Navisworks - Trusted clash detection for AEC coordination.
September 27, 2019

Navisworks - Trusted clash detection for AEC coordination.

Lennart Andersson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Navisworks

We use it for coordination in both design and construction phase. We are using it in our department and manage the coordination process on multiple projects with large project teams. The business case is that it is accepted as standard by the industry so it is easy to get people on board.
  • Clash detection.
  • Reading multiple file formats
  • Handles massive sized models
  • File sizes are small which enables easy distribution
  • Clash reporting is very limited.
  • Tracking solutions and responsibilities almost non-existent
  • Not cloud based
  • Dated compared to contemporary software
  • 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.
Revizto - no inherent clash detection but great clash detection reporting and issue tracking
Synchro - 4D scheduling software that is much better than Navisworks in that space.
Navis is the standard so no requrement to force new software on the project teams.
For sensitive projects we can use any web-hosted solutions so it's the only option really.
It seems like Autodesk is not really developing Navisworks anymore. The software is pretty simple so there is not needed much support in that regards.

Do you think Navisworks delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Navisworks's feature set?

No

Did Navisworks live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Navisworks go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Navisworks again?

Yes

Coordination with Subcontractors as most of them use the software and with clients that do not allow cloud hosted workflows. Massive projects with large sets of files. It is not so well suited for 4D scheduling and sequencing animations as the workflows are clunky and does not seems to be a priority for Autodesk. The quantity takeoff tools is difficult to use.

Navisworks Feature Ratings

Plan distribution & viewing
2
Plan markups & sharing
Not Rated
Document sharing
6
Issue tracking & punchlists
2
Collaboration & approvals
5
As-built drawings
3
Takeoff tools
2
Cost calculator
2