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Score 6.6 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management

Construction Project & Field Management

7.3

Bimx

73%
8.7

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

87%
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect ranks higher in 11/11 features

Plan distribution & viewing

7.0
70%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
6 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

6.0
60%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
7 Ratings

Document sharing

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
4 Ratings

Mobile app

9.0
90%
1 Rating
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Issue tracking & punchlists

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Photo documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Jobsite reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Collaboration & approvals

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

As-built drawings

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Submittal design and management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Change orders

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Estimating

Bimx

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.6

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

96%
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Job costing

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Cost databases

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cost calculator

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Bid creation

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Bimx

80%
1 Rating
9.7

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

97%
9 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.0

Bimx

80%
1 Rating
10.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

100%
2 Ratings

Usability

Bimx

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

100%
1 Rating

Availability

Bimx

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

100%
1 Rating

Performance

Bimx

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Bimx

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

90%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Bimx

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

100%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

Bimx

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Graphisoft

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.
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ConstructConnect

I use PlanSwift for all my projects - it has just cut my time by a major percentage when it comes to quantifying a blueprint. At times there are funky areas, which are just hard to calculate on paper. It also has a great tool for scaling according to the dimensions, so if a drawing is missing a scale, you can always allot a scale by giving directions and then marking the points. I use this tool to check the scale as well - sometimes the drawings say something but the scale if off and you are left with an incorrect take-off. The dimension tool is a good way to check that. We don't use it much for pricing purposes though, we have found other software which are more robust when it comes to estimation, but we can see using PlanSwift for pricing sometime in the future.
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Pros

Graphisoft

  • (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
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ConstructConnect

  • Easy to use and intuitive.
  • Accurate data to use for projects, allowing for a central hub for all teams to work from.
  • It's a central stop from take off and plan review all the way to plugging numbers into our estimating.
  • The ability to link through SharePoint, which always access from any user and location.
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Cons

Graphisoft

  • 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.
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ConstructConnect

  • Submittals are not user friendly in PlanGrid. In fact, this is the one feature we would like to see improved.
  • Billing is based on how many users you have. It would be very nice if they would do it based on revenue or other factors such as other programs do.
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Pricing Details

Bimx

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Bimx 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

    PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

    Starting Price

    $1,595 per installation

    Editions & Modules

    PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Standard15951

    Footnotes

    1. per installation

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Graphisoft

    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.
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    ConstructConnect

    It's become the go to program for our takeoffs. We have tried others but this is the simplest.
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    Usability

    Graphisoft

    No answers on this topic

    ConstructConnect

    Plan Swift is a user friendly program that makes takeoffs easy to perform. Not a whole lot of knowledge or skill is required.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Graphisoft

    No answers on this topic

    ConstructConnect

    Never had an issue
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    Performance

    Graphisoft

    No answers on this topic

    ConstructConnect

    Plan Swift is only as fast as your computer system and internet
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    Support Rating

    Graphisoft

    No answers on this topic

    ConstructConnect

    I have called once needing support. I was asking about the "compare" tool to compare different versions. They told be about their desktop app and I downloaded. They answered quickly, you could understand them, and they took care of my question
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    Implementation Rating

    Graphisoft

    No answers on this topic

    ConstructConnect

    just know what use you want to get out of it. In our case it was just to do area take offs.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Graphisoft

    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.
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    ConstructConnect

    Bluebeam is amazing and can accomplish any take-off needs, but you will spend much more time creating your conditions and take off items. It is not as user-friendly as PlanSwift. OST (On screen takeoff). This product is by far better than PlanSwift, as it is amazingly easy to use. However, it is much more expensive. Cloud-based takeoff software -- this kind of software is difficult for me to use because of how slow the pages load and navigate. It's hard to beat that from PlanSwift or OST.
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    Scalability

    Graphisoft

    No answers on this topic

    ConstructConnect

    Several of our departments can use the take off feature to assist them in their job responsibilities.
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    Return on Investment

    Graphisoft

    • 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.
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    ConstructConnect

    • The estimators' productivity is greatly increased, I do takeoffs in less than half the time with more accuracy and detail captured.
    • Easy sharing of what was taken off, I'm able to ensure everything is captured.
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