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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    8.0

    AutoCAD mobile

    80%

    RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

    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%

    RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    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
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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

    Estimating

    AutoCAD mobile

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

    78%
    RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks) ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Takeoff tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Job costing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Cost databases

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Cost calculator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Bid creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    AutoCAD mobile

    80%
    10 Ratings
    9.0

    RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    AutoCAD mobile

    100%
    1 Rating

    RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    AutoCAD mobile

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0

    RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

    50%
    2 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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    The Gordian Group, Inc.

    Well Suited: Construction cost estimates for new larger projects where the construction will start within the next 6-9 months. Budgetary estimates for future buildings through its square foot models. Not Well Suited: Not accurate enough on small projects where labor, travel to sites, and OH&P are a higher percentage of unit costs than on larger projects where these costs are spread out across more units.
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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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    The Gordian Group, Inc.

    • CostWorks is very good at generating quick and valid estimates for standardized facilities such as office buildings, schools, etc. It allows you to validate other cost estimates at the UniFormat level when doing an estimate validation.
    • CostWorks' database of detailed line-items is a very resourceful asset when it comes to finding a very specific line-item. Sometimes, when using Success or MII, I will have CostWorks open on the other screen so I can find an item that the other softwares just don't have and build it into the other software from the CostWorks entry.
    • CostWorks does a very good job of generating reports that are both well-developed and have enough detail at the summary level to be able to sit with a client or a project manager and have them follow along and understand without being overwhelmed with detail and numbers.
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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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    The Gordian Group, Inc.

    • small project costs where labor is a bigger portion than materials on cost
    • markup factors on governmental projects
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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

    RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks) 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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      The Gordian Group, Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Autodesk

      No answers on this topic

      The Gordian Group, Inc.

      I've never had the need to discuss CostWorks with a vendor.
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      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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      The Gordian Group, Inc.

      CostWorks is a unique software for estimating as compared to the other softwares I have listed above. PACES is mostly used for federal modeling and really cannot be compared to Costworks. It has its own developed modeling database and has its own quirkiness and issues. MII has been developed for the USACE and utilized a user-developed folder structure and RS Means Database. I use CostWorks along side this software to find line-items that are not in the MII RS Means Database. Success has been developed for NAVFAC and again, utilizes a user-developed folder structure and RS Means Database. When I use this software, I ALWAYS have CostWorks open on the other screen as Success' RS Means database is extremely lacking when it comes to the number of detail line-items. Timberline is by SAGE and I use it mostly for DOS and FAA work. Of the 3 RS Means Database softwares, this one has the most detailed database for reference, however, there are times when I do have to look up an item that Timberline does not have and the first software I open is CostWorks.
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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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      The Gordian Group, Inc.

      • I don't really see any "negative" impacts on my business or my ROI by purchasing CostWorks. It's a valuable tool that we use, however, some of my colleagues do not use it or use it very infrequently.
      • I find it well worth the cost even though we don't develop complete estimates in CostWorks due to client dictated softwares.
      • It has provided very quickly-built estimating models that let our team and project managers know that the RFP or the task that they are contemplating bidding on or starting to work on is actually feasible to construction given the budget and directive.
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