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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 4.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Navisworks ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Payroll Management, Reporting & Analytics

Human Resource Management

6.2

Navisworks

62%

Viewpoint Spectrum

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%
1.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

10%
Navisworks ranks higher in 6/7 features

Pay calculation

8.0
80%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

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
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

6.0
60%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Asset Management

5.9

Navisworks

59%

Viewpoint Spectrum

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%
1.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

10%
Navisworks ranks higher in 4/4 features

Dashboards

4.0
40%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Standard reports

7.3
73%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Custom reports

6.8
68%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Data exportability

7.4
74%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Construction Project & Field Management

6.8

Navisworks

68%

Viewpoint Spectrum

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

5.1
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

7.2
72%
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

7.9
79%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Change orders

6.4
64%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Estimating

6.6

Navisworks

66%

Viewpoint Spectrum

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 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Navisworks

87%
16 Ratings
1.6

Viewpoint Spectrum

16%
41 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Navisworks

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Viewpoint Spectrum

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.4

Navisworks

74%
18 Ratings
1.1

Viewpoint Spectrum

11%
49 Ratings

Ease of integration

Navisworks

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6

Viewpoint Spectrum

66%
40 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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Viewpoint, a Trimble company

Viewpoint Spectrum is well suited for accounting, job costing, project management, service department. It is less appropriate for estimating, payroll on-boarding, time collection in the field for construction jobs and document imaging for the entire company. The scenarios where Viewpoint Spectrum is not appropriate for what we are trying to accomplish, we outsource and import into our Viewpoint Spectrum software
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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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Viewpoint, a Trimble company

  • Great software for analyzing data and trends while still being pretty easy to use.
  • The ability to create a custom info link reports enable you to create virtually any report using the data you have in Spectrum that will auto-refresh with just one click of a button.
  • They have a fantastic support network and I the few times I have had to contact support, I was directed to someone very knowledgeable that was able to find a solution.
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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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Viewpoint, a Trimble company

  • It's sometimes hard to control the document imaging window. It doesn't stop when you release the cursor. Have to go to top of screen and click in one of the bars to lock it in place.
  • In AP invoice entry, you have to slow down when entering job and phase number. Doesn't keep up with the speed of the person entering.
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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

Viewpoint Spectrum

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Viewpoint Spectrum 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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    Viewpoint, a Trimble company

    Support has not been great since merging with Viewpoint. I've sent several letters up the chain about this. It has made me want to leave the software altogether on more than one occasion. I spend a lot of time on hold, and on numerous occasions now we've sat around for days waiting for a response only to be told the person on the phone never actually made a ticket for that, or that the online system didn't alert them of our case. We used to be able to call and get someone immediately and have the problem solved by a knowledgeable person. Now it's hit or miss and you could be on hold forever. The online training academy is nice but it's still not in-depth enough for me to not have to sit and babysit someone through a training period.
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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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    Viewpoint, a Trimble company

    I have previously used Sage Masterbuilder, another construction industry software. This has been a number of years ago. The company I am working for already had Spectrum and have been using it for as long as it has been around when it was known as Forefront. Based on conversations I've had with the personnel that were here at the time of purchase, Spectrum clicked off all the boxes they were looking for.
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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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    Viewpoint, a Trimble company

    • [In my opinion,] it takes at LEAST twice as long to do our jobs now.
    • [I feel like] we are paranoid about something not being printed correctly because of [what I believe are] buggy text fields.
    • [In my experience,] we still have to refer to a physical file cabinet with paper, even though a main point of switching was to go paperless.
    • [In our experience,] screens can now be "locked", so we can't see something if our coworker is also looking at it.
    • [I believe that] the financial hit our company took from this switch was astronomical. [In my opinion:] Beware!
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