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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

Siemens PLM

Well suited for:
  • Enterprise companies who want to enforce a specific workflow to get products from concept to production;
  • Companies who have a large workforce that do not talk to each other in person but communicate product data between departments in the form of datapacks.
Not Well Suited for:
  • Companies and individuals who have very few products of which many are very simple. The cost is just not justified for these.
  • Companies without an IT department to manage the Teamcenter software (it is a lot of work and requires a full-time administrator).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

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

Estimating

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

Siemens PLM

  • Teamcenter tracks & creates revisions pretty well, but that is after much customization we've done to it.
  • Quite a bit of search power, although very complicated and challenging to use the search features.
  • A database that can be integrated with ERP systems, but that does require much code writing and an SOA system.
  • Document security -- not sure if these features are out-of-the-box or customizations, but this capability is highly valuable to protect IP.
William Pinson | 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

Siemens PLM

  • Within the NX CAD package, there are often various little bugs and glitches that we come across in daily use. We generally submit incident reports to Siemens on these.
  • In general, the Teamcenter software package lacks ease of use, general users within the department require frequent intervention and help from higher users for seemingly simple tasks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Navisworks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Siemens PLM

Siemens PLM 8.8
Based on 8 answers
Because of our current customer needs, we will most likely maintain use of Siemens PLM products for some time. Aside from the initial software cost, we pay for yearly maintenance. Maintaining our yearly maintenance licensing with Siemens, we receive access to all of the latest software releases, as well as premier technical support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Navisworks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Siemens PLM

Siemens PLM 6.0
Based on 3 answers
As previously mentioned, due to the intense amount of features and modules present in the software, the usability of the software suffers greatly. Many of the features are not used in our context, and many of the modules are not purchased, but the options are still present on the interface leading to a lot of clutter, much of which is never used. The interfaces suffer from a lack of design and tend to feel like a conglomerate of Windows 98 elements.
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

Siemens PLM

Siemens PLM 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have never personally dealt with Siemens customer support, but the consultants who did the initial setup of Siemens PLM (Teamcenter) did a really great job in answering all of our support queries in record time. Many of the queries were directed back to Siemens and answers were given via the consultants; this process never took more than 24 hours and usually solved the problems we had.
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

Siemens PLM

Siemens PLM software is a complete packgage that fully inegrates PLM, CAD, CAE, and CAM. It drove effciency, innovation, and workflows within my organization. Each individual piece of software is either the leader in its own area of functionality or comparable to the competition that I have used previously.
Matt Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Navisworks

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Siemens PLM

Siemens PLM 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's a very robust and mature tool. The only thing that would make it better is the have a version embrace the cloud, which I'm sure is underway, but it's complicated, so it will take more time. But when it's done, look out. It will be near-perfect!
Rick Stavanja | 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

Siemens PLM

  • Decreased time to process ECNs with electronic workflow and notifications
  • Ability to track status of ECNs has given us a better overview of the health of our process and resource constraints
  • Version control for released items going through revision has reduced risk of manufacturing the wrong revision
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Navisworks

General

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

Siemens PLM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Navisworks
9.0
Siemens PLM
7.1

Likelihood to Renew

Navisworks
Siemens PLM
8.8

Usability

Navisworks
Siemens PLM
6.0

Support Rating

Navisworks
7.4
Siemens PLM
10.0

Implementation Rating

Navisworks
Siemens PLM
8.0

Scalability

Navisworks
Siemens PLM
9.0

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