Navisworks vs. PTC Creo

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Navisworks
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Autodesk's Navisworks is a 3D model and construction project review and coordination software allowing the user to combine design and construction data into a single model, and identify and resolve clash and interference problems before construction.
$135
per month
PTC Creo
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
PTC offers Creo, the company's line of computer-aided design (CAD) products that support the product lifecycle management (PLM) process with 2D and 3D design kits (Creo Elements and Creo Direct), an augmented reality module, Creo Illustrate for technical illustrations, Creo Sketch, Creo Schematics and Creo View for diagramming and sharing information, Creo simulate for running simulations, and other modules.
$2,480
Pricing
NavisworksPTC Creo
Editions & Modules
Navisworks Simulate - Monthly
$135
per month per user
Navisworks Manage - Monthly
$335
per month per user
Navisworks Simulate - Yearly
$1,080
per year per user
Navisworks Manage - Yearly
$2,670
per year per user
Navisworks Simulate - 3 Year
$3,240
3 years per user
Navisworks Manage - 3 Year
$8,010
3 year per user
Design Package
$2,480.00
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NavisworksPTC Creo
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
NavisworksPTC Creo
Computer-Aided Design Software
Comparison of Computer-Aided Design Software features of Product A and Product B
Navisworks
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Ratings
PTC Creo
4.0
1 Ratings
43% below category average
3D Modeling00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
2D Drafting00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Rendering and Visualization00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Parametric Design00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Collaboration and Sharing00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Compatibility with other software and formats00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
Assembly Design00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Documentation and Annotation00 Ratings2.01 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
NavisworksPTC Creo
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(17 ratings)
6.0
(14 ratings)
Support Rating
7.4
(9 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
NavisworksPTC Creo
Likelihood to Recommend
Autodesk
Navisworks is a key tool if doing any 3D model coordination with other trades. It will allow you to view your model content with others to know for certain that your design is accurate and can be assembled. Navisworks also comes with a lot of additional tools to make this process easy.
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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
Autodesk
  • Model Viewing, the navigation tools are really easy to use for walking through the model, especially if viewpoints are set up for key locations.
  • The take-offs work really well and can be very quick and easy if the model was built right.
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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
Autodesk
  • Need more options for clash detection, e.g. clash between only the top and bottom faces of an element
  • For applying different appearance profiles users need to remove previous sets first. Which is not good. They should just provide an ON/OFF button
  • The use of Section planes are bit tricky for new users, they should add options like Revizto
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PTC
  • No autosave
  • No clear message if it has problems saving the file
  • Not so easy to use
  • In my experience, has a lot of things missing that other CAD already have in years
  • In my experience, it's extremely easy to lose work/time
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Support Rating
Autodesk
Autodesk owns Navisworks, and it seems to have a pretty good support network. A lot of the troubleshooting or support information is provided through an online database, so you most likely would not be getting any personal attention with your issues. Since there are so many users for Navisworks, there is a lot of information on the web.
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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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Alternatives Considered
Autodesk
Navisworks is a master tool if we want to do any 3D model coordination with any trade of a building. It allows us to view our model content with all elements to visualize and understand for certain where our design stands in terms of accuracy and how all things can be assembled on site. Navisworks also comes with a lot of additional tools to make BIM process easy.
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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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Return on Investment
Autodesk
  • The software is very easy to use and quick to master, most users can navigate a building or model within a few short sessions, but there is enough depth to use it as a serious productive tool.
  • The software cost of Navisworks Manage is a barrier to smaller companies, and has been a limitation on some of our projects that not all members could use the full functionality. However there is still enough functionality in even the free version to assist with smooth communication between team members.
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PTC
  • Having PTC Creo as our primary tool positions us as forward thinking and creative in the eyes of our clients.
  • PTC Creo constantly evolves in the ability to increase our productivity; new capabilities and features are added, which reduce our level of effort for some tasks.
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