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Score 8.7 out of 100
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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 Tinkercad

[AutoCAD] Tinkercad is designed to be a free software that can handle the majority of situations that beginners would see in both modeling and 3-D printing environments. This would work excellently in young learners situation such as middle and high schools. However, it can be easily utilized by adults as a stepping stone beginner program to get the hang of modeling and printing tools. [Autodesk] Tinkercad should not be used by any professional organization that rely on more advanced tools and simulation aspects found in real software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Civil 3D

  • The best part of using Autodesk software is that all of its software is connected, which helps us to switch according to our project use.
  • Pipe Network Part Replacement is very easy. It analyze the gravity flow and recommends the size accordingly. It also helps to understand the pressure parts.
Shanti Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk Tinkercad

  • Tinkercad is a great baseline CAD program. This program is easy to implement and train people in.
  • After on a short period of time my students are able to create complex forms using Tinkercads pre-generated shapes and holes.
  • The Tinkercad provided projects aid in pushing the learning experience even further and reinforce the ideas that I train on and help my students explore the program before designing their own complex sculptural forms.
Melissa Hill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Civil 3D

  • There is nothing to improve in Civil 3D, I personally use Autodesk products like Maya, max and other including Civil 3D and Autodesk has a separate R&D team for tools development which they do their jobs perfectly.
vijay kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk Tinkercad

  • Tinkercad is an online tool. If the internet is off then Tinkercad stops.
  • Tinkercad is mostly for beginners and students of 3d design. Its capabilities have a limit. Besides Tinkercad touch screen device capabilities are also limited.
  • Rendering options are very limited, nearly none. There is no lighting feature. You could only give plain colours to your models.
Oral Tosun | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Civil 3D

Civil 3D 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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 Tinkercad

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Alternatives Considered

Civil 3D

There is nothing like Civil 3D stacks up against them, I personally use all this software but we this software because of our client demands. But I personally found no problem with each other’s software and obviously Autodesk team of research and development works really great and whenever you are stuck their backend team reaches you immediately and responds back asap.
vijay kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk Tinkercad

It's easy to use interface, and its prebuild shapes features with easy modification stand it perfectly against all these.

I recommended this to every designer.
Shubham Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Civil 3D

  • In term of accuracy our firm has some positive impacts , mainly in pipeline design.
  • When design changes have to be made: change any aspect of the corridor, whether alignment, profile, or any cross-section, and Autodesk Civil 3D automatically recalculates and redraws everything else affected by that change. Due to this, we can save more time.
Shanti Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Autodesk Tinkercad

  • Positive return on any productivity because its a free software
  • Negative return because it may take less time to just train on advanced software like autocad or solidworks
  • Very useful for training
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Civil 3D

General

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

Autodesk Tinkercad

General

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

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