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Score 8.9 out of 100

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Attribute Ratings

  • Autodesk Civil 3D is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Onshape is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

Civil 3D

93%
8 Ratings
9.6

Onshape

96%
37 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Civil 3D

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Onshape

90%
2 Ratings

Usability

Civil 3D

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Onshape

85%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Civil 3D

100%
2 Ratings
8.8

Onshape

88%
16 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Civil 3D

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8

Onshape

88%
14 Ratings

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

Onshape

Basic modeling is very quick and easy. I particularly like the top-down modeling approach and Onshape is architected with that in mind. Drawings are now much more fully featured and perform well, so no real issues there. I really like that we can share the environment within and outside the organization which allows for a high level of transparency with the project stake holders.We don't use the release cycle aspect of Onshape since the rest of our organization is based on files and using PDM for controlling and distributing them. We have discussed how we might use Onshape for that whole workflow, but until it is the primary CAD tool, will not likely pursue that for now.
James Fitch | 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

Onshape

  • Cloud-connected - we never have to worry about updating our design computers or upgrade the software as the upgrades happen automatically every few weeks. We are always on the latest version and get access to the newest features.
  • Analytics, we are able to see how we are using the tool, how long projects are really taking to complete and how much time we are spending in the system.
  • Extensible, we are able to use FeatureScript and write functions for our own features. We have used this to automate repetitive tasks so that we save time on designing features that we use over and over.
Matthew Bush | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Civil 3D

  • Needs some basic training or technical knowledge before using Auto desk Civil 3D.
  • Needs high power processing computer for smooth operation of software.
Jamuna Thakuri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Onshape

  • I would like to see more functionality and options for dimensioning drawings. Customizing text positioning can be critical to optimizing a layout that has a lot of tightly packed features, unfortunately, there are not many options.
  • Version history is great in theory, but it needs a search function to make it useful. Example: There is no way to find a list of changes to "Extrusion 1" without manually going through. And the problem is that my team and I use CAD as a development tool to get an idea into 3D space, then review details with the team once there is a visual. The result is hundreds to thousands of line items in the version history, so manual searching is not feasible.
  • I don't believe that branching is useful (yes I have reviewed the self-guided material about it, and have gone through the instructor lead training).
Kevin Eppers | 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.

Onshape

General

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

Starting Price

$1,500 per year per user

Onshape Editions & Modules

Edition
EnterpriseContact sales team1
Professional$2,1001
Standard$1,5001
  1. per year per user
Additional Pricing Details
No dedicated hardware is required. Works on all web-connected devices including tablet, Chromebook, iPhone, Android.

Likelihood to Renew

Civil 3D

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Onshape

Onshape 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Familiarity and ability to work from any location. Also easy to cooperate with potential customers, existing customers, systems users, and fabricating shops. Most of the standard designs are now in On Shape and I would like to continue using it. It is easier to run versions to clarify imrovements to the previous designs
Zino Altman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Civil 3D

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Onshape

Onshape 8.5
Based on 3 answers
Onshape is great software and I have no trouble recommending it to CAD users and companies that need to do design work
Glendon Kuhns | 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

Onshape

Onshape 8.8
Based on 16 answers
Support is built in. It lets you take a screenshot and mark it up in the support system. It lets me easily share a document with support and they will generally investigate the issue promptly (within 24 hours, sometimes within an hour). Generally they can fix it quickly as well. I also submit feature requests this way as well and get feedback with that. No email needed! All within Onshape.
John Jolly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Civil 3D

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Onshape

Onshape 8.8
Based on 14 answers
It takes time to get to know the software. It opens new possibilities in traditional design. Your team will need to collectively learn to think differently about workflow CAD has always been an individual endeavor; one model, one person at a time. Onshape frees design and supports innovation without worrying about broken links, blowing up mating structures, and misaligned hole patterns
Ian Gardiner, P. Eng. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Civil 3D

As mentioned before, using Civil3D got its own pros such as creating different profiles that are interactive such if you change any level, the profile will be updated automatically while in AutoCAD you will suffer by updating them manually. In addition, creating models that also are interactive and help in clash detection for different utilities in a project.
Mahmoud obaid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Onshape

OnShape is based in the cloud, which comes with all the benefits one would expect vs. desktop based software.The two main things that lead me to select OnShape were cost and ease of adding new users/working as a team. Compared to SolidWorks, OnShape is not as mature and does not have as many features (yet). However I have never not been able to complete a project in OnShape because of this, there is almost always a work-around.
Steven Whitacre | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Civil 3D

  • positive: saved us time on setting up sheets/sheet set manager
  • positive: saved time and effort on cutting profiles
  • positive: saved us money on printing, since it is easy to bind the dgns it creates
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Onshape

  • It's hard to quantify, since this is the only software we've used, but for how much it costs (somewhere in the $100-$200 per month range per person, I think), it's way more affordable for a small company than buying 10 SW or NX licenses.
Marshall Wentworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

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