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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 9.4 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

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

I use PlanSwift for all my projects - it has just cut my time by a major percentage when it comes to quantifying a blueprint. At times there are funky areas, which are just hard to calculate on paper. It also has a great tool for scaling according to the dimensions, so if a drawing is missing a scale, you can always allot a scale by giving directions and then marking the points. I use this tool to check the scale as well - sometimes the drawings say something but the scale if off and you are left with an incorrect take-off. The dimension tool is a good way to check that. We don't use it much for pricing purposes though, we have found other software which are more robust when it comes to estimation, but we can see using PlanSwift for pricing sometime in the future.
Ketaki Shiralkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Asset Management

Navisworks
8.0
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
Tracking of all physical assets
Navisworks
8.0
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

Reporting & Analytics

Navisworks
8.3
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
Standard reports
Navisworks
8.0
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
Custom reports
Navisworks
9.0
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
Data exportability
Navisworks
8.0
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

Construction Project & Field Management

Navisworks
8.6
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
8.7
Plan distribution & viewing
Navisworks
8.9
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
10.0
Plan markups & sharing
Navisworks
8.0
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
10.0
Issue tracking & punchlists
Navisworks
9.2
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
7.0
Photo documentation
Navisworks
8.8
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
10.0
Jobsite reports
Navisworks
6.8
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
8.0
Document sharing
Navisworks
8.3
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
9.0
RFI tools
Navisworks
4.3
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
Collaboration & approvals
Navisworks
9.5
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
9.0
As-built drawings
Navisworks
9.6
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
8.3
Mobile app
Navisworks
7.8
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
10.0
Submittal design and management
Navisworks
9.9
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
6.7
Checklists
Navisworks
9.5
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
Specifications
Navisworks
10.0
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
Change orders
Navisworks
10.0
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
8.0

Estimating

Navisworks
8.6
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
9.5
Takeoff tools
Navisworks
7.8
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
9.9
Job costing
Navisworks
9.9
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
9.0
Cost databases
Navisworks
9.9
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
9.0
Cost calculator
Navisworks
9.6
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
9.8
Bid creation
Navisworks
5.9
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
9.7

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

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

  • Easy to use and intuitive.
  • Accurate data to use for projects, allowing for a central hub for all teams to work from.
  • It's a central stop from take off and plan review all the way to plugging numbers into our estimating.
  • The ability to link through SharePoint, which always access from any user and location.
Anonymous | 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

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

  • Submittals are not user friendly in PlanGrid. In fact, this is the one feature we would like to see improved.
  • Billing is based on how many users you have. It would be very nice if they would do it based on revenue or other factors such as other programs do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Navisworks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It's become the go to program for our takeoffs. We have tried others but this is the simplest.
Phillip Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Navisworks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Plan Swift is a user friendly program that makes takeoffs easy to perform. Not a whole lot of knowledge or skill is required.
Phillip Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Navisworks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Never had an issue
Phillip Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Navisworks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Plan Swift is only as fast as your computer system and internet
Phillip Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Navisworks

Navisworks 7.4
Based on 18 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

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect 9.0
Based on 4 answers
I have called once needing support. I was asking about the "compare" tool to compare different versions. They told be about their desktop app and I downloaded. They answered quickly, you could understand them, and they took care of my question
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Navisworks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect 10.0
Based on 1 answer
just know what use you want to get out of it. In our case it was just to do area take offs.
Phillip Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

Bluebeam is amazing and can accomplish any take-off needs, but you will spend much more time creating your conditions and take off items. It is not as user-friendly as PlanSwift.OST (On screen takeoff). This product is by far better than PlanSwift, as it is amazingly easy to use. However, it is much more expensive.Cloud-based takeoff software -- this kind of software is difficult for me to use because of how slow the pages load and navigate. It's hard to beat that from PlanSwift or OST.
Spencer Jabbia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Navisworks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Several of our departments can use the take off feature to assist them in their job responsibilities.
Phillip Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

  • The estimators' productivity is greatly increased, I do takeoffs in less than half the time with more accuracy and detail captured.
  • Easy sharing of what was taken off, I'm able to ensure everything is captured.
Blaine Kalk | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Navisworks

General

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

Starting Price

$115 Per User Per Month

Navisworks Editions & Modules

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

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect

General

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

Starting Price

$1,595 per installation

PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$1,5951
  1. per installation
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Navisworks
9.5
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
9.7

Likelihood to Renew

Navisworks
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
10.0

Usability

Navisworks
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Navisworks
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
10.0

Performance

Navisworks
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
9.0

Support Rating

Navisworks
7.4
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
9.0

Implementation Rating

Navisworks
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
10.0

Scalability

Navisworks
PlanSwift, by ConstructConnect
9.0

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