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Attribute Ratings

  • Vectorworks Fundamentals is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.5

Autodesk Tinkercad

95%
7 Ratings
10.0

Vectorworks Fundamentals

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk

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!
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Vectorworks, Inc.

It is perfectly suited for residential work, and work where the project requires integrated 2d and 3d. It is terrible for integrated energy modeling. This needs to be fixed immediately.
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Pros

Autodesk

  • 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.
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Vectorworks, Inc.

  • 3D modeling - no need to start in SketchUp or other more rudimentary programs.
  • Seamless import/export with other programs - ideal communication with consultants.
  • Superb customer service, training, and tech support.
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Cons

Autodesk

  • ADVANCED CADD TOOLS
  • ADVANCED SLICING TOOLS
  • AIMED TOWARD CHILDREN IN SOME ASPECTS
  • I WOULD LOVE TO SEE INTEGRATED TRAINING IN THE PROGRAM ITSELF
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Vectorworks, Inc.

  • The program is getting a little 'fat', and needs to be slimmed down. It is starting to bog down a bit when doing certain functions. The program of late is more buggy then we are used to seeing.
  • I like how smooth Sketchup is in 3D. It would be great to get VW's to be more responsive in 3D.
  • The space tool is very clunky.
  • I would be great if a texture map could be a video and not just a still image. We could really use that.
  • PLEASE get the energy modeling capabilities up to speed. It needs to be much more intuitive and NOT based on Passive House standards. Please include a clear output for a projects Energy Use Intensity (EUI) and how a project is doing relative to the 2030 Commitment.
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Pricing Details

Autodesk Tinkercad

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Autodesk Tinkercad editions and modules pricing
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    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Vectorworks Fundamentals

    Starting Price

    $108 per month

    Editions & Modules

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    Subscription$108.001

    Footnotes

    1. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    $108/M: Pay only for what you need, 2 GB of cloud storage, Basic tech support, Immediate access to new versions $90/M: $1080 billed annually | Save $216, Pay only for what you need, 2 GB of cloud storage, Basic tech support, Immediate access to new versions

    Alternatives Considered

    Autodesk

    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
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    Vectorworks, Inc.

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    Return on Investment

    Autodesk

    • 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
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    Vectorworks, Inc.

    • Subscription model ensures we always have the latest versions - per-seat license is very affordable.
    • Training costs are low (i.e. new hires get up to speed quickly).
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