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AutoCAD Mechanical

AutoCAD Mech Alternatives & Competitors

(87)4.2 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to AutoCAD Mechanical? Tons of people want Product and Machine Design Software. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you. SOLIDWORKS, Solid Edge, KeyCreator, and Creo Parametric are the most popular alternatives and competitors to AutoCAD Mechanical.

Top Alternatives to AutoCAD Mechanical

  • SOLIDWORKS
  • Solid Edge
  • KeyCreator
  • Creo Parametric
  • CATIA

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to AutoCAD Mechanical

    #1
    #1
  1. SOLIDWORKS

    (353)4.4 out of 5

    SOLIDWORKS offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SOLIDWORKS products are easy to learn and use, and help you design products better.

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  2. SOLIDWORKS offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SOLIDWORKS products are easy to learn and use, and help you design products better.

    Categories in common with AutoCAD Mech:

    UE
    It is one of the best tool in market for CAD, CAM and CAE. We can use this software 3D modelling, drafting, simulation, 3D printing and analysis. Comparing with other design tools, this software...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to AutoCAD Mechanical, SOLIDWORKS is:

    Slower to reach roi
    Better at meeting requirements
    More expensive
    #2
    #2
  3. Solid Edge

    (120)4.1 out of 5

    Complete hybrid 2D/3D CAD system that uses synchronous technology for accelerated design, faster change, and improved imported reuse.

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  4. Complete hybrid 2D/3D CAD system that uses synchronous technology for accelerated design, faster change, and improved imported reuse.

    Categories in common with AutoCAD Mech:

    Ahemad H.
    AH
    Solid edge tool is more user-friendly. It is easy to use as it helps in modeling all services of CAD, CAM and CAE. We can simulate machine operations which help all calculations like power, time,...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to AutoCAD Mechanical, Solid Edge is:

    Slower to reach roi
    Easier to do business with
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    #3
    #3
  5. KeyCreator

    (107)4.5 out of 5

    KeyCreator Direct CAD software allows designers and manufacturers to create and edit designs quickly, regardless of what CAD system created the design or how it was constructed. This saves hours in fixing CAD files.

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  6. KeyCreator Direct CAD software allows designers and manufacturers to create and edit designs quickly, regardless of what CAD system created the design or how it was constructed. This saves hours in fixing CAD files.

    Categories in common with AutoCAD Mech:

    UM
    Like the logical self-intuitive geometrically based interface that comes at an affordable price. In working with clients have also had to engage with Solid Works, AutoCAD, NavisWorks, AutoPipe and...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to AutoCAD Mechanical, KeyCreator is:

    Slower to reach roi
    Easier to do business with
    Better at meeting requirements
    #4
    #4
  7. Creo Parametric

    (98)3.8 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response

    Creo Parametric provides a broad range of powerful yet flexible 3D CAD capabilities to accelerate the product development process.

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  8. Creo Parametric provides a broad range of powerful yet flexible 3D CAD capabilities to accelerate the product development process.

    Categories in common with AutoCAD Mech:

    riyaj a.
    RA
    the Creo parametric software is the best software for mechanical domain. this software is used in automobile industries for product designs. this software also helps in assembling the different...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to AutoCAD Mechanical, Creo Parametric is:

    More expensive
    #5
    #5
  9. CATIA

    (174)4.1 out of 5

    CAD and Product Design.

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  10. CAD and Product Design.

    Categories in common with AutoCAD Mech:

    UM
    Catia is a fabulous software for mechanical modelling, it makes designing way easier. Its variety of tools helps us design even complicated designs. We can do drafting, 3D modelling, assemblies,...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to AutoCAD Mechanical, CATIA is:

    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements
    #6
    #6
  11. Rhinoceros

    (153)4.4 out of 5

    3D NURBS Modeller

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  12. 3D NURBS Modeller

    Categories in common with AutoCAD Mech:

    UA
    Easy environment that allows you to change the morphology and the design using multiple plug-ins and commands.

    Reviewers say compared to AutoCAD Mechanical, Rhinoceros is:

    Slower to reach roi
    Easier to set up
    Better at meeting requirements
    #7
    #7
  13. Onshape

    (390)4.7 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response

    Onshape is a modern CAD system that eliminates design gridlock and helps engineers do their best work. Onshape unites advanced modeling tools and design data management in a secure cloud workspace that has rapidly become the primary CAD system for thousands of companies worldwide.

