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63 Ratings
Top Rated
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Score 8.9 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

Siemens NX CAD

How many departments will be using the product?How does each department or area within any given company work with or rely on each other? You have to know or be able to create a streamlined approach to doing work for the PLM software to really work. The software adds a lot of necessary structure.
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

Siemens NX CAD

  • Seamless interaction across multiple departments.
  • The software allows you to create a very high level of control and organization within your engineering staff. This reduces the companies mistakes and maximizes productivity.
  • The software makes it very easy to track your product through every phase of the production cycle.
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

Siemens NX CAD

  • Speaking from experience with NX, each revision seems to be focused more on the layout of icons as compared to the functionality of the features.
  • Features within NX that have been used for years are no longer being used as a result of new revisions. Doesn't make a lot of sense to the end user. It would be nice to know what the reason is on a much larger scale (ie large customer recommendation?)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Autodesk Inventor

Autodesk Inventor 9.3
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

Siemens NX CAD

Siemens NX CAD 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It works very well for our organization. It has made us much more productive.
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

Siemens NX CAD

No score
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Support Rating

Autodesk Inventor

Autodesk Inventor 7.8
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

Siemens NX CAD

No score
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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

Siemens NX CAD

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Autodesk Inventor

The learning curve for Inventor is very small, which makes training new people easier. By making this software easy to learn, new people can start contributing more at an earlier stage. The software does not require an extremely powerful machine, as long as you do not have 1000's of parts in your model.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siemens NX CAD

Currently do not have any experience outside of Siemens PLM.
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

Siemens NX CAD

  • Do not knowtotal investment cost, but there have been several projects where Siemens PLM software has both produced a better product and maximized production.
  • NX CAM has saved our machining centers thousands of hours and allows direct contact between the designers and the machine programmers.
Anonymous | 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
Additional Pricing Details

Siemens NX CAD

General

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

Siemens NX CAD Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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