At a glance, AutoCAD primarily serves as a widely used 2D drafting tool to create precise line work representing real life, while Revit is a building information modeling (BIM) tool equipped with real-life data and information.
See below comprehensive review by Damien Jovica, experienced user and supplier of both Autodesk Inventor and Solidworks software. For more information contact Damien on 1800 223 562 or email Damien.Jovica@a2ktechnologies.com.au
Revit is Autodesk's 4D building information modeling software. This powerful tool uses an intelligent model-based process to help plan all aspects of a building project, from design through to construction and beyond. While Revit is a fantastic tool for architects, its scope is vast and its toolbox is deep - it also services engineers, builders, project managers and more. Designed to be utilised as a collaborative tool for professionals in all specialist disciplines of engineering and construction, Revit is the complete package for taking a building project through its entire lifecycle.
SolidWorks has been around for decades, and is commonly used for CAD design across a wide array of industries. In 2013, Autodesk introduced Fusion 360, shaking up the market by stealing many users away from the more engineering orientated SolidWorks.
We get a lot of questions about the Desktop Subscription vs. Perpetual License purchase options for Autodesk Software.
The CAD marketplace is getting very busy and it's becoming increasingly difficult to know which program is best for you. Here's how Inventor, Inventor LT, Fusion 360 and Solidworks compare.
With CAD systems constantly changing features, versions, licencing and subscription models, two of the most popular 3D CAD options are Autodesk Inventor and Solidworks. Having used and supplied both, I've put together a licencing and feature comparison.
Comparing CAD software is useful when you are looking at adding to your already existing repertoire of technology applications. However, if you are weighting up purchasing either Fusion 360, or Autodesk Inventor, then it may not be so black and white.