I have lost count on how many 3D modeling softwares there are out in the market at the moment. Everyone seems to have a different opinion on which 3D modeling software is the best one. As for me, I find Sketchup easier to use as most of my projects are mostly "orthogonal and boxy" to say the least.
I often tell my students how fortunate they are to have been privileged to live in this generation where they can selectively choose from a myriad of design tools to help them communicate their ideas effectively. When I look back on my university days at Deakin University, everything was analogue and the only tools that I employed were my sketches and study models, which I relied heavily to get my design ideas across.