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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Revit ranks higher in 6 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Asset Management, Reporting & Analytics, Construction Project & Field Management, Estimating

Human Resource Management

6.2

Navisworks

62%
6.6

Revit

66%
Revit ranks higher in 6/7 features

Employee demographic data

6.0
60%
1 Rating
6.5
65%
4 Ratings

Employment history

6.0
60%
1 Rating
6.8
68%
4 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

10.0
100%
1 Rating
6.0
60%
4 Ratings

Organizational charting

5.0
50%
1 Rating
6.3
63%
4 Ratings

Organization and location management

4.0
40%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

6.0
60%
1 Rating
6.3
63%
3 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
4 Ratings

Payroll Management

5.5

Navisworks

55%
7.5

Revit

75%
Revit ranks higher in 6/7 features

Pay calculation

8.0
80%
1 Rating
7.1
71%
4 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

5.0
50%
1 Rating
7.2
72%
4 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

5.0
50%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

5.0
50%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
4 Ratings

Direct deposit files

4.0
40%
1 Rating
6.6
66%
4 Ratings

Reimbursement management

6.0
60%
1 Rating
8.4
84%
3 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Asset Management

5.9

Navisworks

59%
7.2

Revit

72%
Revit ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

5.9
59%
2 Ratings
7.2
72%
4 Ratings

Reporting & Analytics

6.4

Navisworks

64%
6.9

Revit

69%
Navisworks ranks higher in 2/4 features

Dashboards

4.0
40%
1 Rating
6.2
62%
6 Ratings

Standard reports

7.3
73%
2 Ratings
6.9
69%
6 Ratings

Custom reports

6.8
68%
2 Ratings
7.3
73%
6 Ratings

Data exportability

7.4
74%
3 Ratings
7.1
71%
7 Ratings

Construction Project & Field Management

6.9

Navisworks

69%
7.2

Revit

72%
Revit ranks higher in 10/15 features

Plan distribution & viewing

7.6
76%
12 Ratings
7.4
74%
42 Ratings

Plan markups & sharing

6.7
67%
11 Ratings
7.4
74%
37 Ratings

Issue tracking & punchlists

7.4
74%
12 Ratings
6.8
68%
27 Ratings

Photo documentation

5.2
52%
7 Ratings
5.5
55%
18 Ratings

Jobsite reports

4.9
49%
6 Ratings
7.2
72%
14 Ratings

Document sharing

7.1
71%
11 Ratings
8.5
85%
39 Ratings

RFI tools

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
20 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
8.1
81%
38 Ratings

As-built drawings

7.2
72%
8 Ratings
7.6
76%
42 Ratings

Mobile app

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
5.3
53%
16 Ratings

Submittal design and management

4.3
43%
5 Ratings
7.1
71%
19 Ratings

Checklists

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
7.4
74%
6 Ratings

Specifications

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
7.3
73%
8 Ratings

Change orders

6.5
65%
2 Ratings
7.1
71%
7 Ratings

Meeting Minutes

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
5 Ratings

Estimating

6.6

Navisworks

66%
7.5

Revit

75%
Revit ranks higher in 4/5 features

Takeoff tools

6.4
64%
9 Ratings
7.6
76%
31 Ratings

Job costing

7.2
72%
3 Ratings
7.7
77%
25 Ratings

Cost databases

6.5
65%
3 Ratings
8.4
84%
19 Ratings

Cost calculator

7.2
72%
4 Ratings
6.6
66%
20 Ratings

Bid creation

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
7.1
71%
14 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Navisworks is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Navisworks

87%
16 Ratings
8.6

Revit

86%
46 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Navisworks

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Revit

100%
1 Rating

Usability

Navisworks

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

Revit

60%
2 Ratings

Availability

Navisworks

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Revit

100%
1 Rating

Performance

Navisworks

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Revit

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.4

Navisworks

74%
18 Ratings
7.1

Revit

71%
15 Ratings

In-Person Training

Navisworks

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Revit

90%
1 Rating

Online Training

Navisworks

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Revit

50%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Navisworks

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Revit

80%
1 Rating

Configurability

Navisworks

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Revit

50%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

Navisworks

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Revit

50%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

Navisworks

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Revit

80%
1 Rating

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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Autodesk

Revit is well suited for creating collaborative projects that are fully integrated into the design and construction document process. We work a lot with engineering firms who also use Revit and the program allows us to fully integrate and coordinate our models together to make sure that everything is correct. I can see where my electrical engineer has placed lighting into the model and same with my mechanical engineer and their HVAC equipment
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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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Autodesk

