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Likelihood to Recommend

iTWO costX

We are not aware of another software that has fully integrated take-off, subcontractor comparison, estimating and reporting besides CostX.
Joshua Wallace | 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

Asset Management

iTWO costX
Navisworks
8.0
Tracking of all physical assets
iTWO costX
Navisworks
8.0

Reporting & Analytics

iTWO costX
Navisworks
8.3
Standard reports
iTWO costX
Navisworks
8.0
Custom reports
iTWO costX
Navisworks
9.0
Data exportability
iTWO costX
Navisworks
8.0

Construction Project & Field Management

iTWO costX
Navisworks
8.4
Plan distribution & viewing
iTWO costX
Navisworks
8.6
Plan markups & sharing
iTWO costX
Navisworks
8.1
Issue tracking & punchlists
iTWO costX
Navisworks
8.9
Photo documentation
iTWO costX
Navisworks
8.2
Jobsite reports
iTWO costX
Navisworks
6.6
Document sharing
iTWO costX
Navisworks
7.9
RFI tools
iTWO costX
Navisworks
4.7
Collaboration & approvals
iTWO costX
Navisworks
9.0
As-built drawings
iTWO costX
Navisworks
9.0
Mobile app
iTWO costX
Navisworks
7.4
Submittal design and management
iTWO costX
Navisworks
9.5
Checklists
iTWO costX
Navisworks
9.5
Specifications
iTWO costX
Navisworks
10.0
Change orders
iTWO costX
Navisworks
10.0

Estimating

iTWO costX
Navisworks
8.1
Takeoff tools
iTWO costX
Navisworks
7.4
Job costing
iTWO costX
Navisworks
9.5
Cost databases
iTWO costX
Navisworks
9.5
Cost calculator
iTWO costX
Navisworks
8.4
Bid creation
iTWO costX
Navisworks
5.7

Pros

iTWO costX

  • Allows multiple users to work on the same estimate at once. This is huge!! Not only can we team up on a project that has a quick deadline but we can also simultaneously collaborate on database updates.
  • Performs your takeoff on CAD drawings or vector PDFs. Your typical takeoff software does takeoff on an unintelligent PDF. I say unintelligent because the process you go through is simply to trace the boundaries of your shape. This is time-consuming and can lead to mistakes. With CostX your cursor will stick to the line lines and takeoff the exact measurement. This has cut our takeoff time by 75%. The best part is that this is done in the same software as your estimating software. There are a few software's that have takeoff and estimating in one but CostX is the only one the provides CAD smart takeoff.
  • CostX is a lot like Excel. You have the flexibility to set up your workbooks the way your project team thinks. For example, ours is set up to evaluate labor in two ways; productivity (man-hours per widget) or crew hours (3 guys for two days for a given activity).
  • Reports are very flexible and the report writers is much easier than Crystal reports.
  • If you subscribe to the full version of CostX this provides the most powerful feature of them all......Auto-Revisioning. This function will compare two sets of drawings, identify the changes on a color coded drawing, ask for you to approve the changes and then update your estimate and takeoff. You can even use this to produce custom print outs for RFI's show your design team what changed.
  • Your estimating workbooks are live-linked to your takeoff. As you make adjustments to your takeoff your estimate updates accordingly. The workbook has color coded text to hep your team understand whats behind your estimate; Black = manually input, Blue = rates linked to database, and Green = quantity linked to take-off.
  • Full integrated subcontractor comparison. We use to do this in excel to compare multiple bidders across every division.
  • This is also color coded for a streamlined review process; green = quote, blue = estimate, purple = plug, and orange = other.
  • Built in error checking notifies you if you forgot to normalize an item on your subcontractor comparison.
  • In the near future the software will be available online allowing you to use remotely.
Joshua Wallace | 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

iTWO costX

  • Display your cost element summary(labor, material, sub, equipment, other) before you get to reporting.
Joshua Wallace | 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

Support Rating

iTWO costX

No score
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Navisworks

Navisworks 7.4
Based on 11 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

Alternatives Considered

iTWO costX

We are not aware of another software that has fully integrated take-off, subcontractor comparison, estimating and reporting besides CostX.
Joshua Wallace | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navisworks

Navisworks is a master tool if we want to do any 3D model coordination with any trade of a building. It allows us to view our model content with all elements to visualize and understand for certain where our design stands in terms of accuracy and how all things can be assembled on site. Navisworks also comes with a lot of additional tools to make BIM process easy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

iTWO costX

  • The software is a better value compared to Timberline & On-Screen Take-off combined. We are calculating a 6 year ROI.
Joshua Wallace | TrustRadius Reviewer

Navisworks

  • It helps in coordination on BIM projects. We have had major project coordination saving millions on jobs.
  • Helps us win more projects as we can coordinate them
  • Used to use the animation tools for site logistics. Now we use game engines.
Lennart Andersson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

iTWO costX

General

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

iTWO costX Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Pricing is determined by a number of factors. For example, would you want to use BIM or just 2D? Do you need estimating spreadsheets and report generation? Would you want to buy 100 copies or just one? If you send in a sales enquiry to sales.int@rib-software.com, we’ll be able to send you through a quote that will meet your requirements.

Navisworks

General

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

Navisworks Editions & Modules

Edition
Simulate$115.001
Manage$285.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

iTWO costX
10.0
Navisworks
9.4

Support Rating

iTWO costX
Navisworks
7.4

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