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Score 8.8 out of 100

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Attribute Ratings

  • Cinema 4D is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
  • Onshape is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

Cinema 4D

86%
2 Ratings
9.5

Onshape

95%
40 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cinema 4D

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Onshape

90%
2 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Cinema 4D

100%
1 Rating
8.5

Onshape

85%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Cinema 4D

100%
1 Rating
8.9

Onshape

89%
19 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Cinema 4D

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8

Onshape

88%
17 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D is perfect when you need to create top notch texture and animation. Current integration with After Effects makes it even more accessible. When cost is a concern, there are other options that would be more economical and, with maybe a little more work, could create a comparable end product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Onshape

Basic modeling is very quick and easy. I particularly like the top-down modeling approach and Onshape is architected with that in mind. Drawings are now much more fully featured and perform well, so no real issues there. I really like that we can share the environment within and outside the organization which allows for a high level of transparency with the project stake holders.We don't use the release cycle aspect of Onshape since the rest of our organization is based on files and using PDM for controlling and distributing them. We have discussed how we might use Onshape for that whole workflow, but until it is the primary CAD tool, will not likely pursue that for now.
James Fitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cinema 4D

  • Stability.
  • Ease of use.
  • Compatibility with plugins and render engines.
Zacheray Long | TrustRadius Reviewer

Onshape

  • Cloud-connected - we never have to worry about updating our design computers or upgrade the software as the upgrades happen automatically every few weeks. We are always on the latest version and get access to the newest features.
  • Analytics, we are able to see how we are using the tool, how long projects are really taking to complete and how much time we are spending in the system.
  • Extensible, we are able to use FeatureScript and write functions for our own features. We have used this to automate repetitive tasks so that we save time on designing features that we use over and over.
Matthew Bush | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cinema 4D

  • Render windows could be better organized and clear (mostly for new users)
  • Implementing quick lighting templates
  • Possibly using a "real world" unit of measure
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Onshape

  • I would like to see more functionality and options for dimensioning drawings. Customizing text positioning can be critical to optimizing a layout that has a lot of tightly packed features, unfortunately, there are not many options.
  • Version history is great in theory, but it needs a search function to make it useful. Example: There is no way to find a list of changes to "Extrusion 1" without manually going through. And the problem is that my team and I use CAD as a development tool to get an idea into 3D space, then review details with the team once there is a visual. The result is hundreds to thousands of line items in the version history, so manual searching is not feasible.
  • I don't believe that branching is useful (yes I have reviewed the self-guided material about it, and have gone through the instructor lead training).
Kevin Eppers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cinema 4D

General

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

Starting Price

Cinema 4D Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Onshape

General

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

Starting Price

$1,500 per year per user

Onshape Editions & Modules

Edition
EnterpriseContact sales team1
Professional$2,1001
Standard$1,5001
  1. per year per user
Additional Pricing Details
No dedicated hardware is required. Works on all web-connected devices including tablet, Chromebook, iPhone, Android.

Likelihood to Renew

Cinema 4D

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Onshape

Onshape 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Familiarity and ability to work from any location. Also easy to cooperate with potential customers, existing customers, systems users, and fabricating shops. Most of the standard designs are now in On Shape and I would like to continue using it. It is easier to run versions to clarify imrovements to the previous designs
Zino Altman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D 10.0
Based on 1 answer
For reasons mentioned before: an intuitive interface and speed of the viewport, speed of loading, and ease of plugin integration. The MoGraph module encourages experimentation and the creation of highly modifiable scenes. Crashes are extremely rare and the support team and community are hyper-responsive to requests for help. For real... Maxon's staff hangs out in Slack and Discord communities, regularly assisting users with issues. No support ticket required.
Zacheray Long | TrustRadius Reviewer

Onshape

Onshape 8.5
Based on 3 answers
Onshape is great software and I have no trouble recommending it to CAD users and companies that need to do design work
Glendon Kuhns | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cinema 4D

Cinema 4D 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Maxon's staff regularly hangs out in Slack and Discord communities, ready to assist. This goes beyond the support ticket system, which is also extremely robust. Hundreds of optimizations and bugs are fixed in every patch, even when the user experience is already 99.9% smooth. This is a proactive, not reactive, support and engineering team at Maxon.
Zacheray Long | TrustRadius Reviewer

Onshape

Onshape 8.9
Based on 19 answers
Support is built in. It lets you take a screenshot and mark it up in the support system. It lets me easily share a document with support and they will generally investigate the issue promptly (within 24 hours, sometimes within an hour). Generally they can fix it quickly as well. I also submit feature requests this way as well and get feedback with that. No email needed! All within Onshape.
John Jolly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cinema 4D

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Onshape

Onshape 8.8
Based on 17 answers
It is cloud-based, running in a browser and there is no need for software installation. Onshape has published all the source code and videos explaining how the software works. It saves all your data in a database, using multiple virtual machines to speed up regeneration time when necessary if you have complex models.
Hans Leirvik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cinema 4D

I've found other modeling programs to be cumbersome and difficult to wrap your head around at first. While Cinema 4D isn't an "install and run" kind of program, it does lend itself to being easily learned without the expense of being limited or beginner focused. The integration with After Effects is also a big selling point.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Onshape

OnShape is based in the cloud, which comes with all the benefits one would expect vs. desktop based software.The two main things that lead me to select OnShape were cost and ease of adding new users/working as a team. Compared to SolidWorks, OnShape is not as mature and does not have as many features (yet). However I have never not been able to complete a project in OnShape because of this, there is almost always a work-around.
Steven Whitacre | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cinema 4D

  • Flexibility of styling and modeling
  • quality light and texture rendering
  • quick modeling tools saves time
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Onshape

  • It's hard to quantify, since this is the only software we've used, but for how much it costs (somewhere in the $100-$200 per month range per person, I think), it's way more affordable for a small company than buying 10 SW or NX licenses.
Marshall Wentworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

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