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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Onshape

COVID lockdowns hit and you need to work from home ASAP. With ONshape you already have cloud-based computing straight from your work computer; you can easily do this at home with your home computer, or just take your work laptop home and work on that. To go from "in office" to "at home" work takes near-zero time. Other CAD systems require lengthy installs or moving desktops around or ensuring you have VPN access to a work server. None of that is needed. Administration of this across the users is incredibly simple.
John Jolly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siemens NX CAD

How many departments will be using the product?How does each department or area within any given company work with or rely on each other? You have to know or be able to create a streamlined approach to doing work for the PLM software to really work. The software adds a lot of necessary structure.
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

Siemens NX CAD

  • Seamless interaction across multiple departments.
  • The software allows you to create a very high level of control and organization within your engineering staff. This reduces the companies mistakes and maximizes productivity.
  • The software makes it very easy to track your product through every phase of the production cycle.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Siemens NX CAD

  • Speaking from experience with NX, each revision seems to be focused more on the layout of icons as compared to the functionality of the features.
  • Features within NX that have been used for years are no longer being used as a result of new revisions. Doesn't make a lot of sense to the end user. It would be nice to know what the reason is on a much larger scale (ie large customer recommendation?)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Onshape

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Siemens NX CAD

Siemens NX CAD 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It works very well for our organization. It has made us much more productive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Onshape

Onshape 9.0
Based on 2 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

Siemens NX CAD

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Support Rating

Onshape

Onshape 8.4
Based on 7 answers
Amazing support, beyond expectations No doubt this is supported by SaaS architecture. Support can directly see the same model and drawing I can if given permission They address issues almost immediately; it would be rare to even wait 1 hour before getting a direct, personal response Best customer service I have ever experienced
Ian Gardiner, P. Eng. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siemens NX CAD

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Implementation Rating

Onshape

Onshape 8.7
Based on 5 answers
It takes time to get to know the software. It opens new possibilities in traditional design. Your team will need to collectively learn to think differently about workflow CAD has always been an individual endeavor; one model, one person at a time. Onshape frees design and supports innovation without worrying about broken links, blowing up mating structures, and misaligned hole patterns
Ian Gardiner, P. Eng. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Siemens NX CAD

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Alternatives Considered

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

Siemens NX CAD

Currently do not have any experience outside of Siemens PLM.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Siemens NX CAD

  • Do not knowtotal investment cost, but there have been several projects where Siemens PLM software has both produced a better product and maximized production.
  • NX CAM has saved our machining centers thousands of hours and allows direct contact between the designers and the machine programmers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.

Siemens NX CAD

General

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

Starting Price

Siemens NX CAD Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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