 4GB free storage space

CPU Core: 1GHz to dual core

(Demo software) Demonstration version

Free trial for 7 days use it before purchasing full featured software.

47. Safe (software )

Software Name: Safe


Official Website: csiamerica.com/products/safe

It is a design software tool which integrated design of slab, mats and footings. design of concrete floor ,foundations and drawing and post including post-tensioning, slabs and beams.

System requirements:

Operating system (OS): Windows7, 8, 10 (32-bit-64 bit)


Hard Disk:2 GB free storage space

CPU Core: dual core-Quad core or multi-core

Resolutions: 1024×768

48. SAP2000

Software Name: SAP 2000


Official Website: csiamerica.com

Software page: csiamerica.com/products/sap2000

It is a design and analytical software which used in design and analyze structures.

Usage & Key Features3d object modeling, graphical modeling environment, Bridges, concrete walls, transportation, industrial, seismic load, buckling analysis, automatic comprehensive, steel & concrete design and more.

System requirements:

Operating system (OS): Windows 7, 8, 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)

RAM: 4GB to 8GB or more

Hard Disk: 6 GB free storage space (500 GB Hard Disk may be better)

49. Softree optimal

Software Name: Softree optimal


Official Website: www.softree.com

It is an integrated geometrical design software which including design of roads, earthwork, embankments and more related to Geometric Design.

Usage & Key FeaturesGeometric Design of roads & highways, Reducing Earthwork, Vertical Alignment, Earthwork Design, corridors, allowing lowest-cost design.

Other products /software with Trail and upgradable

Road Civil Engineer with Softree Optimal

Softree Optimal

Terrain 3D

Terrain Forestry

RoadEng Forest Engineer

RoadEng Civil Engineer

RoadEng Forest Engineer with Softree Optimal

System requirements:

Operating system (OS): Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10

RAM: 2GB (4GB recommended)

Hard Disk : 1 GB (Free storage space)

Display Resolution min: 800 x 600 (higher resolution is recommended)

50. Solvespace 

Software Name: solvespace


Website or Company Name: solvespace

Official Website: solvespace.com

Software page link: solvespace.com/index.pl

Service & Products: SolveSpace is a free software which is a (GPLv3) parametric 3d CAD integrated software tool.

Its Tool included

Modeling 3D and 2D parts (Tools)

3D-printed parts

Preparing CAM data

Mechanism design

Plane and solid geometry

License: GNU GPL (General Public license) (Free minimal limitation of use)

51. Stoat

Software Name: Stoat


Official Website:

www.wrcplc.co.uk  (And)  www.wrcplc.co.uk/ps-stoat

It is a kind of computer based software which integrated dynamic sewage treatment modeling.

Including activated sludge systems, biofilm-based processes and sludge treatment, link to river and sewer models.

Operating system: Windows XP/7/8/10

52. Strap

Software Name: Strap


Official Websites: Atirsoft.com and ramcadds.in/software/strap/

ATIR engineering software development LTD

It is an analysis of structures and design software and Used for design and analysis of frames, towers, tanks, dams, bridges, reinforced concrete, steel, isolated footings and much more.

Usage & Key FeaturesIncluding Earthquake analysis, T, L and I shaped sections and design of steel sections. Shear reduction, share envelops, moment redistribution, finite element, static and dynamic analysis.

License: Student version & free trial and paid version

System requirements:

Operating system (OS): Windows7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)


Hard Disk: 2GB

CPU core: dual-core processor –Quad-core

53. Microsoft office (MS office)


Including: Powerpoint ,Word and Excel (tools) ,here present talk about MS PowerPoint

1) Tool (Software) Name: Powerpoint

2) Website or Company Name: Microsoft

3) Official Website: www.microsoft.com

4) Software page link: https://products.office.com

5) Service & Products: PowerPoint is a tool application which is a part of MS Office

MS (Microsoft).It is a 2D software application. Most of used in presentations, slide design, infographics, in some project work and some 3D objects. Developed and marketed by Microsoft.

