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Score 7.6 out of 100

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Score 8.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • CATIA is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

CATIA

80%
9 Ratings
7.9

DraftSight

79%
409 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

CATIA

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1

DraftSight

81%
15 Ratings

Usability

CATIA

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5

DraftSight

75%
12 Ratings

Availability

CATIA

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

DraftSight

86%
2 Ratings

Performance

CATIA

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

DraftSight

91%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.2

CATIA

82%
8 Ratings
4.0

DraftSight

40%
8 Ratings

Implementation Rating

CATIA

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7

DraftSight

77%
11 Ratings

Product Scalability

CATIA

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

DraftSight

64%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

CATIA

When it comes to modelling a product using multiple parts, CATIA becomes tedious. One need someone to sit with and learn with the experience from a frequent user. If switching from any other software to CATIA, it can be intimidating as learning curve is lengthy. For example, when working with complex shape in a knuckle joint, more steps are needed in part modelling. This cause part modelling lengthier and consume time more time, in comparison to SOLIDWORKS.However, CATIA is tremendously helpful in generating really complex features. Surface modelling is way easier when one know how to use it. It becomes really handy to make changes to the design later as well. The design history tree is also very well organized, which save time in later modifications
Subal Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

DraftSight

Draftsight is perfect for converting Solidworks outputted .dxf files into the industry-standard .dwg format. We're able to use Solidworks and Draftsight together to produce drawings that 99.9% of the world can use. Draftsight could be better at automating some tasks, that'd be swell. Other than that, we're happy with how Draftsight incorporates into our drafting environment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CATIA

  • Surface modeling module is extremely developed and successful.
  • 2D drafting module is doing the job effectively (AutoCAD is no more required).
Özgür Erkek, MSc, PRINCE2® | TrustRadius Reviewer

DraftSight

  • You can easily bring in a dwg format drawing into the programme and it will display the information just as well as AutoCAD.
  • The programme supports shortcut features or one-click buttons for the most commonly used operations.
  • Script files can be used which is a bonus.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CATIA

  • The software is pretty heavy, even with computers designed for heavy-duty loads, resulting in long wait times to load files and make changes, reducing productivity.
Stéfano Bellote | TrustRadius Reviewer

DraftSight

  • Draftsight could run better on lower performace machines, even on high performance machines there can be some lag now and again.
  • There used to be a more basic subscription version which was perfect for our needs, now lowest subscription is more expensive. Bringing back the standard version would be great.
  • Including hash pattern files would be very useful.
Shaun Phillips | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CATIA

General

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

Starting Price

CATIA Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

DraftSight

General

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

Starting Price

$0

DraftSight Editions & Modules

Edition
DraftSight Standard$991
DraftSight Professional$1991
DraftSight Premium (3D)$4991
DraftSight EnterpriseContact sales team
DraftSight Enterprise PlusContact sales team
  1. per year
  2. none
Additional Pricing Details
DraftSight Standard, Professional, and Premium are available to purchase online directly. DraftSight Enterprise and Enterprise Plus are available to purchase through your local reseller.

Likelihood to Renew

CATIA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

DraftSight

DraftSight 8.1
Based on 15 answers
I will definitely renew it in the future because it turns out to be the most convenient and economical cad software ever!
Massimiliano Mazzini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CATIA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

DraftSight

DraftSight 7.5
Based on 12 answers
Easy if you know how to use CAD software. But is not very difficult to learn using DraftSight if this is your first CAD software.As soon as you get in to it the work flow will save you a lot of time and its simple interface is very nice.
Adrian Garnelo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

CATIA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

DraftSight

DraftSight 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Other than a bug created by a VAR tech support that didn't get resolved until I installed the next version, DraftSight has worked fine.
Arthur C Gagnon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

CATIA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

DraftSight

DraftSight 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No problems here
Arthur C Gagnon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CATIA

CATIA 8.2
Based on 8 answers
I gave a 9-star rating because CATIA's support system is excellent in terms of quick resolutions. As soon as we escalate any issue regarding this software, its support system resolves it in a short period. There was a scenario when we were unable to login to the CATIA server. At that time, our issue was resolved within an hour. Thus, in terms of support, CATIA is good.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DraftSight

DraftSight 4.0
Based on 8 answers
Technical support seems to be overseas with broken English and difficulty to read English. I asked for a trial license to try the fix but it was declined. Ask pratiksha.dahotre and gayatri.keskar for details.In summary, they released a broken version, I helped to fix by providing feedback and error logs. They claimed it is fixed but I can't test it.
Ricardo Santos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CATIA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

DraftSight

DraftSight 7.7
Based on 11 answers
Easy to use, great user support forums, LOTS of tutorials available.
David Yerks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CATIA

To be honest, it is our company's decision, it was here when I came. But I can say that the assembly feature is easier than SOLIDWORKS. Also, we use AutoCAD for more 2D drawings; or creating 2D drafts from not parts, but a scratch, AutoCAD is better. CATIA wouldn't match AutoCAD on 2D drawings.
Umurefe Demir | TrustRadius Reviewer

DraftSight

While SketchUp is free, DraftSights cost is minimal and its abilities are much greater. It is so much easier to layout and modifies a system design. Since DraftSight is compatible with all versions of CAD, it makes it easy to collaborate with customers on their specific system design. We spend less time and see greater sales on our projects.
James Bryan Palmer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

CATIA

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

DraftSight

DraftSight 6.4
Based on 2 answers
Scalability for cad software is a term that has no meaning to a business with one seat of DraftSight.
Arthur C Gagnon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CATIA

  • If your company is small, probably you are going to think that CATIA is too expensive, but it will be worth it.
  • A lot of companies use it, so you can share files easily.
Alan Urbina | TrustRadius Reviewer

DraftSight

  • I have been able to save countless hours by making drawing corrections myself. Previously, I would have had to wait hours or days to get drawings back from our customers.
  • In the past year I would say that DraftSight has saved roughly 200 hours. That time would have been spent waiting for our customers to make corrections and then send them back to us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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