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Score 9.3 out of 100

Revit

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

On-Screen Takeoff

I think most of the reasoning was just provided on the previous pros and cons questions. On-Screen Takeoff (OST) is well suited for doing either quick takeoffs or getting into an elaborate, detailed takeoff. All though the viewing tools are quick and easy, I would still very much prefer using BlueBeam for looking through an overall set of drawings. With all of the hyperlink and bookmark functions of BlueBeam, OST doesn't compare and I rarely use OST unless I'm actually doing a takeoff.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Revit

Revit is well suited for creating collaborative projects that are fully integrated into the design and construction document process. We work a lot with engineering firms who also use Revit and the program allows us to fully integrate and coordinate our models together to make sure that everything is correct. I can see where my electrical engineer has placed lighting into the model and same with my mechanical engineer and their HVAC equipment
Taylor Carter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Construction Project & Field Management

On-Screen Takeoff
6.6
Revit
8.2
Plan distribution & viewing
On-Screen Takeoff
8.8
Revit
8.4
Plan markups & sharing
On-Screen Takeoff
8.5
Revit
8.1
Issue tracking & punchlists
On-Screen Takeoff
5.1
Revit
8.1
Photo documentation
On-Screen Takeoff
1.3
Revit
7.6
Jobsite reports
On-Screen Takeoff
9.0
Revit
8.1
Document sharing
On-Screen Takeoff
6.7
Revit
7.6
RFI tools
On-Screen Takeoff
7.5
Revit
8.0
Collaboration & approvals
On-Screen Takeoff
4.0
Revit
8.1
As-built drawings
On-Screen Takeoff
6.2
Revit
8.6
Mobile app
On-Screen Takeoff
9.0
Revit
8.0
Submittal design and management
On-Screen Takeoff
Revit
9.3

Estimating

On-Screen Takeoff
7.4
Revit
8.0
Takeoff tools
On-Screen Takeoff
9.6
Revit
7.7
Job costing
On-Screen Takeoff
8.0
Revit
7.9
Cost databases
On-Screen Takeoff
6.0
Revit
8.1
Cost calculator
On-Screen Takeoff
7.0
Revit
7.6
Bid creation
On-Screen Takeoff
6.1
Revit
8.5

Pros

On-Screen Takeoff

  • The biggest thing for me is that it is so easy to use, which allows it to be used widely throughout our organization without a lot of intense training.
  • Another great thing is that it does not matter how big or little the scope of the take off may be, it works just as well for a whole 12 story building take off as it does for a stretch of sidewalk.
christian Maxwell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Revit

  • 3D Models - It's kind of a no brainer, but the key benefit of Revit is its ability to model in 3D. It's a somewhat complex modeling environment, however, it's not impossible to learn and I have seen users from a range of abilities to effectively model content in Revit.
  • Schedules - 3D is great, but the ability to quantify your geometry is contains valuable data if modeled correctly. If you model how you will build it, Revit has the ability to give very accurate schedules which includes quantities, and any data you would like to incorporate into your model.
  • Industry Standard - Revit is the industry standard. With that being said, it really help to use software that is compatible with other agencies for collaborative model review.
Forrest Huff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

On-Screen Takeoff

  • It would be nice if you could select an object that occurs on multiple sheets, copy, and paste it into change orders or alternates.
  • If you could search for where a certain condition is being used (which sheet) and go directly to that page or pages, that would be cool.
Kyle Montague | TrustRadius Reviewer

Revit

  • There are often several ways to draw certain things, but the object will have different capabilities based on the way it is drawn. This can be confusing when trying to use the object.
  • The way objects are drawn is not always user-friendly. This program would be difficult for someone to figure out on their own without having any Autodesk background.
  • There should be a better way to track changes in the model. Often times the architect will not share a model during construction to avoid sending changes that aren't finalized or complete.
Teresa Fechtel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

On-Screen Takeoff

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Revit

Revit 7.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a professional environment, but far from easy and overly complex in many places. The system is often too deep in settings and overrides (see Visibility/Graphics in combination with linked files, filters, color overrides and view templates).I don't really like the dialog-in-dialog interface and its spartan looks. But it works well overall if you know what you are doing.
Stefan Boeykens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

On-Screen Takeoff

On-Screen Takeoff 8.7
Based on 6 answers
The On-Screen Takeoff support staff has helped several coworkers and myself on a wide array of issues. They are typically fast in their response time and willing to help no matter the issue. During one call in particular, I was able to get my issue resolved and even learned a feature of the product that I didn't previously know about. A++ rating!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Revit

Revit 7.6
Based on 8 answers
Autodesk has always had a good support system in place. There is a massive user base for Revit, and there are thousands of forum threads and other discussions online about any and every problem that you could ever run into. For being such a large program with so many different options, there aren't many roadblocks or pitfalls that users can fall into.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

On-Screen Takeoff

Being able to train individuals in a single afternoon on the program and trusting them to get you something usable as soon as possible is quite invaluable. It is also something that I feel is unique to this program. It is just easier.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Revit

Revit like AutoCAD can produce both a 3d model & 2 dimensional drawings such as plans, elevations & sections which are required for any design project to be communicated on paper for construction. But unlike AutoCAD, Revit's focus is to build a 3d model that contain smart information for construction. So for Revit the 2 dimensional drawings becomes a byproduct. In addition to the required drawings needed on paper to communicate the design, Revit offers so much more information in the model for all engineering disciplines.
Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

On-Screen Takeoff

  • The software has more than paid for itself because the company has been able to save lots of money when awarding to subs since it is easy to verify quantities to qualify their bids.
  • Less of a chance of under-ordering products since the visible audit trail improves accuracy. Also you spend less since you aren't ordering more than you should be.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Revit

  • It's positive. It saves quite a bit of field time when used correctly, and lets us make sure we have proper room for all equipment and ductwork.
  • Helping minimize field 'thinking' time is an immediate add to the bottom line. 1 guy designing on the front side saves down time of 5-10 guys waiting in the field. Cost savings on labor is apparent.
  • Coordination time is also cut down, saving on office time. It's easy to spell out what your plan of attack is. All these savings directly add to bottom line profit by not expending labor.
Mike Petrich | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

On-Screen Takeoff

General

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

Revit

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

On-Screen Takeoff
9.4
Revit
8.4

Usability

On-Screen Takeoff
Revit
7.0

Support Rating

On-Screen Takeoff
8.7
Revit
7.6

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