TechniCom Tests Digital Prototyping Workflows Comparing Inventor and SolidWorks

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In August 2010, TechniCom Group published a report comparing Autodesk Inventor and Dassault Systemes SolidWorks using our Delphi Expert Analysis methodology. The results of this report were somewhat controversial; Autodesk Inventor scored better in all 15 categories. Readers of that report evidenced hunger for more detailed information, one that might be less sensitive to opinions and be more factual. As a result, TechniCom worked with Autodesk to develop a series of tests between the two systems that might expose the differences between the two systems and perhaps highlight advantages Inventor might have as compared to SolidWorks. This report details the results of those tests.d