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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 9.2 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

Navisworks

Navisworks is a key tool if doing any 3D model coordination with other trades. It will allow you to view your model content with others to know for certain that your design is accurate and can be assembled. Navisworks also comes with a lot of additional tools to make this process easy.
Aaron James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.1
Navisworks
8.3
Plan distribution & viewing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
Navisworks
8.5
Plan markups & sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.5
Navisworks
8.2
Issue tracking & punchlists
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
Navisworks
8.8
Photo documentation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
Navisworks
8.0
Jobsite reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Navisworks
6.6
Document sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.7
Navisworks
7.8
RFI tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.4
Navisworks
4.9
Collaboration & approvals
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Navisworks
8.8
As-built drawings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.8
Navisworks
8.8
Mobile app
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
Navisworks
7.3
Submittal design and management
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
Navisworks
9.4
Checklists
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Navisworks
9.5
Specifications
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Navisworks
10.0
Change orders
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Navisworks
10.0

Estimating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.8
Navisworks
7.9
Takeoff tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
Navisworks
7.2
Job costing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
Navisworks
9.3
Cost databases
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.9
Navisworks
9.3
Cost calculator
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
Navisworks
7.9
Bid creation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.5
Navisworks
5.5

Asset Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Navisworks
8.0
Tracking of all physical assets
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Navisworks
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Navisworks
8.3
Standard reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Navisworks
8.0
Custom reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Navisworks
9.0
Data exportability
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
Navisworks
8.0

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

Navisworks

  • Model Viewing, the navigation tools are really easy to use for walking through the model, especially if viewpoints are set up for key locations.
  • The take-offs work really well and can be very quick and easy if the model was built right.
christian Maxwell | 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

Navisworks

  • A link to BIM 360 Model Coordination is a serious shortcoming. It used to be easy to link to models loaded to BIM 360 Glue for more in depth clash detection.
  • I would have liked the ability to export a simulation created in Navisworks to 3DS Max for a more immersive animation with decent material mapping and better animation tools.
  • I would like to be able to view/create BIM 306 Docs/Field issues directly in Navisworks. In the current workflow we have to use other file formats to work within BIM 360. It would be more productive to be able to navigate the model through Navisworks and to create viewpoints and issues from within Navisworks.
Roelie Oelofse | 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

Navisworks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Navisworks

Navisworks 7.4
Based on 11 answers
Autodesk owns Navisworks, and it seems to have a pretty good support network. A lot of the troubleshooting or support information is provided through an online database, so you most likely would not be getting any personal attention with your issues. Since there are so many users for Navisworks, there is a lot of information on the web.
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

Navisworks

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

Navisworks

Navisworks is a master tool if we want to do any 3D model coordination with any trade of a building. It allows us to view our model content with all elements to visualize and understand for certain where our design stands in terms of accuracy and how all things can be assembled on site. Navisworks also comes with a lot of additional tools to make BIM process easy.
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

Navisworks

  • It helps in coordination on BIM projects. We have had major project coordination saving millions on jobs.
  • Helps us win more projects as we can coordinate them
  • Used to use the animation tools for site logistics. Now we use game engines.
Lennart Andersson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Navisworks

General

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

Navisworks Editions & Modules

Edition
Simulate$115.001
Manage$285.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.7
Navisworks
9.3

Likelihood to Renew

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.0
Navisworks

Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Navisworks

Support Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.9
Navisworks
7.4

Implementation Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Navisworks

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