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Score 8.7 out of 100

Revit

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Civil 3D

Well suited:
  1. Simple and self-explanatory user interface.
  2. Inter usability between other software such as MicroDrainage and Bentley CivilStorm.
  3. Autodesk customer service.
  4. Easily customizable.
Not suitable: The software is still very resource intensive on the machines and often crashes when too much data is being shown. Though significant improvements have been made in other Autodesk software like Revit, older applications like AutoCAD and C3D seem to be stuck on old, inefficient source codes.
vijay kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Revit

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
Taylor Carter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Civil 3D
Revit
6.8
Employee demographic data
Civil 3D
Revit
6.7
Employment history
Civil 3D
Revit
7.0
Job profiles and administration
Civil 3D
Revit
6.2
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Civil 3D
Revit
7.2
Organizational charting
Civil 3D
Revit
6.5
Organization and location management
Civil 3D
Revit
7.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Civil 3D
Revit
6.6

Payroll Management

Civil 3D
Revit
7.7
Pay calculation
Civil 3D
Revit
7.2
Support for external payroll vendors
Civil 3D
Revit
7.5
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Civil 3D
Revit
8.3
Benefit plan administration
Civil 3D
Revit
7.5
Direct deposit files
Civil 3D
Revit
6.7
Salary revision and increment management
Civil 3D
Revit
8.3
Reimbursement management
Civil 3D
Revit
8.7

Asset Management

Civil 3D
Revit
7.5
Tracking of all physical assets
Civil 3D
Revit
7.5

Reporting & Analytics

Civil 3D
Revit
7.7
Dashboards
Civil 3D
Revit
7.2
Standard reports
Civil 3D
Revit
7.8
Custom reports
Civil 3D
Revit
8.4
Data exportability
Civil 3D
Revit
7.6

Construction Project & Field Management

Civil 3D
Revit
7.5
Plan distribution & viewing
Civil 3D
Revit
7.0
Plan markups & sharing
Civil 3D
Revit
8.4
Issue tracking & punchlists
Civil 3D
Revit
6.8
Photo documentation
Civil 3D
Revit
6.6
Jobsite reports
Civil 3D
Revit
8.0
Document sharing
Civil 3D
Revit
8.2
RFI tools
Civil 3D
Revit
7.9
Collaboration & approvals
Civil 3D
Revit
8.4
As-built drawings
Civil 3D
Revit
8.0
Mobile app
Civil 3D
Revit
7.1
Submittal design and management
Civil 3D
Revit
7.0
Checklists
Civil 3D
Revit
7.8
Meeting Minutes
Civil 3D
Revit
7.2
Specifications
Civil 3D
Revit
7.3
Change orders
Civil 3D
Revit
7.2

Estimating

Civil 3D
Revit
7.5
Takeoff tools
Civil 3D
Revit
7.4
Job costing
Civil 3D
Revit
7.7
Cost databases
Civil 3D
Revit
8.5
Cost calculator
Civil 3D
Revit
7.0
Bid creation
Civil 3D
Revit
7.1

Pros

Civil 3D

  • Very useful for projects that contain rail alignment in such showing profiles along with the utilities that the rail is crossing it
  • Manage GIS data along connecting the design to documentation in order to support the productivity
  • Provide team coordination along using visualizing, simulation, and analysis that integrates with the design process to improve the delivery
Mahmoud obaid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Revit

  • 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.
Forrest Huff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Civil 3D

  • Specific tools for sewers design
  • Possibility for the users to choose other rainfall data and parameters
  • Possibility to create vertical pipes in gravity networks
Halan Bastos Oliveira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Revit

  • 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.
Teresa Fechtel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Civil 3D

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Civil 3D

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 6.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Stefan Boeykens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Civil 3D

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Civil 3D

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Civil 3D

Civil 3D 10.0
Based on 2 answers
They have a vast open community, which has helped us understand Autodesk Civil 3D from the beginning. They have provided many templates and tutorials videos to our team due to that we can learn every new feature from them. Autodesk Civil 3D has also helped us to interconnect all its software in an internal bridge, which helps us switch between software as we need.
Shanti Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Revit

Revit 7.7
Based on 15 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Civil 3D

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Civil 3D

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 5.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Civil 3D

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Civil 3D

Nothing compares to the ease of learning for Autodesk Civil 3D. It is very intuitive and easy to pick up. However, most DOTs require the use of MicroStation for roadway and transportation modeling. Autodesk Civil 3D does NOT integrate well with GIS or Bentley products. However, most aviation jobs and land development firms use the software and most students learn to model on a student trial of the software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Revit

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.
Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Civil 3D

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Civil 3D

  • Reducing time spent on creating profiles
  • Taking a lot of time to publish PDFs and opening some sheets
  • Make visualizing the project easier
Mahmoud obaid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Revit

  • 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.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Civil 3D

General

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

Starting Price

$305 per month

Civil 3D Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Can be licensed monthly ($305), Annually ($2,430), or every 3 years ($6,560).Available free for one year on a student license.

Revit

General

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

Starting Price

$305 per month

Revit Editions & Modules

Edition
Monthly$3051
1-Year$2,4252
3-Year$6,5503
  1. per month
  2. per year
  3. per 3 years
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing available for monthly, annual, or 3-year subscriptions. Longer subscriptions offer greater discounts.

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