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Score 6.6 out of 100
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Score 1.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Bimx ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management

Construction Project & Field Management

7.3

Bimx

73%
4.2

Quick Bid

42%
Quick Bid ranks higher in 7/10 features

Plan distribution & viewing

7.0
70%
1 Rating
3.0
30%
2 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

6.0
60%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Document sharing

7.0
70%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Mobile app

9.0
90%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Issue tracking & punchlists

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Photo documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
2 Ratings

Jobsite reports

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
3 Ratings

RFI tools

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

As-built drawings

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
2 Ratings

Estimating

Bimx

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.8

Quick Bid

98%
Quick Bid ranks higher in 5/5 features

Takeoff tools

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Job costing

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Cost databases

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Cost calculator

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Bid creation

N/A
0 Ratings
9.5
95%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Quick Bid is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Bimx

80%
1 Rating
9.5

Quick Bid

95%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.0

Bimx

80%
1 Rating

Quick Bid

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

Bimx

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Quick Bid

100%
4 Ratings

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

Quick Bid is the perfect choice for anyone that wants to put together detailed estimates in a very efficient manner. We price out jobs, including everything needed, down to the screws. It allows you to be very detailed if necessary, or very general by just adding man-hours or allowances.
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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

  • We can put together assemblies that give a true representation of our costs.
  • It allows us to dial in markups in certain areas and in the project overall.
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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

  • Would like it to be a little more user friendly at startup.
  • Would like to have more support from the software customer service to see how we can use it in different departments within our company.
  • Better short-cut keys for quicker tasks.
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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

    Quick Bid

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Quick Bid 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

      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

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Graphisoft

      No answers on this topic

      ConstructConnect

      The customer support has been great. They have helped us work through any issues that have come up.
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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

      We stopped using ProEst because it was going to cloud-based storage, was getting real buggy. It was also bogging down our servers.
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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

      • Savings in time.
      • Savings in human error mistakes.
      • Ability to organize information fairly easy for internal tracking purposes.
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