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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • Trimble GC WinEst ranks higher in 1 feature set: Estimating

Human Resource Management

6.2

Navisworks

62%

Trimble GC WinEst

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%

Trimble GC WinEst

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%

Trimble GC WinEst

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%

Trimble GC WinEst

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

6.9
69%
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%

Trimble GC WinEst

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

7.2
72%
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

4.4
44%
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

6.7

Navisworks

67%
8.6

Trimble GC WinEst

86%
Trimble GC WinEst ranks higher in 4/5 features

Takeoff tools

6.4
64%
9 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Job costing

7.2
72%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Cost databases

6.5
65%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Cost calculator

7.2
72%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Bid creation

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Trimble GC WinEst is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Navisworks

88%
16 Ratings
10.0

Trimble GC WinEst

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.4

Navisworks

74%
18 Ratings
10.0

Trimble GC WinEst

100%
2 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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Trimble

WinEst is truly built for everyone. Their assemblies/database linking is perfect for self perform and subcontractors while their database management and custom reporting is perfect for GCs. While Excel set the bar, WinEst is on another planet. With the immediacy required by today's markets, WinEst allows you to deliver a superior product while being more accurate.
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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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Trimble

  • It's very flexible when building an estimate and selecting items to include. You can either click your way to the datebase or quickly copy and paste similar items.
  • The numerous ways to view and estimate whether it's by CSI, Uniformat, Master Format, or any view you'd like to see. One of ours is by program area, i.e. Sitework, Tower, Parking Deck, etc. After that, you can sort by Bid Package, CSI, etc. Quick buttons can be created far all the views you'd need which allows changing between views a breeze.
  • The visual interface is pleasing and easy to read.
  • It's easy to create your own database using Excel. Once you tag an item with unit costs, sort codes, etc., Winest will import it. You can also build it manually within the program but Excel was faster.
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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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Trimble

  • At times, WinEst controls feel counter intuitive. Also the tools available for actually developing the database can feel clunky. This means that if you do not take the time to create a robust import file, you will spend a serious amount of time fixing your errors.
  • WinEst is also an object based database which means that it is difficult to do mass dumps of information (mainly takeoff) into the program. While this is great for ensuring that everything is done purposefully, it does lead to extended hours of data entry
  • It takes hours upon hours of use before you begin to realize the true potential. The sheer number of tools is overwhelming and their help resources are very basic and only explain how to correctly enter the data but not the feature's best use cases.
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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

Trimble GC WinEst

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Trimble GC WinEst 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

    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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    Trimble

    Doug Quinn was our trainer and travels all over the country. Whenever I have an issue I shoot him an email and he quickly responds as soon as his training gets a break.
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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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    Trimble

    WinEst simply blows excel and Timberline out of the water. The shear depth of functionality is unparalleled. Not only does WinEst deliver a better product, it also shortens the amount of man hours required for each bid, alternate, pricing exercise, etc. On top of this, it has a number of redundant safeguards for catching errors that the others don't have.
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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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    Trimble

    • We've not measured the rate of return but WinEst has made us much more efficient and organized.
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