Bimx vs. SharpeSoft Estimator

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bimx
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
BIMx is a mobile app for Building Information Modeling, provided by GRAPHISOFT. It aims to bridge the gap between the design studio and the construction site, by providing integrated 2D and 3D building project navigation with data access from any device.N/A
SharpeSoft Estimator
Score 5.1 out of 10
N/A
SharpeSoftEstimator is a construction and estimation software offering from SharpeSoft.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
BimxSharpeSoft Estimator
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Bimx
8.7
1 Ratings
11% above category average
SharpeSoft Estimator
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Bimx
8.7
1 Ratings
14% above category average
SharpeSoft Estimator
-
Ratings
Pay calculation9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Bimx
9.3
1 Ratings
14% above category average
SharpeSoft Estimator
7.5
1 Ratings
8% below category average
Dashboards9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Standard reports10.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Custom reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
Comparison of Construction Project & Field Management features of Product A and Product B
Bimx
8.5
2 Ratings
13% above category average
SharpeSoft Estimator
1.0
1 Ratings
153% below category average
Plan distribution & viewing10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue tracking & punchlists9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Photo documentation8.01 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Jobsite reports8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document sharing8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
RFI tools9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
As-built drawings8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Submittal design and management8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Checklists9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Meeting Minutes8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Specifications8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Change orders8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Bimx
9.0
1 Ratings
9% above category average
SharpeSoft Estimator
8.8
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Takeoff tools8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Job costing9.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Cost databases9.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost calculator9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Bid creation10.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
BimxSharpeSoft Estimator
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BimxSharpeSoft Estimator
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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SharpeSoft
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.
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Pros
Graphisoft
  • Mix functions together
  • calculate the impact of variables
  • advanced log book
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SharpeSoft
  • 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.
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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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SharpeSoft
  • 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.
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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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SharpeSoft
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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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SharpeSoft
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.
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Return on Investment
Graphisoft
  • increased the efficiency in project management
  • collaboration was improved
  • risk estimation is better viewed
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SharpeSoft
  • 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
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