3D technology Resources

Here you will find an assortment of links related to 3D technology that have been helpful to us. We hope that they will be helpful to you as well.  

Free Software

eDrawings, a free software that can view Solidworks models.
Draftsight, 2D CAD program very similar to AutoCAD
Leica TruView, a panoramic scan viewer with measurement capability
Autodesk ReCap, a powerful free scan viewing software
Autodesk Truview, a free DXF and DWG viewer/converter
Blender, a powerful free & open source 3D modeling software
RIOT, a Radical Image Optimization Tool
Meshlab, a free mesh manipulation tool
Sketchup, the 3D modeling tool from Google

Not Free, but value-priced

Onshape, a potential Solidworks alternative?
Okino Polytrans, the 3D file conversion experts

Free 3D CAD file Resources

Thingiverse, Free 3D files maintly geared toward 3D printing
GrabCAD, a library of CAD files of various types
3D Warehouse from Google, a large database of 3D models

PAID 3D MODEL Resources

TurboSquid, a large selection of 3D models for visualization