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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    6.2

    Navisworks

    62%

    SimScale

    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%

    SimScale

    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

    5.8

    Navisworks

    58%

    SimScale

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

    Tracking of all physical assets

    5.8
    58%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    6.4

    Navisworks

    64%

    SimScale

    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

    6.8

    Navisworks

    68%

    SimScale

    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

    7.3
    73%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Photo documentation

    5.1
    51%
    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

    7.1
    71%
    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

    7.8
    78%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Change orders

    6.4
    64%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Estimating

    6.6

    Navisworks

    66%

    SimScale

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

    Takeoff tools

    6.3
    63%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Job costing

    7.1
    71%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost databases

    6.4
    64%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cost calculator

    7.1
    71%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Bid creation

    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Navisworks is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Navisworks

    87%
    16 Ratings
    8.5

    SimScale

    85%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Navisworks

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0

    SimScale

    50%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    7.4

    Navisworks

    74%
    18 Ratings

    SimScale

    N/A
    0 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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    SimScale GmbH

    For a small company, SimScale is a great fit. It allows me to gain the use and support of higher-end software analysis on demand without the traditional high cost. This is super convenient for a company that does occasional design and analysis. Since the computing is cloud-based it also allows me to process large and detailed models without the high hardware cost that can be required. One potential drawback is that the design information is stored on someone else's server. For some industries and companies this would be a deal-breaker.
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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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    SimScale GmbH

    • Material non-linear analysis.
    • Geometric non-linear analysis.
    • Meshing.
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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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    SimScale GmbH

    • Learning from tutorials is great, but limiting. The online help is a must.
    • Some simulations take a lot of time, but at least it's not on your PC.
    • Sometimes the software times out due to the server.
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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

    SimScale

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SimScale editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Autodesk

      No answers on this topic

      SimScale GmbH

      I had a great experience with SimScale but we only used the software for a short period of time to complete the current design requirements. It is not a software that we would continually subscribe to. Next subscription event would occur when there is a design requirement to do so.
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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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      SimScale GmbH

      No answers on this topic

      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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      SimScale GmbH

      SimScale is much faster to spin up on than OpenFOAM. Ansys CFD tools are much more expensive! Both tools require expensive computing equipment to run, which SimScale does not!
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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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      SimScale GmbH

      • It has allowed us to increase our service offering which has lead to additional work.
      Read full review

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