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Score 9 out of 100
6 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk Fabrication

1. This software best suits in the fabrication projects, because it generates the most accurate data for the fabrication of the model as compared to other softwares.2. Due to its high end output the working on this software is a bit hard then other softwares because there is manual command for every step.3. This softwares suits best when we need to do the routing adjustments completely manual because it does not show any errors just like other softwares.
Ashish Mathur | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foundation Software

We have been able to use Foundation Software in almost every construction accounting situation. You can tell it was designed for the intricacies of construction accounting. While we have not explored it lately, the project management module was not ideal. Foundation Software knows accounting and is strong in that field. I think they would be best suited to stay within the accounting realm and focus their resources on that arena.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Reporting & Analytics

Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Foundation Software
7.3
Standard reports
Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Foundation Software
7.0
Custom reports
Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Foundation Software
7.0
Data exportability
Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Foundation Software
8.0
Dashboards
Autodesk Fabrication
Foundation Software
7.0

Construction Project & Field Management

Autodesk Fabrication
8.8
Foundation Software
Plan distribution & viewing
Autodesk Fabrication
8.0
Foundation Software
Plan markups & sharing
Autodesk Fabrication
9.0
Foundation Software
Issue tracking & punchlists
Autodesk Fabrication
8.0
Foundation Software
Photo documentation
Autodesk Fabrication
9.0
Foundation Software
Jobsite reports
Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Foundation Software
Document sharing
Autodesk Fabrication
7.0
Foundation Software
Collaboration & approvals
Autodesk Fabrication
8.0
Foundation Software
As-built drawings
Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Foundation Software
Submittal design and management
Autodesk Fabrication
8.0
Foundation Software
Checklists
Autodesk Fabrication
9.0
Foundation Software
Specifications
Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Foundation Software
Change orders
Autodesk Fabrication
9.0
Foundation Software

Estimating

Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Foundation Software
Takeoff tools
Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Foundation Software
Job costing
Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Foundation Software
Cost databases
Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Foundation Software
Cost calculator
Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Foundation Software

Human Resource Management

Autodesk Fabrication
Foundation Software
5.8
Employee demographic data
Autodesk Fabrication
Foundation Software
7.0
Employment history
Autodesk Fabrication
Foundation Software
8.0
Job profiles and administration
Autodesk Fabrication
Foundation Software
4.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Autodesk Fabrication
Foundation Software
7.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Autodesk Fabrication
Foundation Software
3.0

Payroll Management

Autodesk Fabrication
Foundation Software
8.0
Pay calculation
Autodesk Fabrication
Foundation Software
8.0
Benefit plan administration
Autodesk Fabrication
Foundation Software
8.0
Direct deposit files
Autodesk Fabrication
Foundation Software
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
Autodesk Fabrication
Foundation Software
8.0
Reimbursement management
Autodesk Fabrication
Foundation Software
8.0

Pros

Autodesk Fabrication

  • It uses the database for the modelling of HVAC, Plumbing and electrical services. Using the database makes the model most accurate to the real time implementation as compared to other contemporary softwares.
  • It treats every fabrication element separate. Hence modifying or updating the element does not hamper the other model elements.
  • AutoDesk fabrication is much more flexible to implement different manual routings which is not that much flexible in other softwares.
  • Maintaining the whole number lengths of ducts is very easy in this software. Where others struggle to do this easily.
Ashish Mathur | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foundation Software

  • Time saver.
  • Web-based.
  • Work from anywhere.
Erica Weiner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Autodesk Fabrication

  • This software needs the central file system so that multiple people can work on a single file at the same time.
  • This software needs high end graphics which make it tuff to work in 3D space. If this problem can be solved then the efficiency of completing the job will improve drastically.
  • In this softwares we have to prepare separate sheet on every file because we have to use separate file for separate work. This hampers in maintaining the same standards of the submission interface of the sheets.
Ashish Mathur | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foundation Software

  • Not truly cloud based
  • Remote access is tedious
  • "Customization" is limited
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Autodesk Fabrication

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Foundation Software

Foundation Software 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Foundation Software makes setup and data entry clean and straightforward. Even without prompts, a user would be able to navigate around the basic functions of the software. With a little training and the help manual they provide, a user can learn the system very easily. For those wanting to get deeper into things like queries and dashboards, they offer trainings and conferences that are helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Autodesk Fabrication

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Foundation Software

Foundation Software 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I have used Foundation Software support many times over the last ten years. I have never had an issue they were unable or unwilling to address. Even oddities are handled quickly and resolved efficiently. I have also had customization done and was very happy with the customer support they offered in developing a query and report that would met our unique need.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Autodesk Fabrication

No answers on this topic

Foundation Software

Personally,
I did not have a hand in deciding the software, but for our company is has not
led to increased productivity or made things easier. It has been more difficult
for payroll to be inputted correctly and the payroll reports for certified
payroll often come out incorrect and we need to manually figure out how to correct
the issues and get them in correctly
Erica Weiner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Autodesk Fabrication

  • We become able to provide more accurate data to our clients.
  • Working with this software has arouse the interest of the clients towards the fabrication through this platform
  • We have got more spool jobs since we have started doing the fabrication by this software
Ashish Mathur | TrustRadius Reviewer

Foundation Software

  • Double input for payroll.
  • Certified payroll reports lacking.
  • Takes more time.
Erica Weiner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Autodesk Fabrication

General

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

Starting Price

Foundation Software

General

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

Starting Price

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk Fabrication
9.0
Foundation Software
8.8

Usability

Autodesk Fabrication
Foundation Software
8.0

Support Rating

Autodesk Fabrication
Foundation Software
9.0

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