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Score 5.1 out of 100
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Score 8.7 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

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

Construction Project & Field Management

ProjectWise
7.4
Revit
9.1
Plan distribution & viewing
ProjectWise
8.0
Revit
8.6
Plan markups & sharing
ProjectWise
8.0
Revit
8.5
Issue tracking & punchlists
ProjectWise
7.0
Revit
8.5
Photo documentation
ProjectWise
7.0
Revit
8.7
Jobsite reports
ProjectWise
7.0
Revit
9.1
Document sharing
ProjectWise
5.2
Revit
7.7
RFI tools
ProjectWise
9.0
Revit
8.4
Collaboration & approvals
ProjectWise
8.0
Revit
8.6
As-built drawings
ProjectWise
7.0
Revit
9.3
Submittal design and management
ProjectWise
8.0
Revit
9.7
Mobile app
ProjectWise
Revit
8.9
Checklists
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Meeting Minutes
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Specifications
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Change orders
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0

Estimating

ProjectWise
7.6
Revit
8.9
Takeoff tools
ProjectWise
8.0
Revit
8.2
Job costing
ProjectWise
7.0
Revit
8.7
Cost databases
ProjectWise
8.0
Revit
9.3
Cost calculator
ProjectWise
7.0
Revit
8.8
Bid creation
ProjectWise
8.0
Revit
9.5

Human Resource Management

ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Employee demographic data
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Employment history
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Job profiles and administration
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Organizational charting
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Organization and location management
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0

Payroll Management

ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Pay calculation
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Support for external payroll vendors
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Benefit plan administration
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Direct deposit files
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Reimbursement management
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0

Asset Management

ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Tracking of all physical assets
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0

Reporting & Analytics

ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Dashboards
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Standard reports
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Custom reports
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0
Data exportability
ProjectWise
Revit
10.0

Pros

ProjectWise

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

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

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

ProjectWise

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

ProjectWise

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

ProjectWise

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

ProjectWise

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

ProjectWise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 7.8
Based on 12 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

ProjectWise

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

ProjectWise

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

ProjectWise

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

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

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

ProjectWise

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

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

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

ProjectWise

General

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

ProjectWise Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Revit

General

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

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

ProjectWise
1.4
Revit
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

ProjectWise
Revit
10.0

Usability

ProjectWise
Revit
6.0

Reliability and Availability

ProjectWise
Revit
10.0

Performance

ProjectWise
Revit
8.0

Support Rating

ProjectWise
Revit
7.8

In-Person Training

ProjectWise
Revit
9.0

Online Training

ProjectWise
Revit
5.0

Implementation Rating

ProjectWise
Revit
8.0

Scalability

ProjectWise
Revit
8.0

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