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Score 6.6 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Construction Project & Field Management

    7.3

    Bimx

    73%

    simPRO

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Bimx ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Plan distribution & viewing

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Plan markups & sharing

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document sharing

    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile app

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Bimx and simPRO are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    Bimx

    80%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    simPRO

    80%
    6 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.0

    Bimx

    80%
    1 Rating

    simPRO

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Bimx

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    simPRO

    90%
    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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    The simPRO Group Ltd

    Very convenient to manage jobs, quotes, and clients' profiles. There is a home for improvement for project management. So far, I am not really happy with the Gantt chart feature, it is not very customizable and we end up with another system for that. It would be also great if there was a project management dashboard where we could have an overview of the most critical projects and their status.
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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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    The simPRO Group Ltd

    • Billing: straight from a closed, complete job. Carries overall equipment, hours, takes one click to bill.
    • simPRO retains notes on all emails; notes can be entered by anyone to track communication with clients.
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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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    The simPRO Group Ltd

    • Converting quotes into projects.
    • Managing a project in an easy way and managing the labour for a job.
    • having the flexibility to manage labour days and not in just hours.
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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

      simPRO

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      simPRO 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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        The simPRO Group Ltd

        No answers on this topic

        Support Rating

        Graphisoft

        No answers on this topic

        The simPRO Group Ltd

        It is a great option for solar project management. It needs some improvements for real-time one-page reports, inventory management, scheduling and custom views. I believe these will come because they listen to their customers. I would also like to see some better training and not be expected to pay out of pocket for it.
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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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        The simPRO Group Ltd

        Motorcentral, a software that is part of Trade Me and helps car dealer to manage their stock. Based on my experience, simPRO has way more features and better customer service. Motorcentral doesn't have help to keep most tasks under one system, the only real advantage is that they integrate with the car dealer website so that the stock is always up to date.
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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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        The simPRO Group Ltd

        • Increased team collaboration.
        • Increased inventory awareness.
        • Decreased down time between jobs.
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