7 year and counting Arena Vet!
March 01, 2020

7 year and counting Arena Vet!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Arena

We use Arena as our primary PLM system across our entire organization. Arena serves as our single source of truth. Our revision controlled documentation is stored and accessed by all employees across all disciplines. We use SOLIDWORKS as our primary 3D CADD software and the Arena SOLIDWORKS add-in to integrate the two.
  • Arena is relatively simple to use and understand.
  • Arena has extensive capabilities and is enhanced and improved over time.
  • Arena is web based so there is nothing to install or maintain.
  • Our company has noticed that over our six years of use the performance has slowed dramatically.
  • The newly revised user interface is plain and requires more mouse clicks. There is too much white space. Blinding on large monitors for us CAD users. Dark mode helps but has its own quirks.
  • Imports that go wrong or do not complete can hang up imports for the entire company.
  • I do not have information in this area.
  • Price
  • Product Features
I believe we were heavily influenced by the integration with SOLIDWORKS.
Although not on the implementation team directly I was involved in testing and evaluating as a producer of documentation. The experience was enjoyable as Arena was easy to learn and had the capabilities we need.
Arena lends itself to easily creating large bills of materials or creating multiple items using Microsoft Excel and Arena's import tools.