This page has been created as a result of our desire to help people who are interested in the CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM software but do not have enough money to buy it.
The whole lifecycle of a product can be divided into several stages:
- Conceive: Specification, Concept design
- Design: Detailed design, Validation analysis or simulation, Tool design
- Realize: Plan manufacturing, Manufacture, Assemble, Test
- Service: Sell and deliver, Use, Maintain and support, Dispose
Whether it is a craftsman making handicrafts or a large company making very complex products, these processes are obligatory. Nowadays, there are computer software that specialize in all these processes and their common name is Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software. The Product lifecycle management (PLM) software family includes a large number of types of software, and usually the larger and more complex a company is, the more types of PLM software it needs. The most commonly used software in the PLM family are CAD (Computer Aided Design), CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing), CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) and PDM (Product Data Management). We are most interested in these software, so this entire category of our site will be dedicated only to the aforementioned PLM software.
Until about twenty years ago, due to the high price of CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM software, they used to be reserved only for the aviation, military and automotive industries; however, having become more affordable in the meantime, some of the software mentioned is used even in crafts workshops today. The cost of the software in question has dropped significantly, and nowadays there are even completely free software. We have found a large number of free CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM software on the internet to help you design and manufacture your product. On this page, they have been categorized by type to help you find the area you are looking for more easily.
By clicking one of the links below, you can access the types of free CAD/CAM/CAE/ PDM software we have found for you so far.
If you happen to know of some quality free CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM software, please let us know so we can add it to this collection and improve its quality. Thus a larger number of master craftsmen and engineers will be able to benefit from it.