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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Construction Project & Field Management, Estimating

Reporting & Analytics

8.4

Autodesk Bim 360

84%

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

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

8.4

Autodesk Bim 360

84%
8.7

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

87%
Autodesk Bim 360 ranks higher in 10/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

8.0
80%
11 Ratings
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

8.5
85%
11 Ratings
10.0
100%
7 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Photo documentation

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Jobsite reports

8.0
80%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Document sharing

8.5
85%
10 Ratings
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

RFI tools

9.0
90%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

9.0
90%
10 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

As-built drawings

8.5
85%
8 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Mobile app

7.0
70%
10 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Submittal design and management

8.0
80%
8 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 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
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Estimating

8.0

Autodesk Bim 360

80%
9.6

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

96%
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

8.0
80%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Job costing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Cost databases

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cost calculator

8.0
80%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Bid creation

8.0
80%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Autodesk Bim 360

80%
11 Ratings
9.7

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

97%
9 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Autodesk Bim 360

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

100%
2 Ratings

Usability

Autodesk Bim 360

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

100%
1 Rating

Availability

Autodesk Bim 360

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

100%
1 Rating

Performance

Autodesk Bim 360

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

6.9

Autodesk Bim 360

69%
4 Ratings
9.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

90%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Autodesk Bim 360

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

100%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

Autodesk Bim 360

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

90%
1 Rating

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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ConstructConnect

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.
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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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ConstructConnect

  • Easy to use and intuitive.
  • Accurate data to use for projects, allowing for a central hub for all teams to work from.
  • It's a central stop from take off and plan review all the way to plugging numbers into our estimating.
  • The ability to link through SharePoint, which always access from any user and location.
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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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ConstructConnect

  • Submittals are not user friendly in PlanGrid. In fact, this is the one feature we would like to see improved.
  • Billing is based on how many users you have. It would be very nice if they would do it based on revenue or other factors such as other programs do.
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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

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

Starting Price

$1,595 per installation

Editions & Modules

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Standard15951

Footnotes

  1. per installation

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

ConstructConnect

It's become the go to program for our takeoffs. We have tried others but this is the simplest.
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Usability

Autodesk

No answers on this topic

ConstructConnect

Plan Swift is a user friendly program that makes takeoffs easy to perform. Not a whole lot of knowledge or skill is required.
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Reliability and Availability

Autodesk

No answers on this topic

ConstructConnect

Never had an issue
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Performance

Autodesk

No answers on this topic

ConstructConnect

Plan Swift is only as fast as your computer system and internet
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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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ConstructConnect

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
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Implementation Rating

Autodesk

No answers on this topic

ConstructConnect

just know what use you want to get out of it. In our case it was just to do area take offs.
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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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ConstructConnect

Bluebeam is amazing and can accomplish any take-off needs, but you will spend much more time creating your conditions and take off items. It is not as user-friendly as PlanSwift. OST (On screen takeoff). This product is by far better than PlanSwift, as it is amazingly easy to use. However, it is much more expensive. Cloud-based takeoff software -- this kind of software is difficult for me to use because of how slow the pages load and navigate. It's hard to beat that from PlanSwift or OST.
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Scalability

Autodesk

No answers on this topic

ConstructConnect

Several of our departments can use the take off feature to assist them in their job responsibilities.
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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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ConstructConnect

  • 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.
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