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4.5
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Altium 365 logo
4.6
(40)

Where the world designs electronics.

Features

Total

Altium 365 logo
Altium Designer logo

29

30

30

features in common

29

features in common

Altium 365 logo

Altium 365 user ratings

Functionality

4.7
(40)

Top features

  • Collaboration Tools

    5.0

  • Project Management

    5.0

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Pricing

Starting from

$0

Value for money

Altium 365 logo
4.3

0.3

Altium Designer logo
4.0

What users say about Altium 365's value for money

What I like most about the Altium 365 is how easy it is to use the software and upload my files to the server. It's great to be able to easily view and share my projects wherever I am.
With the ability to request parts, review designs and share project information and only require an account and invite to the organisation is a great bonus.

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AutoCAD logo
4.7
(3K)

2D & 3D design & drafting platform

Features

Total

AutoCAD logo
Altium Designer logo

22

51

30

features in common

22

features in common

AutoCAD logo

AutoCAD user ratings

Functionality

4.6
(3K)

Top features

  • For Architects

    4.8

  • Planning Tools

    4.8

  • 2D Drawing

    4.7

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Pricing

Starting from

$235/month

Value for money

AutoCAD logo
4.2

0.2

Altium Designer logo
4.0

What users say about AutoCAD's value for money

The biggest disadvantage of AutoCAD is that it comes with a lot of problems, which is to be expected from a tool that can do so much. It seems reasonable to me.
WOW, all that I can say is that probably this is the most important software to make blueprints in the world.

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Inventor logo
4.6
(263)

Windows-based 3D CAD software

Features

Total

Inventor logo
Altium Designer logo

15

30

30

features in common

15

features in common

Inventor logo

Inventor user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(263)

Top features

  • BOM Creation

    5.0

  • Drag & Drop

    4.9

  • Modeling & Simulation

    4.9

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Pricing

Starting from

$300/month

Value for money

Inventor logo
4.1

0.1

Altium Designer logo
4.0

What users say about Inventor's value for money

Only downside is it does crash sometimes for no reason when opening step files.
Inventor is a perfect tool for mechanical drawings as well as 3D mechanical models. Document production is a very important ability of Invetor.

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SolidWorks Premium logo
4.6
(730)

3D CAD design and simulation solution

Features

Total

SolidWorks Premium logo
Altium Designer logo

30

58

30

features in common

30

features in common

SolidWorks Premium logo

SolidWorks Premium user ratings

Functionality

4.6
(730)

Top features

  • Third-Party Integrations

    5.0

  • Projections

    5.0

  • 3D Design & Modeling

    4.7

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Pricing

Value for money

SolidWorks Premium logo
4.1

0.1

Altium Designer logo
4.0

What users say about SolidWorks Premium's value for money

Great software for 2D/3D modeling with great features. Customer support is good and try to resolve the issues on priotity.
Solidworks is an amazing software, it's software which gives life to all I have in mind. It helps me design faster and more accurate than software's like AutoCAD.

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Onshape logo
4.5
(312)

Full-cloud 3D CAD system for design teams

Features

Total

Onshape logo
Altium Designer logo

24

51

30

features in common

24

features in common

Onshape logo

Onshape user ratings

Functionality

4.1
(312)

Top features

  • Real-Time Updates

    5.0

  • Multiple Format Support

    5.0

  • Change Management

    5.0

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Pricing

Starting from

$1,500/year

Value for money

Onshape logo
4.5

0.5

Altium Designer logo
4.0

What users say about Onshape's value for money

Then I realized that I could myself produce my own 3D models and I found on Onshape the perfect tool for it. It also has great features that allows you to produce perfect models.
This is because Onshape is so portable, stable and reliable. It is a solid solid modeler with some very thought through features that are tested with the community before deploying it into the wild.

