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Attribute Ratings

  • Autodesk Fusion 360 is rated higher in 7 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Availability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability
  • DraftSight is rated higher in 1 area: Performance

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Autodesk Fusion 360

89%
13 Ratings
7.9

DraftSight

79%
409 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

100%
1 Rating
8.1

DraftSight

81%
15 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

90%
1 Rating
7.5

DraftSight

75%
12 Ratings

Availability

9.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

90%
2 Ratings
8.6

DraftSight

86%
2 Ratings

Performance

8.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

80%
2 Ratings
9.1

DraftSight

91%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.9

Autodesk Fusion 360

79%
4 Ratings
4.0

DraftSight

40%
8 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

100%
2 Ratings
7.7

DraftSight

77%
11 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

90%
1 Rating
6.4

DraftSight

64%
2 Ratings

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 perfect for converting Solidworks outputted .dxf files into the industry-standard .dwg format. We're able to use Solidworks and Draftsight together to produce drawings that 99.9% of the world can use. Draftsight could be better at automating some tasks, that'd be swell. Other than that, we're happy with how Draftsight incorporates into our drafting environment.
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

  • You can easily bring in a dwg format drawing into the programme and it will display the information just as well as AutoCAD.
  • The programme supports shortcut features or one-click buttons for the most commonly used operations.
  • Script files can be used which is a bonus.
Anonymous | 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

  • Draftsight could run better on lower performace machines, even on high performance machines there can be some lag now and again.
  • There used to be a more basic subscription version which was perfect for our needs, now lowest subscription is more expensive. Bringing back the standard version would be great.
  • Including hash pattern files would be very useful.
Shaun Phillips | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

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

DraftSight

General

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

Starting Price

$0

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
  2. none
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.

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 15 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 7.5
Based on 12 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

DraftSight 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Other than a bug created by a VAR tech support that didn't get resolved until I installed the next version, DraftSight has worked fine.
Arthur C Gagnon | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

DraftSight 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No problems here
Arthur C Gagnon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

DraftSight

DraftSight 4.0
Based on 8 answers
Technical support seems to be overseas with broken English and difficulty to read English. I asked for a trial license to try the fix but it was declined. Ask pratiksha.dahotre and gayatri.keskar for details.In summary, they released a broken version, I helped to fix by providing feedback and error logs. They claimed it is fixed but I can't test it.
Ricardo Santos | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 7.7
Based on 11 answers
Easy to use, great user support forums, LOTS of tutorials available.
David Yerks | 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

While SketchUp is free, DraftSights cost is minimal and its abilities are much greater. It is so much easier to layout and modifies a system design. Since DraftSight is compatible with all versions of CAD, it makes it easy to collaborate with customers on their specific system design. We spend less time and see greater sales on our projects.
James Bryan Palmer | 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

DraftSight 6.4
Based on 2 answers
Scalability for cad software is a term that has no meaning to a business with one seat of DraftSight.
Arthur C Gagnon | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

  • I have been able to save countless hours by making drawing corrections myself. Previously, I would have had to wait hours or days to get drawings back from our customers.
  • In the past year I would say that DraftSight has saved roughly 200 hours. That time would have been spent waiting for our customers to make corrections and then send them back to us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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