Bim360 for Beginners
October 27, 2017

Bim360 for Beginners

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Bim360

This program is being used in a few different aspects of the company. Areas where we used BIM360 was first on the web platform where we would store drawings, inspections and observations for each job. This would allow us to house the most up-to-date drawings, overlay new drawings when they were issued and record QA/QC that could be directly associated with the drawings. We would also use the web for a directory of everyone on the job to help with communication purposes. Additionally, the app would come into play when we were doing safety audits, the follow up from those audits and looking at drawings in the field. Being able to access the drawings in the field helped with more than just construction. We would incorporate Punchlist, where we could mark up exact locations with attached pictures to show previous conditions vs final conditions. We would also incorporate some phasing and logistical plans that could be shown in the field, updated and modified. Overall, it helped address coordination and communication between the field, ownership and contractor.
  • Not a thing, as so much as a well developed interface. For those of whom struggle with technology the interface is pretty straight forward with very little room to get lost.
  • Offline compatibility. It allows for usage in the field where there typically isn't wifi, so you can get work down or communication shown on the drawings, inspection or anything else set up on your system and sync when you get into wifi. Practically real time changes.
  • Ability to edit. The format to set up your docs, edit the drawings and make this platform your own tool is incredible.
  • They need to ability to link drawings with in the platform, that is very frustrating.
  • Overall more linking abilities to cut down on back and forth from webpages.
  • A better editing feature for meeting minutes and exporting all reports, very cookie cutter like.
  • Positively we use for all safety items, so its potential to save money is really something cannot be quantified. It has helped document trends, big items leading trends and odd ball cases which overall helps perfecting process to eliminate those trends and save time.
  • Negative impact is we need to pay for another program to handle budget, submittals and bidding so we are paying for two systems and paying for all employees to learn each system and possible make errors since there are differences in the systems.
BIM360 compared to Prolog is comparing apples and oranges. We used these programs to do things the other could not. We used Prolog to handle bids, budget and change orders. While BIM360 we thought was not set up to easily do those options so we used BIM for drawings, communication with details and scheduling.

BIM360 compared to Procore is no match. We use Procore for all documents and even though we do not use Procore for bids or budget. We do utilize it to organize COs, PCOs where bids are at in progression and comparing budget reports. Otherwise the two programs are very similar. Procore's interface has more going on and more options for submittals RFIs and drawings. Once understood how you want Procore to work on your job its a better program just more intense.
  • Setting up documents that will be used over and over again as checklists or inspections.
  • Viewing drawings in the field with the ability to switch to other relevant documents quickly.
  • Viewing models, not editing so much but the ability to view, rotate and conform it to show needs or information requested.
  • Not appropriate for bidding, controlling a budget, or handling submittals.

Autodesk Bim 360 Feature Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing
6
Plan markups & sharing
8
Document sharing
8
Issue tracking & punchlists
9
Photo documentation
8
Jobsite reports
3
RFI tools
7
Collaboration & approvals
7
As-built drawings
Not Rated
Mobile app
9