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Siemens NX Alternatives & Competitors

(40)4.0 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to NX? 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. Fusion 360, Onshape, Inventor, and SOLIDWORKS are the most popular alternatives and competitors to NX.

Top Alternatives to NX

  • Fusion 360
  • Onshape
  • Inventor
  • SOLIDWORKS
  • CATIA

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to NX

    #1
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  1. Fusion 360

    (311)4.5 out of 5

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

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

    Categories in common with Siemens NX:

    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 NX, Fusion 360 is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Easier to admin
    #2
    #2
  3. 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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  4. 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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    FW
    I love how easy it is to create a new version of something- be it a sketch, a part, an assembly, a document. If I made a mistake- or if the old was better- no worries, I can just go back to the old...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to NX, Onshape is:

    Better at support
    More usable
    Easier to admin
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    #3
    #3
  5. Inventor

    (381)4.4 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response

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

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

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    Fredrik H.
    FH
    First thing I like a lot is the fact that it is a modern software developed for Windows and DirectX. It is not an old UNIX conversion with buggy OpenGL graphics and inconsistent menus like many of...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to NX, Inventor is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #4
    #4
  7. 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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  8. 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 Siemens NX:

    UA
    I think Solidworks is very intuitive. It has a lot less functionality than some other CAD software such as CATIA or NX, however, the simplicity of it makes it very easy to use. The part design,...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to NX, SOLIDWORKS is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #5
    #5
  9. CATIA

    (173)4.1 out of 5

    CAD and Product Design.

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  10. CAD and Product Design.

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    Israel P.
    IP
    We have used CATIA per Navy program requirements. This tool is used to bring design from all other sources including ProE, CREO, SolidWorks, NX and others. It has an excellent ability to bring data...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to NX, CATIA is:

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

    (149)4.3 out of 5

    3D NURBS Modeller

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  12. 3D NURBS Modeller

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    UD
    Free form, non parametric modelling allows you to do most things a normal cad package would sit in the corner and cry about without breaking a sweat.

    Reviewers say compared to NX, Rhinoceros is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #7
    #7
  13. 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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  14. 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 NX, Creo Parametric is:

    Better at support
    #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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    ID
    It has a very simple user friendly UI easy to understand and use. Its direct editing and interchangeability to work on models created in different tools is a one of the best highlight.

    Reviewers say compared to NX, Creo Direct is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    #9
    #9
  17. 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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  18. Alias® industrial design software powers your creative process with a range of sketching, modeling, surfacing, and visualization tools.

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    Pierre B.
    PB
    This software is really powerful, lot of modeling possibilities and parameters. The modeling quality is really advanced and precision is adjustable. You can modelise geometry with curvature...Read more
    #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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    UM
    Detailed Parametric Software capable of generating excellent-quality CAD models, and it's driven by Python, which means you can write your own Macros.... Excellent UI, once you get used to it....Read more

    Reviewers say compared to NX, FreeCAD is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #11
    #11
  21. Blender

    (162)4.5 out of 5

    Blender is an open source 3D creation suite that supports the 3D pipeline, modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, and motion tracking, video editing, and game creation.

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  22. Blender is an open source 3D creation suite that supports the 3D pipeline, modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, and motion tracking, video editing, and game creation.

    Categories in common with Siemens NX:

    Arnaldo C.
    AC
    Community. It is something outside the tool itself but that adds incredible value to the final product. Because how great the community is, it's really easy to find someone who will tell you...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to NX, Blender is:

    Better at support
    Easier to do business with
    Better at meeting requirements
    #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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    Ryan F.
    RF
    The ease to change a part and make little tweaks without having to do extrudes and cuts to make it bigger or smaller. Also the ease to making the hole size a different tap or bore. I like how...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to NX, KeyCreator is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Easier to admin
    #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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    UA
    The user interface was sleek, smooth and easy to use.

    Reviewers say compared to NX, Altair Inspire is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    #14
    #14
  27. Altium Designer

    (99)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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    DP
    I like it because it is an easy to use tool and with many advanced features to design it has been absolutely amazing to send the PCB fabrication service online without any hassle, it goes well with...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to NX, Altium Designer is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #15
    #15
  29. 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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  30. 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.

    Categories in common with Siemens NX:

    Sagarkumar M.
    SM
    Drafting and designing in lesser time User-friendliness in 3D drawings More professional designs

    Reviewers say compared to NX, AutoCAD Mechanical is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Easier to admin
    #16
    #16
  31. SolidWorks 3D CAD

    (110)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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  32. 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 Siemens NX:

    DC
    I really enjoy using Solidworks and have had exposure to it since University. It is fairly easy to pick up and doing basic CADing is easy.

    Reviewers say compared to NX, SolidWorks 3D CAD is:

    More usable
    Better at meeting requirements
    Better at support
    #17
    #17
  33. 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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  34. 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 Siemens NX:

    UN
    SolidWorks Simulation is very user-friendly since this tool is embedded in SolidWorks. Also the technical support is timely and useful.

    Reviewers say compared to NX, SolidWorks Simulation is:

    Better at support
    More usable
    Better at meeting requirements
    #18
    #18
  35. 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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  36. 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
    The triball makes my work easy in Ironcad.

    Reviewers say compared to NX, IronCAD is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Better at meeting requirements
    #19
    #19
  37. 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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  38. 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 Siemens NX:

    CC
    Fast programing, ease of use. Great Imachining. Very nice turning options.

    Reviewers say compared to NX, Solidcam is:

    Better at support
    More usable
    #20
    #20
  39. Tinkercad

    (68)4.5 out of 5

    Tinkercad is a simple, online 3D design and 3d printing tool for the masses. Whether you're a designer, hobbyist, teacher, or kid, you can use Tinkercad to make toys, prototypes, home decor, Minecraft models, jewelry – the list is truly endless!

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  40. Tinkercad is a simple, online 3D design and 3d printing tool for the masses. Whether you're a designer, hobbyist, teacher, or kid, you can use Tinkercad to make toys, prototypes, home decor, Minecraft models, jewelry – the list is truly endless!

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    Grayson H.
    GH
    I really enjoy the easy to use interface. It makes it so people without any prior experience and beginner students can do what they want and design things they never thought they could before. I...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to NX, Tinkercad is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    Easier to do business with