Microsoft Office included following application tools like

1. Microsoft Access

2. Microsoft Excel

3. MS PowerPoint

4. MS Word and…etc.

PowerPoint version (Based on MS Office Version)

If we have MS Office 2007 then we can access PowerPoint 2007, MS word 2007, MS Excel 2007.

Some other versions (updated versions)…2010…2016 and 2018

1. You can create Presentations for any business

2. Animations, some 3d shapes

3. You can create videos from slides, animation (supported versions from 2010 to higher only) (not supported in MS PowerPoint 2007) old vision with limited features.

4. Photo editing, background removing, background changing and more as more as you can.

License: Free trial for 30 days (1 month), Premium plan, Upgradable

Usage: What can you do with it?

At least update 2010 enough to create something which is possible.

How to activate MS Office 2010 for full time use (use it lifelong)

*Download free trial MS Office 2010 and

*Search on Google about Office keys: Example search: free office 2010 keys

You can find some websites provide free dummy keys (to be test) they may work well. Sometimes may not work.

(In my case I cloud do it, I have been using since 1 year + till now)

*Open notepad and then copy 2 to 4 alternate keys and paste in notepad (keep them save in your Pc)

*Now try to install MS office by using these keys (already which you saved in note pad)

Something like this:



*After completion of Ms office installation by any of following keys (test with all keys and then only one key must perfect to install. now keep that key and remove reaming keys from notepad)

*done after installation don’t open Any tools of Ms office, keep it steady

*Now download: Office 2010 activator

Exactly like this:  Office.2010.Toolkit.and.EZ-Activator.v2.1.5.Final




-Install and open EZ-Activator (don’t click on any settings in this Activator)

-Now just find activation drop down selection menu and choose office 2010

-Click on Ez activation button which is located in entire Ez-activator’s front panel.

Just wait while activation of Ms Office

You can observe the Ez activator screen moving down with some text codes

Just close Ez- activator window When it stopped moving

Finally open MS PowerPoint or any tool of Ms office , then you can see there Office tool is full activated.

Congratulation you have done it   (That’s it)

-Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1 ,10

Mac os, Linux , mobile phone apps (sometimes just difficult to use in mobile phone)

Hardware Minimum requirements:


Hard Disk: 2GB free storage Space

Processor: 1 GHz (any)

54. Rivet

 Software Name: Rivet


 Website or Company Name: Autodesk

 Official Website: www.autodesk.com

Service & Products: It is a Building information modeling software(BIM). BIM integrated, plan, design, construct, buildings and infrastructure. Revit supports a multidiscipline collaborative design process, modeling building components. Analyzing and simulating systems and structures.

License: Single-user, Premium plan: $2,250 Per year

Usage: Architectural design, structural engineering designs, and fabrication

3D design visualization, reinforcement detailing, linking with steel detailing and more.

Operating System: Windows 7  (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)


Hard Disk Space: 5 GB free disk storage space

CPU Core : 1Ghz- or Multi-Core Intel Pentium and more

Display Resolutions: 1280 x 1024

DirectX 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3

Connectivity: Internet connection for license registration and essential component download

Related software: Revit LT

(BIM integrated) Architectural designs, documentation with more cost-effective software.

Designing and documenting building projects, Generating 3D views 3D modeling and more.

Licensing: Single-user, Premium Plan

$420.00 per year

55. SelfCAD

Software Name: SelfCAD


Website or Company Name: Selfcad

Official Website: www.selfcad.com

Service & Products: SelfCAD is online (CAD) software which is used for 3D modeling and 3D printing.

It is easy to learn and user friendly, but need to connect online because it is an online software (browser based online 3D (CAD) software).

License: Commercial (Paid version), Free, Premium plan and upgradable.

It Offers Free Licenses for Students and Teachers for 3 Years.

Usage: Creating shape, screw, nut, spiral and image, Designing & Drawing, print an 3D object, 3D design, 3D Modeling, geometry and more.

