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Score 8.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

7.4

DraftSight

74%
412 Ratings
8.5

PTC Creo

85%
11 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.4

DraftSight

84%
18 Ratings

PTC Creo

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.8

DraftSight

78%
15 Ratings

PTC Creo

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

8.7

DraftSight

87%
5 Ratings

PTC Creo

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.2

DraftSight

82%
4 Ratings

PTC Creo

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

4.6

DraftSight

46%
11 Ratings
8.0

PTC Creo

80%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.8

DraftSight

78%
13 Ratings

PTC Creo

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

6.8

DraftSight

68%
4 Ratings

PTC Creo

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

8.5

DraftSight

85%
3 Ratings

PTC Creo

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

6.9

DraftSight

69%
5 Ratings

PTC Creo

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

5.2

DraftSight

52%
3 Ratings

PTC Creo

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

7.0

DraftSight

70%
3 Ratings

PTC Creo

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Dassault Systemes

We put it through its paces with our drawings and it works fine. We do a lot of wiring diagrams and industrial control panel layout drawings, so we use a lot of its 2D capabilities. I would not use it in a multi-user environment where you have multiple designers working on one project at a time. This software makes no provisions for allowing multiple users to work at the same time on the same drawing and has no native version control. And because of their poor software control, DraftSight many times put out versions that are "crashy", which would make a lot of people very unproductive very quickly. I would look at other products for larger projects like that.
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PTC

PTC Creo is great for assemblies that multiple users are collaborating on. Models can reference other models that someone in another department has released and when those models are changed, the referenced parts and assemblies are changed. These changes are very helpful when working on collaborative machine designs and comparing forging dies with the final parts.
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Pros

Dassault Systemes

  • 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.
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PTC

  • PTC Creo contains many advanced tools with better optimization for creating part models and other production related drawings.
  • The initial concept designs can be done more adequately.
  • The parameters of 2D drawings can be changed easily by editing the 3D model.
  • The productivity can be increased by customized tools for modeling.
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Cons

Dassault Systemes

  • 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.
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PTC

  • PTC Creo could grow a help-line staff of highly experienced individuals to aid the existing knowledge base article searchers. It would include experts with deep knowledge of certain Creo modules (SMEs) and provide help staff a go to for deeper levels of help when it is needed.
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Pricing Details

DraftSight

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

DraftSight editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
DraftSight Standard$991
DraftSight Professional$1992
DraftSight Premium (3D)$4993
DraftSight EnterpriseContact sales team4
DraftSight Enterprise PlusContact sales team5

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional 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.

PTC Creo

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

PTC Creo editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Design Package$2,480.001

Footnotes

  1. none

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

Dassault Systemes

It has given us, a small startup, the ability to compete effectively with far larger competitors by evening the playing field at a low cost.
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PTC

No answers on this topic

Usability

Dassault Systemes

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.
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PTC

No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Dassault Systemes

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.
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PTC

No answers on this topic

Performance

Dassault Systemes

We have never experienced any such problem. Pages load quickly, and this may partly be an artifact of using top- end hardware. And we have never had customers complain of issues with opening and using our exported files.
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PTC

No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Dassault Systemes

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.
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PTC

I liked the training manuals I used to learn some, as I didn’t have CAD background in college or before this job. My coworkers were able to share with me what they learned in PTC training and I was able to get support online and through reading.
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Implementation Rating

Dassault Systemes

An easy to use User Guide would help new and inexperienced designers get up and running even quicker. Ideally, intelligent prompts in pop ups would be wonderful, but at this cost it is a lot to ask.
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PTC

No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Dassault Systemes

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.
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PTC

Learning curve of SOLIDWORKS is higher compared to Creo, however, stability and more design control is provided by Creo. Creo also have more robust and stable interfaces. For larger assemblies, Creo works better than SOLIDWORKS. New upgrades of Creo has given liberty to open different file data of different software without any file conversion. Creo costs comparable to SOLIDWORKS cost, with more capabilities.
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Scalability

Dassault Systemes

As a startup, we really appreciate scalable software or tools, and because we use it for diverse types of projects, flexibility is key.
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PTC

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Dassault Systemes

  • 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.
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PTC

  • Creo is our standard design package and as such we have had a negative impact on time spent designing because it is less user-friendly.
  • In difficult design situations, we have had a positive impact because Creo is better suited for complex designs.
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