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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

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

Reporting & Analytics

Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Revit
7.7
Standard reports
Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Revit
7.8
Custom reports
Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Revit
8.4
Data exportability
Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Revit
7.6
Dashboards
Autodesk Fabrication
Revit
7.2

Construction Project & Field Management

Autodesk Fabrication
8.8
Revit
7.5
Plan distribution & viewing
Autodesk Fabrication
8.0
Revit
7.0
Plan markups & sharing
Autodesk Fabrication
9.0
Revit
8.4
Issue tracking & punchlists
Autodesk Fabrication
8.0
Revit
6.8
Photo documentation
Autodesk Fabrication
9.0
Revit
6.6
Jobsite reports
Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Revit
8.0
Document sharing
Autodesk Fabrication
7.0
Revit
8.2
Collaboration & approvals
Autodesk Fabrication
8.0
Revit
8.4
As-built drawings
Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Revit
8.0
Submittal design and management
Autodesk Fabrication
8.0
Revit
7.0
Checklists
Autodesk Fabrication
9.0
Revit
7.8
Specifications
Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Revit
7.3
Change orders
Autodesk Fabrication
9.0
Revit
7.2
RFI tools
Autodesk Fabrication
Revit
7.9
Mobile app
Autodesk Fabrication
Revit
7.1
Meeting Minutes
Autodesk Fabrication
Revit
7.2

Estimating

Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Revit
7.6
Takeoff tools
Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Revit
7.4
Job costing
Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Revit
7.7
Cost databases
Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Revit
8.5
Cost calculator
Autodesk Fabrication
10.0
Revit
7.0
Bid creation
Autodesk Fabrication
Revit
7.1

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Asset Management

Autodesk Fabrication
Revit
7.5
Tracking of all physical assets
Autodesk Fabrication
Revit
7.5

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

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

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

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

Autodesk Fabrication

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

Autodesk Fabrication

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

Autodesk Fabrication

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

Autodesk Fabrication

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

Autodesk Fabrication

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Autodesk Fabrication

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

Autodesk Fabrication

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

Autodesk Fabrication

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

Autodesk Fabrication

No answers on this topic

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

Autodesk Fabrication

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

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

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

Pricing Details

Autodesk Fabrication

General

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

Starting Price

Autodesk Fabrication Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk Fabrication
9.0
Revit
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Autodesk Fabrication
Revit
10.0

Usability

Autodesk Fabrication
Revit
6.0

Reliability and Availability

Autodesk Fabrication
Revit
10.0

Performance

Autodesk Fabrication
Revit
8.0

Support Rating

Autodesk Fabrication
Revit
7.7

In-Person Training

Autodesk Fabrication
Revit
9.0

Online Training

Autodesk Fabrication
Revit
5.0

Implementation Rating

Autodesk Fabrication
Revit
8.0

Scalability

Autodesk Fabrication
Revit
8.0

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