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Other CAD Software Grid® Overview

The best Other CAD Software products are determined by customer satisfaction (based on user reviews) and market presence (based on products’ scale, focus, and influence) and placed into four categories on the Grid®:
  • Products in the Leader quadrant are rated highly by G2 Crowd users and have substantial Market Presence scores. Leaders include: PTC Mathcad and AutoCAD P&ID
  • High Performers are highly rated by their users, but have not yet achieved the Market Presence of the Leaders. High Performers include: GrabCAD Workbench and Vectorworks Spotlight
  • Contenders have significant Market Presence and resources, but have received below average user Satisfaction ratings or have not yet received a sufficient number of reviews to validate the solution. Contenders include: Autodesk 360
  • Niche solutions do not have the Market Presence of the Leaders. They may have been rated positively on customer Satisfaction, but have not yet received enough reviews to validate them. Niche products include: solidThinking Inspire
G2 Crowd Grid® for Other CAD
High Performers
Vectorworks spotlight
Ptc mathcad
Autodesk 360
Solidthinking inspire
Autocad p id
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    PTC Mathcad is the single solution for solving, analyzing, documenting and sharing your essential engineering calculations and design intent. Its live mathematical notation, units intelligence, and powerful calculation capabilities, presented within an easy-to-use interface, allows engineers and design teams to capture and communicate their design and engineering knowledge.

    AutoCAD® P&ID software helps designers and engineers quickly create and edit P&IDs with familiar AutoCAD in-context editing tools.

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    GrabCAD Workbench is the simple cloud-based PDM that makes it easy for engineering organizations to manage and share CAD files without the cost and IT hassle of traditional installed solutions.

    Autodesk A360 enables design and engineering centric project teams to work efficiently together in one central workspace.

    Vectorworks Spotlight is the industry-leading design software for the entertainment business. It works like you think, facilitating improvisation and creativity so you can transform your designs into award-winning productions. Whether you work in lighting, scenic, event, tv, film, rigging or exhibit design, Spotlight software balances your process with the need for coordinated, accurate information so you can create unmatched experiences.

    solidThinking Inspire enables design engineers, product designers, and architects to create and investigate structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily. Traditional structural simulations allow engineers to check if a design will support the required loads. Inspire enhances this process by generating a new material layout within a package space using the loads as an input. The software is easy to learn and works with existing CAD tools to help design structural parts right the first time, reducing costs, development time, material consumption, and product weight.

    HEC-RAS is a computer program that models the hydraulics of water flow through natural rivers and other channels. The program is one-dimensional, meaning that there is no direct modeling of the hydraulic effect of cross section shape changes, bends, and other two- and three-dimensional aspects of flow.

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    Collector for ArcGIS puts mapping in the hands of your field workforce to improve the accuracy and currency of your spatial data and make more timely and informed decisions.

    FEA. SRAC Cosmos acquired years ago by SolidWorks.

    StormCAD offers a complete approach to storm sewer design and analysis, from rainfall to outlet.

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    Integrated FEA and CFD multiphysics.

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    CulvertMaster solves culvert hydraulics problems.

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    A Cross Platform and Open Source Electronics Design Automation Suite

    ETAP is an enterprise solution for design, simulation, operation, control, optimization, and automation of generation, transmission, distribution, and industrial power systems that offers a suite of integrated electrical engineering software solutions including arc flash, load flow, short circuit, transient stability, relay coordination, cable ampacity, optimal power flow, and more.

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    ViaCAD Pro offers precision solid modeling and drafting toolsets, enabling advanced 3D prototyping, photorealistic rendering, and design for products and packaging.

    New mesh control plus other features revolutionize 3D content creation for printing, rendering, animation and precise manufacturing.

    SketchList 3D enables you to create designs for your custom cabinetry and woodworking business

    SPEOS is a solution to create and analyze innovative lighting systems.

    Adept is a simple, powerful document management solution that helps companies find, manage, share and secure business and design content across the enterprise.

    ArcSite is the simple, fast way to draw & markup blueprints and floor plans. Take photos and associate them with drawings, manage your own shapes with properties like materials, create your own forms, share and co-edit with coworkers, it is as easy as pen & paper. As a standalone app, ArcSite can also be integrated with AutoCAD, Salesforce, GIS, and/or other cloud apps.

    AutoQ3D CAD workspace helps you to make drawing and designs easier and faster. The tools are arranged and available for easy access.

