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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

DraftSight

DraftSight is great for making corrections to existing drawings or starting from scratch to make a new set of drawings. I primarily use DraftSight for corrections but recently I have started to use it for creating drawings from scratch. DraftSight is very intuitive and the help feature has been great when I have questions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

DraftSight

  • Simple and easy to use.
  • Delivers solid drafting capability to the 'new' or 'veteran' CAD user, no [matter] what your demand level is; beginner, intermediate, or advanced.
  • The thing I appreciate the most about DraftSight has to be its tremendous VALUE, when compared to pretty much every other CAD product out there, INCLUDING AUTOCAD. I'm Just Saying.
Marlin Alvis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

DraftSight

  • The layers palette icons are confusing and it requires too many steps to create a new layer. I shouldn't have to open the layer manager to create a layer.
  • Converting splines to polylines and arcs (quickly and easily) that can be cut on CNC equipment. This is a nut no CAD package I've come across has been able to crack to my expectations. I need less "workarounds" and a more straightforward workflow with tunable options for this very frequent process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Autodesk Fusion 360

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

DraftSight

DraftSight 8.1
Based on 11 answers
I will definitely renew it in the future because it turns out to be the most convenient and economical cad software ever!
Massimiliano Mazzini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

DraftSight

DraftSight 7.6
Based on 7 answers
Easy if you know how to use CAD software. But is not very difficult to learn using DraftSight if this is your first CAD software.As soon as you get in to it the work flow will save you a lot of time and its simple interface is very nice.
Adrian Garnelo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

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

DraftSight

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Performance

Autodesk Fusion 360

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

DraftSight

No score
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Support Rating

Autodesk Fusion 360

Autodesk Fusion 360 8.1
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

DraftSight

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Implementation Rating

Autodesk Fusion 360

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

DraftSight

DraftSight 7.5
Based on 7 answers
add contact information like a technical phone number so we can reach a real person when issues arise
Jes Salmons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Autodesk Fusion 360

Both [Autodesk] Fusion 360 and SOLIDWORKS are far beyond any open source project or 2-D oriented software. Compared to SOLIDWORKS, [Autodesk] Fusion 360 comes packaged with more functionality without needing to purchase additional add-ons for each function.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DraftSight

I have only used AutoCAD (for 30 years) and had a bit of introduction into Inventor. AutoCAD did great - but was hugely expensive, and ultimately bloated for how we use it. My glimpse at Inventor showed a package that was amazingly complex. It felt like it needed the complexity in order to work - like all of the features were 'scabbed on' to the surface of traditional AutoCAD, or that I was looking under the hood while I was running it. SOLIDWORKS strips away the complexity for a very straightforward experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

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

DraftSight

No score
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Return on Investment

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

DraftSight

  • It is hard to put an actual ROI on our use of DraftSight, when I came to this company 3 years ago we outsourced all of our CAD work even if it was just convert this ACAD drawing to PDF. DraftSight paid for itself the first time I performed such a conversion, especially since it was free back then. Even if we had the most expensive version, it still would have paid for itself in two such conversions.
  • When I arrived at my current position 3 years ago drawings for reports were being hand done or sent out to a CAD subcontractor. The time and money saved on the first report we did In house made the purchase of DraftSight worth while.
  • There has been no negative impact from the purchase and implementation of DraftSight only positive.
  • Several of our clients have commented that we do "large firm work" for such a small firm and I believe DraftSight is part of the reason for their perception of us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Autodesk Fusion 360

Pricing Details

Autodesk Fusion 360

General

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

Autodesk Fusion 360 Editions & Modules

Edition
Fusion 360 FreeFree
Fusion 360$60.002
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

DraftSight

General

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

DraftSight Editions & Modules

Edition
DraftSight Standard$991
DraftSight Professional$1991
DraftSight Premium (3D)$4991
DraftSight EnterpriseContact sales team
DraftSight Enterprise PlusContact sales team
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details
DraftSight Standard, Professional, and Premium are available to purchase online directly. DraftSight Enterprise and Enterprise Plus are available to purchase through your local reseller.

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