AccuLynx vs. Autodesk Fabrication (ESTmep+)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AccuLynx
Score 9.3 out of 10
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We are the production management software that helps roofing and exterior contractors manage their sales pipeline, create roofing estimates, schedules, oversee production, order materials and better understand the performance of their business. The vendor says that their roofing CRM specifically supports working in the Insurance Restoration, Retail Roofing, Residential Roofing, and Commercial Roofing industries. AccuLynx provides integrations with the most trusted names in the industry.N/A
Autodesk Fabrication
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Autodesk Fabrication, based on the ESTmep+ construction and estimation software developed by Applied Software and acquired by Autodesk in 2018, allows users to Create MEP models, generate estimates, and drive fabrication. The Autodesk Fabrication line includes Fabrication ESTmep, as well as Fabrication CADmep, and Fabrication CAMduct.N/A
Pricing
AccuLynxAutodesk Fabrication (ESTmep+)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AccuLynxAutodesk Fabrication
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AccuLynxAutodesk Fabrication (ESTmep+)
Top Pros

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Features
AccuLynxAutodesk Fabrication (ESTmep+)
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
AccuLynx
9.9
3 Ratings
27% above category average
Autodesk Fabrication (ESTmep+)
8.8
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing10.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Photo documentation10.03 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Document sharing10.03 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals10.02 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile app9.13 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Jobsite reports00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Checklists00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Specifications00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Change orders00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
AccuLynx
9.4
3 Ratings
17% above category average
Autodesk Fabrication (ESTmep+)
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Takeoff tools8.32 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Job costing10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Cost calculator10.02 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AccuLynx
-
Ratings
Autodesk Fabrication (ESTmep+)
10.0
1 Ratings
20% above category average
Standard reports00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Data exportability00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
AccuLynxAutodesk Fabrication (ESTmep+)
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AccuLynxAutodesk Fabrication (ESTmep+)
Likelihood to Recommend
AccuLynx
If you have a home exterior company this is the best software!! Especially roof, gutters & siding. If you run a different company like you only handle decks, landscaping or maybe drywall, etc. This would not be the software for you
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Autodesk
1. This software best suits in the fabrication projects, because it generates the most accurate data for the fabrication of the model as compared to other softwares. 2. Due to its high end output the working on this software is a bit hard then other softwares because there is manual command for every step. 3. This softwares suits best when we need to do the routing adjustments completely manual because it does not show any errors just like other softwares.
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Pros
AccuLynx
  • Tracking progress of project
  • Note/Message Keeping
  • Reports
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Autodesk
  • It uses the database for the modelling of HVAC, Plumbing and electrical services. Using the database makes the model most accurate to the real time implementation as compared to other contemporary softwares.
  • It treats every fabrication element separate. Hence modifying or updating the element does not hamper the other model elements.
  • AutoDesk fabrication is much more flexible to implement different manual routings which is not that much flexible in other softwares.
  • Maintaining the whole number lengths of ducts is very easy in this software. Where others struggle to do this easily.
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Cons
AccuLynx
  • Pricing in the database for each item is done manually due to the merger of two large suppliers nationally who decided to write their own database and estimating program and disconnect themselves from AccuLynx that had the ability to automatically update pricing. I feel that was a huge mistake on the part of the supplier. AccuLynx is trying to rectify that relationship.
  • It's unfortunate that the only calendaring option is Google Calendar. We are very tied to Outlook which we feel is more user-friendly and we know it well.
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Autodesk
  • This software needs the central file system so that multiple people can work on a single file at the same time.
  • This software needs high end graphics which make it tuff to work in 3D space. If this problem can be solved then the efficiency of completing the job will improve drastically.
  • In this softwares we have to prepare separate sheet on every file because we have to use separate file for separate work. This hampers in maintaining the same standards of the submission interface of the sheets.
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Likelihood to Renew
AccuLynx
Until someone shows me something more efficient or has features that are more streamlined and time is saved by all then I am all ears and ready to listen to that presentation. I wouldn't care at this point if I had to abandon QB if the system had it's own integrated accounting system otherwise it has to be able to do all and more of the features of QB and the CRM side also has to have/do more than AccuLynx features.
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Autodesk
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Support Rating
AccuLynx
They can always improve and we are very successful when calling support. I would suggest they keep their support technicians available later for the west coast contractors who need help at the end of the day. We've come to know many of the techs because we call to offer suggestions but there's a process for us to follow for that.
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Autodesk
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Alternatives Considered
AccuLynx
JobNimbus you have to customize it yourself and it's very time consuming to get it up and running efficiently and smoothly. AccuLynx is very intuitive and easy to use. This helps so much especially in the construction side. Also, AccuLynx can estimate easily which JobNimbus does not do at all. Buildertrend is good but really more for General Contractors who are builders. Not exterior remodelers.
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Autodesk
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Return on Investment
AccuLynx
  • The software is expensive, but if everyone utilizes it to its capacity it's well worth it.
  • Less time is spent searching for information because it is all at your fingertips.
  • Increased productivity in the overall company, which means we can handle a higher work load = higher revenue.
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Autodesk
  • We become able to provide more accurate data to our clients.
  • Working with this software has arouse the interest of the clients towards the fabrication through this platform
  • We have got more spool jobs since we have started doing the fabrication by this software
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