CATIA is a multi-platform software suite for computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing, computer-aided engineering, PLM and 3D, developed by the French company Dassault Systèmes.
SolidWorks is a solid modeling computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) computer program that runs on Microsoft Windows. SolidWorks is published by Dassault Systèmes.
Creo is a family or suite of Computer-aided design apps supporting product design for discrete manufacturers and is developed by PTC. The suite consists of apps, each delivering a distinct set of capabilities for a user role within product development.
NX, formerly known as "UG". NX is an advanced high-end CAD/CAM/CAE, which has been owned since 2007 by Siemens PLM Software.It is used, among other tasks, for:Design (parametric and direct solid/surface modelling)& Manufacturing finished design by using included machining modules.
AutoCAD is a commercial computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting software application.AutoCAD is used in the industry, by architects, project managers, engineers, graphic designers, city planners and other professionals.
The ANSYS Workbench environment is an intuitive up-front finite element analysis tool that is used in conjunction with CAD systems and/or DesignModeler. ANSYS Workbench is a software environment for performing structural & thermal analyses