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Score 8.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • PTC Windchill is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

AutoCAD

87%
78 Ratings
9.0

PTC Windchill

90%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.2

AutoCAD

82%
3 Ratings

PTC Windchill

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.0

AutoCAD

80%
3 Ratings

PTC Windchill

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.1

AutoCAD

71%
27 Ratings

PTC Windchill

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.0

AutoCAD

80%
3 Ratings

PTC Windchill

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

AutoCAD

I have used a large number of CAD and other drawing packages like TurboCAD, CorelCAD, Draftsight, Inkscape and CorelDRAW to name a few. Although there are a number of free and cheaper options, AutoCAD is the industry standard or benchmark, user friendly GUI (Graphical User Interface), online help is usually easy to get.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Windchill

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.
Harmeet Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AutoCAD

  • The tools are easy to use and the learning curve is fairly minimal to be able to create blueprints.
  • The 3D application is very fun to use and it is nice to be able to see your product instead of having to imagine what it will look like.
  • The speed and accuracy in which students can create plans is a huge bonus. Students can plan their industrial art projects out and use their own set of plans to build them.
Mark Perry | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Windchill

  • Its creo view feature is the best one. Even if you don't have Cad design software license. You can view the data in Windchill.
  • User interface is so easy you just need to put number of the product for search. If you are a new user you can use this easily.
  • Price us quite affordable with this much features.
Gokul Joshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AutoCAD

  • It needs more help in 3D world, eventually some parametric support
  • Better connection with Revit or Inventor
  • Dynamic blocks could get some updates
  • Parameters can be more developed; excel capabilities could be added
  • Sheet set could be more evolved to support a workflow involving data management
radu stancescu | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Windchill

  • Extract partlist should be directly in Excel because everyone time we have to convert it to Excel.
  • ECN report formatting need improvement.
  • Many times part no doesn't go to ERP even after ERP released state.
Akash Dubey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AutoCAD

General

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

Starting Price

$210 per month

AutoCAD Editions & Modules

Edition
Single-User License$210.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

PTC Windchill

General

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

Starting Price

PTC Windchill Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

AutoCAD

AutoCAD 8.2
Based on 3 answers
Because rarely we [would] rather wait for a whole year to update, sometimes the new updates don't bring many new features and we are still ok with the current version. Also the change of interface is always something that takes time for every partner in the company to get comfortable with. So those are the main reasons we may want to keep the same version.
Nelson David Sanchez Villasmil | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Windchill

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

AutoCAD

AutoCAD 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Is an extremely usefull and accurate software , yo certainly can do almost every task requiered to document a project drawings and specifications , the only is that to be confortable with it you need a little of practice and to be familiarized with the commands and the core functioning to get expected results.
Nelson David Sanchez Villasmil | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Windchill

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

AutoCAD

AutoCAD 7.1
Based on 27 answers
AutoCAD has the issue of crashing or slowing down the design procedure once a heavy design that includes several disciplines or multiple families/blocks is involved. Customer services gets the feedback from the crash reports but this issue seems like it has never been addressed in the software updates past several years.
Brij Purohit | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Windchill

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

AutoCAD

AutoCAD 8.0
Based on 3 answers
the implementation was realy easy , to set up our workstation we pay for the licenses we are about to use , there was a little bit of delay to get the payment processed to receive the serial but after that the install runs without any problem , so you can fell secure there will be not issue with the implementation.
Nelson David Sanchez Villasmil | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Windchill

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

AutoCAD

AutoCAD & Revit are both sold from the same company Autodesk. Revit comes from the point of view of providing powerful tools to create a three-dimensional model where you can extract two-dimensional drawings. AutoCAD, on the other hand, focuses more on providing powerful tools to generate two-dimensional drawings and on the side also offers tools to create a three-dimensional model.
Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Windchill

Windchill is having a great market share & its UI is simple & neat, integration with Creo & ERP system. These are the main reasons of considering Windchill by our organization.
Anurag Chaudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AutoCAD

  • AutoCAD is generally a "good ROI" for us and others in our field as it lets us interact cleanly.
  • AutoCAD is expensive, and the hardware requirements make it more so. As a result, we have had to limit our users of the product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PTC Windchill

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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