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Likelihood to Recommend

CMiC Construction Platform

Whether it's in the field, or in the office, the CMiC Construction Platform is well suited for daily project management of construction projects. From a project inception, to project closeout, the tools and modules available will help keep your project running smoothly. All aspects of the construction process can be tracked and accessed for real time information. CMiC is a very robust program and we haven't explored all of the modules that are available to us at this point
Caloub Huttash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navisworks

Navisworks is a key tool if doing any 3D model coordination with other trades. It will allow you to view your model content with others to know for certain that your design is accurate and can be assembled. Navisworks also comes with a lot of additional tools to make this process easy.
Aaron James | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
Navisworks
Employee demographic data
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
Navisworks
Employment history
CMiC Construction Platform
7.2
Navisworks
Job profiles and administration
CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
Navisworks
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
Navisworks
Organizational charting
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
Navisworks
Organization and location management
CMiC Construction Platform
5.6
Navisworks
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
CMiC Construction Platform
4.9
Navisworks

Payroll Management

CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Navisworks
Pay calculation
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
Navisworks
Support for external payroll vendors
CMiC Construction Platform
4.5
Navisworks
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
Navisworks
Benefit plan administration
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Navisworks
Direct deposit files
CMiC Construction Platform
7.3
Navisworks
Salary revision and increment management
CMiC Construction Platform
6.1
Navisworks
Reimbursement management
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
Navisworks

Asset Management

CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Navisworks
Tracking of all physical assets
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Navisworks

Reporting & Analytics

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
Navisworks
Dashboards
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
Navisworks
Standard reports
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Navisworks
Custom reports
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
Navisworks
Data exportability
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
Navisworks

Construction Project & Field Management

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
Navisworks
7.3
Plan distribution & viewing
CMiC Construction Platform
5.7
Navisworks
7.9
Plan markups & sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
4.7
Navisworks
8.4
Issue tracking & punchlists
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Navisworks
8.0
Photo documentation
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Navisworks
6.3
Jobsite reports
CMiC Construction Platform
6.4
Navisworks
6.5
Document sharing
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
Navisworks
7.3
RFI tools
CMiC Construction Platform
6.9
Navisworks
5.4
Collaboration & approvals
CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
Navisworks
7.6
As-built drawings
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Navisworks
7.9
Mobile app
CMiC Construction Platform
5.3
Navisworks
6.8
Submittal design and management
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
Navisworks
8.7
Meeting Minutes
CMiC Construction Platform
5.8
Navisworks
Specifications
CMiC Construction Platform
5.9
Navisworks
Change orders
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
Navisworks

Estimating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
Navisworks
5.7
Takeoff tools
CMiC Construction Platform
5.5
Navisworks
6.0
Job costing
CMiC Construction Platform
7.0
Navisworks
7.0
Cost databases
CMiC Construction Platform
7.1
Navisworks
7.0
Cost calculator
CMiC Construction Platform
6.8
Navisworks
4.5
Bid creation
CMiC Construction Platform
6.3
Navisworks
4.0

Pros

CMiC Construction Platform

  • It integrates many aspects of project management into one location.
  • It produces easy to understand reports that incorporate financial aspects of the project so that costs and profit can be calculated in real-time rather than as a lagging indicator.
  • Document management is housed within the project, reducing the number of locations and the need for additional cloud storage to maintain project documentation.
  • CMiC customer assistance is prompt and helpful.
Amanda Leffler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navisworks

  • Model Viewing, the navigation tools are really easy to use for walking through the model, especially if viewpoints are set up for key locations.
  • The take-offs work really well and can be very quick and easy if the model was built right.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CMiC Construction Platform

  • Missing functionality on the drawing management side. See previous question.
  • Submittal module changes in R12 took away key functionality from the user. Specifically the Fabrication and Delivery fields. CMiC promises to bring this back but the process is too slow. Users have waited months to bring back functionality that was taken away.
  • Submittal module interface via collaborator and I/O email is not updating status correctly.
  • The mobile app does not allow users to change auto-generated checklist names. We have a checklist that is supposed to be used per room but the program auto-generates list names as ###-001, ###-002, etc. In the mobile app, there is no way to see a unique identifier in the list view so users have to open and close each record to find unique identifiers. There is a workaround with the web client but our field employees say its too cumbersome. They are abandoning using the web client checklists and going back to paper copies.
  • Specification extraction does not work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navisworks

  • A link to BIM 360 Model Coordination is a serious shortcoming. It used to be easy to link to models loaded to BIM 360 Glue for more in depth clash detection.
  • I would have liked the ability to export a simulation created in Navisworks to 3DS Max for a more immersive animation with decent material mapping and better animation tools.
  • I would like to be able to view/create BIM 306 Docs/Field issues directly in Navisworks. In the current workflow we have to use other file formats to work within BIM 360. It would be more productive to be able to navigate the model through Navisworks and to create viewpoints and issues from within Navisworks.
Roelie Oelofse | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CMiC Construction Platform

CMiC Construction Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I like the functionality of CMiC; however, there are always going to be "opportunities" that we encounter to get corrected
Laurie Smithson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navisworks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

CMiC Construction Platform

CMiC Construction Platform 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Great for the system with a little difficulty with security
Laurie Smithson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navisworks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

CMiC Construction Platform

CMiC Construction Platform 6.2
Based on 79 answers
It's a cumbersome platform that doesn't support plans and specs in a way utilized by most construction companies. There is no way to download a specific set (or specifically selected number) of individual drawings sheets, it doesn't package drawings in sets, the Specs function (at least as far as we've been set up for) isn't a function as much as it is a documents folder, uploading is a tedious process that gains no benefit.
Marie Roscoe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navisworks

Navisworks 7.4
Based on 9 answers
Autodesk owns Navisworks, and it seems to have a pretty good support network. A lot of the troubleshooting or support information is provided through an online database, so you most likely would not be getting any personal attention with your issues. Since there are so many users for Navisworks, there is a lot of information on the web.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

CMiC Construction Platform

CMiC Construction Platform 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Lots of confusion between sales and implementation regarding what was included and not included...the security encountered a "bug" and made it extremely difficult to set up roles and individual responsibilities
Laurie Smithson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navisworks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

CMiC Construction Platform

CMiC was the software currently in use when I joined Pence. I've used Prolog, Constructware, and Procore. All seem to have their advantages and disadvantages. If CMiC was able to mirror the user interface of Procore then this software could be amazing. A program should be very intuitive. CMiC has improved greatly over the years from the last time I used it but it's still very esoteric.
Tony Ricca | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navisworks

It can integrate many different types of file formats of all types of design including architectural, structural, interior, MEP. It has good ability to make walk through videos and make it inclusion with the timeline. Clash detection is the main feature which sets it apart from the other software. No other programs has as effective clash detection as Navisworks.
Malhar Modi, LEED AP, CMIT | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CMiC Construction Platform

  • Better project visibility, surely. I can step into a former project and see how well/poorly it was run.
  • Forecasting underway - nearly complete with year 2.
  • Cost status tracking - this has been valuable, especially when figuring out how much of a liquid budget is left over.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navisworks

  • In operations, the clash detection feature has been very positive.
  • In preconstruction/estimating, it's been positive, but I can't say there is a direct indication of a positive ROI. It does, however, help with the precon/estimating process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CMiC Construction Platform

General

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

Navisworks

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CMiC Construction Platform
6.5
Navisworks
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
Navisworks

Usability

CMiC Construction Platform
8.0
Navisworks

Support Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.2
Navisworks
7.4

Implementation Rating

CMiC Construction Platform
6.0
Navisworks

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