Autodesk for easy 2D and 3D designing
Craig West | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 26, 2019

Autodesk for easy 2D and 3D designing

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Autodesk Inventor

We develop 3D printings and often need engineering software that can easily create 3D images. The view cube in the upper right-hand corner is very easy to reorient the view in many ways. The measure tool is very useful and easy to use. It is easy to begin and orient a sketch, making it simple and intuitive. The hole tool is nice and easy to use, good GUI. It is easy enough to use and allows for our internal department to work on projects without outsourcing.
  • You can make designs (CAD) and you can also manufacture them (CAM) and do not need an interface like Solidworks to recognize it in a CNC.
  • Inventor is very easy to use to create realistic, solid designs.
  • The software allows you to design and see where problems are in real-time.
  • Install is tedious to reroute at times.
  • Inability to select a midpoint of a sketch.
  • Software requires a powerful computer.
  • Autodesk can be offered free to use for students, which is great for anyone wanting to learn.
  • Autodesk has a fairly hefty subscription option or monthly, but $2,000 a year is not a bad investment if you are able to make a fairly large profit on one job.
  • Autodesk also has a 3-year plan at $5360.00, which is only $148.89. This will save time and money rather than outsourcing.
AutoCAD is difficult to use and adapt to while Inventor is easier to use. AutoCAD works based on designing and discovering new items while Inventor targets users who want to test something in motion.
They have a robust help center and online tutorials as well as phone support. They will help with installation and general product usage guidance.

Do you think Autodesk Inventor delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Autodesk Inventor's feature set?

Yes

Did Autodesk Inventor live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Autodesk Inventor go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Autodesk Inventor again?

Yes

Overall, It has allowed us to quickly design structures in 3D from our library, which has saved us time, in addition to an impeccable finish. Showing customers exactly what their final product will look like makes it easy for them to understand.