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Score 9.5 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected is a great tool for construction managers and general contractors working over a wide area that rely on collecting multiple bids. BuildingConnected does a great job at presenting new contractors that may fit the bill for who you need to look at and price a job. Its simple interface allows you to easily see who the main point of contact is at a company, and place comments for your team to review after corresponding with these companies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bluebeam Revu

The program is great for editing construction drawings, stamping/approving official documents and overlaying revised documents to see design changes. You can use it as an estimating takeoff tool, estimating database, document control, cloud document storage, the list goes on! Bluebeam poses many applications for the user to utilize for the desired needs. There may be some other software that has one specific function that can perform the specific task better, but Bluebeam is a holistic program with many tools for use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.1
Bluebeam Revu
7.8
Plan distribution & viewing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.4
Bluebeam Revu
8.9
Plan markups & sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.5
Bluebeam Revu
9.5
Issue tracking & punchlists
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
Bluebeam Revu
7.8
Photo documentation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
Bluebeam Revu
5.9
Jobsite reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Bluebeam Revu
6.7
Document sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.6
Bluebeam Revu
8.5
RFI tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.4
Bluebeam Revu
7.7
Collaboration & approvals
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Bluebeam Revu
7.8
As-built drawings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.8
Bluebeam Revu
7.7
Mobile app
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
Bluebeam Revu
7.7
Submittal design and management
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.6
Bluebeam Revu
7.4

Estimating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.8
Bluebeam Revu
8.8
Takeoff tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
Bluebeam Revu
8.7
Job costing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
Bluebeam Revu
8.4
Cost databases
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.0
Bluebeam Revu
9.0
Cost calculator
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
Bluebeam Revu
9.6
Bid creation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.5
Bluebeam Revu
8.3

Pros

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • Helps keep track of multiple jobs at once
  • Helps sort your bid invites into won/lost/pending/archived etc.
  • It is a central location where general contractors can put all their updated files and addendum
  • Lets you see which contractors are bidding the same job so you can coordinate your estimating
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bluebeam Revu

  • Once you set Bluebeam Revu as your default PDF handler, it launches immediately when clicking a PDF to open. The speed with which it opens documents is impressive.
  • Creating PDF's out of other documents, such as Word, Excel, JPG's, etc. is simple.
  • Digitally signing documents is a simple, secure process. You can keep your signature password-protected, yet still access it quickly.
  • The Bluebeam Revu mobile application ( I use the iOS version on an iPad Pro), is awesome. Not only does it handle PDF's like you would expect it to, it allows for effortless digital signing of documents on the fly. Nice to be able to quickly sign a document and email right back out from the tablet no matter where I am.
Tim Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • There was a previous glitch where bid forms have been updated by subcontractors that have accessed a former version are not able to access the updated/new bid form.
  • I would like to see the ability for BuildingConnected to automatically send a bid reminder to bidders at a set amount of time prior to the bid date.
Melanie Dodson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bluebeam Revu

  • If you have several tabs open and you try to drag one out for a side by side view then you do not have all the modification options and you have to combine them back together.
  • There is a lag time when hitting the print option.
  • There is also a lag time when opening files, sometimes I think the window is frozen.
  • I wish the basic version also had basic file editing, as in editing a document as Adobe does.
Heather MacLean | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Bluebeam Revu

Bluebeam Revu 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Bluebeam is a powerful PDF viewer and mark-up tool. We are more familiar with it than Adobe Acrobat Pro or other viewers, and it has more features geared towards construction document managers than Acrobat Pro does.
Michael Savala | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use.
Diane Coughlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bluebeam Revu

Bluebeam Revu 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I'm constantly finding that Bluebeam Revu does more than I knew it could. And when I find something that it can't do, I've found that Bluebeam truly listens to its user base and will work to incorporate any good suggestion when feasible.
Ernest King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 8.9
Based on 14 answers
They are constantly reaching out to see if there is anything they can teach us. It can be a bit aggravating when it is constant, but I know that they have our best interest at heart. They also had all of us do multiple Skype meetings with a support rep to make sure we understood the software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bluebeam Revu

Bluebeam Revu 8.4
Based on 10 answers
Its hard for me to give a rating on this one as we rarely have to use the support feature for Bluebeam. However, when we have used it, they have been ultra supportive in helping us get exactly what we needed. I know another engineer was trying to figure out a feature and the rep gave a detailed tutorial on how to complete the task
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Quick and easy. Pretty much menu-driven
Diane Coughlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bluebeam Revu

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

Have used BlueBook Construction, which has a smooth, quick search for local contractors. Still, they don't allow us the client project creation. I even had issues with them displaying proper project descriptions based upon was receiving inadequate and or erroneous bid proposals, and the engagement manager was not flexible in resolving the problem!
Marcel Cicort | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bluebeam Revu

We feel there is not another program out there that would compare to Bluebeam at this current time. Some of the other programs out there do not include studio or the overlaying process which is one of our main uses. The ease of hyperlinking makes this product stand out the most.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

  • Allows our company to accurately estimate the cost of a project.
  • Helps us to reach out to qualified subcontractors based on past experience and history with our company.
  • Contains bid leveling capabilities to ensure that all proposals cover a full scope of work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Bluebeam Revu

  • A major positive aspect is being able to take your computer home without taking the entire set of paper drawings. They have made it so easy to navigate a set of drawings that I can work at home using only the digital drawings.
  • Collaboration with owners and architects has been a great feature. Setting up a Bluebeam studio and having everyone get in and mark things up, then having the architect be able to go in and see what markups have been added, has made the constructability review process much much better.
  • Even when not working on drawings, Bluebeam is a very good tool for working with standard PDF documents. The markup tools are very easy to use.
  • The negative aspect is the takeoff function because some people would like estimators to use the Bluebeam takeoff because it would make their job easier down the road; however, the actual act of doing a full scale takeoff in Bluebeam would require much more time.
Charlie Jewkes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

Pricing Details

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

General

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

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Bluebeam Revu

General

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

Bluebeam Revu Editions & Modules

Edition
Revu Standard$3491
Revu CAD$4491
Revu eXtreme$5991
  1. per seat
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.7
Bluebeam Revu
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.0
Bluebeam Revu
10.0

Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Bluebeam Revu
8.0

Support Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.9
Bluebeam Revu
8.4

Implementation Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Bluebeam Revu

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