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CATIA Alternatives & Competitors

(173)4.1 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to CATIA? 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. Inventor, Fusion 360, Rhinoceros, and Solid Edge are the most popular alternatives and competitors to CATIA.

Top Alternatives to CATIA

  • Inventor
  • Fusion 360
  • Rhinoceros
  • Solid Edge
  • Creo Parametric

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to CATIA

    #1
    #1
  1. Inventor

    (381)4.4 out of 5
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    Inventor® 3D CAD software offers an easy-to-use set of tools for 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation.

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  2. Inventor® 3D CAD software offers an easy-to-use set of tools for 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation.

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    Veljko A.
    VA
    Ability to work with AutoCad interface inside a 3D CAD software. The best things I like in Inventor are: 1. Keybord shortcuts when entering the first letter for features 2. When approaching...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to CATIA, Inventor is:

    More usable
    Easier to do business with
    Easier to set up
    #2
    #2
  3. Fusion 360

    (311)4.5 out of 5

    Fusion 360 unifies design, engineering, and manufacturing into a single platform.

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  4. Fusion 360 unifies design, engineering, and manufacturing into a single platform.

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    Kenny C.
    KC
    Fusion 360 is a great 3D solid modeler and advanced TSpline surface modeler that offers fantastic usability and performance. The software runs on Mac or Windows which is nice for a mixed...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to CATIA, Fusion 360 is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to do business with
    More usable
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    #3
    #3
  5. Rhinoceros

    (153)4.4 out of 5

    3D NURBS Modeller

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  6. 3D NURBS Modeller

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    Alex T.
    AT
    The interface is very easy to understand and start working. Also you have a huge quantity of tools to do anything, and this fact allow you to achieve the same in some ways. That feature provide...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to CATIA, Rhinoceros is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to do business with
    More usable
    #4
    #4
  7. 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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  8. Complete hybrid 2D/3D CAD system that uses synchronous technology for accelerated design, faster change, and improved imported reuse.

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    Gábor P.
    GP
    The 3D/solid design environment is rather easy to use.

    Reviewers say compared to CATIA, Solid Edge is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to do business with
    More usable
    #5
    #5
  9. Creo Parametric

    (98)3.8 out of 5
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    Creo Parametric provides a broad range of powerful yet flexible 3D CAD capabilities to accelerate the product development process.

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

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    Israel P.
    IP
    Been using ProENGINEER for more than 15 years and regardless of what name it's called now, from my perspective and the type of work done in the Aerospace industry, it is the best. Had the...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to CATIA, Creo Parametric is:

    Easier to do business with
    Easier to set up
    #6
    #6
  11. Alias

    (56)4.0 out of 5

    Alias® industrial design software powers your creative process with a range of sketching, modeling, surfacing, and visualization tools.

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  12. Alias® industrial design software powers your creative process with a range of sketching, modeling, surfacing, and visualization tools.

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    Darren M.
    DM
    I'm an automotive/product designer using this program for the past 8 years. Alias allows a great deal of freedom with the surfacing and the ability to create 'Class A surfaces'. There's multiple...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to CATIA, Alias is:

    Easier to set up
    #7
    #7
  13. NX

    (40)4.0 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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  14. 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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    UM
    NX is best software present in the market for designing. All major companies are switching to NX from catia. It is very easy to learn and work with it. It's level of rendering options cannot be...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to CATIA, NX is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to do business with
    Easier to admin
    #8
    #8
  15. 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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  16. 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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    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 CATIA, Creo Direct is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    #9
    #9
  17. Onshape

    (390)4.7 out of 5
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    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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  18. 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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    IA
    To create quick 3D models to help into my work. To help CAD designers and suppliers to develop faster toolings

    Reviewers say compared to CATIA, Onshape is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to do business with
    Better at support
    #10
    #10
  19. 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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  20. FreeCAD is a parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size.

