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Likelihood to Recommend

Onshape

I come from using SOLIDWORKS for four years, and as much as I love it over Pro-E, I find Onshape has the same level of functionality in regards to part design. Assemblies are easier to make functional. Where OnShape really shines is that the integrated release management is significantly easier and does not leave any possibility for the release process to be done wrong. This is huge when being audited. You can also store any file type for design history records in OnShape. If you don't need release management and just design parts there aren't a lot of benefits other than the ease of access from anywhere on any device. OnShape is not perfect, but the problems cost less time and frustration than any other CAD I have used.
Kevin Eppers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rhino 3D

Rhinoceros 3D is well suited for interior design, architecture, product design, shoe design, packaging design, jewelry design, and graphic design.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

Rhino 3D

  • Large Scale Massing Studies
  • Custom Fixture Modeling
  • Space Visualization
  • Make2D images
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Onshape

  • Customization of background colors, currently the only option is a white background, which is not always the best to look at for extended periods.
  • Assembly configurations. At the time of writing OnShape has not added assembly configurations yet - which are very useful when designing industrial equipment for different markets.
  • Performance and features on 2D drawings. While this is improved with almost every update, unlike the 3D CAD part of OnShape 2D drawings are not as responsive or as feature filled.
Steven Whitacre | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rhino 3D

  • Rhino has very limited sheet layout tools.
  • Grasshopper could be better integrated into the main interface.
  • Lack of backwards file compatibility can be frustrating.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Onshape

Onshape 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Rhino 3D

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Onshape

Onshape 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Quick community support was available through the forum for most issues we found that weren't extremely urgent. We did not have to use phone support, so I can not evaluate that. However, we didn't have many issues arise, and any support we did receive was well thought out and timely.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rhino 3D

Rhino 3D 7.3
Based on 4 answers
I think a lot of the time it is hard to find solutions to problems that come up online for both Rhino and plugins in for Rhino. McNeel doesn't seem to be very good at replying on forums with correct solutions or replying to more personal customer service issues that might come up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Onshape

Onshape wins out by far when it comes to the cloud and syncing aspect. I've had a lot of issues with SW epdm or trying to use Dropbox, or email, and anything that isn't stupidly easy to use is going to get used incorrectly. Onshape developed all of that right in, and it works amazingly.
Marshall Wentworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rhino 3D

Rhino3D was built to excel at modeling complex, freeform surfaces with excellent continuity of shape. Rhino3D's large community, robust plug-ins and generative modeling with Grasshopper make it unique. Rhino3D is very affordable providing excellent value for the financial investment. Creo and SOLIDWORKS also work with surfacing and this is sufficient for most product design but Rhino3D is preferred for this task when the shapes are overly complex.
Bob Householder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Onshape

  • Speed and efficiency in customer relations. Being able to provide the customer with a live model has streamlined our design process.
  • Collaboration inside the business structure with metal and plastic engineering departments. We've started making more material mixed parts, and collaborating with each other has made things a lot faster in the design process.
  • Onshape is very affordable when compared against other CAD software. We are very happy with what we spend on Onshape versus what we were spending on past software.
Aubrey Cousin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rhino 3D

  • When compared to other paid and most used 3D software on the market, it is undoubtedly one of the cheapest.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Onshape

General

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

Rhino 3D

General

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

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