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Score 6 out of 100
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Score 9.5 out of 100

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

SharpeSoft Estimator

SharpeSoft [is] designed to be a day-to-day hard-bid estimating program. It is easy to learn and use, yet very powerful. I would not recommend this product to hourly service providers.
Mark Scoccolo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Bimx
7.3
SharpeSoft Estimator
1.0
Plan distribution & viewing
Bimx
7.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Plan markups & sharing
Bimx
6.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Document sharing
Bimx
7.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Mobile app
Bimx
9.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Photo documentation
Bimx
SharpeSoft Estimator
1.0

Reporting & Analytics

Bimx
SharpeSoft Estimator
7.5
Standard reports
Bimx
SharpeSoft Estimator
7.0
Data exportability
Bimx
SharpeSoft Estimator
8.0

Estimating

Bimx
SharpeSoft Estimator
8.8
Job costing
Bimx
SharpeSoft Estimator
7.0
Cost databases
Bimx
SharpeSoft Estimator
9.0
Cost calculator
Bimx
SharpeSoft Estimator
10.0
Bid creation
Bimx
SharpeSoft Estimator
9.0

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

SharpeSoft Estimator

  • Handles complex bid formats and bid submittal structures such as using bid alternates and non-tax bid schedules.
  • This software is one of the easiest programs to learn and effectively use.
  • This software is reasonably priced, but very powerful.
  • Project support is timely, intimate, local and professional.
Mark Scoccolo | 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

SharpeSoft Estimator

  • They need to put a search bar in the item master list so you can easily find work items.
  • They could make the alternate package easier to use.
  • The should find a way to allow the user to define at least one cost type in the program.
Mark Scoccolo | 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

SharpeSoft Estimator

No score
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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

SharpeSoft Estimator

I think SharpeSoft is the best estimating product on the market for our type of work. It is reasonably priced and is very reliable. We have had very few problems with the software and the upgrades and support staff and reliable.
Mark Scoccolo | 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

SharpeSoft Estimator

  • Using SharpeSoft has grown our business by allowing us to accurately bid more projects.
  • The ease of use allows estimators of all ages to quickly become skilled at consistently bidding work
Mark Scoccolo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Bimx

General

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

SharpeSoft Estimator

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Bimx
8.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Bimx
8.0
SharpeSoft Estimator

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