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15 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100

Vista by Viewpoint

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Score 7.7 out of 100

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

Vista by Viewpoint

Probably not cost-effective for very small companies. It seems to fit mid-market very well. We have 3 companies with very different needs, and it was flexible enough to work well for us in each scenario. This included a company with 20 different unions and a non-union company. Payroll supported both. Consolidation of multiple companies was easily done as the data all resided in the same database.
Steve Bolton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

Navisworks
7.3
Vista by Viewpoint
6.4
Plan distribution & viewing
Navisworks
7.9
Vista by Viewpoint
6.5
Plan markups & sharing
Navisworks
8.4
Vista by Viewpoint
6.5
Issue tracking & punchlists
Navisworks
8.0
Vista by Viewpoint
5.8
Photo documentation
Navisworks
6.3
Vista by Viewpoint
6.8
Jobsite reports
Navisworks
6.5
Vista by Viewpoint
6.5
Document sharing
Navisworks
7.3
Vista by Viewpoint
6.6
RFI tools
Navisworks
5.4
Vista by Viewpoint
6.4
Collaboration & approvals
Navisworks
7.5
Vista by Viewpoint
6.2
As-built drawings
Navisworks
7.9
Vista by Viewpoint
5.9
Mobile app
Navisworks
6.8
Vista by Viewpoint
6.3
Submittal design and management
Navisworks
8.7
Vista by Viewpoint
6.4

Estimating

Navisworks
5.7
Vista by Viewpoint
8.1
Takeoff tools
Navisworks
5.9
Vista by Viewpoint
8.4
Job costing
Navisworks
7.0
Vista by Viewpoint
8.6
Cost databases
Navisworks
7.0
Vista by Viewpoint
7.8
Cost calculator
Navisworks
4.5
Vista by Viewpoint
7.5
Bid creation
Navisworks
4.0
Vista by Viewpoint
8.1

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

Vista by Viewpoint

  • Time management for the foreman. They enter who is on job and what time. All on their iPad and we upload. It saves everyone time and its correct every time.
  • Receipts can be sent via phone or iPad and we can upload them to the system and attach them to their PO with no issues and makes it so easy to track and keep the budget under control not to mention hold everyone accountable for their spending.
  • Surveys and updated info requests can be emailed out, completed and returned via the cloud. Makes updates so much easier.
Amy Love | 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

Vista by Viewpoint

  • In the payroll arena, occasionally some combination of actions will cause a Payroll Timecard Entry batch to become stuck in a Status 4 - Posting in Progress. Vista by Viewpoint requires that Customer Support be contacted whenever a batch is stuck in Status 4, as it is unclear what parts of the batch have posted to the other modules, especially General Ledger. Support is a whiz at untangling these situations.
  • However, a Payroll Timecard Entry batch does not post anywhere except its' own table - Payroll only posts to GL and other modules when the PR Ledger Update process is run. Support could conceivably allow customers to change the Status of only these batches, as no other modules would be affected. Then the customer could fix their problem and move on without further delaying the payroll process.
  • The User Interface in the Payroll and Accounts Payable modules have traditionally been clunky for non-accounting personnel to use. The increase in non-accounting people using some aspects of the system - for instance, remote payroll entry or project staff reviewing AP invoices - used to cause some angst. This has been greatly alleviated by the advent of the KeyStyle modifications in these two areas.
  • The functionality of the Service Management module continues to be added with each new update. It would be even better if Service could function more like Job Cost in the way of tracking costs. There seems to be a lack of commonality between the two modules - though it is getting better.
Darrell Robinson | 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

Vista by Viewpoint

Vista by Viewpoint 6.8
Based on 12 answers
Though I have not interfaced with Vista by Viewpoint's support team, I know my office has, and it seems like changes or issues are addressed or resolved in a timely manner. It also seems like the program has the flexibility to integrate or be changed to become a custom solution for our company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Vista by Viewpoint

ComputerEase was pretty old technology. Input screens were clunky. Application customization required consulting to get involved as well as report modifications. Utilizing some kind of proprietary database put all the maintenance back on the software manufacturer. Promises of porting the application to SQL Server database went on and on for multiple years with no progress evident.
James Ward | 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

Vista by Viewpoint

  • Viewpoint has allowed the entire company to get on the same system and improve our internal tracking of costs which has been positive.
  • We have struggled with using the system on CM jobs so it has taken more time to do tasks or things have to be done outside the system to accommodate those types of jobs.
  • The ability to track things by customized fields have improved our ROI and have given us better insight.
Jessica Rondash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Navisworks

General

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

Vista by Viewpoint

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Navisworks
9.0
Vista by Viewpoint
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Navisworks
Vista by Viewpoint
9.1

Support Rating

Navisworks
7.4
Vista by Viewpoint
6.8

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