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Score 8.5 out of 100
37 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    AutoCAD

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    On-Screen Takeoff

    77%
    On-Screen Takeoff ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Data exportability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Construction Project & Field Management

    AutoCAD

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.1

    On-Screen Takeoff

    71%
    On-Screen Takeoff ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Plan distribution & viewing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    8 Ratings

    Plan markups & sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.1
    61%
    10 Ratings

    Issue tracking & punchlists

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.2
    52%
    2 Ratings

    Photo documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Jobsite reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Document sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    7 Ratings

    RFI tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Collaboration & approvals

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.0
    40%
    4 Ratings

    As-built drawings

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.2
    52%
    5 Ratings

    Mobile app

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Estimating

    AutoCAD

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    5.9

    On-Screen Takeoff

    59%
    On-Screen Takeoff ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Takeoff tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    10 Ratings

    Job costing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    8 Ratings

    Cost databases

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.1
    31%
    7 Ratings

    Cost calculator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    7 Ratings

    Bid creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    3.1
    31%
    6 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • AutoCAD is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Implementation Rating
    • On-Screen Takeoff is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    AutoCAD

    89%
    80 Ratings
    9.0

    On-Screen Takeoff

    90%
    15 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.1

    AutoCAD

    81%
    3 Ratings
    10.0

    On-Screen Takeoff

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    8.0

    AutoCAD

    80%
    3 Ratings
    6.0

    On-Screen Takeoff

    60%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    7.1

    AutoCAD

    71%
    27 Ratings
    8.2

    On-Screen Takeoff

    82%
    10 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.0

    AutoCAD

    80%
    3 Ratings
    7.0

    On-Screen Takeoff

    70%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Autodesk

    This software suits best at accuracy which is required in fabrication work. As the parts needed to fabricate they need to be dimensioned up to the parts of inches and that work is done perfectly with the help of the fabrication part. Although the manual commands need to execute each task are way lengthier than other similar platforms. This meets the requirements in terms of output required but lacks in automating the processes.
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    ConstructConnect

    I think most of the reasoning was just provided on the previous pros and cons questions. On-Screen Takeoff (OST) is well suited for doing either quick takeoffs or getting into an elaborate, detailed takeoff. All though the viewing tools are quick and easy, I would still very much prefer using BlueBeam for looking through an overall set of drawings. With all of the hyperlink and bookmark functions of BlueBeam, OST doesn't compare and I rarely use OST unless I'm actually doing a takeoff.
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    Pros

    Autodesk

    • The tools are easy to use and the learning curve is fairly minimal to be able to create blueprints.
    • The 3D application is very fun to use and it is nice to be able to see your product instead of having to imagine what it will look like.
    • The speed and accuracy in which students can create plans is a huge bonus. Students can plan their industrial art projects out and use their own set of plans to build them.
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    ConstructConnect

    • The biggest thing for me is that it is so easy to use, which allows it to be used widely throughout our organization without a lot of intense training.
    • Another great thing is that it does not matter how big or little the scope of the take off may be, it works just as well for a whole 12 story building take off as it does for a stretch of sidewalk.
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    Cons

    Autodesk

    • It needs more help in 3D world, eventually some parametric support
    • Better connection with Revit or Inventor
    • Dynamic blocks could get some updates
    • Parameters can be more developed; excel capabilities could be added
    • Sheet set could be more evolved to support a workflow involving data management
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    ConstructConnect

    • It would be nice if you could select an object that occurs on multiple sheets, copy, and paste it into change orders or alternates.
    • If you could search for where a certain condition is being used (which sheet) and go directly to that page or pages, that would be cool.
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    Pricing Details

    AutoCAD

    Starting Price

    $210 per month

    Editions & Modules

    AutoCAD editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Single-User License$210.001

    Footnotes

    1. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    On-Screen Takeoff

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    On-Screen Takeoff 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

      Because rarely we [would] rather wait for a whole year to update, sometimes the new updates don't bring many new features and we are still ok with the current version. Also the change of interface is always something that takes time for every partner in the company to get comfortable with. So those are the main reasons we may want to keep the same version.
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      ConstructConnect

      It provides invaluable communication, organization, and flexibility to generate a project overview both visually and by the numbers. In addition to the overview it makes getting into the project details easy and quick, so our takeoff is accurate and correct every time
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      Usability

      Autodesk

      Is an extremely usefull and accurate software , yo certainly can do almost every task requiered to document a project drawings and specifications , the only is that to be confortable with it you need a little of practice and to be familiarized with the commands and the core functioning to get expected results.
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      ConstructConnect

      On Screen Takeoff is a valuable tool for what it does. Across the board it can keep track of the critical data and corresponding values without extra legwork. While powerful, it is prone to user error, and the problem can compound quickly if not realized up front. Overall a great project tool, but not without limitations
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      Support Rating

      Autodesk

      AutoCAD has the issue of crashing or slowing down the design procedure once a heavy design that includes several disciplines or multiple families/blocks is involved. Customer services gets the feedback from the crash reports but this issue seems like it has never been addressed in the software updates past several years.
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      ConstructConnect

      I have had very few issues with the software which is probably the first sign that there is a good customer support team, since I am sure they are working and fixing problems for everyone when they get a report from somewhere. The few times I have had to reach out to support they have been knowledgeable and on top of helping me quickly get my issues resolved.
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      Implementation Rating

      Autodesk

      the implementation was realy easy , to set up our workstation we pay for the licenses we are about to use , there was a little bit of delay to get the payment processed to receive the serial but after that the install runs without any problem , so you can fell secure there will be not issue with the implementation.
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      ConstructConnect

      Implementation was as simple as setting up the program and creating databases. Everything else was already in use and this was a supplement to the final organization of the system
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      Alternatives Considered

      Autodesk

      AutoCAD is the industry benchmark and standard, it is easy to use and understand, the Graphic User Interface is fairly intuitive with icons that make sense, shortcut keys make drawing super fast, blocks prevent or at least limit costly mistakes. The drawing exchange format (DXF) is for one thing easy to save in the newest format as well as older formats that better suit older machines in the profile cutting industry
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      ConstructConnect

      Being able to train individuals in a single afternoon on the program and trusting them to get you something usable as soon as possible is quite invaluable. It is also something that I feel is unique to this program. It is just easier.
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      Return on Investment

      Autodesk

      • AutoCAD has helped our smaller firm produce lots of finished products matching that of a much larger size firm. With its many features, we have been able to do so much more and meet deadlines that much faster.
      • Since we do use AutoCAD, we're able to work with many other engineering firms to collaborate together to complete various building projects.
      • We have many clients now who expect us to provide for them at the end of a project not just printed construction drawings but also the digital AutoCAD drawing so they can in turn use it for future modifications themselves.
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      ConstructConnect

      • The software has more than paid for itself because the company has been able to save lots of money when awarding to subs since it is easy to verify quantities to qualify their bids.
      • Less of a chance of under-ordering products since the visible audit trail improves accuracy. Also you spend less since you aren't ordering more than you should be.
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