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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

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Autodesk Bim 360
5.9
PlanGrid
8.0
Plan distribution & viewing
Autodesk Bim 360
6.3
PlanGrid
8.8
Plan markups & sharing
Autodesk Bim 360
5.8
PlanGrid
8.7
Issue tracking & punchlists
Autodesk Bim 360
6.3
PlanGrid
7.7
Photo documentation
Autodesk Bim 360
5.8
PlanGrid
7.2
Jobsite reports
Autodesk Bim 360
5.8
PlanGrid
6.6
Document sharing
Autodesk Bim 360
5.3
PlanGrid
7.6
RFI tools
Autodesk Bim 360
5.3
PlanGrid
8.1
Collaboration & approvals
Autodesk Bim 360
6.2
PlanGrid
7.3
As-built drawings
Autodesk Bim 360
5.0
PlanGrid
8.3
Mobile app
Autodesk Bim 360
7.7
PlanGrid
9.3
Submittal design and management
Autodesk Bim 360
5.3
PlanGrid

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

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

  • 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

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

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 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

PlanGrid

PlanGrid 9.1
Based on 57 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

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

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

  • 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

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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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

PlanGrid

General

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

PlanGrid Editions & Modules

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk Bim 360
5.7
PlanGrid
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Autodesk Bim 360
PlanGrid
10.0

Usability

Autodesk Bim 360
PlanGrid
8.2

Support Rating

Autodesk Bim 360
4.2
PlanGrid
9.1

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