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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%
6.6

Revit

66%
Revit ranks higher in 6/7 features

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.4
64%
3 Ratings

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
4 Ratings

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
4 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
4 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
4 Ratings

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
6.3
63%
4 Ratings

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
5 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

9.8

ProjectWise

98%
7.0

Revit

70%
Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 4/4 features

Dashboards

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.3
63%
6 Ratings

Standard reports

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
6 Ratings

Custom reports

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
6 Ratings

Data exportability

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.2
72%
7 Ratings

Construction Project & Field Management

8.5

ProjectWise

85%
7.2

Revit

72%
Bentley ProjectWise ranks higher in 11/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.4
74%
42 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
37 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

7.0
70%
1 Rating
6.8
68%
27 Ratings

Photo documentation

7.0
70%
1 Rating
5.6
56%
18 Ratings

Jobsite reports

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
14 Ratings

Document sharing

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
8.5
85%
39 Ratings

RFI tools

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
20 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
38 Ratings

As-built drawings

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.6
76%
42 Ratings

Submittal design and management

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.1
71%
19 Ratings

Checklists

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
6 Ratings

Meeting Minutes

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Specifications

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
8 Ratings

Change orders

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.2
72%
7 Ratings

Mobile app

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
16 Ratings

Estimating

8.5

ProjectWise

85%
7.5

Revit

75%
Revit ranks higher in 3/5 features

Job costing

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
25 Ratings

Cost calculator

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.6
66%
20 Ratings

Takeoff tools

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
31 Ratings

Cost databases

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
19 Ratings

Bid creation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
14 Ratings

Payroll Management

ProjectWise

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.6

Revit

76%
Revit ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
4 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
4 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
3 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
4 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
4 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
3 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Asset Management

ProjectWise

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.3

Revit

73%
Revit ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
4 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

5.1

ProjectWise

51%
2 Ratings
8.6

Revit

86%
46 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

ProjectWise

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Revit

100%
1 Rating

Usability

ProjectWise

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Revit

60%
2 Ratings

Availability

ProjectWise

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Revit

100%
1 Rating

Performance

ProjectWise

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Revit

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

ProjectWise

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2

Revit

72%
15 Ratings

In-Person Training

ProjectWise

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Revit

90%
1 Rating

Online Training

ProjectWise

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Revit

50%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

ProjectWise

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Revit

80%
1 Rating

Configurability

ProjectWise

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Revit

50%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

ProjectWise

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Revit

50%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

ProjectWise

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Revit

80%
1 Rating

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

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
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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

  • 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.
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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

  • 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.
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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

    Revit

    Starting Price

    $305 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Revit editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Monthly3051
    1-Year2,4252
    3-Year6,5503

    Footnotes

    1. per month
    2. per year
    3. per 3 years

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing available for monthly, annual, or 3-year subscriptions. Longer subscriptions offer greater discounts.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Bentley Systems

    No answers on this topic

    Autodesk

    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
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    Usability

    Bentley Systems

    No answers on this topic

    Autodesk

    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.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Bentley Systems

    No answers on this topic

    Autodesk

    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
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    Performance

    Bentley Systems

    No answers on this topic

    Autodesk

    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
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    Support Rating

    Bentley Systems

    No answers on this topic

    Autodesk

    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.
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    In-Person Training

    Bentley Systems

    No answers on this topic

    Autodesk

    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.
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    Online Training

    Bentley Systems

    No answers on this topic

    Autodesk

    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
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    Implementation Rating

    Bentley Systems

    No answers on this topic

    Autodesk

    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
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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

    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.
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    Scalability

    Bentley Systems

    No answers on this topic

    Autodesk

    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
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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'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.
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