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Likelihood to Recommend

OpenRoads Designer

For any linear model creation that follows an alignment. Not suitable to vertical modelling like Buildings.
Lina Monica Ali | 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

OpenRoads Designer

  • Creating linear models, since the app is based on alignment models and templates to extrude along the alignment.
  • Precise long section/profile along horizontal alignment. The app practically flatten the horizontal alignment for profile generation.
  • Template control. Though the template creation takes a bit of effort to create due to the point rulings. However when done right allows the model to be specifically modified with use of functions like super-elevation, point control, widening, parametric etc.
Lina Monica Ali | TrustRadius Reviewer

Rhino 3D

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

Cons

OpenRoads Designer

  • Creating data. Currently will need to create data tag (e.g. volume, length, material type, material engineering criteria etc.) of component manually. Some of the commonly use data in AECOsim should be preset in OpenRoads.
  • Ability to link geometric data values to geometric properties. Currently not linked (e.g. volume value, length value etc.) and had to be keyed in and/or changed manually.
  • Opening (eg. for MEP interface) creation and modification still manual. There should be a smart opening creation that would create openings at interface location and auto enclose the mesh opening so that the volume will take into account the opening(s) created.
Lina Monica Ali | 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

Support Rating

OpenRoads Designer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

OpenRoads Designer

No answers on this topic

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

OpenRoads Designer

  • Drawing creation from model have speed up drawing delivery by 80%
  • Model creation for linear project based on simple design speed up model delivery by 80%
  • Capturing model change due to alignment change have help speed up change capture by 80%
Lina Monica Ali | 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

OpenRoads Designer

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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