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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ProjectWise

If you need something more than just a file server, my advice: try it, if you like it use it, if you find it is slowing you down try ANY of the many other products out there.

It is capable, it is highly developed, it is better than a file server, but it is not streamlined and is in need of a major overhaul for an acceptable 21st century user experience. I personally have threatened to quit my job if we changed from our current document management system to ProjectWise, this is not because ProjectWise is not a good product, it is because I just want to be able to do my job without wasting time fighting the system.
Johnathon Page | 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

ProjectWise
7.4
Navisworks
8.4
Plan distribution & viewing
ProjectWise
8.0
Navisworks
8.6
Plan markups & sharing
ProjectWise
8.0
Navisworks
8.1
Issue tracking & punchlists
ProjectWise
7.0
Navisworks
8.9
Photo documentation
ProjectWise
7.0
Navisworks
8.2
Jobsite reports
ProjectWise
7.0
Navisworks
6.6
Document sharing
ProjectWise
5.2
Navisworks
7.9
RFI tools
ProjectWise
9.0
Navisworks
4.7
Collaboration & approvals
ProjectWise
8.0
Navisworks
9.0
As-built drawings
ProjectWise
7.0
Navisworks
9.0
Submittal design and management
ProjectWise
8.0
Navisworks
9.5
Mobile app
ProjectWise
Navisworks
7.4
Checklists
ProjectWise
Navisworks
9.5
Specifications
ProjectWise
Navisworks
10.0
Change orders
ProjectWise
Navisworks
10.0

Estimating

ProjectWise
7.6
Navisworks
8.1
Takeoff tools
ProjectWise
8.0
Navisworks
7.4
Job costing
ProjectWise
7.0
Navisworks
9.5
Cost databases
ProjectWise
8.0
Navisworks
9.5
Cost calculator
ProjectWise
7.0
Navisworks
8.4
Bid creation
ProjectWise
8.0
Navisworks
5.7

Asset Management

ProjectWise
Navisworks
8.0
Tracking of all physical assets
ProjectWise
Navisworks
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

ProjectWise
Navisworks
8.3
Standard reports
ProjectWise
Navisworks
8.0
Custom reports
ProjectWise
Navisworks
9.0
Data exportability
ProjectWise
Navisworks
8.0

Pros

ProjectWise

  • Enables file sharing
  • Version control of design documents
  • Collaboration between teams around thew globe
Arun Antony | 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

ProjectWise

  • It's worse than a virus, it WILL get into every part of your system, with the only way to get rid of it is to do a full system format.
  • Integration is dependent on if Bentley wishes to support your software.
  • DMS system, it just makes it incompatible with native programs unless you have integration, which is at Bentley's discretion for support, exporting to your system is a work around, though this takes significant time to export and to re-teach PW linked file locations when you reimport it.
  • Clunky user interface, if you want to work on more than 1 file at a time expect to be at least 50-80% slower.
  • a Labyrinth of forms that are prone to user error.
  • Interface straight out of Windows 2000, and that's generous.
  • Inability to delete or even "Recycle bin" files, this is more an admin issue but most PW instance lock out deleting files, which makes it impractical for general use.
  • Encourages unnecessary and convoluted workflows, This comes down to the Pro of "The backend is customisable," it may be customisable but this encourages system admins to write convoluted and time consuming workflows just because they can.
  • Seems to require an IT team to manage it - this probably relates to the highly customisable component.
Johnathon Page | 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

ProjectWise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

ProjectWise

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.
Johnathon Page | 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

ProjectWise

  • Positive ROI because of this best in market document sharing tool
  • All design teams in my organisation use this
  • Recommended by most of our project coordinators
Arun Antony | 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

Pricing Details

ProjectWise

General

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

ProjectWise 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

ProjectWise
1.4
Navisworks
9.4

Support Rating

ProjectWise
Navisworks
7.4

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