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  14. Onshape is a modern CAD system that eliminates design gridlock and helps engineers do their best work. Onshape unites advanced modeling tools and design data management in a secure cloud workspace that has rapidly become the primary CAD system for thousands of companies worldwide.

    Categories in common with AutoCAD Mech:

    James M.
    JM
    I love how easy it is to share my work with my team and track and version our mechanical engineering just like we do with our software. When first looking for a CAD solution, I was blown away by...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to AutoCAD Mechanical, Onshape is:

    Better at support
    Easier to set up
    Easier to do business with
    #8
    #8
  15. FreeCAD

    (44)4.3 out of 5

    FreeCAD is a parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size.

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  16. FreeCAD is a parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size.

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    Andrea M.
    AM
    What we like about this tool is that it turns the process into a simple and fast activity that can be done with people of different levels and ages, besides it is free software and its learning...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to AutoCAD Mechanical, FreeCAD is:

    Better at meeting requirements
    #9
    #9
  17. NX

    (41)4.1 out of 5

    Design to Siemens NX is an integrated product design solution that streamlines and accelerates the product development process for engineers who need to deliver innovative products in a collaborative environment.

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  18. Design to Siemens NX is an integrated product design solution that streamlines and accelerates the product development process for engineers who need to deliver innovative products in a collaborative environment.

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    Reviewers say compared to AutoCAD Mechanical, NX is:

    Easier to set up
    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    #10
    #10
  19. SolidWorks 3D CAD

    (111)4.4 out of 5

    SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD solutions provide easy-to-learn, yet extremely powerful functionality that shortens product development time, reduces costs, and improves quality.

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  20. SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD solutions provide easy-to-learn, yet extremely powerful functionality that shortens product development time, reduces costs, and improves quality.

    Categories in common with AutoCAD Mech:

    UT
    the 3-D modeling in the SolidWorks is very simple and have good presentation and view.

    Reviewers say compared to AutoCAD Mechanical, SolidWorks 3D CAD is:

    Better at meeting requirements
    More expensive
    More usable
    #11
    #11
  21. Altium Designer

    (100)4.5 out of 5

    Altium Designer bridges all facets of the PCB design process to keep you seamlessly connected to every aspect of your design at all times.

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  22. Altium Designer bridges all facets of the PCB design process to keep you seamlessly connected to every aspect of your design at all times.

    Categories in common with AutoCAD Mech:

    UA
    I like that Altium has so many parts and octopart.

    Reviewers say compared to AutoCAD Mechanical, Altium Designer is:

    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements
    Easier to set up
    #12
    #12
  23. IronCAD

    (23)4.1 out of 5

    IronCAD's mission has and continues to be the creation of award winning 3D Design Collaboration Solutions that lead the industry in their ease-of-use and design productivity.

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  24. IronCAD's mission has and continues to be the creation of award winning 3D Design Collaboration Solutions that lead the industry in their ease-of-use and design productivity.

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    UA
    This software works extremely well for modeling and 3d rendering, would highly recommend.
    #13
    #13
  25. Altair Inspire

    (32)4.2 out of 5

    Altair Inspire allows design engineers, product designers and architects to investigate structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily.

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  26. Altair Inspire allows design engineers, product designers and architects to investigate structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily.

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    Marcel J.
    MJ
    The fast learning curve and simple straight forward approach. Very welcome was the cost free use for our students. We use SolidWorks as modelling software throughout the curriculum. Importing...Read more
    #14
    #14
  27. SolidWorks Simulation

    (29)4.4 out of 5

    SOLIDWORKS Simulation is an easy-to-use portfolio of structural analysis tools that use the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) method to predict a product's real-world physical behavior by virtually testing CAD models. The portfolio provides linear, non-linear static and dynamic analysis capabilities.

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  28. SOLIDWORKS Simulation is an easy-to-use portfolio of structural analysis tools that use the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) method to predict a product's real-world physical behavior by virtually testing CAD models. The portfolio provides linear, non-linear static and dynamic analysis capabilities.

