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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 7.7 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

PTC Creo

I know that it was great for us with our 3D printers and modeling. We made classroom prototypes with students but also used it to make classroom materials, solve problems in our organization, create images/models, etc. I also know many engineers who use this software. Overall we were able to tailor it to our 4th-6th grade students but would be great if there were some modifications that we could make for students.
Karee Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

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

Estimating

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

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

PTC Creo

  • PTC Creo contains many advanced tools with better optimization for creating part models and other production related drawings.
  • The initial concept designs can be done more adequately.
  • The parameters of 2D drawings can be changed easily by editing the 3D model.
  • The productivity can be increased by customized tools for modeling.
Aravind Dirisipo | 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

PTC Creo

  • Drawing creation is bit difficult for the user.
  • User interface can be more user-friendly.
Vinod Kumar | 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

PTC Creo

PTC Creo 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I liked the training manuals I used to learn some, as I didn’t have CAD background in college or before this job. My coworkers were able to share with me what they learned in PTC training and I was able to get support online and through reading.
Karee Smith | 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

PTC Creo

PTC Creo has two main advantages. First, large assemblies with lots of different parts files, and its file structure that can handle these large assemblies without bogging the software done. Second, its ability to do advanced simulations without having to export the files to do the animations in a third-party software.
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

PTC Creo

  • Creo is our standard design package and as such we have had a negative impact on time spent designing because it is less user-friendly.
  • In difficult design situations, we have had a positive impact because Creo is better suited for complex designs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Navisworks

General

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

PTC Creo

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Navisworks
9.0
PTC Creo
7.5

Support Rating

Navisworks
7.4
PTC Creo
8.0

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