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Attribute Ratings

  • Autodesk Inventor is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.9

Autodesk Inventor

99%
26 Ratings
6.3

Siemens NX CAD

63%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.2

Autodesk Inventor

92%
2 Ratings
9.0

Siemens NX CAD

90%
1 Rating

Usability

10.0

Autodesk Inventor

100%
1 Rating
5.3

Siemens NX CAD

53%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

Autodesk Inventor

77%
19 Ratings

Siemens NX CAD

N/A
0 Ratings

In-Person Training

6.0

Autodesk Inventor

60%
1 Rating

Siemens NX CAD

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

10.0

Autodesk Inventor

100%
2 Ratings

Siemens NX CAD

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

10.0

Autodesk Inventor

100%
1 Rating

Siemens NX CAD

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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Siemens AG

Siemens NX CAD support team is very responsive & active. They are having updates very frequently & good layout for commands & User interface. They have commands simple to use & operate on low configuration systems. Siemens NX CAD supports 3D modeling , 2D drafting. It has options for CAD library which is very useful for similar projects & easy reference.
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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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Siemens AG

  • 3d modelling
  • Motion analysis
  • Detailed drawings
  • Accountability of users history with parts
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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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Siemens AG

  • The thing that I need to keep all the parts, usually in common with other assemblies, in the same folder is very uncomfortable if I need to revise a single component.
  • I would prefer to have 1 file for each part and just select it when needed. (with Solidedge this is possible).
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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

Siemens NX CAD

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Siemens NX CAD editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    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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    Siemens AG

    It works very well for our organization. It has made us much more productive.
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    Usability

    Autodesk

    It’s easy and very good for mechanical design
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    Siemens AG

    Siemens NX CAD has been has been simple in design & user interface. It is best among the competitors. It can develop heavy models & designs with very ease. It has Layers options for arranging multiple assemblies in the same file. It does not require heavy system investment & works fine on professional PCs
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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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    Siemens AG

    No answers on this topic

    In-Person Training

    Autodesk

    I got the training during college, so mostly i learned on my own
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    Siemens AG

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Siemens AG

    The only reason why NX was chosen was due to the process management, and revision control that's built-in. And being able to limit access to files and if they can be modified.
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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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    Siemens AG

    • Siemens NX CAD made much faster studying and modeling tooling and product assemblies
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