AutoCAD is used across a wide range of industries, by architects, project managers, engineers, graphic designers, and other professionals
CATIA (Computer Aided Three-Dimensional Interactive Application) started as an in-house development in 1977 by French aircraft manufacturer Avions Marcel Dassault..
CREO is suite of software which provides 3D CAM/CAD/CAE software solutions. It was previously known as PRO ENGINEER. It was created by Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC) which supports product design for discreet manufacturers.
SOLIDWORKS (originally SolidWorks) is solid modeling CAD (computer-aided design) software that runs on Microsoft Windows and has been produced by Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp., a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, S. A. (Vélizy, France) since 1997. SOLIDWORKS is currently used by over 2 million engineers and designers at more than 165,000 companies worldwide.
ANSYS software is simulated computer software which is engineered to analyze the design and to find out the stress and strain on the desired objects. It is developed by ANSYS Inc. headquartered in USA. It is general purpose software which can be used for simulation of diverse disciplines of electro mechanical, heat and mass transfer, structural vibration, fluid mechanics.