  • 3D Models - It's kind of a no brainer, but the key benefit of Revit is its ability to model in 3D. It's a somewhat complex modeling environment, however, it's not impossible to learn and I have seen users from a range of abilities to effectively model content in Revit.
  • Schedules - 3D is great, but the ability to quantify your geometry is contains valuable data if modeled correctly. If you model how you will build it, Revit has the ability to give very accurate schedules which includes quantities, and any data you would like to incorporate into your model.
  • Industry Standard - Revit is the industry standard. With that being said, it really help to use software that is compatible with other agencies for collaborative model review.
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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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Autodesk

  • There are often several ways to draw certain things, but the object will have different capabilities based on the way it is drawn. This can be confusing when trying to use the object.
  • The way objects are drawn is not always user-friendly. This program would be difficult for someone to figure out on their own without having any Autodesk background.
  • There should be a better way to track changes in the model. Often times the architect will not share a model during construction to avoid sending changes that aren't finalized or complete.
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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

Revit

Starting Price

$305 per month

Editions & Modules

Revit editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Monthly3051
1-Year2,4252
3-Year6,5503

Footnotes

  1. per month
  2. per year
  3. per 3 years

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Pricing available for monthly, annual, or 3-year subscriptions. Longer subscriptions offer greater discounts.

Likelihood to Renew

Autodesk

No answers on this topic

Autodesk

We will almost certainly be renewing all of our current seats of Revit and will likely be adding seats as we look to get more and more of our staff trained and using Revit. The software is starting to become the standard for our projects as we move forward as more and more of our clients are requesting or accepting use of it
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Usability

Autodesk

No answers on this topic

Autodesk

It is a professional environment, but far from easy and overly complex in many places. The system is often too deep in settings and overrides (see Visibility/Graphics in combination with linked files, filters, color overrides and view templates). I don't really like the dialog-in-dialog interface and its spartan looks. But it works well overall if you know what you are doing.
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Reliability and Availability

Autodesk

No answers on this topic

Autodesk

Revit seems to always be available when I need it. I have not experiences an outage. There are occasions where we need our internal IT department to trouble shoot a file on our Revit dedicated server and that sometimes causes a delay however that is not a software access issue
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Performance

Autodesk

No answers on this topic

Autodesk

Revit is a fairly graphics heavy piece of software. It is powerful in its capabilities but as a result it takes a lot of the graphics card, the memory, etc. For all that it can do and the specs of my computer I find it pretty good from a performance standpoint
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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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Autodesk

Autodesk has always had a good support system in place. There is a massive user base for Revit, and there are thousands of forum threads and other discussions online about any and every problem that you could ever run into. For being such a large program with so many different options, there aren't many roadblocks or pitfalls that users can fall into.
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In-Person Training

Autodesk

No answers on this topic

Autodesk

The training was Revit Essentials and it was very beneficial. I would say that it is best to get the training right before you know you will be using Revit as learning the basis then applying what you learned immediately is the most effective and best value for your money.
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Online Training

Autodesk

No answers on this topic

Autodesk

The online training is hit or miss. I feel that its better to be live to be able to pace and ask questions to a live person as you are learning hwo to do things. Its not natural to learn Revit especially if you know AutoCAD so my suggestion is the live training
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Implementation Rating

Autodesk

No answers on this topic

Autodesk

Implementing Revit as your main drafting software (i.e. moving to BIM from CAD) may be a tough decision if you have learned drafting. It is a different way to approach and think about developing a project. However, if you are able to adapt to a new way of thinking and get used to it by working through a few projects than it is as efficient as CAD in most areas in general and will also be both better/worse in some areas
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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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Autodesk

Revit like AutoCAD can produce both a 3d model & 2 dimensional drawings such as plans, elevations & sections which are required for any design project to be communicated on paper for construction. But unlike AutoCAD, Revit's focus is to build a 3d model that contain smart information for construction. So for Revit the 2 dimensional drawings becomes a byproduct. In addition to the required drawings needed on paper to communicate the design, Revit offers so much more information in the model for all engineering disciplines.
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Scalability

Autodesk

No answers on this topic

Autodesk

While I am not directly involved with the deployment of Revit, it seems that our internal IT department has appreciated the ability to increase or decrease the number of seats. I have never had an issue with the deployment if and when needed, especially regarding the availability of a set
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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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Autodesk

  • It's positive. It saves quite a bit of field time when used correctly, and lets us make sure we have proper room for all equipment and ductwork.
  • Helping minimize field 'thinking' time is an immediate add to the bottom line. 1 guy designing on the front side saves down time of 5-10 guys waiting in the field. Cost savings on labor is apparent.
  • Coordination time is also cut down, saving on office time. It's easy to spell out what your plan of attack is. All these savings directly add to bottom line profit by not expending labor.
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