56. Showplace

Software Name: Showplace


Website or Company Name: Pixar (Showplace)

Official Website: www.pixar.com

Service & Products : Showplace is 3D graphics software.Co-developed by Phil Beffrey and Dana Batali.

Usage: Creating computer graphics and objects designing

Operating System: Windows, Mac, Apple and Macintosh (32-bit)

The Mac version was Version 1.0 sold for US$995.

57. Simplygon

Software Name: simplygon


Website or Company Name: Simplygon

Official Website: www.simplygon.com

Service & Products: Simplygon is 3D computer graphics software and

Used for automatic 3D optimization, Polygon mesh reduction and more

License: Free and Premium plan

1. Free software need to active internet connection

2. Premium software or upgraded software (Cost at $25K)

No need internet connection, it can run offline

58. Sketchbook

Software Name: Sketchbook



Website or Company Name: Sketchbook

Official Website: sketchbook.com

Service & Products: It is an artwork design software which is browser based (cloud based) software and offline too. Create your desired drawings, Creativity, artwork, traditional drawing, Art sketching and more.

Tools include like: pencil, pen, marker, paint brush and more.

Download Sketch Book from SketchBook.com, Windows Store, or Mac App Store.

License: Free trial for 7 days (1 week) and Premium plan

Enterprise License: cost $85 per Year

Purchase for up to 3 years at a time

Operating System: Windows (64-bit) and Mac

59. Sketchup

Software Name: Sketchup


Website or Company Name: Sketchup (Google Sketchup)

 Official Website: www.sketchup.com

Service & Products Type: SketchUp, (Google Sketchup), is a 3D modeling computer based Program software.

Usage & Key Features: Architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering drawing and designing, film and video game design,3D projects, vector drawing, Upload, store, download, save, format ,Save and download pages as PDFs, images and CAD files, and 3D Warehouse.

60. Sketchfab


 Software Name: Sketchfab

Website or Company Name: Sketchfab

 Official Website: sketchfab.com

Service & Products: Sketchfab is one the online platforms to publish, share, discover, buy and sell your 3D creative designs, VR and AR content.

61. Solid edge

Software Name: Solid edge


Website or Company Name: Siemens PLM Software

Official Website: solidedge.siemens.com

Service & Products: Solid Edge is a 3D CAD integrated solid modeling software. Solid modeling, assembly modeling and 2D orthographic view functionality for mechanical designers.Free 3D CAD software for teachers.

Solid Edge Free Viewer

It allows to interactively viewing Solid Edge 3D models and drawings. Rotate, pan, and zoom 3D CAD models, and save images

License: Free trial for 45 days and premium plan

Free software for teachers Edition

Elementary school, high school (for careers in science)

Free campus-wide license to Solid Edge Teacher Edition

Solid Edge Student Edition

Usage & Key Features: 3D modeling, CAD design and rendering, simulation, manufacturing and much more.

62. Solidthinking

 Software Name: Solidthinking


 Website or Company Name: Solidthinking (altair)

 Official Website: solidthinking.com

 Service & Products: SolidThinking is a 3D modeling and rendering software .It is a software company developing Evolve, Simulation-Driven Design

License: Free trial and premium plan

Student License

This software is Free to students who registered at qualified educational institutions.

Students who want to utilize this software for their academic skills purpose they will be required to provide proof of their current student status before getting an academic license.

Discounted License

It is available to high schools, colleges, and Universities.(limited to academic use)

Free trial for 15 days

Non-commercial license:

The software may use for 15-days via email.

 Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit only) and Mac OS X 10.9 or later

RAM: 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)

Hard Disk: 10 GB free storage space

OpenGL graphics card with at least 256 MB memory.

63. Solid work

 Software Name: Solid work


Website or Company Name: Dassault systemes (Solidworks)

Official Website: www.solidworks.com

Service & Products Type: SolidWorks is a 3D CAD software tool which is used for solid modeling and design. SolidWorks is published by Dassault Systèmes.

its included analytical tools and design automation which help to stimulate physical behavior such as kinematics, dynamics, stress, deflection, vibration, temperatures or fluid flow.

Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, (All windows should be 64-bit operating system(OS)

Solidworks 2018 is not supported to 32-bit OS

RAM: 24GB or more

Hard Drive space: 20GB free space and you have to check out Graphics Card

CPU Core Processor: Intel Core i7 or more

64. Staad Pro

Software Name: Staad Pro (Staad)


Website or Company Name: Bentley

Official Website: www.bentley.com

Software page link:


Service & Products Type: STAAD or (STAAD.Pro) is a structural analysis and design software (Worldwide). Initially developed by Research Engineers International in 1997 and Research Engineers International was bought by Bentley Systems in 2005.Now present company is Bentley. STAAD supports steel, concrete and timber design codes (over 90 international steel).Seismic regions, Finite Element analysis. BIM workflow is simplified.

Other products/software

Staad Pro Advanced :it is 100 faster than staad pro

License :  Premium (Paid version)

Usage: Related structural analysis designs, concrete, steel structures, design of concrete members and more

65. Strata design

Software Name: Strata design


Website or Company Name: Strata

Official Website: www.strata.com

Service & Products Type: It is a 3D capturing & design software suit to create capture real objects as 3D models, CAD integrated models and production drawings, design free-form objects, produce photorealistic images and animations.

Operating System: Windows XP, 2000, Vista, Windows 7

RAM: 1 GB or more recommended

Hard Disk : 100 MB free space for install

66. Sweet home 3D

Software Name: Sweet home 3D


Website or Company Name: Sweethome3d

Official Website: www.sweethome3d.com

Service & Products : Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design software which is used for planning and development of floor plans, arranging furniture, Creating and inserting of doors and windows and more.

License : Free software version available at SourceForge.net (with 100 pieces of furniture and 26 textures).

Premium (Paid) software version available on the Amazon App Store (with 1211 pieces of furniture and 418 textures).

Operating System: Windows 7, 8,8.1 and Windows 10, Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) to 10.13 (High Sierra), various Linux systems

RAM: 256 MB (1 GB Recommended)

Hard Disk:500 MB

CPU Core Processor: 400 Mhz  (1 Ghz recommended )

67. Tekla structures

Software Name: Tekla structures


Website or Company Name: Tekla

Official Website: www.tekla.com

Software page link: https://www.tekla.com/products/tekla-structures

Service & Products : Tekla is Models integrated BIM software which helps to analysis and design, detailing of building and structures and project communication. Complex structures, model stadiums, offshore structures, plants and factories, residential buildings, bridges and skyscrapers.

Operating System: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (64-bit)

RAM: 1GB or higher

Hard Disk: 16GB (32GB or more recommended)

CPU Core: Multi core Intel i5 Series

Display Resolution (1920 x 1080 or higher recommended)

68. Terragen

Software Name: Terragen


Website or Company Name: planetside

Official Website: planetside.co.uk

Service & Products : Terragen is a scenery generator Software which is developed and published by Planetside Software.

It is most used to create renderings and animations of landscapes, rendering realistic CG environments, animating realistic natural environments.

 License : Free trial and Premium (Paid version)

Terragen 4 Free Version

Free trial software for 30 days

Usage: 3D environment image modeling,Create real world terrains and you can control the weather, landscape, rivers, lakes and oceans, suns, moons and stars in your PC environment. Photo (Image) realistic environments, photorealistic atmosphere and sunlight. Volumetric skies, clouds, Geo referencing options and massive populations of instanced geometry.

Operating System: Windows and Mac OS X

69. Top solid

Software Name: Top solid


Website or Company Name: Topsolid

Official Website: www.topsolid.com

Service & Products Type: TopSolid is a software which is fully integrated CAD/CAM. It is developed by the French company Missler Software. Design, manufacture and this software particularly developed for wood industry.

