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Feature Set Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    6.2

    Navisworks

    62%

    Solid Edge

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Navisworks ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Employee demographic data

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Employment history

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    4.0
    40%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    5.5

    Navisworks

    55%

    Solid Edge

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Navisworks ranks higher in 6/6 features

    Pay calculation

    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for external payroll vendors

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    4.0
    40%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Asset Management

    5.9

    Navisworks

    59%

    Solid Edge

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Navisworks ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    5.9
    59%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    6.4

    Navisworks

    64%

    Solid Edge

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Navisworks ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Dashboards

    4.0
    40%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Standard reports

    7.3
    73%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Custom reports

    6.8
    68%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data exportability

    7.4
    74%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Construction Project & Field Management

    6.9

    Navisworks

    69%

    Solid Edge

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Navisworks ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Plan distribution & viewing

    7.6
    76%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Plan markups & sharing

    6.7
    67%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue tracking & punchlists

    7.4
    74%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Photo documentation

    5.2
    52%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Jobsite reports

    4.9
    49%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document sharing

    7.1
    71%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    RFI tools

    6.0
    60%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Collaboration & approvals

    8.0
    80%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    As-built drawings

    7.2
    72%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile app

    8.0
    80%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Submittal design and management

    4.3
    43%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Checklists

    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Specifications

    7.9
    79%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Change orders

    6.5
    65%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Estimating

    6.6

    Navisworks

    66%

    Solid Edge

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Navisworks ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Takeoff tools

    6.4
    64%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job costing

    7.2
    72%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost databases

    6.5
    65%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost calculator

    7.2
    72%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Bid creation

    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Siemens Solid Edge is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Navisworks

    87%
    16 Ratings
    10.0

    Solid Edge

    100%
    10 Ratings

    Usability

    Navisworks

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.3

    Solid Edge

    53%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.4

    Navisworks

    74%
    18 Ratings
    10.0

    Solid Edge

    100%
    4 Ratings

    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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    Siemens AG

    Well Suited for:
    • Integrated designs performed by multiple designers simultaneously (designs requiring a Product Lifecycle Management system);
    • Designs requiring a high degree of parameterisation;
    • Large companies where specific standards and best practices are applied to all models and drawings created.
    Not Well Suited for:
    • Personal use in designing one-off models and drawings;
    • Small business use where very few of the expensive features are actually used.
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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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    Siemens AG

    • It has very good user interface in classic or ordered environment.
    • In 2D or drafting, you can give any Geometric tolerancing and symbols to any dimension. There is a wide range of options available.
    • You can convert any files in step file (.stp) and can open it in other designing applications easily.
    • After converting 3D drawings in 2D you can make changes in 2D drawing by converting it in the draft. You can also add details like cross-sections and detailed view.
    • You can directly make threads without creating holes.
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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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    Siemens AG

    • School/university exposure and saturation is low, students getting hired out of school are unaware of Edge.
    • Market perception: competitors win the popularity contest in the CAD world. Yet, Edge is by far the functional king of the industry.
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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

    Solid Edge

    Starting Price

    $100 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Solid Edge editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Design and Drafting$100.001
    Foundation$230.002
    Classoc$290.003

    Footnotes

    1. per month
    2. per month
    3. per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Usability

    Autodesk

    No answers on this topic

    Siemens AG

    The most important aspects are extremely easy to use. The hard to use parts are mostly because I'm not familiar with it yet.
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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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    Siemens AG

    I have never personally had to deal with the support team for Siemens Solid Edge, but I have engaged them through a few colleagues. Any time that I have had a query, or have had to ask for a Home-Use Licence, the response to my query has been forthcoming within 2-3 hours.
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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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    Siemens AG

    What makes Solid Edge better than any other of the previously mentioned software is the Synchronous technology feature. This is the ability to integrate 2D and 3D sketching. Without planning ahead you can start modeling from a simple sketch. This makes this software a better choice because it means you can directly edit the geometries from your 3D models.
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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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    Siemens AG

    • Since the version I'm using (2D version) is free, the return on investment is through the roof!
    • It has given me another powerful tool for handling DWG files from clients.
    • Its quickness and robustness make it a time-saver, since there is less time waiting for the files to open, regenerate, etc.
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