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Attribute Ratings

  • Autodesk 3ds Max is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.9

Autodesk 3ds Max

79%
8 Ratings
6.3

Siemens NX CAD

63%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Autodesk 3ds Max

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Siemens NX CAD

90%
1 Rating

Usability

Autodesk 3ds Max

N/A
0 Ratings
5.3

Siemens NX CAD

53%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk

Scenarios where Autodesk 3ds Max is well suited: 1. Modeling less complex geometries. 2. For beginners it is good, meshes, poly's, vertexes etc can be easily understood. 3. Easy UI and interoperability. Scenarios where it is less appropriate: 1. Inbuild Rendering (Scanline) can be made better. 2. Performance over low end/Old Pc's need refinement. 3. Bulky Size on disk. 4. Animation is the area which can be made better also.
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Siemens AG

Siemens NX CAD support team is very responsive & active. They are having updates very frequently & good layout for commands & User interface. They have commands simple to use & operate on low configuration systems. Siemens NX CAD supports 3D modeling , 2D drafting. It has options for CAD library which is very useful for similar projects & easy reference.
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Pros

Autodesk

  • V-Ray 3ds Max is an awesome third-party plugin for architecture renders in 3ds Max.
  • Complicated models can be made in a simple way in 3ds Max also P-particles, M flow works better then before.
  • Interface is very easy to use. Very open, attractive, and very much ease of use for new users.
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Siemens AG

  • 3d modelling
  • Motion analysis
  • Detailed drawings
  • Accountability of users history with parts
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Cons

Autodesk

  • working in 2d is very frustrating and unreliable. It just lacks the precision
  • How scaling affects units (or doesn't) There needs to be a way for modifiers to address a change of scale in the object.
  • Booleans are not intuitive. Especially for architecture, creating an opening and putting a door or a window is an incredibly cumbersome process.
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Siemens AG

  • The thing that I need to keep all the parts, usually in common with other assemblies, in the same folder is very uncomfortable if I need to revise a single component.
  • I would prefer to have 1 file for each part and just select it when needed. (with Solidedge this is possible).
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Pricing Details

Autodesk 3ds Max

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Autodesk 3ds Max editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Siemens NX CAD

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Siemens NX CAD editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Autodesk

      No answers on this topic

      Siemens AG

      It works very well for our organization. It has made us much more productive.
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      Usability

      Autodesk

      No answers on this topic

      Siemens AG

      Siemens NX CAD has been has been simple in design & user interface. It is best among the competitors. It can develop heavy models & designs with very ease. It has Layers options for arranging multiple assemblies in the same file. It does not require heavy system investment & works fine on professional PCs
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      Alternatives Considered

      Autodesk

      In Autodesk 3ds Max you can do camera animation with ease, its complex in Cinema 4D. Even I think same with light setup. Setting up light is quite easy in Autodesk 3ds Max as compare to Cinema 4D. Overall Autodesk 3ds Max is less complex in compare to other 3D softwares.
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      Siemens AG

      The only reason why NX was chosen was due to the process management, and revision control that's built-in. And being able to limit access to files and if they can be modified.
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      Return on Investment

      Autodesk

      • Allows us to meet deadlines quickly - render times are minutes, not days.
      • Digs into profits due to licensing fees - just a single seat can set us back thousands.
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      Siemens AG

      • Siemens NX CAD made much faster studying and modeling tooling and product assemblies
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