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Score 8.8 out of 100

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Feature Set Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    Autodesk Inventor

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.7

    Revit

    67%
    Revit ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    4 Ratings

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    4 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.2
    62%
    4 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    4 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    4 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    5 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    3 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    Autodesk Inventor

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Revit

    77%
    Revit ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    4 Ratings

    Support for external payroll vendors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    4 Ratings

    Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    3 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    4 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    4 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    3 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    3 Ratings

    Asset Management

    Autodesk Inventor

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.4

    Revit

    74%
    Revit ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    4 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    Autodesk Inventor

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.1

    Revit

    71%
    Revit ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    6 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    6 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    6 Ratings

    Data exportability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    7 Ratings

    Construction Project & Field Management

    Autodesk Inventor

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.3

    Revit

    73%
    Revit ranks higher in 15/15 features

    Plan distribution & viewing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    42 Ratings

    Plan markups & sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    37 Ratings

    Issue tracking & punchlists

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    27 Ratings

    Photo documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    18 Ratings

    Jobsite reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    14 Ratings

    Document sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    39 Ratings

    RFI tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    20 Ratings

    Collaboration & approvals

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    38 Ratings

    As-built drawings

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    42 Ratings

    Mobile app

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.8
    58%
    16 Ratings

    Submittal design and management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    19 Ratings

    Checklists

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    6 Ratings

    Meeting Minutes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    5 Ratings

    Specifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    8 Ratings

    Change orders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    7 Ratings

    Estimating

    Autodesk Inventor

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Revit

    75%
    Revit ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Takeoff tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    31 Ratings

    Job costing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    25 Ratings

    Cost databases

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    19 Ratings

    Cost calculator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    20 Ratings

    Bid creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    14 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Autodesk Inventor is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
    • Revit is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, In-Person Training

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.6

    Autodesk Inventor

    96%
    26 Ratings
    8.6

    Revit

    86%
    46 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.2

    Autodesk Inventor

    92%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    Revit

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    10.0

    Autodesk Inventor

    100%
    1 Rating
    6.0

    Revit

    60%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    Autodesk Inventor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Revit

    100%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    Autodesk Inventor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Revit

    80%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    7.7

    Autodesk Inventor

    77%
    19 Ratings
    7.4

    Revit

    74%
    15 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    6.0

    Autodesk Inventor

    60%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    Revit

    90%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    Autodesk Inventor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0

    Revit

    50%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    10.0

    Autodesk Inventor

    100%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    Revit

    80%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Autodesk Inventor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Revit

    80%
    1 Rating

    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

    Revit

    Revit is well suited for creating collaborative projects that are fully integrated into the design and construction document process. We work a lot with engineering firms who also use Revit and the program allows us to fully integrate and coordinate our models together to make sure that everything is correct. I can see where my electrical engineer has placed lighting into the model and same with my mechanical engineer and their HVAC equipment
    Taylor Carter | 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

    Revit

    • 3D Models - It's kind of a no brainer, but the key benefit of Revit is its ability to model in 3D. It's a somewhat complex modeling environment, however, it's not impossible to learn and I have seen users from a range of abilities to effectively model content in Revit.
    • Schedules - 3D is great, but the ability to quantify your geometry is contains valuable data if modeled correctly. If you model how you will build it, Revit has the ability to give very accurate schedules which includes quantities, and any data you would like to incorporate into your model.
    • Industry Standard - Revit is the industry standard. With that being said, it really help to use software that is compatible with other agencies for collaborative model review.
    Forrest Huff | 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

    Revit

    • There are often several ways to draw certain things, but the object will have different capabilities based on the way it is drawn. This can be confusing when trying to use the object.
    • The way objects are drawn is not always user-friendly. This program would be difficult for someone to figure out on their own without having any Autodesk background.
    • There should be a better way to track changes in the model. Often times the architect will not share a model during construction to avoid sending changes that aren't finalized or complete.
    Teresa Fechtel | 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

    Revit

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $305 per month

    Revit Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Monthly$3051
    1-Year$2,4252
    3-Year$6,5503
    1. per month
    2. per year
    3. per 3 years
    Additional Pricing Details
    Pricing available for monthly, annual, or 3-year subscriptions. Longer subscriptions offer greater discounts.

