Autodesk Bim 360 vs. Revit

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Autodesk Bim 360
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Autodesk BIM 360 is a construction software for project managers, site managers, and Building Information Modelling (BIM) managers. It is designed to connect the office and site components of construction, providing cloud-based access to plans and models.
$480
per user/per year
Revit
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Autodesk’s Revit is a Building Information Modelling (BIM) tool. It enables architectural, MEP, structural, and engineering design, and provides analysis to support iterative workflows
$305
per month
Pricing
Autodesk Bim 360Revit
Editions & Modules
Autodesk Bim 360
$480.00
per user/per year
Monthly
$305
per month
1-Year
2,425
per year
3-Year
6,550
per 3 years
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Autodesk Bim 360Revit
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing available for monthly, annual, or 3-year subscriptions. Longer subscriptions offer greater discounts.
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Community Pulse
Autodesk Bim 360Revit
Considered Both Products
Autodesk Bim 360
Chose 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 …
Chose Autodesk Bim 360
This software streamlines BIM project workflows better than other software. It Saves time, reduces risk, and mitigates errors in construction projects. It will Help to improve quality & safety. The feature of clash detection is the best one and most useful. This software will …
Chose Autodesk Bim 360
Integration with glue and field is the primary reason why Docs is better than PlanGrid. I would like for them to remove those silos however and have it under one platform. Unfortunately, it seems like Autodesk swallows up all the small companies so you are more likely to have …
Chose Autodesk Bim 360
We chose Bim360 because it has a dashboard interface and friendly UI to organize data and documents.
Revit
Chose Revit
We think Revit is hands down the leader in BIM software. It is the one program that most all shops are utilizing these days so it should be the first option you explore. There are other software packages out there but this is really the one that the vast majority of the …
Chose Revit
Revit is used primarily for creation of contract documents and documents that need to be used to build in the field. Sketch Up is great for a quick concept sketch, but lacks the details that Revit has which are needed to construct. AutoCAD is a great tool for details as well, …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Autodesk Bim 360Revit
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Autodesk Bim 360
8.4
2 Ratings
3% above category average
Revit
6.4
7 Ratings
24% below category average
Dashboards8.52 Ratings5.66 Ratings
Standard reports8.52 Ratings6.56 Ratings
Custom reports8.02 Ratings6.66 Ratings
Data exportability8.52 Ratings6.97 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Autodesk Bim 360
8.4
11 Ratings
10% above category average
Revit
7.0
44 Ratings
8% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing8.011 Ratings7.742 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing8.511 Ratings6.937 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists8.010 Ratings6.927 Ratings
Photo documentation8.010 Ratings5.018 Ratings
Jobsite reports8.09 Ratings6.714 Ratings
Document sharing8.510 Ratings8.639 Ratings
RFI tools9.09 Ratings7.920 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals9.010 Ratings8.038 Ratings
As-built drawings8.58 Ratings7.442 Ratings
Mobile app7.010 Ratings4.516 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.08 Ratings7.219 Ratings
Checklists8.52 Ratings7.26 Ratings
Meeting Minutes9.01 Ratings6.75 Ratings
Specifications8.52 Ratings7.38 Ratings
Change orders9.01 Ratings7.17 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Autodesk Bim 360
8.0
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Revit
7.5
31 Ratings
5% below category average
Takeoff tools8.01 Ratings7.931 Ratings
Job costing8.01 Ratings7.725 Ratings
Cost databases8.01 Ratings8.319 Ratings
Cost calculator8.01 Ratings6.520 Ratings
Bid creation8.01 Ratings7.214 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Autodesk Bim 360
-
Ratings
Revit
6.6
5 Ratings
10% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings6.54 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings6.74 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings6.14 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.24 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings6.44 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings6.95 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.13 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Autodesk Bim 360
-
Ratings
Revit
7.3
4 Ratings
3% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.24 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings6.84 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.24 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings6.84 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Autodesk Bim 360
-
Ratings
Revit
6.9
4 Ratings
8% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings6.94 Ratings
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User Ratings
Autodesk Bim 360Revit
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(11 ratings)
8.6
(46 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.9
(4 ratings)
7.1
(15 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Autodesk Bim 360Revit
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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Autodesk
Revit is well suited for creating collaborative projects that are fully integrated into the design and construction document process. We work a lot with engineering firms who also use Revit and the program allows us to fully integrate and coordinate our models together to make sure that everything is correct. I can see where my electrical engineer has placed lighting into the model and same with my mechanical engineer and their HVAC equipment
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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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Autodesk
  • 3D Models - It's kind of a no brainer, but the key benefit of Revit is its ability to model in 3D. It's a somewhat complex modeling environment, however, it's not impossible to learn and I have seen users from a range of abilities to effectively model content in Revit.
