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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • Autodesk Bim 360 ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management
  • Benchmark Estimating Software ranks higher in 1 feature set: Estimating

Reporting & Analytics

8.4

Autodesk Bim 360

84%

Benchmark Estimating Software

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Autodesk Bim 360 ranks higher in 4/4 features

Dashboards

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Standard reports

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Custom reports

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Data exportability

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Construction Project & Field Management

8.3

Autodesk Bim 360

83%
6.5

Benchmark Estimating Software

65%
Autodesk Bim 360 ranks higher in 15/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

8.0
80%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

8.4
84%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Photo documentation

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Jobsite reports

7.9
79%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Document sharing

8.4
84%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

RFI tools

8.8
88%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

8.9
89%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

As-built drawings

8.5
85%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile app

7.1
71%
10 Ratings
6.5
65%
2 Ratings

Submittal design and management

7.9
79%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Checklists

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Meeting Minutes

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Specifications

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Change orders

9.0
90%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Estimating

8.0

Autodesk Bim 360

80%
8.6

Benchmark Estimating Software

86%
Benchmark Estimating Software ranks higher in 3/5 features

Takeoff tools

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Job costing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
2 Ratings

Cost databases

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Cost calculator

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Bid creation

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Benchmark Estimating Software is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Autodesk Bim 360

80%
11 Ratings
10.0

Benchmark Estimating Software

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Autodesk Bim 360

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Benchmark Estimating Software

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

6.9

Autodesk Bim 360

69%
4 Ratings
9.5

Benchmark Estimating Software

95%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk Bim 360

Autodesk Bim 360 is well suited to the majority of construction projects in my opinion. On the construction side I could see how the straightforward nature of the platform would be well liked. The new update with the widgets is a great touch and allows for ease of site visits by showcasing good to know info like project location on a map and the local weather. You can also customize the "widgets" as you see fit to add more information if necessary to the home screen. From my experience as a LEED consultant, Bim 360 does not differ much from other platforms used for submittal review like Procore. It is easy enough to search for what you want but searches do take a while and you need to move the cursor over every time you search and do not find what you're looking for, which seems very unnecessary. Overall it is fine for reviewing documentation but isn't anything extraordinary.
Laura Samoisette, LEED AP, WELL AP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Estimating Software

I have used it for bulk earthworks, for roadworks, stormwater drainage, sewer reticulation, water reticulation, and associated works. It's easy to use a process called subcontractor manager to get multiple sub-contractor prices into your estimate for quick comparison, then pick the one that you really want to use in the estimate. It also has a process called auto allocation which can almost fully automate your estimating process, bringing in Items from the library that match the items in your bid. Haven't found a scenario that it's less appropriate, it all comes down to how detailed you set up your initial item library and resource library.
Brian D. Salmond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Autodesk Bim 360

  • Live updates between design teams. This keeps the team up to date for quicker design and frees up personnel from having to do file transfers.
  • The cloud-based platform gives your company a little bit of a break on computer requirements.
  • Allows multiple offices and/or cloud-based consultants to collaborate on a design as if they are one office or one company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Estimating Software

  • Progress Claims
  • Standard quotes
Chris van Vuuren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Autodesk Bim 360

  • Bim360 is extremely unintuitive and frequently confusing to end users.
  • There are multiple avenues of sharing and collaboration for models and information. The advantages/disadvantages of each and how to perform even the most basic of tasks requires extensive training and mentoring for even the most advanced of users.
  • There are many enormous limitations and constraints to BIM 360 that are not immediately obvious and even contrary to published marketing materials and even product naming.
  • Development cycles of the product are seemingly monthly, but incredibly minor. This makes the desperately-needed and glaringly obvious massive usability, capability, and performance improvements into deal-breakers and hair pulling events. Change cannot come fast enough.
  • There are no integrations into Microsoft's Azure AD SSO or other 3rd party SSOs available for SMBs. This makes the provided MFA a huge headache for all SMBs.
  • There are no integrations into the Microsoft 365 ecosystem for SharePoint/OneDrive or Outlook. This is desperately needed for most organizations using Bim360.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Estimating Software

  • I haven't found anything yet. Benchmark is constantly evolving and adding new processes, I believe it keeps up to date with what it's users want.
Brian D. Salmond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Autodesk Bim 360

General

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

Starting Price

$480 per user/per year

Autodesk Bim 360 Editions & Modules

Edition
Autodesk Bim 360$480.001
  1. per user/per year
Additional Pricing Details

Benchmark Estimating Software

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

Benchmark Estimating Software Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Support Rating

Autodesk Bim 360

Autodesk Bim 360 6.9
Based on 4 answers
AutoDesk support is slow and if you are not an enterprise customer they will likely tell you to go to forums and post for help pushing the support on the high-level end-users (some of which are AutoDesk employees). I haven't actually had issues requiring support with docs altough there are some features I wish it had
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Estimating Software

Benchmark Estimating Software 9.5
Based on 4 answers
The support guys were always helping and sorted out issues we had very quickly.
Chris van Vuuren | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Autodesk Bim 360

The saving in reduced field changes/mistakes quickly paid for the license plus some. The software allows for easy data collection, especially at project completion for field software by checklist creation. Furthermore, the internal punch-list tracking, tracking completion lists and punch lists created for us by others is optimal compared to the competition. We chose Bim360 over other options due to its ability to import out of other software programs directly into the system, adding reports in one location and then distributing it to subcontractors and internally from there to fix deficiencies. It does the tracking, importing, markups of pictures and document viewing well and fulfills our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Estimating Software

I have always found that Benchmark allows for a more rapid compilation of the estimate through the library system. It can also allow for easy duplication of an estimate for a second stage etc, using the original rates in the resources, or at a click of a button, reverting to updated resources from the library. I have found that other systems rely on a great number of spreadsheet type operations that can easily be changed in the estimate and can lead to errors if copied to another estimate.
Brian D. Salmond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Autodesk Bim 360

  • Positively we use for all safety items, so its potential to save money is really something cannot be quantified. It has helped document trends, big items leading trends and odd ball cases which overall helps perfecting process to eliminate those trends and save time.
  • Negative impact is we need to pay for another program to handle budget, submittals and bidding so we are paying for two systems and paying for all employees to learn each system and possible make errors since there are differences in the systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Benchmark Estimating Software

  • Benchmark has created standardisation in quotes and tenders.
  • Created standard progress claims.
Chris van Vuuren | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Autodesk Bim 360

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