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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Benchmark Estimating Software

I have used it for bulk earthworks, for roadworks, stormwater drainage, sewer reticulation, water reticulation, and associated works. It's easy to use a process called subcontractor manager to get multiple sub-contractor prices into your estimate for quick comparison, then pick the one that you really want to use in the estimate. It also has a process called auto allocation which can almost fully automate your estimating process, bringing in Items from the library that match the items in your bid. Haven't found a scenario that it's less appropriate, it all comes down to how detailed you set up your initial item library and resource library.
Brian D. Salmond | 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

Benchmark Estimating Software
6.5
Navisworks
8.4
Mobile app
Benchmark Estimating Software
6.5
Navisworks
7.4
Plan distribution & viewing
Benchmark Estimating Software
Navisworks
8.6
Plan markups & sharing
Benchmark Estimating Software
Navisworks
8.1
Issue tracking & punchlists
Benchmark Estimating Software
Navisworks
8.9
Photo documentation
Benchmark Estimating Software
Navisworks
8.2
Jobsite reports
Benchmark Estimating Software
Navisworks
6.6
Document sharing
Benchmark Estimating Software
Navisworks
7.9
RFI tools
Benchmark Estimating Software
Navisworks
4.7
Collaboration & approvals
Benchmark Estimating Software
Navisworks
9.0
As-built drawings
Benchmark Estimating Software
Navisworks
9.0
Submittal design and management
Benchmark Estimating Software
Navisworks
9.5
Checklists
Benchmark Estimating Software
Navisworks
9.5
Specifications
Benchmark Estimating Software
Navisworks
10.0
Change orders
Benchmark Estimating Software
Navisworks
10.0

Estimating

Benchmark Estimating Software
8.6
Navisworks
8.1
Takeoff tools
Benchmark Estimating Software
7.0
Navisworks
7.4
Job costing
Benchmark Estimating Software
7.5
Navisworks
9.5
Cost databases
Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
Navisworks
9.5
Cost calculator
Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
Navisworks
8.4
Bid creation
Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
Navisworks
5.7

Asset Management

Benchmark Estimating Software
Navisworks
8.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Benchmark Estimating Software
Navisworks
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

Benchmark Estimating Software
Navisworks
8.3
Standard reports
Benchmark Estimating Software
Navisworks
8.0
Custom reports
Benchmark Estimating Software
Navisworks
9.0
Data exportability
Benchmark Estimating Software
Navisworks
8.0

Pros

Benchmark Estimating Software

  • Progress Claims
  • Standard quotes
Chris van Vuuren | 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

Benchmark Estimating Software

  • I haven't found anything yet. Benchmark is constantly evolving and adding new processes, I believe it keeps up to date with what it's users want.
Brian D. Salmond | 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

Support Rating

Benchmark Estimating Software

Benchmark Estimating Software 9.5
Based on 2 answers
The support guys were always helping and sorted out issues we had very quickly.
Chris van Vuuren | 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

Alternatives Considered

Benchmark Estimating Software

I have always found that Benchmark allows for a more rapid compilation of the estimate through the library system. It can also allow for easy duplication of an estimate for a second stage etc, using the original rates in the resources, or at a click of a button, reverting to updated resources from the library. I have found that other systems rely on a great number of spreadsheet type operations that can easily be changed in the estimate and can lead to errors if copied to another estimate.
Brian D. Salmond | 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

Benchmark Estimating Software

  • Benchmark has created standardisation in quotes and tenders.
  • Created standard progress claims.
Chris van Vuuren | 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

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Pricing Details

Benchmark Estimating Software

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Benchmark Estimating Software 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

Benchmark Estimating Software
10.0
Navisworks
9.4

Likelihood to Renew

Benchmark Estimating Software
9.0
Navisworks

Support Rating

Benchmark Estimating Software
9.5
Navisworks
7.4

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