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58 Ratings
Top Rated
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Score 8.8 out of 100
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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 great because you can have access to your file from everywhere. You can share it with your team and they can do everything in this platform, such as view, leave comments about the file, modifying etc. although they need to have an account to be in it.
Anonymous | 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

  • GrabCad is great at uploading files to the cloud.
Robert Erickson | 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

Likelihood to Renew

Autodesk Inventor

Autodesk Inventor 9.4
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
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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
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Support Rating

Autodesk Inventor

Autodesk Inventor 8.0
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
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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

  • It has given peace of mind knowing that if my laptop were to be destroyed I might have the latest versions of my files.
  • Not knowing how to roll back files to older versions has cost time and I’ve had to redo work when I discovered it was complicated.
Robert Erickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Autodesk Inventor

General

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

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
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GrabCAD Workbench

General

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

GrabCAD Workbench Editions & Modules

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