Computer-Aided Design & Manufacturing

Computer-Aided Design & Manufacturing (CAD) software uses computers to design and manufacture products. Features include 3D modeling, digital architecture, raster graphics, pipe modeling, circuit or motion simulation, and more.

The Data Quadrant is a thorough evaluation and ranking of all software in an individual category to compare platforms across multiple dimensions.

These include:

  • User Satisfaction Rankings
  • Business Value Scores
  • Vendor Capability Comparisons
  • Product Feature Evaluations

The Emotional Footprint is a powerful indicator of overall user sentiment toward the relationship with the vendor, capturing data across five dimensions.

These include:

  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Service Experience
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Product Impact
  • Negotiation and Contract

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Autodesk 3ds Max 2020.2 Release Is a No-Brainer Upgrade
November 22, 2019

Autodesk 3ds Max 2020.2 was released Aug. 28 and incorporates some very appealing features, including new capabilities for different file formats.

Author: Roberto Eberhardt (Info-Tech)

No Longer Just About the Software, Autodesk Launches Innovation Workshops
October 30, 2019

Autodesk realizes the value of expanding its offering beyond software with the introduction of its Innovation Workshops as part of its journey to become a service- oriented organization.

Author: Roberto Eberhardt (Info-Tech)

SOLIDWORKS Leads the 3D Electrical Design Charge
October 22, 2019

With Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS you can increase productivity and reduce electrical design time by integrating your electrical and mechanical designs as part of the same model.

Author: Roberto Eberhardt (Info-Tech)

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SolidWorks

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.

8.5

Composite Score

8.9

CX Score

+90

Emotional Footprint

86%

Likeliness to Recommend

11

Reviews

Corel Corporation

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

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

8.2

Composite Score

8.8

CX Score

+91

Emotional Footprint

83%

Likeliness to Recommend

31

Reviews

Robert McNeel & Associates

Rhinoceros

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

8.2

Composite Score

9.2

CX Score

+95

Emotional Footprint

87%

Likeliness to Recommend

13

Reviews

PTC

PTC Engineering CAD Solutions

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.

8.2

Composite Score

8.5

CX Score

+87

Emotional Footprint

84%

Likeliness to Recommend

12

Reviews

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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.

8.2

Composite Score

8.8

CX Score

+90

Emotional Footprint

85%

Likeliness to Recommend

23

Reviews

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Bentley Systems

Bentley Subsurface Utility Engineering Software

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.

8.0

Composite Score

8.6

CX Score

+89

Emotional Footprint

80%

Likeliness to Recommend

11

Reviews

Autodesk

Autodesk Design and Creation Suites

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.

8.0

Composite Score

8.3

CX Score

+83

Emotional Footprint

82%

Likeliness to Recommend

72

Reviews

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.

7.3

Composite Score

7.6

CX Score

+76

Emotional Footprint

75%

Likeliness to Recommend

23

Reviews

Hexagon PPM

Intergraph Engineering Solutions

Intergraph's 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.

8.0

Composite Score

8.9

CX Score

+90

Emotional Footprint

83%

Likeliness to Recommend

8

Reviews

SpaceClaim Corporation

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.

8.0

Composite Score

8.3

CX Score

+89

Emotional Footprint

81%

Likeliness to Recommend

8

Reviews

AVEVA

AVEVA Group Engineering CAD/CAM

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.

7.8

Composite Score

--

CX Score

+92

Emotional Footprint

78%

Likeliness to Recommend

5

Reviews

Dassault Systemes

Dassault Systemes CAD/CAM

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.

7.7

Composite Score

7.5

CX Score

+67

Emotional Footprint

83%

Likeliness to Recommend

7

Reviews

GrabCAD

GrabCAD Workbench

Workbench is a CAD collaboration solution that accelerates product development by making it easy for engineers to manage files and engage partners in the design process.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

Reviews

IMSI/Design, LLC.

IMSI/Design TurboCAD Deluxe 2015

TurboCAD Deluxe 2015 allows you to create presentation-ready floorplans, models, illustrations, and more. Design and share your ideas with complete drafting, modeling, and photorealistic rendering.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

MiTek Industries

MiTek2020

The MiTek2020 "Perfect Vision" Software Suite allows you to take a job through the entire design process, from walls to engineered trusses. In addition, it offers software that handles your cutting, jigging, and business issues, all integrated for a total software solution.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

+83

Emotional Footprint

78%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

Reviews

GRAITEC

GRAITEC

GRAITEC is a global organization that develops, distributes, supports and customizes a suite of high performance BIM Solutions for the AEC industry.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

EZblueprint.com

Easy Blue Print

Easy Blue Print is a software program used to quickly create floor plans for office and home layouts with precise measurements.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Lattice Technology, Inc.

