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Score 6.8 out of 100

Onshape

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Score 9 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • GrabCAD Workbench is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Onshape is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.3

GrabCAD Workbench

73%
5 Ratings
9.5

Onshape

95%
40 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

GrabCAD Workbench

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Onshape

90%
2 Ratings

Usability

GrabCAD Workbench

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Onshape

85%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

GrabCAD Workbench

100%
2 Ratings
8.9

Onshape

89%
19 Ratings

Implementation Rating

GrabCAD Workbench

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8

Onshape

88%
17 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

GrabCAD Workbench

GrabCad Workbench is well suited for group projects, where all my team members can view the designs at the same time, and by integrating it with CAD software like SolidWorks, all my team members can see the live changes in the projects based on the recommendations received. I can also do conversations with my team, which are project-specific, thus reducing time in email and video conferences. For assemblies, I can generate a Bill of materials with a single click. However, there are some drawbacks like every member needs to have an account in order to sync files with everyone, and the platform requires good internet connectivity otherwise file uploading will be time-consuming.
AAKIF SHAIKH | 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

GrabCAD Workbench

  • GrabCAD is the source of truth for the files being used
  • GrabCAD is free
  • Easy to use and get started
Anonymous | 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

GrabCAD Workbench

  • No live views of parts
  • easy to have 2 people working on the same part with no notification
  • not great with poor connections (time consuming downloads)
  • doesn't have all the CAD tools that other programs offer
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

GrabCAD Workbench

General

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

Starting Price

GrabCAD Workbench 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

GrabCAD Workbench

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

GrabCAD Workbench

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

GrabCAD Workbench

GrabCAD Workbench 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Never needed.
Anonymous | 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

GrabCAD Workbench

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

GrabCAD Workbench

It’s the bottom of the barrel.
Robert Erickson | 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

GrabCAD Workbench

  • GrabCad Workbench is the best in terms of integration with other CAD software like SolidWorks where live changes can be made to a product.
  • GrabCad Workbench has a common parts library, which allows us to use repetitive parts without redesigning them again and again. Hence saving a lot of time.
  • I can do all the conversations in the file itself, reducing time in email and other modes.
  • It automatically generates BOM for my assembly files.
  • It tracks versions, all the files are updated automatically for all members once a new version is created.
  • It would be good if it can be updated to read drawing and sketch files.
  • The team needs to improve the stability of the platform.
AAKIF SHAIKH | 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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