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Attribute Ratings

  • Autodesk Inventor is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • GrabCAD Workbench is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.6

Autodesk Inventor

96%
26 Ratings
8.0

GrabCAD Workbench

80%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.2

Autodesk Inventor

92%
2 Ratings

GrabCAD Workbench

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Autodesk Inventor

100%
1 Rating

GrabCAD Workbench

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

Autodesk Inventor

77%
19 Ratings
10.0

GrabCAD Workbench

100%
2 Ratings

In-Person Training

6.0

Autodesk Inventor

60%
1 Rating

GrabCAD Workbench

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Autodesk Inventor

100%
2 Ratings

GrabCAD Workbench

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

GrabCAD Workbench

GrabCad Workbench is well suited for group projects, where all my team members can view the designs at the same time, and by integrating it with CAD software like SolidWorks, all my team members can see the live changes in the projects based on the recommendations received. I can also do conversations with my team, which are project-specific, thus reducing time in email and video conferences. For assemblies, I can generate a Bill of materials with a single click. However, there are some drawbacks like every member needs to have an account in order to sync files with everyone, and the platform requires good internet connectivity otherwise file uploading will be time-consuming.
AAKIF SHAIKH | 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

GrabCAD Workbench

  • File Management
  • FREE Software
  • Version History
  • Team Collaboration tools
  • user permissions
Anonymous | 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

GrabCAD Workbench

  • The software is not intuitive.
  • You must have an account to share files.
Anonymous | 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

GrabCAD Workbench

General

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

Starting Price

GrabCAD Workbench Editions & Modules

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

GrabCAD Workbench

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Autodesk Inventor

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

GrabCAD Workbench

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

GrabCAD Workbench

GrabCAD Workbench 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Never needed.
Anonymous | 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

GrabCAD Workbench

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

GrabCAD Workbench

It’s the bottom of the barrel.
Robert Erickson | 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

GrabCAD Workbench

  • GrabCad Workbench is the best in terms of integration with other CAD software like SolidWorks where live changes can be made to a product.
  • GrabCad Workbench has a common parts library, which allows us to use repetitive parts without redesigning them again and again. Hence saving a lot of time.
  • I can do all the conversations in the file itself, reducing time in email and other modes.
  • It automatically generates BOM for my assembly files.
  • It tracks versions, all the files are updated automatically for all members once a new version is created.
  • It would be good if it can be updated to read drawing and sketch files.
  • The team needs to improve the stability of the platform.
AAKIF SHAIKH | TrustRadius Reviewer

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