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Creo logo
4.4
(119)

Engineering CAD and product lifecycle management software

Features

Total

Creo logo
Altium Designer logo

14

30

30

features in common

14

features in common

Creo logo

Creo user ratings

Functionality

4.3
(119)

Top features

  • Version Control

    5.0

  • Sketching and Annotation Tools

    5.0

  • Bill of Materials Management

    4.7

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Pricing

Starting from

$2,950/year

Value for money

Creo logo
3.9

0.1

Altium Designer logo
4.0

What users say about Creo's value for money

You have to do trainings to know what great functions this software has. Also, if you know all config options and mapkeys, you can work very quick and comfortable.
I love to design parts seamlessly and its really clean. The STL export feature is also very handy.

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ActCAD logo
4.2
(210)

Software for creating and rendering 2D and 3D models

Features

Total

ActCAD logo
Altium Designer logo

13

34

30

features in common

13

features in common

ActCAD logo

ActCAD user ratings

Functionality

4.2
(210)

Top features

  • Access Controls/Permissions

    5.0

  • Landscape Design

    5.0

  • 3D Modeling

    5.0

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Pricing

Starting from

$199

Value for money

ActCAD logo
4.6

0.6

Altium Designer logo
4.0

What users say about ActCAD's value for money

Also the best thing is that you can transfer your licences from computer to another anytime, this will help you about the quantity of the licences you will need.
Sometimes the select window misbehaves by selecting all. The cut selection, block convert and paste function sometimes deletes the selection.

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Solid Edge logo
4.3
(46)

3D design and simulation

Features

Total

Solid Edge logo
Altium Designer logo

19

47

30

features in common

19

features in common

Solid Edge logo

Solid Edge user ratings

Functionality

4.2
(46)

Top features

  • Third-Party Integrations

    5.0

  • System Design Tools

    5.0

  • Modeling & Simulation

    5.0

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Pricing

Starting from

$75/month

Value for money

Solid Edge logo
4.1

0.1

Altium Designer logo
4.0

What users say about Solid Edge's value for money

The drawing options are very good and quality drafts are produced in very little time. The software is more powerful and stable than some other brands and the support staff in Australia is fantastic.
It is easy to understand, the user interface is wonderful and is very easy to use. It gives an in depth knowledge of designing of products.

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Civil 3D logo
4.5
(37)

Engineering CAD software for civil engineers

Features

Total

Civil 3D logo
Altium Designer logo

12

14

30

features in common

12

features in common

Civil 3D logo

Civil 3D user ratings

Functionality

4.7
(37)

Top features

  • CAD Tools

    4.6

  • Data Import/Export

    4.5

  • 2D Drawing

    4.5

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Pricing

Starting from

$320/month

Value for money

Civil 3D logo
4.1

0.1

Altium Designer logo
4.0

What users say about Civil 3D's value for money

There was many error messages in the 2013 version and It makes meaningless these messages. As well as, in this version there is an issue with google maps transferring.
I think it's really fun using Civil 3D because it can be connected to other Autodesk software, which helps me to switch accordingly when necessary in my projects.

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OnScale Solve logo
5.0
(2)

Cloud-based engineering CAD and simulation software

Features

Total

OnScale Solve logo
Altium Designer logo

13

28

30

features in common

13

features in common

OnScale Solve logo

OnScale Solve user ratings

Functionality

5.0
(2)

Top features

  • Reporting/Analytics

    5.0

  • Mathematical Modeling

    5.0

  • Design Analysis

    5.0

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Categories in common

Alibre Design logo
4.7
(124)

3D computer-aided design (CAD) solution

Features

Total

Alibre Design logo
Altium Designer logo

15

32

30

features in common

15

features in common

Alibre Design logo

Alibre Design user ratings

Functionality

4.6
(124)

Top features

  • Configuration Management

    5.0

  • Reporting/Analytics

    5.0

  • Product Data Management

    5.0

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Pricing

Starting from

$199

Value for money

Alibre Design logo
4.8

0.8

Altium Designer logo
4.0

What users say about Alibre Design's value for money

Alibre Design for me was a Professional MCAD software with amazing feature sets, very generous pricing and very flexible and pocket friendly upgrade options.
The price point is good. The features are very good, assemblies are seamless and fluid.

