Best Software for Product Design Teams | 2017

Your product design team depends on software to be successful and help oversee all of the design requirements of developing a new product. Product design teams can be comprised of UX designers, graphic designers and prototypers, among others, all of whom are focused on developing products that are visually appealing and provide maximum usability. Software has become an integral part of the product design process.

The software categories that are most important for product design teams are: Product and Machine Design, 3D Modeling and Wireframing.

For Small-Business Product Design Teams

In situations where products received the same score, more than one product will be featured to reflect all products with the highest calculated score.

Product and Machine Design
Fusion 360

Fusion 360™ is a 3D CAD/CAM tool for product development.

Fusion 360 Reviews
3D Modeling
Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D Studio is the very best that MAXON has to offer for professional 3D artists. If you want to create advanced 3D graphics but need a helping hand to ensure you create jaw-dropping graphics quickly and easily, then this is the choice for you.

Cinema 4D Reviews
Modo

MODO is your starting point for creative exploration.

Modo Reviews
Mudbox

Create and modify high-quality 3D geometry and textures with intuitive digital sculpting and painting tools.

Mudbox Reviews
Wireframing
UXPin

UXPin is the UX Design Platform that gets it right. Sign up for a free trial.

UXPin Reviews
For Mid-Market Product Design Teams
Product and Machine Design
Rhinoceros

3D NURBS Modeller

Rhinoceros Reviews
3D Modeling
Modo

MODO is your starting point for creative exploration.

Modo Reviews
Wireframing
Balsamiq

Life’s too short for bad software! With Balsamiq Mockups, anyone can design great.

Balsamiq Reviews
For Enterprise Product Design Teams

In situations where products received the same score, more than one product will be featured to reflect all products with the highest calculated score.

Product and Machine Design
SOLIDWORKS

SOLIDWORKS offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SOLIDWORKS products are easy to learn and use, and help you design products better.

Solidworks Reviews
3D Modeling
3ds Max Design

3ds Max Design software is a comprehensive 3D design, modeling, animation, and rendering solution for architects, designers, civil engineers, and visualization specialists.

3ds Max Design Reviews
Wireframing
Balsamiq

Life’s too short for bad software! With Balsamiq Mockups, anyone can design great.

Balsamiq Reviews
Axure RP

Axure RP is the standard in software prototyping tools and gives you the power to quickly and easily deliver more than UI mockups.

Axure RP Reviews

Scoring Methodology

G2 Crowd rates products and vendors based on reviews gathered from our user community. For the purposes of this list, we applied a unique algorithm to this data to calculate which software products may be useful for software users in a number of professions.

Products included in the ‘Best Software for Product Design Teams | 2017’ list are based off of scores calculated using the G2 Crowd ‘Best Software | 2017’ algorithm v1.0 BETA from data collected from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. The algorithm factors in three satisfaction metrics: ease of use, quality of support and meets requirements.

Inclusion Criteria

Products included in the ‘Best Software for Product Design Teams | 2017’ list have received a minimum of 10 reviews and five responses for each of three satisfaction-related questions (ease of use, quality of support and meets requirements) featured in our survey between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Only products in the Product and Machine Design, 3D Modeling and Wireframing categories were eligible for inclusion in this list.

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