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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Reporting & Analytics

8.4

Autodesk Bim 360

84%

PlanGrid

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%
7.9

PlanGrid

79%
Autodesk Bim 360 ranks higher in 12/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

8.0
80%
11 Ratings
8.6
86%
56 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

8.4
84%
11 Ratings
8.6
86%
56 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
7.5
75%
51 Ratings

Photo documentation

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
7.0
70%
48 Ratings

Jobsite reports

7.9
79%
9 Ratings
6.7
67%
36 Ratings

Document sharing

8.4
84%
10 Ratings
7.6
76%
55 Ratings

RFI tools

8.8
88%
9 Ratings
8.3
83%
38 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

8.9
89%
10 Ratings
7.1
71%
42 Ratings

As-built drawings

8.5
85%
8 Ratings
8.4
84%
42 Ratings

Mobile app

7.1
71%
10 Ratings
9.4
94%
54 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%

PlanGrid

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Autodesk Bim 360 ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Job costing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost databases

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Cost calculator

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Bid creation

8.0
80%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Autodesk Bim 360 is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • PlanGrid is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Autodesk Bim 360

80%
11 Ratings
5.6

PlanGrid

56%
69 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Autodesk Bim 360

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PlanGrid

100%
1 Rating

Usability

Autodesk Bim 360

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

PlanGrid

82%
1 Rating

Support Rating

6.9

Autodesk Bim 360

69%
4 Ratings
9.0

PlanGrid

90%
104 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

PlanGrid

PlanGrid performs really well in all aspects of construction from the general to the sub/trade. The platform distributes and communicates project documentation in an extremely user-friendly manner. As with most software, it is cheaper the larger the scale of the project. In situations where the project is relatively small, and the trade contracts are also of relatively low dollar value, the product can be cost-prohibitive.
Anonymous | 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

PlanGrid

  • Plangrid is the best SaaS I have seen for ease of uploading construction plans and automated organization of those plans.
  • For companies that are not using other products for mobile access, the Plangrid mobile apps are perfect to allow people on and off site to share and collaborate in many phases of construction project documentation.
  • Plangrid has a very responsive technical support team (although it is pretty much email only).
  • Plangrid's website layout is easy to use and understand and allows new users to jump right in and do basic to moderate tasks without little training.
Jeffrey Rudacille | 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

PlanGrid

  • The photo attachment process is a bit complicated. In ProCore (another similar software I've used), you can upload photos directly into RFIs for your reference, or into e-mails. For PlanGrid, you have to first upload the photo into the documents tab, then link them into the RFI. It's not intuitive and can add confusion to the documents tab.
  • Photos can't be directly uploaded. Between different devices and colleagues, it's possible you'll get an important photo outside of the PlanGrid photo capture feature within its app. Again, it's complicated for users to use.
  • In their new drawings viewer, the icons for actions do not have icons available. I had to use them all in order to understand what they meant, and I'm fairly tech savvy. I'm not sure if a new person to PlanGrid will pick up on each icon's abilities very easily.
  • There's no all-in-one solution in CM, but PlanGrid is fairly barebones, and I don't believe it has any ability to connect to other software. There's no ability to take meeting munites; you can hack the field reports feature to accomplish this, but it's clear that was not the intent of the designers.
Anonymous | 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

PlanGrid

General

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

Starting Price

$39 user per month

PlanGrid Editions & Modules

Edition
Nailgun$391
Dozer$591
Crane$1391
  1. user per month
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Autodesk Bim 360

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanGrid

PlanGrid 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We are at the point where we have shown our teams what is possible with this software. We cannot take it away and go back to the way we used to do things. I think that they would push back on us to give them access to something electronic. It is a good program that we will continue to use
Kyle Montague | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Autodesk Bim 360

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanGrid

PlanGrid 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very well thought app, easy to use and provides fast access to the project's plans (your own and your team's), improvements in the annotation posibilities and on-site report generator will be appreciatted. The punch-list report generator and the current/previous plan version compare tools works flawlessly. Haven't used the RFI's nor field report options yet
Alvaro Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

PlanGrid

PlanGrid 9.0
Based on 104 answers
Online chat during business hours is extremely helpful. The Plangrid staff has gone above and beyond many times to help us. One time they even offered to completely rebuild our 900+ sheet project so I could slip sheet a few old drawing revisions! This undoubtedly would have taken hours on Plangrid's end. They are always responsive and are continually improving, listening to user feedback.
Anonymous | 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

PlanGrid

Plangrid, while not serving the external document distribution function, is unrivaled for internal document distribution and sharing in the construction industry. The speed at which documents are navigatable, the ability to download your projects for viewing without an internet connection, and the document mark-up and photo tools place it head and shoulders above the competition.
James Nolan | 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

PlanGrid

  • It helped us "wow" a joint commission survey in 2016 and have a successful survey because he loved how we could access plans on an iPad, check suite sizes, and didn't have to carry around huge, heavy sets of life safety plans.
Melissa McCain | TrustRadius Reviewer

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