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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Autodesk Tinkercad is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

Autodesk Tinkercad

94%
7 Ratings
8.1

OpenRoads Designer

81%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk Tinkercad

I have found that Autodesk Tinkercad is best for creating simple 3D models for printing. I use it to add text or modifications to 3D models of artifacts for my museum, including labels and support structures for artifacts to stand on. I also use it to create promotional materials, like 3D models of artifacts with our logo on them, which we can print and pass out at events. I would not use Autodesk Tinkercad for more complex 3D modeling or editing 3D models. It's really designed for basic creation and modification, and in those areas it is extremely useful!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenRoads Designer

ORD is really focused on modeling of roads infrastructure projects, but includes a few design workflows that are in other disciplines such as stormwater and drainage design and site modeling tools for developments. This is really handy because you don't need a third-party application that you have to transfer your design files over to to carry on with the project. Including LumenRT for free with ORD is by far the most helpful feature because of the visualisation capabilities which most software does not include.ORD is well-suited for what the name of the product says - designing roads. I wouldn't say there are any scenarios in road design that it is less appropriate for.
Warren McLachlan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Autodesk Tinkercad

  • Tinkercad is a great baseline CAD program. This program is easy to implement and train people in.
  • After on a short period of time my students are able to create complex forms using Tinkercads pre-generated shapes and holes.
  • The Tinkercad provided projects aid in pushing the learning experience even further and reinforce the ideas that I train on and help my students explore the program before designing their own complex sculptural forms.
Melissa Hill | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenRoads Designer

  • Creating linear models, since the app is based on alignment models and templates to extrude along the alignment.
  • Precise long section/profile along horizontal alignment. The app practically flatten the horizontal alignment for profile generation.
  • Template control. Though the template creation takes a bit of effort to create due to the point rulings. However when done right allows the model to be specifically modified with use of functions like super-elevation, point control, widening, parametric etc.
Lina Monica Ali | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Autodesk Tinkercad

  • ADVANCED CADD TOOLS
  • ADVANCED SLICING TOOLS
  • AIMED TOWARD CHILDREN IN SOME ASPECTS
  • I WOULD LOVE TO SEE INTEGRATED TRAINING IN THE PROGRAM ITSELF
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenRoads Designer

  • 3D rendering.
  • Ability to manage large Engineering projects.
  • 3D manipulation capability.
Martin Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Autodesk Tinkercad

General

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

Starting Price

OpenRoads Designer

General

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

Starting Price

Alternatives Considered

Autodesk Tinkercad

PTC Creo is a more professional software and is great and I used it for many years at my old job, but tinkercad is great for younger students in my opinion and it is nice that it can be accessed online and as a teacher it seems easier to manage. It also has more kid friendly built in tutorials and I think is easier to pick up and learn. Many teachers I think would be overwhelmed by Creo and it also has more of a cost than tinker
Karee Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenRoads Designer

I have used Bentley's Geopak before OpenRoads Designer (ORD) and definitely see that ORD is more powerful and advanced than Geopak in the task of design, analysis, and production of the road/highway projects. ORD makes Geopak obsolete.
Tejsingh Rana, P.E. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Autodesk Tinkercad

  • Autodesk Tinkercad has enabled us to engage our customers further by offering enrichment programs for their children which will help to inspire them into STEM careers
Nathan Morimitsu | TrustRadius Reviewer

OpenRoads Designer

  • Efficiency in designing (and visualising) alternative designs. Huge positive as clients are expecting this to be standard now.
  • A negative would be the learning curve (as mentioned, training material is a bit lacking). The time taken to learn the software when the pressure to produce designs is on sometimes hurts the bottom line.
  • It's helped us win projects where we were competing against other consultants who didn't have software that could produce alternative designs to the same level of detail as quickly.
Warren McLachlan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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