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Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

9.3

Civil 3D

93%
7 Ratings
5.0

Siemens NX CAD

50%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Civil 3D

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Siemens NX CAD

90%
1 Rating

Usability

Civil 3D

N/A
0 Ratings
3.5

Siemens NX CAD

35%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Civil 3D

100%
2 Ratings

Siemens NX CAD

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk

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.
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Siemens AG

It's great for complex and large projects eg the automotive or aerospace industry as it. It has a good way of managing and controlling all the large volumes of models. But it's not suited for doing small projects quickly on the other hand. Like one-off bespoke designs.
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Pros

Autodesk

  • 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
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Siemens AG

  • Seamless interaction across multiple departments.
  • The software allows you to create a very high level of control and organization within your engineering staff. This reduces the companies mistakes and maximizes productivity.
  • The software makes it very easy to track your product through every phase of the production cycle.
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Cons

Autodesk

  • 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
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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

Civil 3D

Starting Price

$305 per month

Editions & Modules

Civil 3D 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

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

    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

      Pricing Info

      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

      Compared to other Cad software which it competes against, it's by far the least user-friendly out there. As most of the user interface seems to be in line with the Windows XP era. The way some features are used is very dated, going back to how early cad software was used back in the 80/90 and has not been designed for younger users. Nor is it similar to another type of software out today making it harder to get used to it
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      Support Rating

      Autodesk

      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.
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      Siemens AG

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Autodesk

      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.
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      Siemens AG

      I find DraftSight as a pure 2d integration of Siemens NX CAD. They don't collide, they are useful for different needs.
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      Return on Investment

      Autodesk

      • Possibility to analyze different scenarios of underground infrastructure design
      • Fast material volumes and quantities reports
      • Easiest way to achieve BIM mandate's objectives
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      Siemens AG

      • There is a big benefit for the approval process
      • Revion control
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