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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SmartBid ranks higher in 1 feature set: Construction Project & Field Management

Human Resource Management

6.2

Navisworks

62%

SmartBid

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%

SmartBid

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%

SmartBid

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%

SmartBid

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%
8.8

SmartBid

88%
Navisworks ranks higher in 9/14 features

Plan distribution & viewing

7.6
76%
12 Ratings
8.5
85%
5 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

5.1
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
9.0
90%
5 Ratings

RFI tools

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Collaboration & approvals

8.0
80%
12 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

As-built drawings

7.2
72%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile app

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 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

6.4
64%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Estimating

6.6

Navisworks

66%

SmartBid

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

  • SmartBid is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Navisworks

87%
16 Ratings
9.0

SmartBid

90%
7 Ratings

Support Rating

7.4

Navisworks

74%
18 Ratings
9.6

SmartBid

96%
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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ConstructConnect

SmartBid is also very useful for conducting sub-contracting analysis and management simulations in the didactic field. The procedures for sharing documents are helpful, but the graphic can be improved. Many forms can be pre-filled. This helps a lot in saving time and money! SmartBid is great for exporting and/or sending single or mass emails. However, as mentioned, it would be useful to simplify some pre-construction processes and improve the overall communication
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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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ConstructConnect

  • It's very easy to set up a job and manage who receives solicitations. You can also keep detailed notes on who've you contacted and see if they're actually downloading and reviewing the documents.
  • You can add a confidentiality agreement clause which they must accept before accessing the documents. It then stores this information if it ever needs to be accessed. This is much cleaner and easier then sending out a NDA form and having the subcontractor return it before actually sending drawings/docs.
  • You can send Invitations to Bid and set it up to continue sending these ITB's until the subcontractor responds. However, this can also be a negative point because once you set up a delayed ITB, it doesn't update as the subcontractors view and respond to the ITB's. So if a sub is "Not Responded" and you set up a delayed ITB to fire off every day for 5 days, and the sub responds after day 2, that sub will continue to receive ITB's for all 5 days.
  • Uploading drawings is quick and easy. It's especially convenient if you link to one of your cloud services such as Egnyte, Google Drive, etc.
  • The search tools are quick and easy and often very accessible from any page.
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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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ConstructConnect

  • We have seen intermittent problems with notes disappearing.
  • Ability to have more than one project bidding open at the same time/on multiple windows.
  • Mobile apps.
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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

SmartBid

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

SmartBid editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    As a cloud-based solution, our clients can scale their access annually depending on the number of users. Subcontractors invited to bid or prequalify in the system receive access at no cost.

    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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    ConstructConnect

    SmartBid has an excellent support team that is always at your service. Any problem I've had (when I've even had them) has been resolved almost immediately, along with tips on how to avoid them in the future. If you're looking for a program with excellent customer service, look no further than SmartBid.
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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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    ConstructConnect

    SmartBid is used by more of the contractors that we happen to do lots of work with. It has basically the same features. However, SmartBid will let subcontractors view all the jobs a general contractor is bidding, even ones we were never invited to. So it has the potential to bring more opportunities.
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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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    ConstructConnect

    • The Data mangement helped us a lot with project managment.
    • ROI is worth it because of the project managment is great
    • We only had positive feedback from the subcontractors.
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