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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

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

Bimx
7.3
Revit
8.0
Plan distribution & viewing
Bimx
7.0
Revit
8.4
Plan markups & sharing
Bimx
6.0
Revit
7.8
Document sharing
Bimx
7.0
Revit
7.8
Mobile app
Bimx
9.0
Revit
7.8
Issue tracking & punchlists
Bimx
Revit
8.0
Photo documentation
Bimx
Revit
7.5
Jobsite reports
Bimx
Revit
8.1
RFI tools
Bimx
Revit
7.7
Collaboration & approvals
Bimx
Revit
7.9
As-built drawings
Bimx
Revit
8.2
Submittal design and management
Bimx
Revit
9.0

Estimating

Bimx
Revit
7.7
Takeoff tools
Bimx
Revit
7.8
Job costing
Bimx
Revit
7.6
Cost databases
Bimx
Revit
7.8
Cost calculator
Bimx
Revit
7.6
Bid creation
Bimx
Revit
7.8

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

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

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

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

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

Revit

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Bimx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 7.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Support Rating

Bimx

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 7.6
Based on 8 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

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

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

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

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

Bimx

General

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

Revit

General

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

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