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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Project Estimator

If you are considering purchasing this (very expensive) software, there is a 100% chance you are doing so because you have been awarded a Government contract that dictates you use 4Clicks Project Estimator. There are plenty of easier to use estimating packages out in the world, but you can't use any of them if you have a contract that requires 4Clicks.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Creo

I know that it was great for us with our 3D printers and modeling. We made classroom prototypes with students but also used it to make classroom materials, solve problems in our organization, create images/models, etc. I also know many engineers who use this software. Overall we were able to tailor it to our 4th-6th grade students but would be great if there were some modifications that we could make for students.
Karee Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Estimating

Project Estimator
5.2
PTC Creo
Takeoff tools
Project Estimator
5.0
PTC Creo
Job costing
Project Estimator
2.0
PTC Creo
Cost databases
Project Estimator
7.0
PTC Creo
Cost calculator
Project Estimator
6.0
PTC Creo
Bid creation
Project Estimator
6.0
PTC Creo

Pros

Project Estimator

  • The estimates it produces are simple and easy to follow. The formatting is good.
  • The tech support provided is very attentive.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Creo

  • PTC Creo contains many advanced tools with better optimization for creating part models and other production related drawings.
  • The initial concept designs can be done more adequately.
  • The parameters of 2D drawings can be changed easily by editing the 3D model.
  • The productivity can be increased by customized tools for modeling.
Aravind Dirisipo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Project Estimator

  • The software feels 20 years old. It has not kept up with modern times, and practically functions like an old DOS program.
  • Clunky interface, arcane commands.
  • Even their training info focuses on hotkeys like this is 1995. Even though I am of an age to remember computers in 1995, the younger generations of managers/estimators are not. It is time to bring the software into the new century!
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Creo

  • Drawing creation is bit difficult for the user.
  • User interface can be more user-friendly.
Vinod Kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Project Estimator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PTC Creo

PTC Creo 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I liked the training manuals I used to learn some, as I didn’t have CAD background in college or before this job. My coworkers were able to share with me what they learned in PTC training and I was able to get support online and through reading.
Karee Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Project Estimator

WinEst uses much the same database (RS Means/Gordion type) and has a similar interface. It is a bit cheaper.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Creo

PTC Creo has two main advantages. First, large assemblies with lots of different parts files, and its file structure that can handle these large assemblies without bogging the software done. Second, its ability to do advanced simulations without having to export the files to do the animations in a third-party software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Project Estimator

  • As stated before, if you are buying this software, it is because you have a contract forcing you to. While it does work, it is clunky, awkward, and very expensive.
  • The price of the software and databases has always been high, but with the fairly recent acquisition of 4Clicks by Gordion (who also bought RS Means for their databases), there is literally no competition. Prices will continue to be very high, with no check on how high they can go.
  • Again, can't fault 4Clicks tech support, as I think it is the best in the industry. They know their product and they respond to issues immediately. Considering what we spend a year for this product, however, you would expect nothing less.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Creo

  • Creo is our standard design package and as such we have had a negative impact on time spent designing because it is less user-friendly.
  • In difficult design situations, we have had a positive impact because Creo is better suited for complex designs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Project Estimator

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

PTC Creo

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Project Estimator
9.0
PTC Creo
7.6

Support Rating

Project Estimator
PTC Creo
8.0

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