Who Uses This Software?

Reliable CAD/CAM for small and medium business


Average Ratings

8 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • ZWSOFT
  • www.zwsoft.com/
  • Founded 1997
  • China

About ZW3D

With streamlined workflow in Microsoft interface, ZW3D delivers multi-CAD support, 2D Drawing, 3D CAD Modeling, design validation, sheet metal, mold design & 2X-5X CNC machining in a single package. Plus, first-class & timely support from 170+ partners in 80+ countries can shorten learning cycle and leads time.


ZW3D Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • Animation
  • Annotations
  • Bill of Materials
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Component Library
  • Data Import / Export
  • For 3D Printing
  • For Architects
  • For Manufacturers
  • Reference Management
  • Simulation

ZW3D Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra loader

An very good CAD software that allows you to create everything you need.

Jun 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software is a great option to create new models in 3D and 2D, depends on the version you adquiere. In any case, the software gives to you a lot of functionalities in a lightweight product. All the characteristics of any CAD software, are present in ZW, and many functionalities that make it unique and powerfull. The independent features that the software have, gives a plus at the moment when you are going to buy a CAD software. I used some others CAD and this have a great performance and usability in contrast to the others.

Cons: Is very similar in the interface to others products, despite of the additional characteristics, the structure and usability is basically the same, it is aimed to give to the user a common user interface, but sometimes is TOO similar to others products.

Overall: The most important thing of this product is the lightweight characteristic, you can load BIG models without loose performance like others and the usability is not compromised by the weight of the software itself.

Vendor Response

by ZWSOFT on June 21, 2018

Hello Renne Castellanos, thank you for your comment! Could you please share us your email address? ZW3D staff will give you a $150 3D Viewer coupon.

Good 3D software with a low price tag

May 04, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: It's easy to use, the GUI is very intuitive and nice. Compared to other CAD softwares, ZW3D has focused on reducing the number of inputs by the user when creating features, it has some shortcuts that are very helpful and intuitive to use. the hybrid (part/assembly) environment works well and gives the user some more freedom. The possibility to create a standard component is very useful.

Cons: When in assemblies, setting dependencies between parts can cause some problems when modifying and updating. Sometimes the software would crash without apparent reason.

Overall: I used ZW3D when working in Tool and Die design, and also used the sheet metal module which worked very well.

We had some issues when defining (in assembly) a fastener, creating the pocket for the bolt's head in one component and the thread in another, later when we modified the position of the fasteners the update of the other features had some issues.

Easy to learn, powerful modeling kernel, and CAD, CAM, MOLD all in one.

Apr 26, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Modeling function is amazing, operations don't care about if the base is solid, making modeling job more flexible and easy. Most 3D Modeling software for Manufacture can't do this. the modeling become a more productive job.

you can do a full process from concept design to CNC machining seamlessly. as a designer, this really benefits a lot. you may think you can do anything with this software.

Cons: there are no advanced functions like smart component, VBA, global visibility manager. HELP document doesn't cover all the functions. sometimes you get confused but can't get help with the software itself.

Overall: Hybrid Modeling makes my design job more flexible.

Mold design module is easy to use, save half my time spent on this area.

CAM plan does help me make my work more applicable.

Capterra loader

It is an excellent software for mechanical design, 2D and solid drawings, has good technical support

Jun 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the intelligent voice system, the smart mouse system and the synchronization with smartphones and tablets through cloud storage.

Cons: What I do not like that for the design of mechanical systems is very efficient only in 2D (two dimensions) and slow drawings for the development of 3D applications.

Overall: In the mechanical engineering department of the university in which I work, designs and modeling of mechanical parts are made for the process of rehabilitation in medicine, which has been achieved and modeled some of these pieces for later construction, making a contribution with patients with special conditions that require specific prostheses.

Vendor Response

by ZWSOFT on June 21, 2018

Hello Jorge Linero, thank you for your comment! Could you please share us your email address? ZW3D staff will give you a $150 3D Viewer coupon.

Capterra loader

ZW3D is a wonderful CAD software that enables me to create anything I need

Jul 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is an excellent software that is used to create 2D and 3D models. This software includes a lot of functionalities. It also depicts the characteristics of CAD software in a best way. It shows excellent performance as compare to other. This software is very easy to learn.

Cons: We can hardly find any cons in this software. The only limitations is that this software lacks some of the advanced functions that includes smart components, VBA and global visibility manager and sometimes user have to face difficulties as help documents do not include all the functions.

Vendor Response

by ZWSOFT on July 31, 2018

Hello Andrew Currie, thank you for your comment! Could you please share us your email address? ZW3D staff will give you a $150 3D Viewer coupon.

ZW3D

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I use ZWCAD Classic full version for private purposes and I can say that it is probably the closest AutoCAD I use at work, I installed the ZW3D trial version and for now I have no comments in a lot of things is simpler than Civil3D and other Autodesk plugins

Cons: So far I have no bad comment,I do not know what the price was and gave it has an option on a monthly base

Vendor Response

by ZWSOFT on September 13, 2018

Thanks for trying ZW3D. Should you have any technical problems, please send email to zw3d@zwsoft.com. We will response you within 24 hours.
ZW3D can coummincate ZWCAD tightly. And hope it will help you get your job done easily.

If you don't think you can do it with ZW3D cad - dig deeper!

May 17, 2019
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Cost and features. Solid modeling, surfacing with sheet-metal capabilities. Use similar to other products I use at my regular job. Can't believe the power it has and functionality.

Cons: User Interface SUCKS, blocky. Needs a ton of help. Other areas like select a plane/face and you want to sketch you have to reselect the sketch command. (Or start with sketch command) - Would be nice to not have to pick a plane or planer surface and select command and accept. Only other issue is commands are buried in the menus so you have to look and hunt for commands. I was doing some surfacing and got the end result, but I had to really dig and scour the help files to find the right command. If ZWCAD wants more direct input I would be happy to provide more examples and thoughts.

Overall: I feel like I have a very powerful Solid modeling solution at a reasonable price. I believe I can create anything I can think of and that is the end goal.

New experience!

Jun 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Although complex editing methods are unlimited and can be accurate to translate into a CNC G-code program, saving formats help the user in production and in developing 2D-3D activity!

Cons:

Part of the software is not simplified for less experienced users, commands contain referrals to other commands, and work in production implies rapidity to the finished product!

Overall:

A new experience and a new approach to work to increase your profitability!

Vendor Response

by ZWSOFT on June 21, 2018

Hello Valache Petrica, thank you for your comment! Could you please share us your email address? ZW3D staff will give you a $150 3D Viwer coupon.