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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

NoteVault

It's is absolutely well suited for all daily reporting/documentation needs, also since it essentially 'self archives' you can revisit past projects by logging into the admin panel faster than going to my own archived job files. It saved our skin by documenting where a bad GC Superintendent had been giving false information to the office, and we were able to prove our conditions/progress and alleviate the issue. It's very well suited for large projects, and ongoing projects. A bit less suited for small fast service type projects. We keep one 'service' job open to document the fast turn over stuff to alleviate that issue.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Navisworks
7.3
NoteVault
9.1
Plan distribution & viewing
Navisworks
7.9
NoteVault
Plan markups & sharing
Navisworks
8.4
NoteVault
Issue tracking & punchlists
Navisworks
8.0
NoteVault
Photo documentation
Navisworks
6.3
NoteVault
9.1
Jobsite reports
Navisworks
6.5
NoteVault
9.1
Document sharing
Navisworks
7.3
NoteVault
RFI tools
Navisworks
5.4
NoteVault
Collaboration & approvals
Navisworks
7.5
NoteVault
As-built drawings
Navisworks
7.9
NoteVault
Mobile app
Navisworks
6.8
NoteVault
Submittal design and management
Navisworks
8.7
NoteVault

Estimating

Navisworks
5.7
NoteVault
Takeoff tools
Navisworks
5.9
NoteVault
Job costing
Navisworks
7.0
NoteVault
Cost databases
Navisworks
7.0
NoteVault
Cost calculator
Navisworks
4.5
NoteVault
Bid creation
Navisworks
4.0
NoteVault

Pros

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

NoteVault

  • As a delay has occurred in the field, the foremen are able to report it immediately. The project manager now gets this information as it happened, not just trying to remember the next time they talk or see each other.
  • As an RFI arises, the foremen can ask their questions immediately so that the PM can address it right away.
  • We input our manpower on a daily basis, which helps us project where we are as it pertains to hours on a job.
Glen Nelson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

NoteVault

  • Difficult to bring back reports from the archives. I don't archive any more; I just sequentially date my projects and keep them all live.
  • Notevault is set up for normal work shifts. But I mostly work night shifts from about 10 pm to 6 am. You then have to sort and filter the notes from two separate "days" in the system to get a coherent report from a single night shift. I live with it, but I don't like it.
Michael Quaid | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Navisworks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NoteVault

NoteVault 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It flat works and has paid for itself quickly.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Navisworks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NoteVault

NoteVault 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Simple use of functions. Majority of people can become familiar with this product fairly quick
Jason Burdette | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

NoteVault

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

NoteVault

I have used both Raken and NoteVault. It is my preference to use NoteVault due to the simplicity of it. Raken tended to be a bit cumbersome. I did not like the photo features used with Raken as opposed to the very simple straight forward approach with NoteVault
Derek Boatwright | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

NoteVault

  • Daily reports get published the following day after downloaded to NoteVault.
  • From an executive standpoint, I am able to track the progress of each project on a daily basis and to be able to focus my efforts to the project that needs help.
Steve Rosenfield | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Navisworks

General

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

NoteVault

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Navisworks
9.0
NoteVault
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Navisworks
NoteVault
9.1

Usability

Navisworks
NoteVault
8.6

Support Rating

Navisworks
7.4
NoteVault

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