15 Ratings
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Score 9.4 out of 100
9 Ratings
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Score 6.7 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

Newforma Project Center

Newforma is a great tool to collaborate with large teams and between firms. It allows for great documentation of transfers, activities, and other procedural aspects of projects that require collaboration between disciplines, for example, MEP, electrical, architectural and technology. For internal use, Newforma has been great for communications tracking and archival, as well as for record-keeping of all the users in a team or number of teams. Many great options are features are unused due to a lack of training or exposure to them, for example, the graphical viewers that can preview CAD, Revit, and other formats, or the markup tool available with the desktop client.
Gil Lopez CTS ING | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.1
Newforma Project Center
6.0
Plan distribution & viewing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
Newforma Project Center
5.0
Plan markups & sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.5
Newforma Project Center
3.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Newforma Project Center
6.0
Photo documentation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
Newforma Project Center
4.0
Jobsite reports
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Newforma Project Center
7.0
Document sharing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.7
Newforma Project Center
7.0
RFI tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.4
Newforma Project Center
9.0
Collaboration & approvals
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Newforma Project Center
8.0
As-built drawings
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.9
Newforma Project Center
5.0
Mobile app
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.9
Newforma Project Center
3.0
Submittal design and management
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
Newforma Project Center
9.0

Estimating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.8
Newforma Project Center
Takeoff tools
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
Newforma Project Center
Job costing
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.7
Newforma Project Center
Cost databases
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
7.9
Newforma Project Center
Cost calculator
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.3
Newforma Project Center
Bid creation
BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.5
Newforma Project Center

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

Newforma Project Center

  • Newforma sits on top of our previous filing system (Windows Explorer). This was very important to us because we didn't have to change the project numbering system in order to fit Newforma's design. Also, if we were to decide we didn't like it, we could easily revert back to our previous methods.
  • Newforma does a great job of indexing information, making searches much easier by being able to use keywords instead of knowing the exact file location. No more traversing through countless folders before finding what you need.
  • Newforma keeps a read receipt for everything that you submit through it for issue tracking, and keeps an easy to read record of your workflow.
Anonymous | 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

Newforma Project Center

  • File downloads.
  • User-interface.
Anonymous | 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

Newforma Project Center

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

Newforma Project Center

Newforma Project Center 7.0
Based on 1 answer
While I have never asked for support myself, a Newforma representative has been in the office annually to give training seminars and info sessions on how to fully use the product. I find this essential to keep the product relevant and make sure everyone knows its full capabilities and an important part of customer support.
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

Newforma Project Center

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

Newforma Project Center

A good competitor against other similar solutions and support is excellent.
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

Newforma Project Center

  • Newforma makes it easy to transfer, share, archive, and search extensive data sets in a single GUI
  • For it to be effective, all users in a team must receive a basic training and use it consistently
  • Adoption in the industry is good (A/E); many teams use it consistently. Learning to use it once produces time-saving in subsequent projects
Gil Lopez CTS ING | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product

General

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

Newforma Project Center

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.7
Newforma Project Center
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
9.0
Newforma Project Center

Usability

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Newforma Project Center

Support Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
8.9
Newforma Project Center
7.0

Implementation Rating

BuildingConnected, an Autodesk product
10.0
Newforma Project Center

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