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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

Simulink

Simulink is a great tool for designing systems in the very early stages of projects. This lets you understand concepts and have a working model much faster, saving you time and money by being able to find errors really quick. On the other hand, when the projects reach a state of deployment you'll need to translate all the acquired knowledge and/or data from Simulink to the specific system you will be using. For example, you might design and validate a spacecraft propulsion system in Simulink, but when you build the real life model you will need to translate the designed algorithm/system to the actual code running aboard the spacecraft.
Juan Carlos Molina Castejón | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

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

Estimating

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

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

Simulink

  • Control system design for continuous and discrete systems. The control systems toolbox includes many pre-built blocks for common functions, signals and plant models that help you analyse input vs. output responses.
  • Greatly responsive and easy to use graphic based environment ideal for the easy representation of processes using signals that go from one block into another. Most engineering and scientific models including systems of equations can be translated to a Simulink model.
  • Many pre-built toolboxes allow you to save time and facilitate access to create models applicable to many areas of science/engineering like fluid mechanics, robotics, decision making and embedded or electrical systems.
  • Simulink comes bundled within the standard MATLAB package and most of its coding features/packages are compatible and can be used within the Simulink development environment.
Juan Carlos Molina Castejón | 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

Simulink

  • Learning curve for designing accurate models and getting useful results can be pretty steep for most people that aren't used to graphical based design and representation of systems.
  • Simulink requires a lot of CPU power and computer resources to run smoothly without crashing. Together with the MATLAB environment, a standard installation consumes a lot of disk space and becomes greater when more toolboxes are included.
  • Community for Simulink support and documentation is inferior to that of MATLAB and it isn't used as a standard tool by most of academia. I believe other tools such as Labview are far more common, making it easier to get help and find examples online.
Juan Carlos Molina Castejón | 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

Simulink

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Simulink

Simulink has the best User-Interface and works seamlessly with MATLAB's developing environment and tools. On the other hand, graphical based simulation and development software are standalone software that require some sort of additional integration if you require more advanced features from scripting languages like Python or C. Additionally, similar software includes features for one specific scientific/engineering area whereas Simulink has a more general approach and feel.
Juan Carlos Molina Castejón | 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

Simulink

  • Reduced investment to achieve desired outcomes in research projects.
  • Opened the doors for our students to experiment with previously unknown engineering methods.
  • Fostered the adoption of model-based design by a great portion of our faculty, especially in more technical areas.
Juan Carlos Molina Castejón | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Navisworks

General

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

Simulink

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Navisworks
9.0
Simulink
9.0

Support Rating

Navisworks
7.4
Simulink

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