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    AutoScan works out the Bill of quantities for all Major items, required for building construction. Data can be further edited even after extracting the data from the drawing. Customizable deduction methods for doors, windows, skirting & dado from plaster.

    BRL-CAD is a powerful open source cross-platform solid modeling system that includes interactive geometry editing, high-performance ray-tracing for rendering and geometric analysis, a system performance analysis benchmark suite, geometry libraries for application developers, and more than 30 years of active development.

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    CADEST is an estimating software that allows you to manage blueprints from your computer and manage accuracy of your takeoff material, estimates and bids.

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    Carlson Takeoff is a cut/fill volumes and data prep program that can estimate jobs using paper plan digitizing, PDFs, or electronic CAD files.

    cofaso is a plant design software with electrical cad solutions and technical support.

    COLIMO is a post-production tool designed with the main objective of changing scenes after the rendering process in real time without losing quality.

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    connectCAD joins up all the phases of a design project letting you keep track of the components of any interconnected system - from audiovisual and broadcast to IT and home automation systems. connectCAD is an add-on to Vectorworks® for designing broadcast, audio-visual, lighting and IT networks, or any other type of connected system. It links schematic diagrams of interconnections and signal flow with cable lists and layout drawings showing equipment locations, all in one integrated design package.

    Countfire is an automated take-off software that provides simultaneous automatic counting of symbols, across all PDF drawings within a project.

    CAD libraries for software vendors, to read and write CAD formats

    CrossManager is a standalone software allowing you to convert files from most CAD formats. With Cross Manager, You just need to select one or several CAD files to translate them automatically in the format you want.

    DFA Product Simplification software utilizes an intuitive question-and-answer interface that identifies opportunities for substantial cost reduction in a product. By applying industry-tested minimum part count criteria, the software finds parts that can be consolidated/eliminated while maintaining 100% functionality. The outcome of a DFA-based design is a more elegant product that is both functionally efficient and easy to assemble. DFA re-designs also have the added impact of increased quality and reliability, faster development time, and require fewer suppliers. DFM Concurrent Costing® software provides an immediate, thorough understanding of the primary cost drivers associated with manufacturing your product – and establishes a benchmark for what your product "should cost." Additionally, DFM guides you through an assessment of alternative processes and materials to help you generate various design proposals. Cost results update automatically as you specify tolerances, surface finishes, and other part details. Gradually, as you choose effective shape-forming processes and consider how to modify part features to lower cost, your product becomes cost optimized. The use of DFM Concurrent Costing® and DFA Product Simplification together is what constitutes DFMA®. Engineers use DFA to reduce the assembly labor within a product through the consolidation of single function parts into more elegant, multi-functional designs. The DFM software is then used to help the design engineer quickly compare the costs to produce each alternative design. The DFMA® software package gives engineers an early cost profile for each product design and provides a basis for planning and decision making. Such analyses, when performed at the earliest stages of concept design, have the potential to greatly influence manufacturing and other life cycle costs before they are solidified and become locked in place.

    Earthworks is a civil engineering related cutting and filling quantity calculator. It also generates reports in various formats of CSV and PDF. It takes the basic paraments to form the longitudinal section of the road along with the proportions ratio of cuttings and fillings.

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    easyRAUMpro is a user-friendly 3D CAD software for the professional creation of accurate 3D visualizations of hotels, event venues and meetings.

    CADENAS PARTsolutions provides digital catalog solutions to drive your sales, marketing and customer support by streamlining your customers’ path-to-product through an online configurator. eCATALOGsolutions by CADENAS PARTsolutions enables manufacturers to deliver the interactive tools and data their customers need to quickly find, download and purchase products. eCATALOGsolutions digital catalogs allow for product configuration, 3D visualization, advanced search queries for finding parts, and instant part downloads with a free quote in over 100 native CAD formats. How it works: Manufacturers send CADENAS PARTsolutions their product specs, and the CADENAS PARTsolutions team creates CAD files for each product that will go into the manufacturer’s digital catalog. Once complete, the manufacturer can insert its digital product catalog on its website for customers to easily configure exact products and part numbers, see a 3D preview, get the CAD of their choice, or download a 3D Product Datasheet. CADENAS PARTsolutions will also put that ability onto our 70+ PARTcommunities where designers can discover your company and products. The manufacturer can contact their CADENAS PARTsolutions Project Manager for any changes or additions to the eCATALOGsolutions. The tool also enables the manufacturer capture and track data from the digital product catalog in real-time and integrates with the manufacturer’s existing CRM and marketing automation systems. Benefits • Catalog data which is always current and up-to date • Generate highly qualified sales leads with every download • Reach a broader audience with 80+ engineering PARTcommunities • Power your inbound marketing with rich 3D Content • Provide a great digital customer experience • Free up customer service with self-service tools Features • Interactive Configurators with 3D Product Visualization • Native CAD downloads in 100+ formats • Analytics data to drive customer engagement • Powerful CAD engine generates models on-the-fly • Branded 3D PDF Data Sheets • Product Data Syndication • Mobile Apps for industrial manufacturers

