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Score 8.6 out of 100

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Attribute Ratings

  • Autodesk Inventor is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability
  • Figma is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Autodesk Inventor

97%
26 Ratings
8.8

Figma

88%
38 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.2

Autodesk Inventor

92%
2 Ratings
9.0

Figma

90%
1 Rating

Usability

10.0

Autodesk Inventor

100%
1 Rating
8.5

Figma

85%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

Autodesk Inventor

77%
19 Ratings
8.3

Figma

83%
26 Ratings

In-Person Training

6.0

Autodesk Inventor

60%
1 Rating

Figma

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Autodesk Inventor

100%
2 Ratings

Figma

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk Inventor

Autodesk Inventor is a great tool for students and faculty for engineering areas that don't require great precision or development of more thorough scientific results. Is you are conducting research, or deal with very intricate and complex systems I would recommend a more robust platform that complies more to industry standards.
Juan Carlos Molina Castejón | TrustRadius Reviewer

Figma

If you want to create a UI design quickly and don't have much knowledge specifically for using any tool for UI Design, Figma is best-suited. Its basic version is free, so you can first learn it like a pro, and then if you like you can purchase it. It's available for all the platforms as it has a web version that can be directly accessed by your browser. Also, it has preview apps for android and ios. Figma has tutorials on their website but they are somewhat not for basic users, so I'll recommend Figma to create some.
Lalit Agrawal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Autodesk Inventor

  • The program is very good at simplicity. Each of the buttons, menus, and options has an explanation of exactly what the feature does, and even a more advanced description if you desire to learn more about what each one does.
  • Autodesk Inventor is a very fast program. Everything renders extremely quickly and there are no delays when examining a 3D model, part, or assembly. This is especially useful when giving a presentation about a product or design, and you need to be able to show a concept to an audience in real time.
  • The software has an extremely accurate simulation feature that lets users do stress analysis on a 3D model. It can calculate precisely where the stress concentrations are going to be in a particular model and even give you an accurate depiction of where the part could likely fracture and/or fracture during loading.
Tyler Grudowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Figma

  • Collaboration! we stopped sharing screen in zoom, now we all jump into Figma and magically everything connects and flow way better.
  • Memory management! Figma manage all the assets so well, that we sometimes have all project assets in one single file with multiple pages and it loads instantly. Keeping everything in one place, easy to access and to developers or designers complain about they stations running out of ram!
  • Sharing!, getting a link to an exact pixel is magical, discussion can now have way more context than what it had before.
  • Auto-layouts! Although is not new in the ecosystem, Figma does a pretty awesome job with molecules and particles, so you can create better design systems that can stretch to any screen, making it a design once for all devices!
Mario Tatis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Autodesk Inventor

  • Inventor demonstrates a lack of fluidity in the process of transferring data between programs.
  • Inventor shows some lack of sophistication that certain features that are readily available in other design software packages are limited in use in Inventor.
  • Inventor can often have difficulty in creating models that show true color, as in blacks can come out as dark grays in certain renders, even when the material and appearance settings are the same from part to part.
Scott Hutson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Figma

  • Some of the auto-layout features seem to have bugs every so often.
  • The account management between different Figma spaces doesn't seem super intuitive.
  • When navigating to the same work space on different devices, the file name view is not remembered (as that may be a device-specific preference that is not tied to an account preference).
Jared Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Autodesk Inventor

General

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

Starting Price

$260 per user/per month

Autodesk Inventor Editions & Modules

Edition
Monthly$260.001
One Year$2,085.002
Three Year$5,630.003
  1. per user/per month
  2. per user/per year
  3. per user/per 3 years
Additional Pricing Details

Figma

General

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

Starting Price

$15 per month per editor

Figma Editions & Modules

Edition
StarterFree
Professional$1442
Organization$5402
  1. none
  2. per year
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Autodesk Inventor

Autodesk Inventor 9.2
Based on 2 answers
Inventor continues to meet our enterprise needs. I don't see a need to change unless we change our business model significantly.
Scott Sichmeller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Figma

Figma 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Loading time is high, hence 1 score is less
Kaka Oomer Waseem | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Autodesk Inventor

Autodesk Inventor 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It’s easy and very good for mechanical design
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Figma

Figma 8.5
Based on 4 answers
Our designers and developers love this tool because it eliminates the need to package designs into a separate folder. We used to upload all PSDs or In Design files in a dropbox folder, and this tool changes that. However, as a project manager, I find it a little clunky. Most of the time, all I want to do is view a specific design, but Figma defaults to be zoomed out and then you have to zoom in and scroll to the specific design in order to see it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Autodesk Inventor

Autodesk Inventor 7.7
Based on 19 answers
I'm giving the overall support rating a 5 only because I rarely have to use it. Trying to find the answer on the help pages hardly ever helps me because any problem I have is usually too deep for what the help offers. Given the popularity of Autodesk, I have always been able to find an answer online after doing enough looking!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Figma

Figma 8.3
Based on 26 answers
I haven't used their support lately but in the past, they had a chat that I used often. They often responded in a few hours and were able to give a satisfactory solution. I would imagine it's less personal now but the community has expanded drastically so there are more resources out there to self serve with a bit of Google magic.
Andrew Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Autodesk Inventor

Autodesk Inventor 6.0
Based on 1 answer
I got the training during college, so mostly i learned on my own
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Figma

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Autodesk Inventor

AutoCAD and Inventor are both made by Autodesk. We use AutoCAD for all of our electrical design work as well as our pneumatic design work. AutoCAD and Inventor can really compliment each other. Information can be shared between the two programs. It would be hard to do what we do without either of these software packages
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Figma

Figma doesn't have operating system problems, working well with Windows, Mac, etc (as Sketch is only available on Mac computers), or a lot of bugs and performance issues (as Adobe XD still does). Figma is a lot easier to use as it is 100% web based, winning over these 2 competitors.Also, is worth mentioning the HUGE plugin libraries, embedded into the app. It makes the work a lot easier.
Pedro Pazitto | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Autodesk Inventor

  • iLogic has enabled rapid design changes and model automation that save us time and money
  • Cross-platform compatibility with other Autodesk products (e.g., CFD) keeps us in a single ecosystem with a single software vendor.
  • Included data management tools save us from chasing files or components around and prevent data loss.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Figma

  • Lots of saved time and energy by being able to have feedback loops in the same program that stores the designs. We don’t have to use multiple programs to have a conversation about a single design.
  • Being able to have feedback loops within the program also saves on subscriptions to programs designed to solicit feedback, such as Zeplin or InVision.
  • It took significant time to onboard designers who were primarily familiar with the interface of Adobe programs to Figma. Because we primarily use Adobe programs, this took a lot of time that we could have spent creating and iterating.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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