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based on preference data from user reviews. Inventor rates 4.4/5 stars with 381 reviews. By contrast, TurboCAD rates 4.3/5 stars with 30 reviews. Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews, to help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs.
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4.3 out of 5
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Inventor
Inventor
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Market Segments
Inventor
Inventor
Mid-Market (43.7% of reviews)
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Small-Business (63.3% of reviews)
Entry Level Price
Inventor
Inventor
$2085 1 year
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
$149.99

Inventor vs TurboCAD

When assessing the two solutions, reviewers found Inventor easier to use. However, TurboCAD is easier to set up and administer. Reviewers also preferred doing business with TurboCAD overall.

  • Inventor and TurboCAD both meet the requirements of our reviewers at a comparable rate.
  • When comparing quality of ongoing product support, reviewers felt that TurboCAD is the preferred option.
  • For feature updates and roadmaps, our reviewers preferred the direction of Inventor over TurboCAD.
Categories
Shared Categories
Inventor
Inventor
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Inventor and TurboCAD are categorized as General-Purpose CAD
Unique Categories
TurboCAD
TurboCAD has no unique categories
Pricing
Inventor
Inventor Pricing
1 Year
$20851 year
3 Year (Best Value)
$56303 Year
Monthly
$260per month
Collection
$27201 Year
Free Trial
TurboCAD
TurboCAD Pricing
TurboCAD Deluxe
$149.99
TurboCAD Expert
$499.99
TurboCAD Pro Platinum
$1,499.99
TurboCAD Mac Deluxe
$149.99
TurboCAD Mac Pro
$499.99
Free Trial
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Ratings
Meets Requirements
Inventor
Inventor
8.8
Responses: 325
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
8.8
Responses: 28
Ease of Use
Inventor
Inventor
8.3
Responses: 325
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
8.2
Responses: 28
Ease of Setup
Inventor
Inventor
7.8
Responses: 92
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
8.8
Responses: 7
Ease of Admin
Inventor
Inventor
7.6
Responses: 92
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
8.1
Responses: 7
Quality of Support
Inventor
Inventor
8.0
Responses: 299
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
8.4
Responses: 26
Ease of Doing Business With
Inventor
Inventor
8.1
Responses: 88
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
8.3
Responses: 7
Product Direction (% positive)
Inventor
Inventor
8.1
Responses: 320
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
7.5
Responses: 28
Features
Tools
Drawing Tools
Inventor
Inventor
Not enough data available
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Editing Tools
Inventor
Inventor
Not enough data available
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Text Editing Tools
Inventor
Inventor
Not enough data available
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
3D/solid modeling Tools
Inventor
Inventor
Not enough data available
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Rendering Tools
Inventor
Inventor
Not enough data available
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Design
Drawing
Inventor
Inventor
8.1
Responses: 8
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Modeling
Inventor
Inventor
8.1
Responses: 8
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Visualize
Inventor
Inventor
8.1
Responses: 8
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Rendering
Inventor
Inventor
6.2
Responses: 7
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
File Options
Import Files
Inventor
Inventor
Not enough data available
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Export Files
Inventor
Inventor
Not enough data available
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
File Interoperability
Inventor
Inventor
Not enough data available
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Backwards compatibility
Inventor
Inventor
Not enough data available
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
File size
Inventor
Inventor
Not enough data available
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Edit
File Import
Inventor
Inventor
7.4
Responses: 7
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Push/Pull
Inventor
Inventor
5.7
Responses: 7
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Views
Inventor
Inventor
7.3
Responses: 8
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Grips
Inventor
Inventor
6.2
Responses: 7
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Customization
Custom Commands
Inventor
Inventor
Not enough data available
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Custom Interface
Inventor
Inventor
Not enough data available
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Custom Scripts
Inventor
Inventor
Not enough data available
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Custom Menus
Inventor
Inventor
Not enough data available
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Collaboration
Annotate
Inventor
Inventor
6.9
Responses: 7
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Documentation
Inventor
Inventor
8.3
Responses: 7
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Data Extract
Inventor
Inventor
7.4
Responses: 7
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Environment
Hardware support
Inventor
Inventor
Not enough data available
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Task-based interfaces
Inventor
Inventor
Not enough data available
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Manage Multiple Profiles
Inventor
Inventor
Not enough data available
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Command Clarity
Inventor
Inventor
Not enough data available
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
Not enough data available
Reviewers' Company Size
Reviewers of Inventor were most often representing companies in the Mid-Market segment, while reviewers for TurboCAD were more commonly in the Small-Business segment.
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
Inventor
Inventor
34.3%
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
63.3%
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
Inventor
Inventor
43.7%
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
23.3%
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
Inventor
Inventor
22.0%
TurboCAD
TurboCAD
13.3%
Reviewers' Industry
Inventor
Inventor Industry
Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
23.1%
Machinery
8.2%
Design
7.1%
Construction
4.9%
Utilities
4.4%
Other
52.2%
TurboCAD
TurboCAD Industry
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
13.3%
Construction
10.0%
Higher Education
6.7%
Civil Engineering
6.7%
Retail
3.3%
Other
60.0%
Reviews
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Inventor
Andrew M.
User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

Inventor is very stable, and rarely crashes in a team/network environment. Inventor handles large assemblies (thousands of components) well. The insert assembly constraint (axis/face pair) is very useful for assemblies with holes, and more stable than a...

TurboCAD
Peter B.
User in Furniture

The user interface is easily to use and very flexible. The prices are great for a small company. Compatibility with AutoCad files is excellent.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Inventor
GD
Consultant in Health, Wellness and Fitness

As much as I think that Inventor's quick select menus are well laid out, I find them feeling too similar to Microsoft Office. Their tab over and menu breakdown reminds me too much of Excel.

TurboCAD
Adam F.
User in Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Updated 10/12/2016 - Travis worked with me on the phone and via screen share to address the concerns in my original post. His technical knowledge of the program is excellent. He showed that I wasn't using best practices to perform the things I wanted to do...

Discussions
Inventor
Inventor Discussions
What are some of the best practices for students working in groups to use Inventor?
2 comments
Kelly D.
KD
Hi, to be honest with you, I would work with a consultant on that. It shouldn't take more than a day for a consultant to help with a report that will answer...Read more
Is there a good place to look for more advanced tutorials/examples for iLogic?
2 comments
Michael Z.
MZ
I'm not aware of a flat out repository for examples, but there is a fantastic thread on the Inventor forum that showcases a ton of different examples. If you...Read more
there is a form to get more realistic renders from inventor?
2 comments
MJ
Max can load Inventor files natively, so that's certainly one option. The render engine in Inventor is pretty good, though. There is a great deal of ...Read more
TurboCAD
TurboCAD Discussions
Does the deluxe version read write dgn files.
2 comments
Russell M.
RM
i use the Platinum version for professional work, and I love it. I don't know about the Deluxe. However, the customer service guys on turbocad.com are...Read more
Is TurboCAD compatible with the current versions of AutoCAD?
1 comment
Offical Response from TurboCAD
Absolutely! We pride ourselves in having the most up-to-late and complete DWG, DXF and even DWF file import and export file filters in the industry.Read more
How difficult will it be to learn TurboCAD if I am an AutoCAD user?
1 comment
Offical Response from TurboCAD
Very easy. TurboCAD menus and command are displayed in a similar fashion to AutoCAD. TurboCAD also offers a Command line entry option, a ‘heads-up’...Read more
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