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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.5 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

SAP PLM

SAP PLM is well suited for any industry that needs to track the creation of a product from the raw material stage all the way to the shipped product. I do not think it would be well suited for very small companies which do not have any materials, products, and inventory to track.
Sam Figueroa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

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

Estimating

Navisworks
5.7
SAP PLM
Takeoff tools
Navisworks
5.9
SAP PLM
Job costing
Navisworks
7.0
SAP PLM
Cost databases
Navisworks
7.0
SAP PLM
Cost calculator
Navisworks
4.5
SAP PLM
Bid creation
Navisworks
4.0
SAP PLM

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

SAP PLM

  • Easy integration between SAP PLM and ERP System.
  • Handles Change Management.
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

SAP PLM

  • The interface is that of your typical SAP program, it's not very user friendly to a person who doesn't use it every single day.
  • Some simple Windows commands do not work in SAP PLM, such as a copy and paste.
  • Right click menus generally produce unconventional results if the user is more familiar with Windows right click menus.
Sam Figueroa | 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

SAP PLM

SAP PLM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Once implemented, it provides seamless integration between PLM and ERP systems.
Anonymous | 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

SAP PLM

SAP PLM encompasses SAP BW and SAP PRD. We tend to focus more on the SAP PRD portion as it directly involves more closely to production. We selected SAP PLM because it gives us a great visibility in the life cycle of materials, products and overall costs. SAP PLM compliments the other packages very well
Sam Figueroa | 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

SAP PLM

  • Increased user experience
  • Increased user productivity
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Navisworks

General

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

SAP PLM

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Navisworks
9.0
SAP PLM
9.0

Support Rating

Navisworks
7.4
SAP PLM
9.0

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