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Navisworks

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Score 9.3 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

On-Screen Takeoff

I think most of the reasoning was just provided on the previous pros and cons questions. On-Screen Takeoff (OST) is well suited for doing either quick takeoffs or getting into an elaborate, detailed takeoff. All though the viewing tools are quick and easy, I would still very much prefer using BlueBeam for looking through an overall set of drawings. With all of the hyperlink and bookmark functions of BlueBeam, OST doesn't compare and I rarely use OST unless I'm actually doing a takeoff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Navisworks
7.3
On-Screen Takeoff
6.6
Plan distribution & viewing
Navisworks
7.9
On-Screen Takeoff
8.8
Plan markups & sharing
Navisworks
8.4
On-Screen Takeoff
8.5
Issue tracking & punchlists
Navisworks
8.0
On-Screen Takeoff
5.1
Photo documentation
Navisworks
6.3
On-Screen Takeoff
1.3
Jobsite reports
Navisworks
6.5
On-Screen Takeoff
9.0
Document sharing
Navisworks
7.3
On-Screen Takeoff
6.7
RFI tools
Navisworks
5.4
On-Screen Takeoff
7.5
Collaboration & approvals
Navisworks
7.5
On-Screen Takeoff
4.0
As-built drawings
Navisworks
7.9
On-Screen Takeoff
6.2
Mobile app
Navisworks
6.8
On-Screen Takeoff
9.0
Submittal design and management
Navisworks
8.7
On-Screen Takeoff

Estimating

Navisworks
5.7
On-Screen Takeoff
7.4
Takeoff tools
Navisworks
5.9
On-Screen Takeoff
9.6
Job costing
Navisworks
7.0
On-Screen Takeoff
8.0
Cost databases
Navisworks
7.0
On-Screen Takeoff
6.0
Cost calculator
Navisworks
4.5
On-Screen Takeoff
7.0
Bid creation
Navisworks
4.0
On-Screen Takeoff
6.1

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

On-Screen Takeoff

  • The biggest thing for me is that it is so easy to use, which allows it to be used widely throughout our organization without a lot of intense training.
  • Another great thing is that it does not matter how big or little the scope of the take off may be, it works just as well for a whole 12 story building take off as it does for a stretch of sidewalk.
christian Maxwell | 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

On-Screen Takeoff

  • It would be nice if you could select an object that occurs on multiple sheets, copy, and paste it into change orders or alternates.
  • If you could search for where a certain condition is being used (which sheet) and go directly to that page or pages, that would be cool.
Kyle Montague | 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

On-Screen Takeoff

On-Screen Takeoff 8.7
Based on 6 answers
The On-Screen Takeoff support staff has helped several coworkers and myself on a wide array of issues. They are typically fast in their response time and willing to help no matter the issue. During one call in particular, I was able to get my issue resolved and even learned a feature of the product that I didn't previously know about. A++ rating!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

On-Screen Takeoff

Being able to train individuals in a single afternoon on the program and trusting them to get you something usable as soon as possible is quite invaluable. It is also something that I feel is unique to this program. It is just easier.
Anonymous | 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

On-Screen Takeoff

  • The software has more than paid for itself because the company has been able to save lots of money when awarding to subs since it is easy to verify quantities to qualify their bids.
  • Less of a chance of under-ordering products since the visible audit trail improves accuracy. Also you spend less since you aren't ordering more than you should be.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Navisworks

General

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

On-Screen Takeoff

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Navisworks
9.0
On-Screen Takeoff
9.4

Support Rating

Navisworks
7.4
On-Screen Takeoff
8.7

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