I've edited this post, because I had made some errors, and Nate most gratiously helped me out. I always ask the people who help me out with posts and photos to proofread the article once I post it.
I did correct what I incorrectly wrote and here's even more material that Nate Collar sent me:
"3DS Max is used for games, architecture, hollywood, etc. It is one of the premier 3D software programs out there. Its also capable of creating .STL files used for 3D printing. There are programs used by engineers and auto companies that create different types of geometry that are for use in creating real word objects that would be a 'step-up' or maybe a step in a different direction...they are for a different purpose. Catia, Solidworks, Pro Engineer, Alias Automotive, etc."
If you've never seem examples of what these programs do, then you should take a look at any of the software titles that Nate mentioned! They are unbelievable!
Thanks for dropping by,