New G2 Crowd CAD Bundle of Reports Identify the Must-Have CAD Tools

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G2 Crowd’s CAD report bundle created to help businesses make the best CAD software technology decisions

G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform, today released the computer-aided design (CAD) bundle of Grid reports to help businesses navigate through the sea of technology platforms and identify the leading CAD tools. As design practices have matured, software development tools have grown at a rapid pace, making it challenging for businesses to keep up with the resources available to them.

The CAD bundle of Grid reports includes data for building design and BIM, product and machine design, and civil engineering design software. Each Grid report leverages customer satisfaction data reported by authenticated users along with vendor market presence determined from social and public data. Based on a combination of these scores, each software solution is categorized as a Leader, High Performer, Contender, or Niche.

Building Design and BIM

The Building Design and BIM Products report found users experienced issues with their 3D tools and functionality. Satisfaction ratings for 3D/solid modeling tools and rendering tools were the lowest of any features in the category. Revit, AutoCAD, and SketchUp were named Leaders in the report, receiving strong customer satisfaction scores with a large market presence.

Product and Machine Design

The Product and Machine Design Products report found users consistently praised the 3D modeling tools of most products in the category. Seven of the eight programs in the Product and Machine Design category received a satisfaction rating of at least 84 percent for this metric. SOLIDWORKS and Inventor were named Leaders in the report, receiving strong customer satisfaction scores with a large market presence.

Civil Engineering Design Products

The Civil Engineering Design Products report found no features received higher average satisfaction ratings in the category than drawing tools and editing tools. Six of the seven products received at least an 80 percent satisfaction rating for both features. AutoCAD Civil 3D, Bentley InRoads, and MicroStation were named Leaders in the report, receiving strong customer satisfaction scores with a large market presence.

About G2 Crowd, Inc.

G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform, leverages more than 70,000 user reviews to drive better purchasing decisions. Technology buyers, investors, and analysts use the site to compare and select the best software based on peer reviews and synthesized social data. Co-founded by the founder and former executives from SaaS leader BigMachines and backed by roughly $12 million in capital, G2 Crowd aims to bring authenticity and transparency to business technology research. For more information, go to G2Crowd.com.

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