At Draw2CAD we use IronCAD 3D 2016 for all of our 3D drawing work. This gives us the ability to produce fully featured 3D models efficiently and maintain design flexibility so that changes can be easily implemented. Standard engineering drawings are then generated within the same program and saved in a variety of formats including DWG, DXF and PDF. A free viewing program can be dowloaded from the IronCAD website and used to view your 3D CAD model. There is also a free iPad app available so you can take your model with you.
We develop databases using Filemaker Pro 14. This is a powerful relational database program that runs on a PC or Mac. A parts database contains all of the data related to each individual part and would typically include :-