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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Bim360

Field use is extremely helpful. it saves a lot of phone calls with questions back to the office. When 2 trades need to coordinate who has to move, it is a great tool for the conversation and speed of coming up with a solution that benefits everyone. It keeps the decision easy for who needs to relocate.
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Newforma Project Center

Newforma is a great tool to collaborate with large teams and between firms. It allows for great documentation of transfers, activities, and other procedural aspects of projects that require collaboration between disciplines, for example, MEP, electrical, architectural and technology. For internal use, Newforma has been great for communications tracking and archival, as well as for record-keeping of all the users in a team or number of teams. Many great options are features are unused due to a lack of training or exposure to them, for example, the graphical viewers that can preview CAD, Revit, and other formats, or the markup tool available with the desktop client.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Productivity

Bim360
6.8
Newforma Project Center
8.0
Plan distribution & viewing
Bim360
7.7
Newforma Project Center
8.0
Plan markups & sharing
Bim360
7.0
Newforma Project Center
6.4
Issue tracking & punchlists
Bim360
6.9
Newforma Project Center
7.7
Photo documentation
Bim360
6.6
Newforma Project Center
8.5
Jobsite reports
Bim360
6.8
Newforma Project Center
10.0
Document sharing
Bim360
6.3
Newforma Project Center
9.3
RFI tools
Bim360
6.2
Newforma Project Center
10.0
Collaboration & approvals
Bim360
7.1
Newforma Project Center
8.5
As-built drawings
Bim360
6.5
Newforma Project Center
8.5
Mobile app
Bim360
7.4
Newforma Project Center
3.0
Submittal design and management
Bim360
6.3
Newforma Project Center

Pros

Bim360

  • Provide access to updated contract drawings on the iPad and desktop applications.
  • BIM collaboration with Revit files.
  • Drawings load very fast.
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Newforma Project Center

  • Newforma sits on top of our previous filing system (Windows Explorer). This was very important to us because we didn't have to change the project numbering system in order to fit Newforma's design. Also, if we were to decide we didn't like it, we could easily revert back to our previous methods.
  • Newforma does a great job of indexing information, making searches much easier by being able to use keywords instead of knowing the exact file location. No more traversing through countless folders before finding what you need.
  • Newforma keeps a read receipt for everything that you submit through it for issue tracking, and keeps an easy to read record of your workflow.
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Cons

Bim360

  • Bim360 is extremely unintuitive and frequently confusing to end users.
  • There are multiple avenues of sharing and collaboration for models and information. The advantages/disadvantages of each and how to perform even the most basic of tasks requires extensive training and mentoring for even the most advanced of users.
  • There are many enormous limitations and constraints to BIM 360 that are not immediately obvious and even contrary to published marketing materials and even product naming.
  • Development cycles of the product are seemingly monthly, but incredibly minor. This makes the desperately-needed and glaringly obvious massive usability, capability, and performance improvements into deal-breakers and hair pulling events. Change cannot come fast enough.
  • There are no integrations into Microsoft's Azure AD SSO or other 3rd party SSOs available for SMBs. This makes the provided MFA a huge headache for all SMBs.
  • There are no integrations into the Microsoft 365 ecosystem for SharePoint/OneDrive or Outlook. This is desperately needed for most organizations using Bim360.
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Newforma Project Center

  • This was primarily an email archiving solution, but we're pushing forward with trying to integrate it with more of our business solutions to make it part of a suite of packages.
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Support

Bim360

Bim360 6.0
Based on 2 answers
AutoDesk support is slow and if you are not an enterprise customer they will likely tell you to go to forums and post for help pushing the support on the high-level end-users (some of which are AutoDesk employees). I haven't actually had issues requiring support with docs altough there are some features I wish it had
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Newforma Project Center

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Bim360

The saving in reduced field changes/mistakes quickly paid for the license plus some. The software allows for easy data collection, especially at project completion for field software by checklist creation. Furthermore, the internal punch-list tracking, tracking completion lists and punch lists created for us by others is optimal compared to the competition. We chose Bim360 over other options due to its ability to import out of other software programs directly into the system, adding reports in one location and then distributing it to subcontractors and internally from there to fix deficiencies. It does the tracking, importing, markups of pictures and document viewing well and fulfills our needs.
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Newforma Project Center

Newforma provides many tools for organizing and archiving project information of various formats. Its ability to search communications is often used by our team. The desktop application is great for internal organization and the web interface provides the basic tools for collaboration and project management between teams of collaborating organizations. This is beneficial to the A/E and construction industries for document control.
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Return on Investment

Bim360

  • We are able to complete a design quicker.
  • The fact that your files are not on your servers. Anytime that the Autodesk servers go down you are down; it does not happen very often but when it does there is nothing you can do about it except wait.
  • Because of how BIM360 licensing is setup it does force you to manage the personnel on a project closer. This can at times be viewed as a negative but in the long run is positive because with better management comes better profit.
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Newforma Project Center

  • Saved countless hours archiving emails and other data.
  • Reduced paper filing by going more digital.
  • Our employees now have an easy to use search tool to find the data they need.
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Pricing Details

Bim360

General

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

Newforma Project Center

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Bim360
7.3
Newforma Project Center
8.4

Support

Bim360
6.0
Newforma Project Center

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