Related other Products

TopSolid Cam

TopSolid Design

TopSolid Education

TopSolid Mold

TopSolid Progress

TopSolid Sheet metal

TopSolid Wood

Operating System: Windows 7 (64-bit) , Windows 8 & 8.1  and 10 (Intel i3, i5, i7 Core based computer)

RAM: 8 GB or more (16 GB recommended)

AMD FirePro or nVidia GeForce Series with 512 Mb RAM

Hard Disk: 1TB

Pc Display Resolution 1280×1024

Troubleshoot Note: some antivirus software which we may use in our Pc, they will give some negative alerts and creates false positive alerts with this software’s Files.

To stop this type of error alerts

We need to just stop using anti-virus software while using of this software in our PC

(Avast and Trend micro anti-virus software)

70. TR55

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service


United States Department of Agriculture

Software Name: TR55

Official Website: www.nrcs.usda.gov

It is a watershed & Hydrology principle based software.

Software search keyword on Google: TR-55 software (To get more information on Google for download).

Usage & Key FeaturesAnalysis of watershed, Urban Watershed Modeling, Computation of storm runoff volume, peak rate of discharge, hydrographs, and storage volumes required for flood water reservoirs. These procedures are applicable to small watersheds, especially urbanizing watersheds, Soil Conservation Service (SCS).

System requirements:

Operating system (OS): Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)


Hard Disk: 500 MB

CPU core single or dual core processor

Display Resolution: 1024×768

71. WaterGEMSAnd SewerGEMS

Bentley waterGems/sewerGems

Software Names: WaterGEMS/SewerGEMS

website: Bentley

It is a hydraulic modeling software tool which deals with water distribution and including WaterGEMS & SewerGEMS.

(GEMS = Geospatial Engineering Modeling System)

Sewer: It is an Underground channel which is used for carrying off drainage water.

There are two connect editions modules which are general access for more affective network operations.

1) WaterGEMS

2) SewerGEMS





Usage & Key FeaturesHydraulic modeling & water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, Sanitary, including Hydraulic applications for water distribution and wastewater and more.

Who can use this?

1.Students who have interested to learn.

2.Colleges and institutions.

3.Professionals: Engineers: Civil, Structural, Architect, Mechanical, and more.

4.Contractors, Professional art workers and hobbyists.

And Business point of View: earn some money by selling your drawing plans and referring software. Affiliate Program can help you how refer educational software. Affiliates can sell company’s products and earn money as commission.

License Type:-

There is some kind of licenses available depending on company and demand of software. Educational license: Students, teachers, and academic institutions.

3 year free to Students, teachers, and academic institutions worldwide on education license.

The Autodesk is one of the companies who provide software free for 3 year on education license and some other companies too.

How to get software free for 3 years on education license?

-The person must be student, teacher or academic instructor (college, University, Intuition)

-Free register with your Gmail (email A/c) in Autodesk (or any other company). It’s mean you have to sign up in company’s website to use any software for free or trail.

-Give all required details

-Get log in Id (company id or user id which is most used for long in )

-Log in company’s website with your Id

-Now download your desired software free for 3 year

-Install and utilize it. (That’s it you have done)

License for others:-

Engineer, Company (Private), contractor .etc.

These persons have to sign up too. (Same as told above)

Free trial for 30 days. It Means before purchasing (buy) software (any) testing it how its work, functions, trail use.

After 30 days completed of its license the user must upgrade software (change it for trial version to full version).

Upgrading: buying full functionality of software (for in this case)

Full featured software (better then trial)

Some companies offered for 14 days trial.

BDS: Berkeley Software System

GPL (GNU GPL): (General Public License) (Free with limitations)

LGPL: Lesser General Public License (Free trial & Proprietary/paid version)

Commercial: (Premium software) pay ware, paid version

You have to check Your computer’s requirements before installing particular  Software application.

