Altair HyperWorks vs. PTC Windchill

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Altair HyperWorks
Score 9.5 out of 10
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HyperWorks is a platform that provides workflows that use domain knowledge and increase product development team productivity. Engineers can move from physics to physics, domain to domain, and even create reports without ever leaving their model. HyperWorks can be used to reate designs that accurately model structures, mechanisms, fluids, electromagnetics, electrical, embedded software, systems design and manufacturing processes. Altair Unlimited boxes up software, system administration, and…N/A
PTC Windchill
Score 7.2 out of 10
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PTC offers Windchill, the company's Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) platform that includes BOM (a digital bill of materials) for cost and product quality control via parts-centric source of truth, dynamic and updated product change and configuration management to ensure up-to-date product information, industry standards and requirements validation and control, and role-based data access among other features.N/A
Pricing
Altair HyperWorksPTC Windchill
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Offerings
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Altair HyperWorksPTC Windchill
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
Altair HyperWorksPTC Windchill
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
Altair HyperWorksPTC Windchill
Likelihood to Recommend
Altair Engineering, Inc.
Engineering firms and companies with needs for multiple disciplines of analysis capabilities on a regular basis will benefit from HyperWorks. Companies with short term engineering needs (less than 6 months) or who only need a particular analysis/simulation discipline may be better off using a consultant (who likely uses HyperWorks).
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PTC
It provides in-depth product information such as Technical Data, CAD model, 2D drawing, ECR document, ECN document. Integration between windchill and creo is seamless. In addition to it, it provides necessary tools for data transfer, distribution, reviewing, and publishing of product data. Moreover, one can manage the complete product life cycle just on the web.
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Pros
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • All-inclusive software suite
  • Wide breadth of capabilities and custom scripting
  • Highly efficient and scalable solvers/computation
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PTC
  • VIEW PARTLIST.
  • ECN and ECR.
  • Design data storage and smooth access.
  • Workspace management.
  • Assy structure making.
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Cons
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • User interface is improving, but not always intuitive; varies across tools
  • Steep learning curve
  • Cost may be out of reach for some, but relatively inexpensive if you need all the tools it includes (vs. paying for each tool individually)
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PTC
  • Data synchronization with off-server data can be difficult in several cases.
  • It's okay if the WT section and the drawing are distinct, but it shouldn't be there.
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Alternatives Considered
Altair Engineering, Inc.
Because HyperWorks, HyperMesh is best
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PTC
PTC Windchill is a PLM complete system for a larger company. You can connect all areas of your company to a single source data system. It helps solve the age-old question, what is the best way to get the most important information into the hands that need it. It helps organize your company information.
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Return on Investment
Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • An all in one solution keeps costs down if you need multiple analysis capabilities (FEA, CFD, MBD, etc.)
  • Analysis work supports our other engineering/design work we wouldn't otherwise receive
  • Fast and efficient solvers leads to higher throughput
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PTC
  • Saves time as all of our drawings and business instructions and procedures are housed in a central location with check-in/out capability and version control.
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