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37 Ratings
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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 6.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Navisworks ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management
  • Pipeline Suite ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Asset Management, Reporting & Analytics, Estimating

Human Resource Management

6.2

Navisworks

62%
7.1

Pipeline Suite

71%
Pipeline Suite ranks higher in 6/7 features

Employee demographic data

6.0
60%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Employment history

6.0
60%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Job profiles and administration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Organizational charting

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Organization and location management

4.0
40%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

6.0
60%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Payroll Management

5.5

Navisworks

55%
7.1

Pipeline Suite

71%
Pipeline Suite ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Support for external payroll vendors

5.0
50%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

5.0
50%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Benefit plan administration

5.0
50%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

4.0
40%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

6.0
60%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Asset Management

5.9

Navisworks

59%
8.0

Pipeline Suite

80%
Pipeline Suite ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

5.9
59%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Reporting & Analytics

6.4

Navisworks

64%
6.8

Pipeline Suite

68%
Pipeline Suite ranks higher in 3/4 features

Dashboards

4.0
40%
1 Rating
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Standard reports

7.3
73%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Custom reports

6.9
69%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Data exportability

7.4
74%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Construction Project & Field Management

6.9

Navisworks

69%
6.6

Pipeline Suite

66%
Navisworks ranks higher in 8/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

7.6
76%
12 Ratings
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

6.7
67%
11 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

7.4
74%
12 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Photo documentation

5.2
52%
7 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Jobsite reports

4.9
49%
6 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Document sharing

7.1
71%
11 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

RFI tools

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

As-built drawings

7.2
72%
8 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Mobile app

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Submittal design and management

4.4
44%
5 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Checklists

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Specifications

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Change orders

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Meeting Minutes

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Estimating

6.6

Navisworks

66%
6.8

Pipeline Suite

68%
Navisworks ranks higher in 3/5 features

Takeoff tools

6.4
64%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Job costing

7.2
72%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Cost databases

6.5
65%
3 Ratings
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Cost calculator

7.2
72%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Bid creation

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Navisworks is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Pipeline Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Navisworks

88%
16 Ratings
5.0

Pipeline Suite

50%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.4

Navisworks

74%
18 Ratings
9.0

Pipeline Suite

90%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk

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.
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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
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Pros

Autodesk

  • 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.
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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.
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Cons

Autodesk

  • 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.
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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.
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Pricing Details

Navisworks

Starting Price

$115 Per User Per Month

Editions & Modules

Navisworks editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Simulate$115.001
Manage$285.002

Footnotes

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Pipeline Suite

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Pipeline Suite editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Support Rating

    Autodesk

    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.
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    Pipeline Suite

    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
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    Alternatives Considered

    Autodesk

    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.
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    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
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    Return on Investment

    Autodesk

    • 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.
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    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.
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