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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • CorelCAD is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Siemens Solid Edge is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.9

CorelCAD

99%
2 Ratings
9.6

Solid Edge

96%
10 Ratings

Usability

CorelCAD

N/A
0 Ratings
5.3

Solid Edge

53%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

CorelCAD

90%
2 Ratings
10.0

Solid Edge

100%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

CorelCAD

CAD software with 2D drawing and 3D design tools. Enhance your engineering and architecture designs with drawing constraints, text editing, and interactive design tools. Collaborating with colleagues and vendors is easy DWG files. It runs on both Windows and Mac OS which makes it versatile and at a much lower price than other CAD software.
Hermann Santamaria | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solid Edge

Well Suited for:
  • Integrated designs performed by multiple designers simultaneously (designs requiring a Product Lifecycle Management system);
  • Designs requiring a high degree of parameterisation;
  • Large companies where specific standards and best practices are applied to all models and drawings created.
Not Well Suited for:
  • Personal use in designing one-off models and drawings;
  • Small business use where very few of the expensive features are actually used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CorelCAD

  • 2D and 3D mechanical drawings
  • Interchange with AutoCAD users and other CAD users.
  • Publish technical data sheets and drawings.
  • Creating PDF documents
Herm Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solid Edge

  • It has very good user interface in classic or ordered environment.
  • In 2D or drafting, you can give any Geometric tolerancing and symbols to any dimension. There is a wide range of options available.
  • You can convert any files in step file (.stp) and can open it in other designing applications easily.
  • After converting 3D drawings in 2D you can make changes in 2D drawing by converting it in the draft. You can also add details like cross-sections and detailed view.
  • You can directly make threads without creating holes.
Amit Javiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CorelCAD

  • Movement for 3D designs.
  • Some tools could be easier to access.
Hermann Santamaria | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solid Edge

  • School/university exposure and saturation is low, students getting hired out of school are unaware of Edge.
  • Market perception: competitors win the popularity contest in the CAD world. Yet, Edge is by far the functional king of the industry.
David Breitstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CorelCAD

General

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

Starting Price

CorelCAD Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Solid Edge

General

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

Starting Price

$100 per month

Solid Edge Editions & Modules

Edition
Design and Drafting$100.001
Foundation$230.001
Classoc$290.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Usability

CorelCAD

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Solid Edge

Solid Edge 5.3
Based on 2 answers
The most important aspects are extremely easy to use. The hard to use parts are mostly because I'm not familiar with it yet.
Scott Rodgers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CorelCAD

CorelCAD 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Corel's support has always been outstanding. Technical support is always available to assist with installation and licensing issues and there is generally additional free assistance for a time period after purchase. Corel also offers online tutorials and other self-help resources. Ongoing and available support is one of the outstanding features Corel has always provided.
Herm Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solid Edge

Solid Edge 10.0
Based on 4 answers
I have never personally had to deal with the support team for Siemens Solid Edge, but I have engaged them through a few colleagues. Any time that I have had a query, or have had to ask for a Home-Use Licence, the response to my query has been forthcoming within 2-3 hours.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CorelCAD

Compared to the big companies like solid works or Solid Edge for 3D modeling, it has most of the basic tools and it is easier to use. It has more tools than some of the smaller companies but still provides the versatility of large brand-name software. CorelCAD offers an attractive alternative for those on a tight budget.
Hermann Santamaria | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solid Edge

What makes Solid Edge better than any other of the previously mentioned software is the Synchronous technology feature. This is the ability to integrate 2D and 3D sketching. Without planning ahead you can start modeling from a simple sketch. This makes this software a better choice because it means you can directly edit the geometries from your 3D models.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CorelCAD

  • CorelCAD easily pays for itself even when not a primary product.
  • Due to its similarity to AutoCAD, it's a reasonable solution with a shortened learning curve for existing AutoCAD users.
Herm Harrison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solid Edge

  • Since the version I'm using (2D version) is free, the return on investment is through the roof!
  • It has given me another powerful tool for handling DWG files from clients.
  • Its quickness and robustness make it a time-saver, since there is less time waiting for the files to open, regenerate, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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