    Categories in common with AutoCAD Mech:

    HA
    I really like SolidWorks Simulation as it helps to subject my designs to real world conditions using Finite Element Analysis method. It determines the product mechanical resistance, natural...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to AutoCAD Mechanical, SolidWorks Simulation is:

    Better at support
    #15
    #15
  29. Solidcam

    (22)4.0 out of 5

    SolidCAM runs directly inside your existing SOLIDWORKS or Autodesk Inventor CAD system, with seamless integration and full tool path associativity - design changes initiate automatic tool path updates to the CAD model.

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  30. SolidCAM runs directly inside your existing SOLIDWORKS or Autodesk Inventor CAD system, with seamless integration and full tool path associativity - design changes initiate automatic tool path updates to the CAD model.

    Categories in common with AutoCAD Mech:

    UE
    Easy to understand, very easy to generate Gcodes, since I am a fan of Solidworks over all, it was easy for me to adapt

    Reviewers say compared to AutoCAD Mechanical, Solidcam is:

    Better at support
    More usable
    More expensive
    #16
    #16
  31. Creo Direct

    (12)4.0 out of 5

    Creo Direct is a stand-alone app that enables casual CAD users to create new geometry or modify any existing 3D CAD design, regardless of file format.

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  32. Creo Direct is a stand-alone app that enables casual CAD users to create new geometry or modify any existing 3D CAD design, regardless of file format.

    Categories in common with AutoCAD Mech:

    UM
    Creo is a great improvement over Wildfire. It's a bit easier to resolve conflicts and dependencies, and has a slightly cleaner and more user-friendly interface and GUI. I'll also say that...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to AutoCAD Mechanical, Creo Direct is:

    More expensive
    #17
    #17
  33. Dymola

    (15)4.2 out of 5

    Dymola is a tool for modeling and simulation of integrated and complex systems for use within automotive, aerospace, robotics, process and other applications.

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  34. Dymola is a tool for modeling and simulation of integrated and complex systems for use within automotive, aerospace, robotics, process and other applications.

    Categories in common with AutoCAD Mech:

    UA
    How easy is to simulate the interfacen between mechanical and electrical systems, and its compatibility with matlab.

    Reviewers say compared to AutoCAD Mechanical, Dymola is:

    More expensive
    #18
    #18
  35. Creo Elements/Direct Modeling

    (10)4.0 out of 5

    Creo Elements/Direct Modeling (formerly CoCreate Modeling) provides robust, comprehensive direct modeling capabilities.

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  36. Creo Elements/Direct Modeling (formerly CoCreate Modeling) provides robust, comprehensive direct modeling capabilities.

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    FC
    Creo es un software muy robusto y con grandes capacidades. Si eres un desarrollador de diseños, es una de las mejores herramientas que puedes utilizar. Sin duda, lo mejor es que es totalmente...Read more
    #19
    #19
  37. SolidWorks xDesign

    (11)4.2 out of 5

    Innovate, collaborate, and create great designs any time, from any device with SOLIDWORKS xDesign. Capture and realize your ideas or let xDesign offer solutions for your design challenges

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  38. Innovate, collaborate, and create great designs any time, from any device with SOLIDWORKS xDesign. Capture and realize your ideas or let xDesign offer solutions for your design challenges

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    Shibin B.
    SB
    This being an online cloud based design software makes it unique . The fact that the user won't need to install any software or even require an expensive computer to run it makes it an awesome...Read more
    #20
    #20
  39. SolidWorks Industrial Designer

    (11)4.2 out of 5

    SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer augments existing SOLIDWORKS design tools for creating freeform organic shapes typical of industrial design. It delivers a truly collaborative design environment connecting your whole ecosystem management, design team, customers and suppliers to a single, cloud-based, business and product development platform that is accessible at anytime, anywhere, on any device

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  40. SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer augments existing SOLIDWORKS design tools for creating freeform organic shapes typical of industrial design. It delivers a truly collaborative design environment connecting your whole ecosystem management, design team, customers and suppliers to a single, cloud-based, business and product development platform that is accessible at anytime, anywhere, on any device

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    UF
    The software eases the design process of a an industrial design project since it creates, manipulates geometries and allow design modifications.

    Reviewers say compared to AutoCAD Mechanical, SolidWorks Industrial Designer is:

    Better at meeting requirements
    More expensive