55 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 4.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • AutoCAD mobile ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management

Reporting & Analytics

8.0

AutoCAD mobile

80%

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
AutoCAD mobile ranks higher in 2/2 features

Standard reports

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Data exportability

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Construction Project & Field Management

7.6

AutoCAD mobile

76%
5.0

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

50%
AutoCAD mobile ranks higher in 11/11 features

Plan distribution & viewing

9.0
90%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

7.0
70%
8 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Issue tracking & punchlists

4.1
41%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Photo documentation

7.2
72%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Jobsite reports

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Document sharing

10.0
100%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

RFI tools

7.8
78%
3 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Collaboration & approvals

6.6
66%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

As-built drawings

9.0
90%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile app

10.0
100%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Submittal design and management

7.0
70%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • AutoCAD mobile is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

AutoCAD mobile

80%
10 Ratings
7.0

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

70%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

AutoCAD mobile

100%
1 Rating

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk

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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CPR, Inc.

Specific scenarios where GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is well suited include:
  • Small to medium sized contractor who typically works on small to medium sized projects with limited complexity
  • Contractors who value low prices over full functionality (this software application is very affordably priced)
  • A new contractor or new contracting accounting / finance professional who would appreciate the specific limitations imposed by the software
Specific scenarios where GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is not well suited include:
  • Larger contractors who think about and price projects in line with typical commercial design and construction
  • Residential projects (the software is much better suited for commercial lease buildouts, for instance)
  • A contractor whose finance department already uses full-suite accounting software
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Pros

Autodesk

  • Allows our entire design team to share and review information graphically in one location (cloud-based).
  • Has the capability to fluidly interact with many other Autodesk software products.
  • Being able to use AutoCAD 360 on the iPad is a great feature without having to install the software.
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CPR, Inc.

  • Convenient estimating
  • Streamlines the price quotation process
  • Standard cost application
  • Overhead calculation and pplication
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Cons

Autodesk

  • It'd be nice to be able to use AutoCAD 360 to leave comments on peoples files, such as being able to annotate a certain part of it and mark it for review, so then its author can look at the note and make necessary changes.
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CPR, Inc.

  • Only CSI construction cost database data
  • Only works with Microsoft Office (Excel)
  • The online help system has limited functionality
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Pricing Details

AutoCAD mobile

Starting Price

$5 Per User Per Month

Editions & Modules

AutoCAD mobile editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Premium$5.001
Ultimate$15.002

Footnotes

  1. Per User Per Month
  2. Per User Per Month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Autodesk

    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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    CPR, Inc.

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    Autodesk

    Although there are lots of alternatives to AutoCAD mobile on the Google play store and the app store, many of these alternatives are not professionally developed and are associated with shady developers. So there might be a privacy or security risk with the usage these alternatives. However, DWG FastView is a worthy competing alternative.
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    CPR, Inc.

    GeneralCOST Estimator for Excel is cheaper, easier to use, more streamlined and is easily installed and up and running. The flip side to the ease of use is the limited functionality, somewhat outdated cost bucketing profile and general lack of sophistication. The add-in also does not talk with full suite accounting software which requires additional reconciliations if used within a large organization.
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    Return on Investment

    Autodesk

    • ROI is a bit low, because a lot of people are moving to Revit and BIM 360.
    • Not all consultants use CAD so it makes it hard for compatibility.
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    CPR, Inc.

    • Allows us to quickly bid on small projects
    • Allows us to pay less for accounting / finance professionals
    • Allows us to standardize our cost structure
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