Data Quadrant Awards 2021

Computer-Aided Design & Manufacturing


SoftwareReviews names AVEVA Engineering, Trimble SketchUp Pro, CorelDRAW, and Solidworks as Computer-Aided Design & Manufacturing Data Quadrant Award Winners.


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Computer-Aided Design & Manufacturing

Data Quadrant

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Computer-Aided Design & Manufacturing Data Quadrant

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Software Experience

When distilled down, the software experience is shaped by both the experience with the software and the relationship with the vendor. Evaluating enterprise software along these two dimensions provides a comprehensive understanding of the product and helps identify vendors that can deliver on both.

Product Features and Satisfaction

The satisfaction is captured in the overall satisfaction score, which is driven by the likelihood of users to recommend the software, combined with user satisfaction across top product features.

Vendor Experience and Capabilities

The vendor relationship is calculated in a weighted average of the satisfaction scores tied to vendor capabilities (e.g. software implementation, training, customer support, product roadmap) as well as emotional response ratings toward the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair).

Gold Medalists


AVEVA Group plc

AVEVA Engineering

AVEVA is a leader in engineering design and information management software solutions for the plant, power and marine industries. For almost 50 years it has delivered business critical software solutions to owner operators, engineering contractors and shipbuilders around the world.

8.9

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+98

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

85%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
17Reviews

SolidWorks Corporation

Solidworks

Our powerful, yet easy-to-use solutions help drive innovation while covering all aspects of your product development process, regardless of the size of your business, industry, or preferred platform.

8.8

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+93

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

87%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
15Reviews

Corel Corporation

CorelDRAW

Corel Corporation is a Canadian software company specializing in software for graphics processing.

8.7

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+94

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

87%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
45Reviews

Trimble Navigation Limited

Trimble SketchUp Pro

SketchUp is useful from the earliest stages of design to the end of construction. Programming, diagramming, design development, detailing, documentation, RFIs—wherever you need drawings, you need SketchUp Pro.

8.7

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+93

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

87%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
32Reviews

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Solidworks

Badge Winner

Breadth of Features

Solidworks

Badge Winner

Business Value Created

Trimble SketchUp Pro

Badge Winner

Ease of Customization

AVEVA Engineering

Badge Winner

Ease of Data Integration

Solidworks

Badge Winner

Ease of IT Administration

AVEVA Engineering

Badge Winner

Ease of Implementation

CorelDRAW

Badge Winner

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

AVEVA Engineering

Badge Winner

Quality of Features

Solidworks

Badge Winner

Usability and Intuitiveness

Bentley MicroStation

Badge Winner

Vendor Support

Solidworks

Badge Winner

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

Solidworks


Breadth of Features

Solidworks


Business Value Created

Trimble SketchUp Pro


Ease of Customization

AVEVA Engineering


Ease of Data Integration

Solidworks


Ease of IT Administration

AVEVA Engineering


Ease of Implementation

CorelDRAW


Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

AVEVA Engineering


Quality of Features

Solidworks


Usability and Intuitiveness

Bentley MicroStation


Vendor Support

Solidworks


Other Evaluated Vendors


Robert McNeel & Associates

Rhino 6

Rhinoceros is a 3-D modeling software with thousands of modeling and editing tools including support for both large files and large teams.

8.6

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+96

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

88%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

18Reviews

Hexagon PPM

CADWorx

CADWorx and analysis solutions work together to give you the power to tackle the most challenging and complex projects with greater ease and with superior results that were never before achievable. Our plant design and analysis offerings are easy to use, extremely flexible, totally scalable and are trusted by over 80% of the leading plant engineering companies and owner operators worldwide to deliver accurate, reliable results.

8.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+91

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

89%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

12Reviews

PTC

Creo 7

PTC's CAD softwares makes product design more efficient by automating processes that were once manual, such as traditional drafting. With 3D CAD, designers can also do solid modeling, creating three-dimensional representations of their products.

8.3

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+89

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

85%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

13Reviews

Autodesk Inc

AutoCAD

Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of 3D software for global markets.

8.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+84

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

83%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

94Reviews

ANSYS SpaceClaim

SpaceClaim Engineer

SpaceClaim Engineer is a 3D Direct Modeling software which allows engineers to work with CAD data from any source, regardless of origin. SpaceClaim is used in a number of applications including concept modeling, bid modeling, 2D to 3D transition, manufacturing, reverse engineering, sheet metal manufacturing and model prep.

8.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+91

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

82%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

13Reviews

BENTLEY SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED

Bentley MicroStation

Mitigate the risk of building in a utility-congested underground environment with Bentley Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE). The software’s 3D modeling capabilities allow you to automatically create 3D models from survey information, CAD artifacts, GIS, Excel spreadsheets, databases, and more. Bentley SUE maintains a relationship between CAD and GIS utility source and target civil features to help you ensure that data is always synced and up to date.

8.1

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+89

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

80%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

12Reviews

Dassault Systemes

Dassault Systemes Catia

Best in class product development software applications, delivered on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, enabling 3D Design, Engineering, 3D CAD, Modeling, Simulation, Data Management and Process Management.

7.9

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+76

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

88%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

11Reviews

IMSI/Design, LLC.

TurboCAD

TurboCAD Pro Platinum is a professional 2D/3D CAD application that offers a great collection of 2D/3D design tools to design, modify, present, and document in an integrated fashion. An optional AutoCAD®-like 2D drafting interface with command line and dynamic input cursor helps professionals already familiar with AutoCAD easily get up to speed.

7.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+59

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

82%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

30Reviews

Oracle

Oracle AutoVue Enterprise Visualization for Agile

AutoVue for Agile Enterprise Visualization solutions deliver best-in-class document and CAD (MCAD and ECAD) visualization and collaboration capabilities directly within Oracle Agile PLM to enable visual decision-making across the product lifecycle.

7.2

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+73

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

74%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

25Reviews

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