    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

    Revit

    Revit 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    We will almost certainly be renewing all of our current seats of Revit and will likely be adding seats as we look to get more and more of our staff trained and using Revit. The software is starting to become the standard for our projects as we move forward as more and more of our clients are requesting or accepting use of it
    Anonymous | 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

    Revit

    Revit 6.0
    Based on 2 answers
    It is a professional environment, but far from easy and overly complex in many places. The system is often too deep in settings and overrides (see Visibility/Graphics in combination with linked files, filters, color overrides and view templates).I don't really like the dialog-in-dialog interface and its spartan looks. But it works well overall if you know what you are doing.
    Stefan Boeykens | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Autodesk Inventor

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Revit

    Revit 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Revit seems to always be available when I need it. I have not experiences an outage. There are occasions where we need our internal IT department to trouble shoot a file on our Revit dedicated server and that sometimes causes a delay however that is not a software access issue
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Autodesk Inventor

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Revit

    Revit 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Revit is a fairly graphics heavy piece of software. It is powerful in its capabilities but as a result it takes a lot of the graphics card, the memory, etc. For all that it can do and the specs of my computer I find it pretty good from a performance standpoint
    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

    Revit

    Revit 7.4
    Based on 15 answers
    Autodesk has always had a good support system in place. There is a massive user base for Revit, and there are thousands of forum threads and other discussions online about any and every problem that you could ever run into. For being such a large program with so many different options, there aren't many roadblocks or pitfalls that users can fall into.
    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

    Revit

    Revit 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The training was Revit Essentials and it was very beneficial. I would say that it is best to get the training right before you know you will be using Revit as learning the basis then applying what you learned immediately is the most effective and best value for your money.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Autodesk Inventor

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Revit

    Revit 5.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The online training is hit or miss. I feel that its better to be live to be able to pace and ask questions to a live person as you are learning hwo to do things. Its not natural to learn Revit especially if you know AutoCAD so my suggestion is the live training
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Autodesk Inventor

    Autodesk Inventor 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    No answer on this topic is available.

    Revit

    Revit 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Implementing Revit as your main drafting software (i.e. moving to BIM from CAD) may be a tough decision if you have learned drafting. It is a different way to approach and think about developing a project. However, if you are able to adapt to a new way of thinking and get used to it by working through a few projects than it is as efficient as CAD in most areas in general and will also be both better/worse in some areas
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Revit

    Revit like AutoCAD can produce both a 3d model & 2 dimensional drawings such as plans, elevations & sections which are required for any design project to be communicated on paper for construction. But unlike AutoCAD, Revit's focus is to build a 3d model that contain smart information for construction. So for Revit the 2 dimensional drawings becomes a byproduct. In addition to the required drawings needed on paper to communicate the design, Revit offers so much more information in the model for all engineering disciplines.
    Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Autodesk Inventor

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Revit

    Revit 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    While I am not directly involved with the deployment of Revit, it seems that our internal IT department has appreciated the ability to increase or decrease the number of seats. I have never had an issue with the deployment if and when needed, especially regarding the availability of a set
    Anonymous | 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

    Revit

    • It's positive. It saves quite a bit of field time when used correctly, and lets us make sure we have proper room for all equipment and ductwork.
    • Helping minimize field 'thinking' time is an immediate add to the bottom line. 1 guy designing on the front side saves down time of 5-10 guys waiting in the field. Cost savings on labor is apparent.
    • Coordination time is also cut down, saving on office time. It's easy to spell out what your plan of attack is. All these savings directly add to bottom line profit by not expending labor.
    Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

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