Solid Edge ST4 Vs Autodesk Inventor (Jun 2021)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Jun 09, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - Solid Edge ST4 or Autodesk Inventor?

Autodesk Inventor is more expensive to implement (TCO) than Solid Edge ST4, Solid Edge ST4 is rated higher (86/100) than Autodesk Inventor (78/100). Both tools offer the same amount of features.

Looking for the right Computer aided design solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How Siemens PLM Software compares with Autodesk?

Siemens PLM Software: Siemens PLM Software is a world-leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software. We help thousands of companies make great products by optimizing their lifecycle processes, from planning and development through manufacturing and support. We work closely with every one of our customers to deliver the PLM solutions they need to suppor...

Autodesk: For more than 30 years, Autodesk software has helped designers, engineers, visual artists, students and makers imagine, design and create a better world. Advances in accessible 3D design and fabrication technology are disrupting the design, engineering and entertainment professions as we know them. As a result, Autodesk is expanding beyond our desi...

Who's more expensive? Solid Edge ST4 or Autodesk Inventor?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Computer aided design software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for Solid Edge ST4 and Autodesk Inventor.

Solid Edge ST4 price starts at $5,300 per license , on a scale between 1 to 10 Solid Edge ST4 is rated 4, which is lower than the average cost of Computer aided design software. Autodesk Inventor price starts at $3,495 per license , when comparing Autodesk Inventor to their competitors, the software is rated 6 - similar to the average Computer aided design software cost.

Bottom line:Autodesk Inventor is more expensive than Solid Edge ST4.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared Solid Edge ST4 Vs. Autodesk Inventor based on some of the most important and required Computer aided design features. Solid Edge ST4: Data Import/Export, Basic Reports, Online Customer Support. Autodesk Inventor: Data Import/Export, Basic Reports, Online Customer Support.

Target customer size

Solid Edge ST4's typical customers include: Small, medium and large size businesses, The software is suitable for all businesses without any problem of size and type.

Solid Edge ST4

ITQlick rating
(3.4/5)

starts at $5,300 per license

Solid Edge ST4 is a computer-aided design software designed for businesses to manage programs, personalize product innovation and software development, and develop software.

Categories: Computer aided design.

Autodesk Inventor

ITQlick rating
(3.3/5)

starts at $3,495 per license

Autodesk Inventor is animation modeling and simulation software for construction businesses. The software was designed by Autodesk, Inc., headquartered in California, United States. It takes care of the 3D mode...

Categories: Computer aided design.

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Solid Edge ST4: 3 Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

Autodesk Inventor: 3 Features

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality score
Software review
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Solid
ITQlick rating
3.4/5
Score
86/100
Pricing
5.8/10
License pricing
$5,300 per license
Functionality
4
Review
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Autodesk
ITQlick rating
3.3/5
Score
78/100
Pricing
6/10
License pricing
$3,495 per license
Functionality
4
MicroStation
ITQlick rating
3.5/5
Score
88/100
Pricing
6.6/10
License pricing
$2,410 per year
Functionality
4
Autodesk
ITQlick rating
3.8/5
Score
83/100
Pricing
7/10
License pricing
$1,323 per license
Functionality
4
SpaceClaim
ITQlick rating
3.1/5
Score
82/100
Pricing
5/10
License pricing
$2,445 per license
Functionality
4
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.