  • Schedules - 3D is great, but the ability to quantify your geometry is contains valuable data if modeled correctly. If you model how you will build it, Revit has the ability to give very accurate schedules which includes quantities, and any data you would like to incorporate into your model.
  • Industry Standard - Revit is the industry standard. With that being said, it really help to use software that is compatible with other agencies for collaborative model review.
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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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Autodesk
  • There are often several ways to draw certain things, but the object will have different capabilities based on the way it is drawn. This can be confusing when trying to use the object.
  • The way objects are drawn is not always user-friendly. This program would be difficult for someone to figure out on their own without having any Autodesk background.
  • There should be a better way to track changes in the model. Often times the architect will not share a model during construction to avoid sending changes that aren't finalized or complete.
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Likelihood to Renew
Autodesk
No answers on this topic
Autodesk
We will almost certainly be renewing all of our current seats of Revit and will likely be adding seats as we look to get more and more of our staff trained and using Revit. The software is starting to become the standard for our projects as we move forward as more and more of our clients are requesting or accepting use of it
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Usability
Autodesk
No answers on this topic
Autodesk
It is a professional environment, but far from easy and overly complex in many places. The system is often too deep in settings and overrides (see Visibility/Graphics in combination with linked files, filters, color overrides and view templates). I don't really like the dialog-in-dialog interface and its spartan looks. But it works well overall if you know what you are doing.
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Reliability and Availability
Autodesk
No answers on this topic
Autodesk
Revit seems to always be available when I need it. I have not experiences an outage. There are occasions where we need our internal IT department to trouble shoot a file on our Revit dedicated server and that sometimes causes a delay however that is not a software access issue
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Performance
Autodesk
No answers on this topic
Autodesk
Revit is a fairly graphics heavy piece of software. It is powerful in its capabilities but as a result it takes a lot of the graphics card, the memory, etc. For all that it can do and the specs of my computer I find it pretty good from a performance standpoint
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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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Autodesk
Autodesk has always had a good support system in place. There is a massive user base for Revit, and there are thousands of forum threads and other discussions online about any and every problem that you could ever run into. For being such a large program with so many different options, there aren't many roadblocks or pitfalls that users can fall into.
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In-Person Training
Autodesk
No answers on this topic
Autodesk
The training was Revit Essentials and it was very beneficial. I would say that it is best to get the training right before you know you will be using Revit as learning the basis then applying what you learned immediately is the most effective and best value for your money.
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Online Training
Autodesk
No answers on this topic
Autodesk
The online training is hit or miss. I feel that its better to be live to be able to pace and ask questions to a live person as you are learning hwo to do things. Its not natural to learn Revit especially if you know AutoCAD so my suggestion is the live training
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Implementation Rating
Autodesk
No answers on this topic
Autodesk
Implementing Revit as your main drafting software (i.e. moving to BIM from CAD) may be a tough decision if you have learned drafting. It is a different way to approach and think about developing a project. However, if you are able to adapt to a new way of thinking and get used to it by working through a few projects than it is as efficient as CAD in most areas in general and will also be both better/worse in some areas
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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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Autodesk
Revit like AutoCAD can produce both a 3d model & 2 dimensional drawings such as plans, elevations & sections which are required for any design project to be communicated on paper for construction. But unlike AutoCAD, Revit's focus is to build a 3d model that contain smart information for construction. So for Revit the 2 dimensional drawings becomes a byproduct. In addition to the required drawings needed on paper to communicate the design, Revit offers so much more information in the model for all engineering disciplines.
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Scalability
Autodesk
No answers on this topic
Autodesk
While I am not directly involved with the deployment of Revit, it seems that our internal IT department has appreciated the ability to increase or decrease the number of seats. I have never had an issue with the deployment if and when needed, especially regarding the availability of a set
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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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Autodesk
  • It's positive. It saves quite a bit of field time when used correctly, and lets us make sure we have proper room for all equipment and ductwork.
  • Helping minimize field 'thinking' time is an immediate add to the bottom line. 1 guy designing on the front side saves down time of 5-10 guys waiting in the field. Cost savings on labor is apparent.
  • Coordination time is also cut down, saving on office time. It's easy to spell out what your plan of attack is. All these savings directly add to bottom line profit by not expending labor.
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