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Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

9.9

Autodesk Inventor

99%
26 Ratings
10.0

Geomagic

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

9.2

Autodesk Inventor

92%
2 Ratings

Geomagic

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Autodesk Inventor

100%
1 Rating

Geomagic

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

Autodesk Inventor

77%
19 Ratings

Geomagic

N/A
0 Ratings

In-Person Training

6.0

Autodesk Inventor

60%
1 Rating

Geomagic

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Autodesk Inventor

100%
2 Ratings

Geomagic

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

10.0

Autodesk Inventor

100%
1 Rating

Geomagic

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk

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.
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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 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.
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3D Systems

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Cons

Autodesk

  • 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.
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3D Systems

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Pricing Details

Autodesk Inventor

Starting Price

$260 per user/per month

Editions & Modules

Autodesk Inventor editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Monthly$260.001
One Year$2,085.002
Three Year$5,630.003

Footnotes

  1. per user/per month
  2. per user/per year
  3. per user/per 3 years

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

Inventor continues to meet our enterprise needs. I don't see a need to change unless we change our business model significantly.
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3D Systems

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Usability

Autodesk

It’s easy and very good for mechanical design
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3D Systems

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Support Rating

Autodesk

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!
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3D Systems

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In-Person Training

Autodesk

I got the training during college, so mostly i learned on my own
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3D Systems

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Alternatives Considered

Autodesk

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
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3D Systems

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Return on Investment

Autodesk

  • 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.
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3D Systems

  • Improved the design workflow.
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