DriveWorks vs. TurboCAD

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DriveWorks
Score 7.5 out of 10
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DriveWorks Design Automation & Product Configurator software, from the company of the same name in Thelwal, is for companies where designs or orders are the ‘Same but Different’. DriveWorks software is used to automate repetitive tasks in the design process and to streamline the generation of design, manufacturing and sales documents (Pricing &Quotes) and data. It aims to help users create custom designs in minutes, not days, on any device desktop, mobile or tablet by engineers, sales teams or…N/A
TurboCAD
Score 7.4 out of 10
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TurboCAD is 2D and 3D CAD software sold in many different editions, including Deluxe, Expert, and ProPlatinum.N/A
Pricing
DriveWorksTurboCAD
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DriveWorksTurboCAD
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
DriveWorksTurboCAD
Likelihood to Recommend
7.5
(2 ratings)
7.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
DriveWorksTurboCAD
Likelihood to Recommend
DriveWorks
I would recommend DriveWorks to a college if they have similar needs to those I am personally experiencing at my university. Above all, I would not recommend it if the user needs to allow simultaneous access to a very high number of users (as is my case) since the software does not give this possibility. On the contrary, I would recommend it if a colleague needs to use software that works in the background and generates stand-alone models and prints for time reasons.
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IMSI Design
TurboCAD is well suited to a smaller budget, it is by no means the best there is but for the money, it fills the gap. Being an AutoCAD & DraftSight user I find the user interface a little old and the lack of common drafting industry shortcut keys a bit of a hindrance. However this product, TurboCAD gets the job done, other packages like DraftSight do not even come with an active 3D option on the cheaper end, standard license whereas TurboCAD does, even though it's a little clumsy to use.
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Pros
DriveWorks
  • Integration with other systems.
  • Ease of use.
  • Automation potential.
  • Program UI.
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IMSI Design
  • Produces accurate drawings to scale, and with several ways to show the "views" to people in need of them at our factory.
  • Relatively easy to use, once you understand the toolset. You can draw anything with it.
  • Sending files to CNC machine shops to produce parts is easy with this program.
  • Sending to mold making companies works out well. Just ask them what file format they want and TurboCAD can give it to them.
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Cons
DriveWorks
  • In some cases, the exchange of documentation between different users is not so automatic. Some operations still have to be done manually.
  • All the variables and design parameters introduced by the user are not always visible and can be analyzed simultaneously. Sometimes changing the parameters related to the characteristics of the products is not so easy.
  • DriveWorks allows access to a limited number of users at the same time. This issue sometimes makes the use of the software difficult for many of our students.
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IMSI Design
  • Hard to get onto your computer
  • Bad UI
  • Rendering
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Alternatives Considered
DriveWorks
DriveWorks is similar to some of its competitors but there are areas where it excels in comparison. For example, DriveWorks has an easier integration with other systems in terms of automation. However, some of its competitors have an easier learning curve than opposed to DriveWorks. If a skilled user has knowledge of DriveWorks then it will not be an issue.
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IMSI Design
TurboCAD is a well-priced solution for a small business, it comes standard with 3D modeling compared to DraftSight which does not. The user interface could be updated along with industry-standard shortcut keys but for the number of drawings we do, this package fills the gap. The DXF / DWG feature could be worked on too, as above, trying to get in line with other packages like AutoCAD & DraftSight would make the whole package better. All in all, I believe that TurboCAD has a valid foothold in the CAD industry.
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Return on Investment
DriveWorks
  • DriveWorks helped us to increase the efficiency of our work thanks to the possibility to work remotely.
  • The easy-to-understand graphical interface has allowed us to increase the interaction between our students.
  • The impossibility of having many active users during the same session forced us to work at different times with multiple workgroups.
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IMSI Design
  • Having issues with new employees learning how to build our products. The images are extremely helpful, in terms of training and making sure the products are built to our high standards. Saves untold time, because our factory is in Holland and many employees speak different languages. The photo renderings, speak everyone's language.
  • Improved prototyping. We send parts out t0 be made by CNC and they come back nearly perfect for our needs. We have not used the 3D printing technology yet. Been waiting for that to develop better.
  • The only negative impact is that people are reluctant to learn it because it takes a certain degree of intelligence to understand it. But if you are an engineer, it is easy to understand.
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