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Attribute Ratings

  • Geomagic is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

6.9

Autodesk Fusion 360

69%
15 Ratings
10.0

Geomagic

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

100%
1 Rating

Geomagic

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

90%
1 Rating

Geomagic

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

90%
2 Ratings

Geomagic

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

80%
2 Ratings

Geomagic

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

Autodesk Fusion 360

79%
4 Ratings

Geomagic

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

100%
2 Ratings

Geomagic

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

10.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

100%
1 Rating

Geomagic

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

10.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

100%
1 Rating

Geomagic

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

90%
1 Rating

Geomagic

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

9.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

90%
1 Rating

Geomagic

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

9.0

Autodesk Fusion 360

90%
1 Rating

Geomagic

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk

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.
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3D Systems

For the computer-aided design, I would not recommend Geomagic, and would prefer AutoCAD. In the case of other designs, the GeoMagic is good with the sheet metal design. I would work with this in the future for sure. The working UI is good but needs improvement and has lots of features that can be improved.
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Pros

Autodesk

  • 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.
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3D Systems

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Cons

Autodesk

  • 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.
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3D Systems

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Pricing Details

Autodesk Fusion 360

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Autodesk Fusion 360 editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Fusion 360 FreeFree1
Fusion 360$60.002

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Geomagic

Starting Price

$0 One Time Fee

Editions & Modules

Geomagic editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Expert$1,999.001
Personal$199.002

Footnotes

  1. One Time Fee
  2. One Time Fee

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

Autodesk

It does everything I need for great value.
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3D Systems

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Usability

Autodesk

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.
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3D Systems

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Reliability and Availability

Autodesk

Sometimes I like using it on Saturday nights. Unfortunately, they usually do their updates at this time and it isn't available to use.
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3D Systems

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Performance

Autodesk

It can freeze sometimes while doing heavy tasks.
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3D Systems

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Support Rating

Autodesk

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.
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3D Systems

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Implementation Rating

Autodesk

No. It is basic and straightforward.
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3D Systems

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Alternatives Considered

Autodesk

Autodesk Inventor excels at daily core engineering tasks. When integrated with Vault management systems and part libraries, Autodesk Inventor is tough to beat when you need a mechanical design solution. When Inventor and Vault are setup properly it allows for a very efficient design workflow. I think it would be difficult to achieve the same amount of workflow efficiency with Autodesk Fusion 360, that said, Autodesk Fusion 360 offers a very good toolset at a much lower cost. I can maintain a yearly subscription of Autodesk Fusion 360 and get about 85% of the functionality that is available via the Inventor design suite for the cost of about 2 months of an Inventor subscription. I then also get access to manufacturing plugins with Autodesk Fusion 360 but lose a lot in the drawing environment. Inventor beats Autodesk Fusion 360 hands down when it comes to documentation.
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3D Systems

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Scalability

Autodesk

It offers so much already, and the reason being is that it showed promise early on.
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3D Systems

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Return on Investment

Autodesk

  • 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.
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3D Systems

  • Improved the design workflow.
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