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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 9.8 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

SharpeSoft Estimator

SharpeSoft [is] designed to be a day-to-day hard-bid estimating program. It is easy to learn and use, yet very powerful. I would not recommend this product to hourly service providers.
Mark Scoccolo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Asset Management

Navisworks
8.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Tracking of all physical assets
Navisworks
8.0
SharpeSoft Estimator

Reporting & Analytics

Navisworks
8.3
SharpeSoft Estimator
7.5
Standard reports
Navisworks
8.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
7.0
Custom reports
Navisworks
9.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Data exportability
Navisworks
8.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
8.0

Construction Project & Field Management

Navisworks
8.6
SharpeSoft Estimator
1.0
Plan distribution & viewing
Navisworks
8.9
SharpeSoft Estimator
Plan markups & sharing
Navisworks
8.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Issue tracking & punchlists
Navisworks
9.2
SharpeSoft Estimator
Photo documentation
Navisworks
8.8
SharpeSoft Estimator
1.0
Jobsite reports
Navisworks
6.8
SharpeSoft Estimator
Document sharing
Navisworks
8.3
SharpeSoft Estimator
RFI tools
Navisworks
4.3
SharpeSoft Estimator
Collaboration & approvals
Navisworks
9.5
SharpeSoft Estimator
As-built drawings
Navisworks
9.6
SharpeSoft Estimator
Mobile app
Navisworks
7.8
SharpeSoft Estimator
Submittal design and management
Navisworks
9.9
SharpeSoft Estimator
Checklists
Navisworks
9.5
SharpeSoft Estimator
Specifications
Navisworks
10.0
SharpeSoft Estimator
Change orders
Navisworks
10.0
SharpeSoft Estimator

Estimating

Navisworks
8.6
SharpeSoft Estimator
8.8
Takeoff tools
Navisworks
7.8
SharpeSoft Estimator
Job costing
Navisworks
9.9
SharpeSoft Estimator
7.0
Cost databases
Navisworks
9.9
SharpeSoft Estimator
9.0
Cost calculator
Navisworks
9.6
SharpeSoft Estimator
10.0
Bid creation
Navisworks
5.9
SharpeSoft Estimator
9.0

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

SharpeSoft Estimator

  • Handles complex bid formats and bid submittal structures such as using bid alternates and non-tax bid schedules.
  • This software is one of the easiest programs to learn and effectively use.
  • This software is reasonably priced, but very powerful.
  • Project support is timely, intimate, local and professional.
Mark Scoccolo | 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

SharpeSoft Estimator

  • They need to put a search bar in the item master list so you can easily find work items.
  • They could make the alternate package easier to use.
  • The should find a way to allow the user to define at least one cost type in the program.
Mark Scoccolo | 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

SharpeSoft Estimator

No score
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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

SharpeSoft Estimator

I think SharpeSoft is the best estimating product on the market for our type of work. It is reasonably priced and is very reliable. We have had very few problems with the software and the upgrades and support staff and reliable.
Mark Scoccolo | 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

SharpeSoft Estimator

  • Using SharpeSoft has grown our business by allowing us to accurately bid more projects.
  • The ease of use allows estimators of all ages to quickly become skilled at consistently bidding work
Mark Scoccolo | 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

SharpeSoft Estimator

General

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

Starting Price

SharpeSoft Estimator Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Navisworks
9.5
SharpeSoft Estimator
10.0

Support Rating

Navisworks
7.4
SharpeSoft Estimator

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