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15 Ratings
Top Rated
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Score 9 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 8 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

Pipeline Suite

Pipeline Suite is a very niche product, but for anyone who has ever dealt with the construction bidding process, you can understand the need for it. With Pipeline Suite, it is so easy to request bids, share documents and plans, and coordinate schedules for submittals. We are able to prequalify sub contractors and vendors at a faster pace as well with the product
Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Navisworks
7.3
Pipeline Suite
8.5
Plan distribution & viewing
Navisworks
7.9
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Plan markups & sharing
Navisworks
8.4
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
Navisworks
8.0
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Photo documentation
Navisworks
6.3
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Jobsite reports
Navisworks
6.5
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Document sharing
Navisworks
7.3
Pipeline Suite
9.0
RFI tools
Navisworks
5.4
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Collaboration & approvals
Navisworks
7.5
Pipeline Suite
9.0
As-built drawings
Navisworks
7.9
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Mobile app
Navisworks
6.8
Pipeline Suite
7.0
Submittal design and management
Navisworks
8.7
Pipeline Suite
8.0

Estimating

Navisworks
5.7
Pipeline Suite
8.2
Takeoff tools
Navisworks
5.9
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Job costing
Navisworks
7.0
Pipeline Suite
9.0
Cost databases
Navisworks
7.0
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Cost calculator
Navisworks
4.5
Pipeline Suite
8.0
Bid creation
Navisworks
4.0
Pipeline Suite
8.0

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

Pipeline Suite

  • Sharing documents and plans with project stakeholders is a piece of cake.
  • The product makes tracking the status of bids so much easier.
Jenna Montgomery | 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

Pipeline Suite

  • The onboarding process was difficult for us just because we had some pretty disorganized databases.
  • The product is pricey for small to medium sized firms.
Jenna Montgomery | 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

Pipeline Suite

Pipeline Suite 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I have found that the customer support team has an understanding of the construction bidding process. They have been able to see issues through our eyes, so to speak, not just through the eyes of a software company. They have always been very timely in their responses and seem to go above and beyond to solve issues
Jenna Montgomery | 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

Pipeline Suite

I don't have a lot of personal experience with SmartBid, but from what I hear from other colleagues, Pipeline Suite makes it easier for subcontractors to access documents/plans and to respond to bids. The interface and design of Pipeline Suite is more modern and the user experience is a major upgrade from SmartBid
Jenna Montgomery | 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

Pipeline Suite

  • We have been able to respond to more bids using Pipeline Suite.
  • Our proposals are more accurate and organized, which has made our projects come under budget more often.
Jenna Montgomery | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Navisworks

General

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

Pipeline Suite

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Navisworks
9.0
Pipeline Suite
8.0

Support Rating

Navisworks
7.4
Pipeline Suite
9.0

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