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Score 6.7 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk Bim 360

Bim360 is okay to use in the field. I feel there are far more superior products or software out there to use. Bim360 isn't the easiest to use and takes time to learn. Additionally, flipping through plans is like flipping through a book, it's a slow process unless you know specifically where/what is on each page needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

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.
Robert Bass | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Autodesk Bim 360
5.9
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Plan distribution & viewing
Autodesk Bim 360
6.1
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Plan markups & sharing
Autodesk Bim 360
5.9
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Issue tracking & punchlists
Autodesk Bim 360
6.3
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Photo documentation
Autodesk Bim 360
5.9
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Jobsite reports
Autodesk Bim 360
5.8
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Document sharing
Autodesk Bim 360
5.3
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
RFI tools
Autodesk Bim 360
5.3
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Collaboration & approvals
Autodesk Bim 360
6.1
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
As-built drawings
Autodesk Bim 360
4.9
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Mobile app
Autodesk Bim 360
7.9
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
Submittal design and management
Autodesk Bim 360
5.4
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

Estimating

Autodesk Bim 360
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
7.8
Takeoff tools
Autodesk Bim 360
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
6.0
Job costing
Autodesk Bim 360
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
9.0
Cost databases
Autodesk Bim 360
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
9.0
Cost calculator
Autodesk Bim 360
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
8.0
Bid creation
Autodesk Bim 360
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
7.0

Pros

Autodesk Bim 360

  • Allows office personnel to efficiently coordinate with other trades.
  • It allows field personnel to make decision on the fly if changes need to be made to the originally coordinated designs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

  • 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.
Bryan T. Piper, CCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Autodesk Bim 360

  • CAD file collaboration is unstable.
  • Can not search the text of drawings or specs to find words. This is a huge deal breaker.
  • Cannot zoom in all the way on the drawing to see details blown up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

  • small project costs where labor is a bigger portion than materials on cost
  • markup factors on governmental projects
Robert Bass | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Autodesk Bim 360

Autodesk Bim 360 4.2
Based on 6 answers
I have not had the opportunity to use the support for Bim360 - this is the reason for only giving it a "1 rating." The general contractor has always answered my related questions and/or concerns when using this program/software. I cannot give an honest opinion on the support function unless I use it. I would hope it would be very supportive such as Fieldwire, Procore, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks) 5.0
Based on 2 answers
I've never had the need to discuss CostWorks with a vendor.
Robert Bass | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Autodesk Bim 360

Bim360 is an immature, oversold, and under-delivered product that is simply the only option available for collaboration when you are locked into the Autodesk Revit ecosystem. SharePoint Online, Dropbox Business, and other cloud file management and sharing solutions show you the potential of clouds when they are implemented and deployed correctly, and directly contrasts with the present state of the BIM 360 platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

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.
Bryan T. Piper, CCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Autodesk Bim 360

  • We are able to avoid potential issues due to lack of communication between parties involved on the project.
  • Ease of model updating.
  • Ability to share with the client in an easy-to-grasp way.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

  • 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.
Bryan T. Piper, CCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Autodesk Bim 360

General

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

Autodesk Bim 360 Editions & Modules

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

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)

General

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

RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk Bim 360
5.6
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
9.0

Support Rating

Autodesk Bim 360
4.2
RSMeans data, from Gordian (Costworks)
5.0

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