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Attribute Ratings

  • Autodesk Inventor is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Altium Designer

90%
1 Rating
9.9

Autodesk Inventor

99%
26 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Altium Designer

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2

Autodesk Inventor

92%
2 Ratings

Usability

Altium Designer

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Autodesk Inventor

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Altium Designer

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7

Autodesk Inventor

77%
19 Ratings

In-Person Training

Altium Designer

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Autodesk Inventor

60%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Altium Designer

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Autodesk Inventor

100%
2 Ratings

Configurability

Altium Designer

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Autodesk Inventor

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Altium

In a professional environment of design and manufacture of electronic equipment, without a doubt, ALTIUM DESIGNER turns out to be the best option! However, the high cost of its license makes us consider the option of using lower-cost alternatives. In the case of small companies or independent developers, free options turn out to be more appropriate, although some functions are not implemented and require more work from the designer.
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Autodesk

Autodesk Inventor is a great tool for students and faculty for engineering areas that don't require great precision or development of more thorough scientific results. Is you are conducting research, or deal with very intricate and complex systems I would recommend a more robust platform that complies more to industry standards.
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Pros

Altium

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Autodesk

  • The program is very good at simplicity. Each of the buttons, menus, and options has an explanation of exactly what the feature does, and even a more advanced description if you desire to learn more about what each one does.
  • Autodesk Inventor is a very fast program. Everything renders extremely quickly and there are no delays when examining a 3D model, part, or assembly. This is especially useful when giving a presentation about a product or design, and you need to be able to show a concept to an audience in real time.
  • The software has an extremely accurate simulation feature that lets users do stress analysis on a 3D model. It can calculate precisely where the stress concentrations are going to be in a particular model and even give you an accurate depiction of where the part could likely fracture and/or fracture during loading.
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Cons

Altium

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Autodesk

  • Inventor demonstrates a lack of fluidity in the process of transferring data between programs.
  • Inventor shows some lack of sophistication that certain features that are readily available in other design software packages are limited in use in Inventor.
  • Inventor can often have difficulty in creating models that show true color, as in blacks can come out as dark grays in certain renders, even when the material and appearance settings are the same from part to part.
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Pricing Details

Altium Designer

Starting Price

$358 per month per seat

Editions & Modules

Altium Designer editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Monthly3581
Single Payment42352

Footnotes

  1. per month per seat
  2. one-time fee per seat

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Altium Designer® term-based licensing allows you to use the licensed software for a specified period, for example, a 12-month term. Designers and organizations preserve cash flow while also having the flexibility to scale capacity with additional seats. Term-based licenses include a Standard subscription for the latest Altium Designer, Altium 365®, and more. Additional features and license options will affect price.

Autodesk Inventor

Starting Price

$260 per user/per month

Editions & Modules

Autodesk Inventor editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Monthly$260.001
One Year$2,085.002
Three Year$5,630.003

Footnotes

  1. per user/per month
  2. per user/per year
  3. per user/per 3 years

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

Altium

No answers on this topic

Autodesk

Inventor continues to meet our enterprise needs. I don't see a need to change unless we change our business model significantly.
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Usability

Altium

No answers on this topic

Autodesk

It’s easy and very good for mechanical design
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Support Rating

Altium

No answers on this topic

Autodesk

I'm giving the overall support rating a 5 only because I rarely have to use it. Trying to find the answer on the help pages hardly ever helps me because any problem I have is usually too deep for what the help offers. Given the popularity of Autodesk, I have always been able to find an answer online after doing enough looking!
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In-Person Training

Altium

No answers on this topic

Autodesk

I got the training during college, so mostly i learned on my own
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Alternatives Considered

Altium

My relationship with ALTIUM DESIGNER is from the time I was a student of the Electronic Engineering career, at the university, it was the official tool to carry out the electronic practices and simulations of the circuits studied in class. Then I used ALTIUM DESIGNER as an independent consultant, however, at present I am using KiCad EDA as a design tool since it is free and open-source, although I have a high rating for KiCad EDA, it's a choice over ALTIUM DESIGNER is only because of its economic aspect.
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Autodesk

AutoCAD and Inventor are both made by Autodesk. We use AutoCAD for all of our electrical design work as well as our pneumatic design work. AutoCAD and Inventor can really compliment each other. Information can be shared between the two programs. It would be hard to do what we do without either of these software packages
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Return on Investment

Altium

  • Although I am not currently using ALTIUM DESIGNER, it is only for the price of its license. However, the use of the platform reduces work times, generating a positive impact on the associated costs.
  • When working with colleagues in other countries, ALTIUM DESIGNER is the tool taken as a reference, its use is very useful when exchanging information and files.
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Autodesk

  • iLogic has enabled rapid design changes and model automation that save us time and money
  • Cross-platform compatibility with other Autodesk products (e.g., CFD) keeps us in a single ecosystem with a single software vendor.
  • Included data management tools save us from chasing files or components around and prevent data loss.
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