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Meridian logo
4.3
(6)

Engineering Document Management Made Easy

Features

Total

Meridian logo
Altium Designer logo

6

25

30

features in common

6

features in common

Meridian logo

Meridian user ratings

Functionality

4.0
(6)

Top features

  • Version Control

    5.0

  • Secure Data Storage

    5.0

  • Document Storage

    4.5

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Categories in common

MicroStation logo
4.3
(173)

3D architecture software for construction businesses

Features

Total

MicroStation logo
Altium Designer logo

18

44

30

features in common

18

features in common

MicroStation logo

MicroStation user ratings

Functionality

4.2
(173)

Top features

  • Automatic Formatting

    5.0

  • Project Management

    5.0

  • Landscape Design

    5.0

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Pricing

Starting from

$1,955/year

Value for money

MicroStation logo
4.1

0.1

Altium Designer logo
4.0

What users say about MicroStation's value for money

Overall it's a great software for professionals and not so much for beginners since it provides features and functionalities which is the best.
I love the ability to create an extremely complex and intricate design by utilizing microstation software.

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SysQue logo
5.0
(1)

Constructible MEP model design for Revit

Features

Total

SysQue logo
Altium Designer logo

10

31

30

features in common

10

features in common

SysQue logo

SysQue user ratings

Functionality

5.0
(1)

Unique features

  • Animation

    N/A

  • System Design Tools

    N/A

  • For 3D Printing

    N/A

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Categories in common

ClearCalcs logo
4.6
(35)

Cloud-based design & analysis platform for engineers

Features

Total

ClearCalcs logo
Altium Designer logo

14

15

30

features in common

14

features in common

ClearCalcs logo

ClearCalcs user ratings

Functionality

4.2
(35)

Top features

  • Design Management

    5.0

  • Data Visualization

    5.0

  • Data Import/Export

    4.4

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Pricing

Starting from

$79/month

Value for money

ClearCalcs logo
4.6

0.6

Altium Designer logo
4.0

What users say about ClearCalcs' value for money

It is a great tool to allow a small engineering firm to do projects that a large firm can't do cost effectively. With some more basic CAD capabilities it would be even better.
Occasionally I run into an error mainly with the truss and portal frame wizards. But that is probably because I am trying to do something crazy that is not standard.

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SimWise 4D logo
3.3
(4)

CAD software for mechanical engineers

Features

Total

SimWise 4D logo
Altium Designer logo

1

1

30

features in common

1

features in common

SimWise 4D logo

SimWise 4D user ratings

Functionality

3.8
(4)

Unique features

  • Design Analysis

    4.0

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Categories in common

progeCAD 2010 Professional logo
4.3
(61)

2D drafting and 3D Modeling CAD software

Features

Total

progeCAD 2010 Professional logo
Altium Designer logo

9

14

30

features in common

9

features in common

progeCAD 2010 Professional logo

progeCAD 2010 Professional user ratings

Functionality

3.9
(61)

Top features

  • Bills of Material

    5.0

  • 2D Drawing

    4.5

  • CAD Tools

    4.5

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Pricing

Starting from

CHF499

Value for money

progeCAD 2010 Professional logo
3.9

0.1

Altium Designer logo
4.0

What users say about progeCAD 2010 Professional's value for money

Support by the software developer, resellers and an enthusiastic user community is of very good quality and highly appreciated especially when one gets into customization.
Excellent product, operates like "traditional" CAD, but with latest features. The trial version provide an excellent introduction.