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    Thomas N.
    TN
    open source and free, it's an alternative to Solidworks and Catia for simple use, more modules have to be implemented but as an open source software it can be hard to do it, so do not count on it....Read more

    Reviewers say compared to CATIA, FreeCAD is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #11
    #11
  21. AutoCAD Mechanical

    (83)4.2 out of 5

    AutoCAD® Mechanical design software is AutoCAD software built for manufacturing. Part of the Digital Prototyping solution, it includes all the functionality of AutoCAD, plus libraries of standards-based parts and tools to help automate common mechanical CAD tasks and accelerate the mechanical design process.

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  22. AutoCAD® Mechanical design software is AutoCAD software built for manufacturing. Part of the Digital Prototyping solution, it includes all the functionality of AutoCAD, plus libraries of standards-based parts and tools to help automate common mechanical CAD tasks and accelerate the mechanical design process.

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    UE
    Autocad mechanical is a very basic and user friendly design software which enables its users for a quicker learning.

    Reviewers say compared to CATIA, AutoCAD Mechanical is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    More usable
    #12
    #12
  23. 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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  24. 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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    UA
    Keycreator's ability to be able to bring in complex surface and solid model geometry from any neutral solid and create tooling. KC allows us to turn CAD models into CNC machined aluminum tooling...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to CATIA, KeyCreator is:

    Easier to set up
    Easier to do business with
    More usable
    #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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    Jared C.
    JC
    This software is incredibly intuitive and really provides an excellent finished product. The software runs relatively quickly and will typically error right away, which is a nice feature. I did not...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to CATIA, Altair Inspire is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    #14
    #14
  27. 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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  28. 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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    UH
    DRC rule checker helped me clear issues quickly. Compred to other tools, this made life easier by highlighting and showing issues in a very efficient way. Another thing I love about the tool is...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to CATIA, Altium Designer is:

    Easier to set up
    More usable
    Easier to admin
    #15
    #15
  29. IronCAD

    (22)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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  30. 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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    Gino P.
    GP
    The speed with which complex 3D models can be created. The possibility of finding plugins for many industrial sectors.

    Reviewers say compared to CATIA, IronCAD is:

    More usable
    #16
    #16
  31. 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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  32. 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 CATIA:

    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 CATIA, Solidcam is:

    Better at support
    More usable
    #17
    #17
  33. 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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  34. Creo Elements/Direct Modeling (formerly CoCreate Modeling) provides robust, comprehensive direct modeling capabilities.

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    UO
    Creo is an excellent solid modeling tool.

    Reviewers say compared to CATIA, Creo Elements/Direct Modeling is:

    More usable
    #18
    #18
  35. Inventor LT

    (16)3.9 out of 5

    Inventor LT™ software introduces 3D mechanical CAD into your 2D workflows.

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  36. Inventor LT™ software introduces 3D mechanical CAD into your 2D workflows.

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    RS
    Inventor es una aplicación que le ayuda a solventar la mayoría de los problemas de producción. Además, este software es excelente para definir las especificaciones industriales. Tiene una interfaz...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to CATIA, Inventor LT is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    #19
    #19
  37. nTopology

    (8)5.0 out of 5

    The nTop Platform approach removes geometry bottlenecks in design by achieving more efficient workflows, dramatically improving team collaboration with faster iteration, enabling smarter, more complex designs to meet performance demands.

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  38. The nTop Platform approach removes geometry bottlenecks in design by achieving more efficient workflows, dramatically improving team collaboration with faster iteration, enabling smarter, more complex designs to meet performance demands.

    Categories in common with CATIA:

    Nolan K.
    NK
    The interface of nTopology is extremely intuitive and operates through a system of function blocks that act as visual code. Similar to Rhino, functions are found using a search bar which is one of...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to CATIA, nTopology is:

    Better at support
    More usable
    Better at meeting requirements
    #20
    #20
  39. Autodesk Product Design & Manufacturing Collection

    (5)4.0 out of 5

    Work where design and manufacturing technology meet

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  40. Work where design and manufacturing technology meet

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    GC
    Planning never been so easy in this industry. That program is so easy to use (like other products of Autodesk) and easy to learn.Once you get used to Autodesk's top-menu, every product of them...Read more