SpaceClaim

ANSYS SpaceClaim

4.5 / 5 6 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Our focus centers around engineers looking for an easy to use, fast, simple and powerful 3D modeling tool that does not require the tedious expert knowledge of CAD based systems.


Average Ratings

6 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • SpaceClaim
  • www.spaceclaim.com/
  • Founded 2005
  • United States

About ANSYS SpaceClaim

SpaceClaim enables anyone to create, edit, and repair geometry without worrying about technology. With SpaceClaim, working with 3D modeling software becomes fast, easy, flexible, and rewarding, no matter where in the workflow you need it. Applications of SpaceClaim: : Concept Design : Simulation Driven Product Development : Prep for 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing : Prep for CAE : Prep for Machining / CAM / Sheet Metal : Reverse Engineering : Going from 2D to 3D


ANSYS SpaceClaim Features

  • 2 1/2-Axis Milling
  • 3-Axis Milling
  • 4-Axis Milling
  • 5-Axis Milling
  • Database Connectivity
  • Hole Making
  • Simulate Cycles
  • Spiral Output
  • Toolpath Simulation
  • User Defined Cycles

ANSYS SpaceClaim Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Direct Editing 3D Software

Apr 20, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use

Cons: Can't really think of any cons on the software itself. The only thing I would say is that you have to purchase the software license along with additional modules which allow for various native file formats to be exported.

Overall: This software allows you to import virtually any CAD file into your CAD system, whether it was created in your CAD program or not. You can make changes, create drawings and export the revised file in the native format you need. Having the capability to modify any CAD file is huge! Can you imagine the time savings? Don't think of it as a replacement CAD software that you have to learn, think of it as an added tool which allows quick and accurate modifications to CAD files. We use this software in our service bureau because of the time efficiency for creating STL files for 3D printing. You can't beat the time savings of 50%!

Recommendations to other buyers: BUY it! It really is a great tool to add to your tool box!

Simplest, easiest to use direct modeler with compatibility to all other mainstream CAD tools

Feb 08, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: SpaceClaim is so easy to use, even a lowly manager with no recent design experience can utilize it to produce rudimentary designs in record time. Direct modeling, and the ability to import from a wide range of CAD tools, as well as export in many of those same formats, makes reuse of existing designs a snap. With four basic sets of commands, almost anything you can imagine can be layed out in at least a preliminary state for your 'real' designers to complete using the tool of their choice. Or better yet, they can use SpaceClaim to finish the design in an extremely short time.

Cons: The interface and command set is so simple, I always feel like I am missing something. If you can't think in 3D, this my not be the tool for you. Drafting is NOT a strong suit, because SpaceClaim is all about design.

Overall: The most 'non obvious' benefit was the ability to import a CAD file from multiple sources and save back out as a JT file in different JT standard release formats. This is FAR simpler than using many of the various translation tools we have to translate from CAD to a neutral format to JT.

I've used CAD software since the very first CAD software became available for personal computers.

Feb 27, 2018
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Extremely intuitive! I started using the software without learning anything about the software. If you already know CAD software you can just start using it without looking at the manual! It's that easy to use!

For most of the commands, it has a kind of built-in artificial intelligence that knows what you want it to do without you telling it.

It can import just about anything and edit it just like it was created natively.

You can do 3D edits in 2D section view, which is extremely useful when working on a complicated design.

It can do things with faceted data that no other software can do, which makes it extremely useful for doing anything related to 3D printing, reverse engineering or working with 3D scan data.

Overall: The main benefit is the freedom to create without having to think too much about the technicalities of using the software.

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Easy to learn and use quickly to produce quality results

Dec 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The software is simple. It is easy to quickly create accurate 3D designs and create drawings for production use. It is direct edit so making changes to imported data is quick and easy.

Cons: For some functionality you need to buy third-party addons. The drawings can take a bit of work to get looking professional but once you have the settings correct it is not too bad.

Overall: It is quick and simple to put out production drawings and files for CAMing

Spaceclaim is awesome

Apr 05, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This product is easy to use, and is a great value for the money. Learned how to use this in a few days. Awesome Product!!!

Spaceclaim Review

Aug 09, 2018
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that this software has features that allows for easy deletion of model parts. With other modeling software I have used in the past, problems arise when a component is changed or deleted. This software does not have this issue because it is not as strict. It is user friendly and easy to learn.

Cons: I don't like certain aspects of this software, the mating in the assembly section is sub-par. I also do not like that you have to undo a bunch of steps to change a component of the part being modeled.

Overall: Overall, the software is good but I prefer other software with better assembly features.