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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Bluebeam ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Reporting & Analytics, Construction Project & Field Management, Estimating

Reporting & Analytics

8.4

Autodesk Bim 360

84%
8.7

Bluebeam

87%
Bluebeam ranks higher in 3/4 features

Dashboards

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Standard reports

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Custom reports

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Data exportability

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Construction Project & Field Management

8.4

Autodesk Bim 360

84%
8.7

Bluebeam

87%
Bluebeam ranks higher in 10/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

8.0
80%
11 Ratings
9.0
90%
48 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

8.5
85%
11 Ratings
9.5
95%
50 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
9.0
90%
30 Ratings

Photo documentation

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
8.9
89%
33 Ratings

Jobsite reports

8.0
80%
9 Ratings
9.0
90%
28 Ratings

Document sharing

8.5
85%
10 Ratings
9.0
90%
44 Ratings

RFI tools

9.0
90%
9 Ratings
8.5
85%
32 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

9.0
90%
10 Ratings
9.4
94%
39 Ratings

As-built drawings

8.5
85%
8 Ratings
9.0
90%
42 Ratings

Mobile app

7.0
70%
10 Ratings
6.6
66%
27 Ratings

Submittal design and management

8.0
80%
8 Ratings
8.5
85%
18 Ratings

Checklists

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

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
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Estimating

8.0

Autodesk Bim 360

80%
8.9

Bluebeam

89%
Bluebeam ranks higher in 4/5 features

Takeoff tools

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
25 Ratings

Job costing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
5 Ratings

Cost databases

8.0
80%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Cost calculator

8.0
80%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Bid creation

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Bluebeam is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Autodesk Bim 360

80%
11 Ratings
9.5

Bluebeam

95%
61 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Autodesk Bim 360

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Bluebeam

100%
1 Rating

Usability

Autodesk Bim 360

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Bluebeam

80%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

6.9

Autodesk Bim 360

69%
4 Ratings
8.5

Bluebeam

85%
20 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk

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.
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Bluebeam, Inc.

The program is great for editing construction drawings, stamping/approving official documents and overlaying revised documents to see design changes. You can use it as an estimating takeoff tool, estimating database, document control, cloud document storage, the list goes on! Bluebeam poses many applications for the user to utilize for the desired needs. There may be some other software that has one specific function that can perform the specific task better, but Bluebeam is a holistic program with many tools for use.
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Pros

Autodesk

  • 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.
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Bluebeam, Inc.

  • Once you set Bluebeam Revu as your default PDF handler, it launches immediately when clicking a PDF to open. The speed with which it opens documents is impressive.
  • Creating PDF's out of other documents, such as Word, Excel, JPG's, etc. is simple.
  • Digitally signing documents is a simple, secure process. You can keep your signature password-protected, yet still access it quickly.
  • The Bluebeam Revu mobile application ( I use the iOS version on an iPad Pro), is awesome. Not only does it handle PDF's like you would expect it to, it allows for effortless digital signing of documents on the fly. Nice to be able to quickly sign a document and email right back out from the tablet no matter where I am.
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Cons

Autodesk

  • 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.
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Bluebeam, Inc.

  • If you have several tabs open and you try to drag one out for a side by side view then you do not have all the modification options and you have to combine them back together.
  • There is a lag time when hitting the print option.
  • There is also a lag time when opening files, sometimes I think the window is frozen.
  • I wish the basic version also had basic file editing, as in editing a document as Adobe does.
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Pricing Details

Autodesk Bim 360

Starting Price

$480 per user/per year

Editions & Modules

Autodesk Bim 360 editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Autodesk Bim 360$480.001

Footnotes

  1. per user/per year

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Bluebeam

Starting Price

$240 per year per user

Editions & Modules

Bluebeam editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Revu Standard3491
Revu CAD4492
Revu eXtreme5993

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

Autodesk

No answers on this topic

Bluebeam, Inc.

Bluebeam is a powerful PDF viewer and mark-up tool. We are more familiar with it than Adobe Acrobat Pro or other viewers, and it has more features geared towards construction document managers than Acrobat Pro does.
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Usability

Autodesk

No answers on this topic

Bluebeam, Inc.

I'm constantly finding that Bluebeam Revu does more than I knew it could. And when I find something that it can't do, I've found that Bluebeam truly listens to its user base and will work to incorporate any good suggestion when feasible.
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Support Rating

Autodesk

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
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Bluebeam, Inc.

Its hard for me to give a rating on this one as we rarely have to use the support feature for Bluebeam. However, when we have used it, they have been ultra supportive in helping us get exactly what we needed. I know another engineer was trying to figure out a feature and the rep gave a detailed tutorial on how to complete the task
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Alternatives Considered

Autodesk

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.
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Bluebeam, Inc.

We feel there is not another program out there that would compare to Bluebeam at this current time. Some of the other programs out there do not include studio or the overlaying process which is one of our main uses. The ease of hyperlinking makes this product stand out the most.
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Return on Investment

Autodesk

  • 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.
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Bluebeam, Inc.

  • A major positive aspect is being able to take your computer home without taking the entire set of paper drawings. They have made it so easy to navigate a set of drawings that I can work at home using only the digital drawings.
  • Collaboration with owners and architects has been a great feature. Setting up a Bluebeam studio and having everyone get in and mark things up, then having the architect be able to go in and see what markups have been added, has made the constructability review process much much better.
  • Even when not working on drawings, Bluebeam is a very good tool for working with standard PDF documents. The markup tools are very easy to use.
  • The negative aspect is the takeoff function because some people would like estimators to use the Bluebeam takeoff because it would make their job easier down the road; however, the actual act of doing a full scale takeoff in Bluebeam would require much more time.
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