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15 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100
13 Ratings
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Score 6.7 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 Windchill

For larger companies that have multiple locations, it is a great tool to control the data and to get the data in the hands of the right people. If I was a startup or a smaller company, I would not use this based on the fact that most of the functionality wouldn't be used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

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

Estimating

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

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 Windchill

  • It helps organize your company information.
  • It helps solve the age old question on how is the best way to get the most important information into the hands that need it.
  • You can connect all areas of your company to a single source data system.
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

PTC Windchill

  • It can be difficult to integrate old data
  • The user experience can be simplified
Anonymous | 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 Windchill

No score
No answers yet
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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 Windchill

PTC Windchill is a PLM complete system for a larger company. You can connect all areas of your company to a single source data system. It helps solve the age-old question, what is the best way to get the most important information into the hands that need it. It helps organize your company information.
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 Windchill

  • Time to implement
  • Data migration
  • Training of the users
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Navisworks

General

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

PTC Windchill

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 Windchill
7.0

Support Rating

Navisworks
7.4
PTC Windchill

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