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CMiC Construction Platform

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Likelihood to Recommend

Bimx

As an ARCHICAD user, this is almost a no-brainer. BIMx is included (although there are some paying options) and works well out-of-the-box. There is little to setup from the ARCHICAD side. You prepare a set of layouts/views and can publish the model on Ine go. The free version focuses on the 3D-model viewer. You publish an interactive model and can walk through it. With the PRO version, you also can publish the "Hyper-Model" - an integration of 2D and 3D views. If you are looking at tuning your own interactivity, e.g. in precisely defining what can happen and what information to show, you cannot customize BIMx that way. You have to look at alternatives, such as game engines or other 3D visualization software.
Stefan Boeykens | TrustRadius Reviewer

CMiC Construction Platform

Whether it's in the field, or in the office, the CMiC Construction Platform is well suited for daily project management of construction projects. From a project inception, to project closeout, the tools and modules available will help keep your project running smoothly. All aspects of the construction process can be tracked and accessed for real time information. CMiC is a very robust program and we haven't explored all of the modules that are available to us at this point
Caloub Huttash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Bimx
7.3
CMiC Construction Platform
6.1
Plan distribution & viewing
Bimx
7.0
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Plan markups & sharing
Bimx
6.0
CMiC Construction Platform
4.7
Document sharing
Bimx
7.0
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
Mobile app
Bimx
9.0
CMiC Construction Platform
5.4
Issue tracking & punchlists
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Photo documentation
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Jobsite reports
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
RFI tools
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
Collaboration & approvals
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
6.6
As-built drawings
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Submittal design and management
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
Checklists
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
Meeting Minutes
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Specifications
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
Change orders
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0

Human Resource Management

Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
Employee demographic data
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
7.1
Employment history
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
7.3
Job profiles and administration
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
6.1
Organizational charting
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
Organization and location management
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
4.9

Payroll Management

Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Pay calculation
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
Support for external payroll vendors
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
4.5
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
Benefit plan administration
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Direct deposit files
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
7.3
Salary revision and increment management
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
6.1
Reimbursement management
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7

Asset Management

Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Tracking of all physical assets
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3

Reporting & Analytics

Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
Dashboards
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
Standard reports
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
5.4
Custom reports
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
Data exportability
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0

Estimating

Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
6.6
Takeoff tools
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
5.5
Job costing
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
7.1
Cost databases
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
7.1
Cost calculator
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
Bid creation
Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3

Pros

Bimx

  • (Almost) one-click export from ARCHICAD model to interactive app
  • Flexible navigation - walk, fly, orbit... with good touch gestures on mobile app
  • Rich view - especially with the interactive linking of 3D model and 2D drawings
  • Decent graphical quality - especially with the GI pre-calculated
Stefan Boeykens | TrustRadius Reviewer

CMiC Construction Platform

  • It integrates many aspects of project management into one location.
  • It produces easy to understand reports that incorporate financial aspects of the project so that costs and profit can be calculated in real-time rather than as a lagging indicator.
  • Document management is housed within the project, reducing the number of locations and the need for additional cloud storage to maintain project documentation.
  • CMiC customer assistance is prompt and helpful.
Amanda Leffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Bimx

  • It is an out-of-the-box solution for end-users. There is almost no customization possible (e.g. API for developers)
  • Pricing is a bit confusing with two options for in-app purchase (PRO and Share a Model) and the separate Desktop Viewer
  • Android version takes a long time to get updated to iOS version
  • Only for ARCHICAD users. No other software is supported.
Stefan Boeykens | TrustRadius Reviewer

