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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

simPRO

This software is great for the construction industry. Especially if you are doing in-home estimates. For example, it would be the best option in the industry, to my knowledge, for an HVAC, electrical service or plumbing business. They are always listening to their customers and evolving based on the customer's feedback and needs.
Andrew Means | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Navisworks
7.3
simPRO
7.5
Plan distribution & viewing
Navisworks
7.9
simPRO
8.0
Plan markups & sharing
Navisworks
8.4
simPRO
8.5
Issue tracking & punchlists
Navisworks
8.0
simPRO
7.0
Photo documentation
Navisworks
6.3
simPRO
8.5
Jobsite reports
Navisworks
6.5
simPRO
8.5
Document sharing
Navisworks
7.3
simPRO
9.0
RFI tools
Navisworks
5.4
simPRO
Collaboration & approvals
Navisworks
7.5
simPRO
7.0
As-built drawings
Navisworks
7.9
simPRO
7.0
Mobile app
Navisworks
6.8
simPRO
4.5
Submittal design and management
Navisworks
8.7
simPRO
7.0

Estimating

Navisworks
5.7
simPRO
7.3
Takeoff tools
Navisworks
5.9
simPRO
7.0
Job costing
Navisworks
7.0
simPRO
9.0
Cost databases
Navisworks
7.0
simPRO
7.0
Cost calculator
Navisworks
4.5
simPRO
8.0
Bid creation
Navisworks
4.0
simPRO
5.5

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

simPRO

  • Billing: straight from a closed, complete job. Carries overall equipment, hours, takes one click to bill.
  • simPRO retains notes on all emails; notes can be entered by anyone to track communication with clients.
Cheryl Bach | 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

simPRO

  • More options on the BI Reporting.
  • Ability to customize views similar to Knack or Sales Force.
Andrew Means | 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

simPRO

simPRO 9.0
Based on 2 answers
simPRO gives you the dedicated person you can email/call, they have chat, you can file a case, and they provide videos for pretty much everything. We can train on it via their videos; it's excellent.
Cheryl Bach | 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

simPRO

It is better than using Zendesk or trying to custom build a system. Zendesk and so many other tools are so focused on the sales aspect of things and don't give you enough back end options like job costing, inventory management, etc. It is the best tool I have used for solar project management thus far.
Andrew Means | 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

simPRO

  • simPRO is totally worth the investment
  • It is end to end. The whole staff is trained on one program.
Cheryl Bach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Navisworks

General

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

simPRO

General

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

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