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Is there a software package (free?) in which you can actually model the speakers in 3D and calculate the parameters/specs, etc. at the same time?

Or is there only the numbers and graphs versions?
 

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I use google sketchup for 3D modeling and winISD pro for actually modeling the drivers. Don't know of one that does both. Not that's free anyway.
 

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What are you trying to model in 3D?

EASE is probably what you're looking for, but it isn't cheap...
 

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You would use a variety of different programs for modeling an entire driver component by component and in simulated performance. You'd need a program to sim the magnetic system like FEMM. Something to build the driver in a 3D form from the components as an assembly like SolidWorks (not free). Other programs like EASE, etc for different aspects. A lot of them would not be free.
 

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I just found this speaker design
I may try the PCD (passive crossover design) function with a couple drivers I'd like to use; any of you guys interested in helping me with my speaker project-come over to PE Tritrix ala beefy thread-thanks
 

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I just found this speaker design
I may try the PCD (passive crossover design) function with a couple drivers I'd like to use; any of you guys interested in helping me with my speaker project-come over to PE Tritrix ala beefy thread-thanks
Yeah, I found that.

As for trying to model the box in 3D, I might have to just settle for seeing what it might look like before building, i.e. use Blender 3D and render it.

I do have some box calculators, do you guys recommend any?
 

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The best program I've ever used was LEAP (enclosure&crossover shop)
those are at www.linearx.com But this software is rather expensive. They also make perfect measurement tools.

LEAP uses 3D model for calculating speakers & crossovers.
 

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But if you are looking for design-or CAD programs, I could advise you SolidWorks or Autocad or even 3D-max. But they are not an acoustical CAM software. Just versatile CAD.
 
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