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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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Revit

Revit is well suited for creating collaborative projects that are fully integrated into the design and construction document process. We work a lot with engineering firms who also use Revit and the program allows us to fully integrate and coordinate our models together to make sure that everything is correct. I can see where my electrical engineer has placed lighting into the model and same with my mechanical engineer and their HVAC equipment
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Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Productivity

Aconex
Revit
7.2
Plan distribution & viewing
Aconex
Revit
8.3
Plan markups & sharing
Aconex
Revit
7.3
Issue tracking & punchlists
Aconex
Revit
7.1
Photo documentation
Aconex
Revit
6.7
Jobsite reports
Aconex
Revit
7.2
Document sharing
Aconex
Revit
7.9
RFI tools
Aconex
Revit
5.7
Collaboration & approvals
Aconex
Revit
7.4
As-built drawings
Aconex
Revit
7.5
Mobile app
Aconex
Revit
6.4
Submittal design and management
Aconex
Revit
8.0

Estimating

Aconex
Revit
7.6
Takeoff tools
Aconex
Revit
8.0
Job costing
Aconex
Revit
7.5
Cost databases
Aconex
Revit
8.0
Cost calculator
Aconex
Revit
8.5
Bid creation
Aconex
Revit
6.0

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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  • Revit has the capability to design a wide range of unique details, which allows us to model exactly what is going to be built.
  • This program is compatible with several BIM programs, allowing coordination with trades that may not be using the program.
  • The sheets are easy to set up, and finding contract drawings in a list of sheets is simple.
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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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  • sometimes its difficult to edit perspective - not the easiest for building interiors
  • sometimes struggles with competing with CAD in popularity
  • structural design is predominate focus
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Usability

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Revit7.0
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It is a professional environment, but far from easy and overly complex in many places. The system is often too deep in settings and overrides (see Visibility/Graphics in combination with linked files, filters, color overrides and view templates).I don't really like the dialog-in-dialog interface and its spartan looks. But it works well overall if you know what you are doing.
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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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revit is an architecture designed software, previously (and some still do) architects and offices relied on the use of AutoCAD to create projects but that is a software for engineering \, and there is where revit has no other competitor. It has all the tools to make the architect's life easier - you don't need to manage Lines, you manage 3d real construction object with parameters i.e instead of drawing a line you draw a wall and you input the height as a value and there you are working with exact construction elements.
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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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  • more efficiency
  • a little bit more of $$$ investissement.
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Pricing Details

Aconex

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

Revit

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