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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Attribute Ratings

  • Autodesk Civil 3D is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

Civil 3D

93%
7 Ratings
7.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

70%
15 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Civil 3D

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

100%
1 Rating

Usability

Civil 3D

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

90%
1 Rating

Availability

Civil 3D

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

90%
2 Ratings

Performance

Civil 3D

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

80%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Civil 3D

100%
2 Ratings
7.9

Autodesk Fusion 360

79%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Civil 3D

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

100%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Civil 3D

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Civil 3D

Well suited:
  1. Simple and self-explanatory user interface.
  2. Inter usability between other software such as MicroDrainage and Bentley CivilStorm.
  3. Autodesk customer service.
  4. Easily customizable.
Not suitable: The software is still very resource intensive on the machines and often crashes when too much data is being shown. Though significant improvements have been made in other Autodesk software like Revit, older applications like AutoCAD and C3D seem to be stuck on old, inefficient source codes.
vijay kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk Fusion 360

This software has been so easy to use from day one! I couldn't be more thrilled with it. Being an SME, it is offered on an annual basis free of charge. My network of engineers are amazed I am able to accomplish what I have using this software when the companies they come from are paying thousands for licensing. I also would like to note that Autodesk offer an incredible specialization to really round out your skills via Coursera.
vijay kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Civil 3D

  • Ease of functionality
  • Templates make design and drawings easier to complete
  • The ability to design and setup drawings simultaneously, where the drawings will be updated as the design is updated should there be changes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk Fusion 360

  • The first PRO of Fusion 360 that always comes to mind is how versatile it is. Fusion 360 is the first CAD/CAM software that also includes other key features that CAD programs of this size don't have.
  • Fusion 360 has a generous licensing structure that gives those just starting out a place to start with a professional level CAD program. As a result, this has helped build up a huge community and user base around Fusion 360.
  • Fusion 360 is updated on a monthly basis. This has proven to be a huge advantage over Solidworks (something else I use) which is only updated once a year. The nice thing about monthly updates, other than regular bug fixes, is that the team can adapt quickly and no one is taken by storm with a big overhaul of the UI or features at the beginning of the year.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Civil 3D

  • The processing of huge sized files in such in big projects, the delay of opening a sheet in Civil3D would burn time
  • Sometimes, it crashes while opening or processing
  • The vast number of tools and functions which make it difficult to use at times hence decent amount of training may be required
Mahmoud obaid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk Fusion 360

  • Fusion 360 is a very simple program, so once you begin to draw more complex 3D models, the software gets sluggish and loses its fluidity.
  • It would be really nice if Fusion 360 could output a model as a SolidWorks file so I can begin to draw something out in Fusion 360 and then pick it up in SolidWorks when I need to do some more advanced functions.
  • Because Fusion 360 is a simpler program, there are a few functions such as 3D sketches that are not intuitive like all the rest of the functions are.
Tyler Grudowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Civil 3D

General

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

Starting Price

$305 per month

Civil 3D Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Can be licensed monthly ($305), Annually ($2,430), or every 3 years ($6,560).Available free for one year on a student license.

Autodesk Fusion 360

General

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

Starting Price

$0

Autodesk Fusion 360 Editions & Modules

Edition
Fusion 360 FreeFree
Fusion 360$60.002
  1. none
  2. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Civil 3D

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Autodesk Fusion 360

Autodesk Fusion 360 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It does everything I need for great value.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Civil 3D

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Autodesk Fusion 360

Autodesk Fusion 360 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall it is just a great piece of software for doing most 3D work. It has everything I need plus more at a great price.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Civil 3D

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Autodesk Fusion 360

Autodesk Fusion 360 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Sometimes I like using it on Saturday nights. Unfortunately, they usually do their updates at this time and it isn't available to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Civil 3D

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Autodesk Fusion 360

Autodesk Fusion 360 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It can freeze sometimes while doing heavy tasks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Civil 3D

Civil 3D 10.0
Based on 2 answers
They have a vast open community, which has helped us understand Autodesk Civil 3D from the beginning. They have provided many templates and tutorials videos to our team due to that we can learn every new feature from them. Autodesk Civil 3D has also helped us to interconnect all its software in an internal bridge, which helps us switch between software as we need.
Shanti Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk Fusion 360

Autodesk Fusion 360 7.9
Based on 4 answers
Support is conducted via internet Q&A boards; newcomers to 3D modeling may find that articulating their questions in the language of CAD software is the tricky part — once they find the right technical term for what they're trying to accomplish, answers come quickly. Autodesk also provides a large library of educational tutorial videos that make the initial process of learning Fusion 360's interface much easier.
Jeff Eaton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Civil 3D

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Autodesk Fusion 360

Autodesk Fusion 360 10.0
Based on 2 answers
No. It is basic and straightforward.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Civil 3D

Nothing compares to the ease of learning for Autodesk Civil 3D. It is very intuitive and easy to pick up. However, most DOTs require the use of MicroStation for roadway and transportation modeling. Autodesk Civil 3D does NOT integrate well with GIS or Bentley products. However, most aviation jobs and land development firms use the software and most students learn to model on a student trial of the software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk Fusion 360

Autodesk Inventor excels at daily core engineering tasks. When integrated with Vault management systems and part libraries, Autodesk Inventor is tough to beat when you need a mechanical design solution. When Inventor and Vault are setup properly it allows for a very efficient design workflow. I think it would be difficult to achieve the same amount of workflow efficiency with Autodesk Fusion 360, that said, Autodesk Fusion 360 offers a very good toolset at a much lower cost. I can maintain a yearly subscription of Autodesk Fusion 360 and get about 85% of the functionality that is available via the Inventor design suite for the cost of about 2 months of an Inventor subscription. I then also get access to manufacturing plugins with Autodesk Fusion 360 but lose a lot in the drawing environment. Inventor beats Autodesk Fusion 360 hands down when it comes to documentation.
Mark Williams | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Civil 3D

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Autodesk Fusion 360

Autodesk Fusion 360 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It offers so much already, and the reason being is that it showed promise early on.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Civil 3D

  • Possibility to analyze different scenarios of underground infrastructure design
  • Fast material volumes and quantities reports
  • Easiest way to achieve BIM mandate's objectives
Halan Bastos Oliveira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk Fusion 360

  • It gives me totally positive impacts. Its zero cost eliminates the need to search for other software to use.
  • Fusion 360's Autodesk cloud solution enables me to use 3d files generated via other Autodesk design software that are widely used by my customers.
Oral Tosun | TrustRadius Reviewer

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