Requirements: (Pc, Software, Hardware & Mitigation)

If you want to install a software and use it for your work…then

All you need to do, you should know some basic requirements, either if your PC is suitable that software or not. To avoid any type of errors we should take care our Pc before install any Design media software in Pc.

Before installing any kind of media software. Just knowing about software features and requirements of PC isn’t enough. Analyze your PC’s Storage space, RAM, CPU Core Processor and more.

Operating Systems (OS):

An operating system (OS) is system which manages computer hardware and software resources to provide common services for user.it is intermediate between user, software and Hardware and give output results any.

User: Programmer, Designer and more

Software: OS, CAD/CAM and more

Hardware: Pc and its components

Hard Disk Minimum Required:

Hard Disk Storage Space Minimum: 10 GB Free Space Required

Maximum: 14 GB

Extra space Benefits: To run software operations in PC without any logy, struck actions.

(Smooth opening fictions while work in Pc)

To create a folder cache in your Hard disk (Cache is helped to run faster and smooth operations).

You don’t need to create a cache folder with your mouse in your computer (PC).

Software creates a cache folder automatically when you opened it.


RAM: 8 GB (16 GB Recommended) For Fastest work accessing.

CPU Core Processor:

CPU Core Processor: 32-bit (OR) 64-bit processor with 4 or more cores (Dual Core and Multi-Core or More).

Software Mitigation (To avoid Errors):

Sometimes there is so many errors appeared even if we have much Hard Disk space in Pc.

To avoid errors there is some well-known Root software available free in online which are listed in imagery. Each every piece of software is used for avoiding particular issues.

The following software list is given below

If you have already installed any design media software in pc, if there is any issues.

You must try one of these following root software one by one (Test them).

1) Net framework (Net framework version 4.0) (Net framework version 4.1, 4.5, 4.6 and 4.7)

Higher value of version is always better

Something like this (4.7),  (Net framework version 4.7)

2) vcredist_x86  (OR) vcredist_x64

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable Setup

(X86 means 32-bit operating system) &  (X64 means 64-bit operating system)

3) DirectX : (DirectX 9)

Something like this (DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11…etc.)

4) dll file missing (error message)

Something like this: xyz.dll, actionme.dll

Very simple just note down/ remember error message and search on Google

-Search on Google with error message (xyz.dll)

-Download it (dll) file

-Copy and paste (xyz.dll) file into your Pc core software root folder

Something like this (C:\Windows\System32)

In hard disk C: (your installed operating system (OS) where all software installations stored in a particular folder)

C—- >Windows folder—– >system 32 folder

Then restart pc now open your software (that’s it).

How to get rid of unexpected errors issues while installing or opening of Software Applications

Need to Install following given below Software Applications as per amount of error happened

Net framework:

NET Framework: NET Framework Version 4.7 (OR) higher

To avoid any errors while installation of software.

To get rid of errors while opening a software.

NET Framework is a piece of software which creates software environment in your PC to avoid error while installing any media software in PC. It helps to run any software without any errors issues while opening it.

It is available free in online, just search on Google then download & install it before installing your media software. (Try to get it from Microsoft website).

In some special Case there is some time we need to install following software.

Sometimes need to install other piece of software like.

vcredist_x86 or vcredist_x64

Full name: Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable Setup.

Versions, 2008, 2010, 2016 and up to 2018 (Choose suitable one for your software).

(x86 =32 bit operating system)& (x64 =64 bit operating system).

Choose either of your operating system has 32 bit or 64 bit and then select installation.

Simply says to improve graphical operations and avoid errors too.

DirectX (DirectX 9 , DirectX 10 , DirectX 11..etc.) 

Application Program Interface which helps to get rid of error issues and it creates software directory environment.

Display (Resolution):

PC Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (1080p) to 3840 x 2160 (4K) (Recommended)


You can find some of most useful engineering software applications which can use in various fields.such as civil, mechanical, and structural and other streams. Choose software as your needs, there are so many software available, but very few of them may useful to you depending of your work. This is an informative purpose only. If you know any latest related to engineering software then let me know through your comment.

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