ActCAD Software vs. CADWorx

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ActCAD Software
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
ActCAD is a 2D & 3D CAD software with two product options: - ActCAD Standard for 2D Drafting Power Users - ActCAD Professional for 2D Drafting & 3D ACIS Modeling Users - ActCAD Prime for 2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, and AEC Objects (walls, doors, windows, staircases, roofs, floors, etc.) ActCAD can be used for applications across domains of Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) including Structural, Electrical, and…
$199
one-time fee per user
CADWorx
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
CADWorx Plant Design Suite from Hexagon PPM is a 3D plant design software toolset that allows for the option to run on the AutoCAD or BricsCAD platform and design piping, structural steel, equipment, process and instrument diagrams, and design review, plus automatic isometrics and bills of material.N/A
Pricing
ActCAD SoftwareCADWorx
Editions & Modules
ActCAD 2023 Standard
$199
one-time fee per user
ActCAD 2023 Prime
$349
one-time fee per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ActCAD SoftwareCADWorx
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$199 one-time fee per userNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
ActCAD SoftwareCADWorx
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(3 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ActCAD SoftwareCADWorx
Likelihood to Recommend
ActCAD LLC
Some dimensions move for no apparent reason. 3d modeling could be improved upon. As a 2D program I use it daily and prefer it to 3D modeling programs for drawing details.
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Hexagon AB
CADWorx's ability to create any construction 2D drawing and the drawings editing functionalities are the best and very powerful on multiple Engineering 3D models production and event to export 3D images to other CAD platforms are quick and very simple. 3D simulation is excellent and the collaboration of multiple construction project professionals is excellent.
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Pros
ActCAD LLC
  • This is one of the most complete packages that I've used, very intuitive, thus saying user-friendly is somewhat on the mild side, as it is a pleasure to use
  • Functionality is straightforward and all pertinent information are right on the screen
  • Its ease-of-use cuts down on documentation time thus allowing me to spend more time where it's really needed
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Hexagon AB
  • 3D modeling features are very powerful.
  • 2D documentation functionalities are flexible.
  • The innovative project productivity is excellent.
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Cons
ActCAD LLC
  • My major complaint is sometimes the dimensions do not stay where I place them.
  • 3D modeling is complicated for me.
  • Need to specify wall types and be able to create custom walls.
  • Need to have a roof manager to make trusses or hand-stack framing.
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Hexagon AB
  • The rendering of big 3D designs project is very slow.
  • To create 3D for different construction project can take time.
  • Ability of importing big 3D files can be more functional.
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Alternatives Considered
ActCAD LLC
It's the best alternative to cost-prohibitive CAD software.
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Hexagon AB
The tools on CADWorx have the best power to create big construction projects' 3D models and the rendering engine is very powerful and functional enough to render the clearest picture within a very short period of time. The simulation and easy drawings editing CADWorx are more faster and accurate documentation functionalities.
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Return on Investment
ActCAD LLC
  • Its ease-of-use allows me more time to focus on project needs and completion
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Hexagon AB
  • CADWorx offers the most accurate 3D designs and 3D simulation functionalities are very reliable.
  • Design analysis on CADWorx is excellent and easy 2D drawing production and easy editing.
  • Project management and easy designs sharing through CADWorks integration is amazing.
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