NanoCAD vs. National Instruments LabVIEW

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NanoCAD
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
NanoCAD is a free to use design software including both 2D and 3D design features. NanoCAD also includes premium features that users can upgrade to as needed.N/A
LabVIEW
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
National Instruments headquartered in Austin offers LabVIEW, a systems engineering software platform and toolkit.
$407
per year
Pricing
NanoCADNational Instruments LabVIEW
Editions & Modules
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LabView Base
$407
per year
LabView Full
3,206
per year
LabView Professional
5,344
per year
Offerings
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NanoCADLabVIEW
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(2 ratings)
7.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
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User Testimonials
NanoCADNational Instruments LabVIEW
Likelihood to Recommend
NanoSoft Ltd.
It is great when cleaning up CAD files and allowing for 3rd party add-ins. It allows you to delete used layers. It would be nice if it saved to smaller file sizes when saving as an older DWG. It is easy to scale drawings and make floor plan layouts. It would be nice if it would pick up the default units that I set for my preference when opening up a converted file from pdf.
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NI (National Instruments)
LabView is a great tool to connect your sensors to your data aquisition hardware. It makes it really easy to set-up a data acquisition routine that meets your individual requirements. I, as an engine researcher, find it very well suited for engine experimentation. For any other programming needs, i.e. not data acquisition, I would not recommend using LabView because of its graphical programming architecture. The architecture makes it a great tool for Data Aquisition but puts at a disadvantage when it comes to other computational tasks, e.g. making a thermodynamic engine model. For those applications having text-based programming is better suited
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Pros
NanoSoft Ltd.
  • Easy to use
  • Great for Drafting
  • Opens all CAD files from other systems
  • Same commands as other CAD programs
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NI (National Instruments)
  • Automation.
  • I/O.
  • Data Processing.
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Cons
NanoSoft Ltd.
  • It lacks some functions that AutoCAD has, but for the price, it could be worth it on your end.
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NI (National Instruments)
  • Sometimes backwards compatibility issues arise.
  • Error messages can be confusing.
  • Although it is a graphical programming interface, it has a pretty steep learning curve at first.
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Likelihood to Renew
NanoSoft Ltd.
We like NanoCAD for what it does for us and will renew or license when the time comes. There is no question of doubt because we are very happy with it.
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NI (National Instruments)
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NanoSoft Ltd.
NanoCAD has been the best solution after using other high-priced software systems. It has all the tools I need and no need to upgrade my computer system. I run it on a Windows 11, Core i5 Computer with 8 gb of ram and integrated graphics with no issues. It does not use up much space in my ssd.
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NI (National Instruments)
We chose LabVIEW over MATLAB due to the integration with hardware and the graphical programming interface. Also, the ability to use LabVIEW with FPGAs and real-time processors without having to make large changes to the code base or swapping to a separate programming environment was a big benefit since we don't know what hardware will be suitable for each customer application.
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Return on Investment
NanoSoft Ltd.
  • It's free to use
  • No need to buy special high end computers
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NI (National Instruments)
  • Allows us to spend more time on analysis and less time on coding
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