Lattice Technology

Solutions from Lattice Technology benefit companies who produce products with high part counts, complex geometry, detailed manufacturing processes or any ongoing lifecycle support requirements such as documentation, maintenance, and training.

--

Composite Score

8.8

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

100%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Epiphany Software Corporation

Epiphany QuickPlumb

QuickPlumb is a computer software program designed for plumbing professionals. Quick Plumb was developed to help in the planning and execution of plumbing projects as well as plumbing instruction.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

ASVIC

ASVIC

ASVIC develops and distributes AutoCAD-based software products for a wide range of engineering fields ranging from Mechanical, Piping, HVAC and Structural Steel Detailing.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Cimatron Group Ltd.

Cimatron

Cimatron is a leading provider of CAD/CAM software for manufacturing.

--

Composite Score

10.0

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

100%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

ARCOM

ARCOM MasterSpec

MasterSpec allows you to produce specifications your way. With master guide specifications, delete what doesn't apply, add your own customizations, and rest assured that your specs are current and complete.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

CADISON

CADISON

CADISON is a fully integrated multi-disciplinary engineering solution that combines the entire engineering workflow in one system and unites engineering data & graphics (schematics & 3D) to deliver the latest updated information of the project in all views across all disciplines.

--

Composite Score

8.6

CX Score

+95

Emotional Footprint

85%

Likeliness to Recommend

3

Reviews

Calculated Structured Designs

Calculated Structured Designs iStruct Solution

The iStruct Solution is a layout, design, and structural analysis solution that combines layout/drafting, single member design, reporting, and a real time 3D experience while supporting a selection of products, such as I-joists, LVL, lumber, walls, Rimboard, and hangers.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

+85

Emotional Footprint

78%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Cable Project

CableProject CAD

Cable Project CAD automatically calculates the lengths of cables, conduits, trays, trunks, and pipes as well as auto-generates the Rack Diagram, Wiring Log Book, 3D view, Bill of Materials and Specification with project costs. You don't have to manually do cost estimations any longer.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

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Autodesk 3ds Max 2020.2 Release Is a No-Brainer Upgrade
November 22, 2019

Autodesk 3ds Max 2020.2 was released Aug. 28 and incorporates some very appealing features, including new capabilities for different file formats.

Author: Roberto Eberhardt (Info-Tech)

No Longer Just About the Software, Autodesk Launches Innovation Workshops
October 30, 2019

Autodesk realizes the value of expanding its offering beyond software with the introduction of its Innovation Workshops as part of its journey to become a service- oriented organization.

Author: Roberto Eberhardt (Info-Tech)

SOLIDWORKS Leads the 3D Electrical Design Charge
October 22, 2019

With Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS you can increase productivity and reduce electrical design time by integrating your electrical and mechanical designs as part of the same model.

Author: Roberto Eberhardt (Info-Tech)

Autodesk Wants to Help Make the Roadmap to the Future of British Manufacturing
September 17, 2019

Autodesk is helping British manufacturers to design better products through a digital transformation process.

Author: Roberto Eberhardt (Info-Tech)

Fully Cloud-Enabled CAD Is a Reality
September 03, 2019

What was a utopian dream a few years ago is now a reality: fully cloud-enabled CAD, from OnShape.

Author: Roberto Eberhardt (Info-Tech)

3ds Max 2020 Is Out
July 23, 2019

Autodesk releases the newest version of the popular 3ds Max.

Author: Roberto Eberhardt (Info-Tech)

Corel Acquired by KKR
July 22, 2019

Ottawa-based Corel Corp. acquired by KKR & Co. Inc,

Author: Roberto Eberhardt (Info-Tech)

Is Generative Design the End of Traditional CAD?
July 18, 2019

Generative design challenges old approaches by using an evolutionary process that iterates while maintaining some basic constraints to achieve thousands of possible alternative designs.

Author: Roberto Eberhardt (Info-Tech)

What Exactly Is Autodesk Forge?
July 04, 2019

Autodesk Forge is a very powerful toolkit that allows integration of CAD data in a cloud environment.

Author: Roberto Eberhardt (Info-Tech)

Social Ideation Transforms the Design Process
July 04, 2019

The social element included in Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE adds another dimension to the concept/design process.

Author: Roberto Eberhardt (Info-Tech)