As Solidworks is to engineering, Blender is to design; while based less on base measurements and more on sculpting, Blender offers the designer much more freedom in both modeling and rendering for aesthetics, rather than science.
My models are just meant to look good.
Solidworks provides a great base for geometric design for Mechanical Engineering projects with the freedom to build a product from a set of base measurements.
My projects, while to scale, are mainly to show off the SW's ability to render rapid-prototypes.
ENGINEERING DESIGN, 3D MODELING, AND SIMULATION RENDERING
Introduced to the Computer Aided Design (CAD) software SolidWorks in 2013, I have since taught myself the basics of an introduction to engineering design processes, methods, and decision making using team design projects, plus it makes me feel artsy and creative - something all engineers should have.