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36 Ratings
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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Reporting & Analytics, Construction Project & Field Management, Estimating

Human Resource Management

9.0

ProjectWise

90%
6.2

Navisworks

62%
Navisworks ranks higher in 5/6 features

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

9.8

ProjectWise

98%
6.5

Navisworks

65%
Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 4/4 features

Dashboards

9.0
90%
1 Rating
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Standard reports

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.4
74%
2 Ratings

Custom reports

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.1
71%
2 Ratings

Data exportability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
3 Ratings

Construction Project & Field Management

8.5

ProjectWise

85%
7.2

Navisworks

72%
Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 11/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
12 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
11 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

7.0
70%
1 Rating
7.8
78%
12 Ratings

Photo documentation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.8
58%
7 Ratings

Jobsite reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
5.1
51%
6 Ratings

Document sharing

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
7.4
74%
11 Ratings

RFI tools

7.0
70%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
5 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.3
83%
12 Ratings

As-built drawings

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
8 Ratings

Submittal design and management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
5 Ratings

Checklists

9.0
90%
1 Rating
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Meeting Minutes

10.0
100%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Specifications

10.0
100%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
2 Ratings

Change orders

8.0
80%
1 Rating
6.9
69%
2 Ratings

Mobile app

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
6 Ratings

Estimating

8.5

ProjectWise

85%
6.9

Navisworks

69%
Navisworks ranks higher in 3/5 features

Job costing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
3 Ratings

Cost calculator

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
4 Ratings

Takeoff tools

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
9 Ratings

Cost databases

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
3 Ratings

Bid creation

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Payroll Management

ProjectWise

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.5

Navisworks

55%
Navisworks ranks higher in 6/6 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Asset Management

ProjectWise

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.1

Navisworks

61%
Navisworks ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Navisworks is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

5.1

ProjectWise

51%
2 Ratings
8.9

Navisworks

89%
16 Ratings

Support Rating

ProjectWise

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4

Navisworks

74%
18 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Bentley Systems

ProjectWise is good for really large projects with many team members. I would not recommend it for small projects or those with a small team of people working on them. It is best for technical people and those who plan to use it daily. There are better FTP options out there if you just want to use them for file sharing.
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Autodesk

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.
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Pros

Bentley Systems

  • It works for collaboration
  • The backend is customisable to do work that other document management systems just cannot do.
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Autodesk

  • 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.
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Cons

Bentley Systems

  • many users cannot be in the same file at the same time
  • files are not automatically freed upon closure
  • copying files to another ProjectWise folder is complicated. There is an option to copy, another to copy to, etc.
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Autodesk

  • 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.
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Pricing Details

ProjectWise

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

ProjectWise editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Navisworks

    Starting Price

    $115 Per User Per Month

    Editions & Modules

    Navisworks editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Simulate$115.001
    Manage$285.002

    Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Support Rating

    Bentley Systems

    No answers on this topic

    Autodesk

    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.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Bentley Systems

    Bentley ProjectWise from a user perspective just does not stack up to even something as simple as Dropbox. ProjectWise is powerful, it is capable, it has a ton of features. The best implementation I have seen from Projectwise is where the admins unlocked everything and let the users do as they please defeating everything it stood for and using it as a big Dropbox account, though even then the user interface couldn't be improved still causing significant workflow delays. I would reluctantly leave a good company if they implement ProjectWise, I respect that it's powerful for system admins but it sucks for users. This means 2-10% of what it is used for is well designed while the other 98-90% of its functions are just bogged down by a lack of development in its user interface and I say this as someone who has periodically used it over the last 10 years and seen no effective improvement in usability. Bentley ProjectWise was one of the first I believe to do this type of system, but as is common with being the first is you don't keep up with the times and bring a lot of baggage with you.
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    Autodesk

    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.
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    Return on Investment

    Bentley Systems

    • It has saved us time in archiving and versioning documents
    • It has saved us effort in backing up files and restoring them when mistakes are made
    • It has had an overall positive impact on our bottom line by helping with file sharing and collaboration
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    Autodesk

    • 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.
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