    EnSuite-View is a software that allows users to view all major CAD formats (CATIA, NX, SOLIDWORKS, Creo, Autodesk Inventor, Solid Edge, Rhinoceros, Parasolid, ACIS, IGES, STEP, JT, VDA, SketchUp, and Adobe 3D PDF), as well as neutral formats, without requiring a license of any CAD system which allow users to analyze models and assemblies.

    e-SPECS for Revit is a software that link, sync & integrate Revit with construction specifications using e-SPECS and automating the creation of manual.

    GTXRaster CAD Series is a solution that helps bring legacy paper drawings into the autoCAD environment allowing you to modify scanned raster archives to help you manage flexibility and speed.

    iConstruct is a business information modeling (BIM) software for Autodesk Navisworks for a large range of industries worldwide that ensures a project is as efficient and simple as possible for teams to manage and maintain from concept to completion and beyond.

    iVisit360 is an innovative technology for panoramic and virtual tour presentations.

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    Kubla Cubed is software for estimating earthworks cut and fill volumes. It can be used to to takeoff existing heights from plans and then plot proposed design elements (platforms, slopes, topsoil strip and surfaces). Volumes are calculated in real-time and designs can be exported to CAD, images, MS Word reports etc.

    A management software solution aimed at industrial companies in the sheet metal sector. Manage sales, manufacturing, purchasing and inventory.

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    MacDraft Professional is a 2D CAD app that makes floor plan design, architectural drawing and illustration simple on the Mac.

    3D modeling for designers and artists

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    nXtRender optimizes design-time by saving the settings together with the 3D model and allowing post-render processing.

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    The Print&Cut solution is integrated in the Gravostyle software. It combines two technologies UV-LED digital flatbed printing and CO2 laser cutting from our LS lasers range

    A suite of 3D Printing, verification and repair tools, plus new modeling tools that will make your designs 3D Printer or 3D Printer service ready.

    PowerPack v10 brings over 70 new tools to the existing functionality of ViaCAD v10 including tools to repair and validate models for 3D printing.

    ViaCAD 2D/3D has intelligent and easy-to-use design tools, coupled with an unbeatable price to performance ratio, that makes it the ideal choice for CAD designers everywhere.

    ViaCAD 2D is the perfect choice for producing anything from simple sketches to production ready schematics, diagrams, or drawings.

    Qlone, a seamless integration with some of the world's leading 3D platforms for printing, sharing and selling 3D models.

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    Scandy is a world leading 3D scan to 3D print service.

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    capture, render and enjoy

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    Shark LT provides a comprehensive, yet intuitive collection of 2D/3D drafting and modeling tools for professionals that want professional CAD at an affordable price.

    SolidFace Collaborative Cloud CAD is a 3D CAD solution that allow designers and engineers collaborate and design in real time, shortening the design cycle, & increasing ROI.

    Specifi provides design and publishing tools for restaurant and hospitality industry that meets the needs of kitchen designers, restaurant planners and food equipment dealers allowing a streamlined process.

    SuperDoor Software is a panel door woodworking software that helps you calculate measurements for cabinet doors with the ability to help you manage time and money by producing invoices with control.

    SysQue is a Revit integration solution made to help users design with real-world, manufacturing-specific content.

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    Trimble Connect is a new way for designers, builders, owners and operators to collaborate, share and view project information. It is based on GTeam, the ground-breaking collaboration platform developed by Gehry Technologies.

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    VectorEngineer is a CAD and design software that offers your the features required to create professional drawings, working drawings, designs, plans, layouts and diagrams in a Windows-driven environment.

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    Visio P&ID Process Designer is an add-on to Microsoft Visio Professional software that improves the productivity of the user for creating Process Flow Diagrams (PFD's) and Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID's).

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