What users are saying about
23 Ratings
35 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 6.7 out of 100
23 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.2 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

PlanSwift

I use PlanSwift for all my projects - it has just cut my time by a major percentage when it comes to quantifying a blueprint. At times there are funky areas, which are just hard to calculate on paper. It also has a great tool for scaling according to the dimensions, so if a drawing is missing a scale, you can always allot a scale by giving directions and then marking the points. I use this tool to check the scale as well - sometimes the drawings say something but the scale if off and you are left with an incorrect take-off. The dimension tool is a good way to check that. We don't use it much for pricing purposes though, we have found other software which are more robust when it comes to estimation, but we can see using PlanSwift for pricing sometime in the future.
Ketaki Shiralkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Autodesk Bim 360
5.9
PlanSwift
8.8
Plan distribution & viewing
Autodesk Bim 360
6.1
PlanSwift
10.0
Plan markups & sharing
Autodesk Bim 360
5.9
PlanSwift
9.6
Issue tracking & punchlists
Autodesk Bim 360
6.3
PlanSwift
7.0
Photo documentation
Autodesk Bim 360
5.9
PlanSwift
10.0
Jobsite reports
Autodesk Bim 360
5.8
PlanSwift
Document sharing
Autodesk Bim 360
5.3
PlanSwift
9.0
RFI tools
Autodesk Bim 360
5.3
PlanSwift
Collaboration & approvals
Autodesk Bim 360
6.1
PlanSwift
9.0
As-built drawings
Autodesk Bim 360
4.9
PlanSwift
9.5
Mobile app
Autodesk Bim 360
7.9
PlanSwift
10.0
Submittal design and management
Autodesk Bim 360
5.4
PlanSwift
5.5

Estimating

Autodesk Bim 360
PlanSwift
7.6
Takeoff tools
Autodesk Bim 360
PlanSwift
8.7
Job costing
Autodesk Bim 360
PlanSwift
6.0
Cost calculator
Autodesk Bim 360
PlanSwift
8.0
Bid creation
Autodesk Bim 360
PlanSwift
7.5

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

PlanSwift

  • PlanSwift drawing uploads are fast and easy. It recognizes the pages and titles with very little error.
  • Drawing can be viewed offline including older versions for comparison. You can select which drawings you want to download to save room on your device.
Anonymous | 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

PlanSwift

  • If you go beyond the basic functions (linear foot & square foot takeoffs) it becomes very antiquated and not user-friendly. It's not intuitive whatsoever for users lacking backing computer knowledge.
  • The technical support is lacking in my opinion. The software feels dead, and the support team is hard to schedule. Also, if you do not pay for support per hour, it is impossible to get help.
  • Their training videos are limited and hard to follow. This software is unnecessarily hard to be proficient at. There should be more simplistic ways to utilize this software.
Spencer Jabbia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Autodesk Bim 360

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanSwift

PlanSwift 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Price and not wanting to learn another software
Anonymous | 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

PlanSwift

PlanSwift 9.0
Based on 4 answers
I have called once needing support. I was asking about the "compare" tool to compare different versions. They told be about their desktop app and I downloaded. They answered quickly, you could understand them, and they took care of my question
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

PlanSwift

CostX was far too expensive. Vue360 doesn't have the functionality. Bluebeam Revu wasn't very intuitive and was all too hard to get it do what I needed. It was good for document control, but not very good for estimating.
Andy Neilson | 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

PlanSwift

  • The estimators' productivity is greatly increased, I do takeoffs in less than half the time with more accuracy and detail captured.
  • Easy sharing of what was taken off, I'm able to ensure everything is captured.
Blaine Kalk | 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

PlanSwift

General

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

PlanSwift Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$1,5951
  1. per installation
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk Bim 360
5.6
PlanSwift
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Autodesk Bim 360
PlanSwift
8.0

Support Rating

Autodesk Bim 360
4.2
PlanSwift
9.0

Add comparison