Constellation HomeBuilder Systems vs. Trimble SysQue

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
Score 10.0 out of 10
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Constellation HomeBuilder Systems headquartered in Markham offers BuildTopia, an integrated residential construction managment platform providing scheduling & estimating, sales management and CRM, accounting, and BI.N/A
Trimble SysQue
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Trimble SysQue is a software design software which enables designers and contractors to design in Autodesk Revit with real-world, manufacturing-specific MEP content that is ready for fabrication.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Reporting & Analytics
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Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
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Ratings
Trimble SysQue
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Data exportability00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Construction Project & Field Management
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Trimble SysQue
9.4
3 Ratings
23% above category average
Plan distribution & viewing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Plan markups & sharing00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Collaboration & approvals00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
As-built drawings00 Ratings9.73 Ratings
Submittal design and management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Estimating
Comparison of Estimating features of Product A and Product B
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
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Trimble SysQue
9.3
3 Ratings
13% above category average
Takeoff tools00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Job costing00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Cost databases00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Cost calculator00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Constellation HomeBuilder SystemsTrimble SysQue
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Constellation HomeBuilder SystemsTrimble SysQue
Likelihood to Recommend
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
BuildTopia is ideal for bringing all components of the sales and construction process together for any homebuilder. If you're looking for a platform that also incorporates a robust CRM component, which is key for strong sales efforts, you'll likely need to utilize another platform in conjunction with BT for the best results
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Trimble
For drawing plumbing where you are usually not needing any kind of taps it does really well. Once you become familiar with it, you can draw underground really quickly. Their water closet carrier families are great! Being able to draw a restroom skid with such a high level of detail is a definite plus. Also, being able to create point files easily since their hangers, floor drains, and cleanouts have the points embedded in them. For a small BIM department I think Trimble SysQue is a good option. They manage the database and you can send a request in for more content if it is needed. For larger BIM departments or people that are doing cloud spooling with Stratus or MSuite it becomes more problematic especially on the mechanical side with needing to use taps and the functionality of them being less than stellar. Larger BIM departments are usually able to have a person manage their database internally and that helps keep the content parameters consistent. Most MEP Fabrication content that I have used does very well with taps and the piping is able to be run quickly and does not need to be processed.
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Pros
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
  • BuildTopia excels at contract management. Every part of the contract process is able to be managed electronically from initial signing to closing, and can even handle more special cases like contingencies.
  • BuildTopia manages all of our construction efforts well. All of our floorplans are pre-build in the system, so all we have to do is go in an build out the construction schedule from a pre-made template, and make any alterations from there.
  • The selections process is always a headache, but BuildTopia makes it pretty painless. Everything is loaded right in to the system while making selections with the client, and more detailed things, like non-standard options, are easy to load in and process.
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Trimble
  • It allows Contractors to use Revit with Spooling functions.
  • The database of millions of native Revit Families.
  • Excellent support from Trimble.
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Cons
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
  • Requests for platform enhancements, while easy to submit and get approved, are slow to be turned around...often a year or more passes before they're implemented.
  • BuiltTopia, while good for sales and construction, is missing one large thing...a CRM component. The system allows you to manage clients and prospects, but options for email marketing and other CRM-related efforts are lacking.
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Trimble
  • The ability to erase points that have been written to a TFL file would be a great addition.
  • Fitting to fitting placement can act up from time to time.
  • I think that the spooling can continue to improve.
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Alternatives Considered
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
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Trimble
Benchmark Fabrication MEP
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Return on Investment
Constellation HomeBuilder Systems
  • Overall, our company has saved money by being able to shut down all the various platforms we were using for different departments and transition to just BuildTopia.
  • Company efforts are more efficient, with all pertinent information being in one place and able to be viewed by everyone as needed.
  • Efforts of the sales team are better able to be managed and reviewed from afar whereas we only had physical paper trails before.
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Trimble
  • It has allowed us to produce high level detailed models
  • It gives us the ability to produce point files that aid in a speedier layout process for the field.
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