CMiC Construction Platform

  • Entering a code of the vendor instead of the company name while recording an invoice takes time and seems counter intuitive
  • Editing an invoice created through Image Management on the AP side is limited to description and address field. When changing the rest (invoice# or a date or an amount) - the whole trace of who entered/submitted/approved disappears. The way it works now is: deleting an invoice from the batch, locating it through Registry/invoice search, unsubmitting it, making changes, submitting, adding back to batch - time consuming
  • In Multiple distribution pop up window, when entering a new invoice, I'd make the field "Company" to be autofilled once "Job" is entered. It takes time to memorize what job number belongs to what company.
  • There is only web version available and it is limited compare to a desktop client. For instance I can only make one change at a time and save it. Multiple changes don't get saved in one click
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Bimx

Bimx 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Most people using it are thrilled about it. But our use of ARCHICAD in projects is (alas) a bit limited, especially compared with the attention for Revit with our clients. And as an ARCHICAD teacher, I have to remember to keep introducing it as it is accepted well with most users.
Stefan Boeykens | TrustRadius Reviewer

CMiC Construction Platform

CMiC Construction Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I like the functionality of CMiC; however, there are always going to be "opportunities" that we encounter to get corrected
Laurie Smithson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Bimx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

CMiC Construction Platform

CMiC Construction Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Great for the system with a little difficulty with security
Laurie Smithson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Bimx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

CMiC Construction Platform

CMiC Construction Platform 6.2
Based on 82 answers
They are quick to respond to tickets. Once problems are identified, it takes too long for solutions to be implemented unless the mission is critical. It seems that issues on the enterprise side get all the attention because they have to deal with money but solutions for the Field and Document management side are slow to come.This past Thursday we noticed a flurry of tickets being closed with incomplete answers or non-answer answers like the techs were being pressured to reduce the number of open tickets
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Bimx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

CMiC Construction Platform

CMiC Construction Platform 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Lots of confusion between sales and implementation regarding what was included and not included...the security encountered a "bug" and made it extremely difficult to set up roles and individual responsibilities
Laurie Smithson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Bimx

Direct publishing to a 3D model can be done with a few other tools, but if (and only if) you are using ARCHICAD, it is the easiest to use.For Revit users, there is more choice, including Revit Live or some online model-viewers and publishers.For full custom interactivity, you have to look at e.g. Unity3D or Unreal where you can include and extend endlessly, but you will lack the ease of BIMx. You'd also have to look for good similar navigation. Especially the link between 2D views and 3D model sections is hard to beat. But in that context, if you want to e.g. allow users to choose design alternatives, select another material or include animations and sound, this is not possible in BIMx.
Stefan Boeykens | TrustRadius Reviewer

CMiC Construction Platform

It has been many years since we evaluated something else. Feature wise, CMiC [Construction Platform] is robust. Smaller user base, but is a solid platform. As mentioned, their testing on new releases could be greatly improved upon. It doesn't feel as polished as some more widely used system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Bimx

  • As our business is consultancy, it is mainly the benefit of our clients using BIMx. They are consistently thrilled about it.
  • Its main success is ease of sharing models with clients, contractors but usually in one direction > viewing the model from the designer
  • As the software has had numerous changes throughout the years, including feature removal for the Desktop version, it sometimes difficult to understand what the current feature set actually is.
  • I would look at BIMx as an easy-to-use solution. As long as its feature set appeal, it is simple to integrate. But there is no customization.
  • Graphisoft has stated numerous times that they see BIMx evolving in the future as a more broad document and model sharing and collaboration tool. Only some of that is currently implemented.
Stefan Boeykens | TrustRadius Reviewer

CMiC Construction Platform

  • Better project visibility, surely. I can step into a former project and see how well/poorly it was run.
  • Forecasting underway - nearly complete with year 2.
  • Cost status tracking - this has been valuable, especially when figuring out how much of a liquid budget is left over.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Bimx

General

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

CMiC Construction Platform

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Bimx
8.0
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5

Likelihood to Renew

Bimx
8.0
CMiC Construction Platform
8.0

Usability

Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
8.0

Support Rating

Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2

Implementation Rating

Bimx
CMiC Construction Platform
6.0

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