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Aconex

6 Ratings

AutoCAD 360

38 Ratings

Aconex

6 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

AutoCAD 360

38 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Aconex

[It is] well suited to large scale complex construction projects with many participants. Aconex requires patience and training and, although it's good, it could be better. Short duration, small projects probably aren't a good fit.
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AutoCAD 360

AutoCAD 360 has multiple functionalities that adapt to circumstantial conditions. It has a focus on available tools at all times and deserves to be updated to be at the forefront of technological platforms. It is very useful in some aspects of functionality to have access to less dense and capable tools to develop environments and improve visualization.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Productivity

Aconex
AutoCAD 360
7.0
Plan distribution & viewing
Aconex
AutoCAD 360
8.8
Plan markups & sharing
Aconex
AutoCAD 360
6.8
Issue tracking & punchlists
Aconex
AutoCAD 360
5.5
Photo documentation
Aconex
AutoCAD 360
6.2
Jobsite reports
Aconex
AutoCAD 360
4.6
Document sharing
Aconex
AutoCAD 360
8.5
RFI tools
Aconex
AutoCAD 360
6.9
Collaboration & approvals
Aconex
AutoCAD 360
6.5
As-built drawings
Aconex
AutoCAD 360
7.5
Mobile app
Aconex
AutoCAD 360
8.4

Pros

  • File Sharing - unlimited storage, version control and access control on a neutral host - Aconex is significantly superior to ftp, SharePoint or a contractor hosted platform in that once onboarded, each user organization has equal privileges and can in turn onboard any number of members within the respective organizations.
  • Process and Workflow Management - while imperfect, Aconex offers the opportunity to customize process control and enforcement. Our team used these processes for RFI preparation and response, submittal tracking and other custom requirements.
  • Neutrality - while mentioned, the neutral host places all project participants on a equal basis. Typically, non-neutral platforms favor in-house participants to the detriment of the project. Until shared, files are 100% private to the respective organizations.
  • Mobile interface - good (not perfect) access to unlimited project file information from a mobile device.
  • Audit trail - no more "I didn't get that document". File sharing and file opening is tracked by user. Transmittals are a matter of record and there's no 'delete' function.
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  • AutoCAD 360 is essentially like having AutoCAD in your web browser. You can view files that you need to see immediately and feel like you're in the program rather than having to go through the hassle of file share and waiting for the application to open.
  • AutoCAD 360 allows for easy organization of any and all files that you need to see
  • AutoCAD 360 acts as just one simple hub where you can share and view files, as well as communicate with others on files.
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Cons

  • Interface needs work; graphically inelegant, somewhat non-intuitive.
  • Process controls could be better 'templated' for industry standards.
  • Dashboard/to do for project managers - it's still too hard to see who is slowing the project down.
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  • The select command sometimes is hard to do
  • The dimensions are not so easy
  • The main users are for IPad and there's no android based app
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Likelihood to Renew

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This is so useful so we would like to keep renewing as Autocad 360 does. In fact we are very optimistic about the tools that come in every renewal because we will then have even more features available.
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Alternatives Considered

I am currently using file sharing such as Egnyte and ShareFile which are useful but don't have much of a transmittal or inmail functionality so I can't really speak to other products in the same league as Aconex. I don't typically like proprietary contractor solutions due to their non-neutrality and embedded agendas, which often are not consistent with the owner's interests.
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The AutoCAD 360 can work directly from the program, making changes or indicating where changes should be made while agreements are reached for the good of the project you are working on, the other systems show you the plan, but they do not help you with the edit or modifications
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Return on Investment

  • Reductions in print costs alone (subcontractor bid process) paid completely for the use of the product. Further benefits to all project participants included process streamlining and 100% access to all project documentation (Drawings, Specifications, Contracts, Notices of Change, Change Orders etc.) from any online source including mobile devices. Benefits probably accounted for 150% of product cost.
  • Intangible benefits included reduced exposure to claims as a result of good (and agreed process tracking).
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  • the assertiveness in the fulfillment of scheduled time
  • the cost reduction of projects
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Pricing Details

Aconex

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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AutoCAD 360

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details