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ESPRIT logo
3.7
(6)

Engineering CAD software

Features

Total

ESPRIT logo
Altium Designer logo

10

10

30

features in common

10

features in common

ESPRIT logo

ESPRIT user ratings

Functionality

4.2
(6)

Unique features

  • No unique features

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Categories in common

IronCAD logo
4.3
(60)

3D CAD modeling and collaboration software

Features

Total

IronCAD logo
Altium Designer logo

12

19

30

features in common

12

features in common

IronCAD logo

IronCAD user ratings

Functionality

4.2
(60)

Top features

  • Data Import/Export

    5.0

  • CAD Tools

    5.0

  • Annotations

    5.0

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Pricing

Starting from

$1/year

Value for money

IronCAD logo
4.4

0.4

Altium Designer logo
4.0

What users say about IronCAD's value for money

It is very easy to design a new machinery in the 3D-scene. It is a great benefit that you can design a hole assy and afterwards select how you like to have your sumassy´s and details.
The complementary IronCAD Compose is fabulous. The student licensing program was fantastic before it was turned into a subscription-based model.

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PTC Mathcad logo
4.2
(9)

Software for solving and editing mathematical calculations

Features

Total

PTC Mathcad logo
Altium Designer logo

6

15

30

features in common

6

features in common

PTC Mathcad logo

PTC Mathcad user ratings

Functionality

3.9
(9)

Top features

  • Statistical Simulation

    5.0

  • Regression Analysis

    5.0

  • Design Analysis

    1.0

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Categories in common

TurboCad logo
4.0
(26)

Engineering CAD software

Features

Total

TurboCad logo
Altium Designer logo

8

9

30

features in common

8

features in common

TurboCad logo

TurboCad user ratings

Functionality

4.2
(26)

Top features

  • Reporting/Analytics

    4.0

  • Presentation Tools

    4.0

  • Manufacturing Design Data

    4.0

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Pricing

Starting from

$299.99

Value for money

TurboCad logo
4.2

0.2

Altium Designer logo
4.0

What users say about TurboCad's value for money

A lot of things we like about this program - The tutorials are very helpful. The green design eco friendly details are helpful in our state.
Overall I would say that TurboCAD is a very powerful tool that will allow users to create and manipulate 3D objects. It has a pretty good Photorealistic render and a whole lot of features and tools.

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Ansys Cloud Direct logo
4.1
(14)

Ansys Cloud HPC as easy as it should be

Features

Total

Ansys Cloud Direct logo
Altium Designer logo

6

25

30

features in common

6

features in common

Ansys Cloud Direct logo

Ansys Cloud Direct user ratings

Functionality

4.3
(14)

Top features

  • Secure Data Storage

    5.0

  • Real-Time Updates

    5.0

  • File Management

    4.5

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Pricing

Value for money

Ansys Cloud Direct logo
3.8

0.2

Altium Designer logo
4.0

What users say about Ansys Cloud Direct's value for money

Ansys is a most powerful and easy program even if it's not that easy to learn but still giving a lot of excellent options and especially details.
Ansys Cloud is great for large simulation cases. For me a CFD case with millions of mesh elements would mostly benefit from this software.

Categories in common

LightningCad logo
5.0
(3)

The sophistication of CAD with the simplicity of CPQ.

Features

Total

LightningCad logo
Altium Designer logo

14

38

30

features in common

14

features in common

LightningCad logo

LightningCad user ratings

Functionality

5.0
(3)

Top features

  • Design Management

    5.0

  • Data Import/Export

    5.0

  • Collaboration Tools

    5.0

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Categories in common

Ansys Fluent logo
4.6
(50)

Fluid Simulation Software

Features

Total

Ansys Fluent logo
Altium Designer logo

5

8

30

features in common

5

features in common

Ansys Fluent logo

Ansys Fluent user ratings

Functionality

4.6
(50)

Top features

  • Workflow Configuration

    5.0

  • Task Management

    5.0

  • Data Visualization

    4.6

Altium Designer logo

Altium Designer user ratings

Functionality

4.5
(85)

Top features

  • Mechatronics

    5.0

  • Bills of Material

    4.6

  • 3D Imaging

    4.5

Pricing

Value for money

Ansys Fluent logo
4.1

0.1

Altium Designer logo
4.0

What users say about Ansys Fluent's value for money

Excellent and advanced physics modeling capabilities, industry leading accuracy and features. Great customer service from their capable technical support team.
The price is good and there is a good deal of physical model functionality from low to hypersonic. Significant V&V has been done.