Navisworks is widely recognized in the Construction Industry as the go-to product for 3D coordination.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 27, 2020

Navisworks is widely recognized in the Construction Industry as the go-to product for 3D coordination.

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Navisworks

Navisworks is used for MEP/BIM coordination on commercial construction processes. It is used to pull in the different 3D computer-generated models from the design team, consultants, and subcontractors to coordinate the MEP routing through the building. We have been experimenting as a company with some 4D modeling and logistics planning with Navisworks as well.
  • BIM/MEP Coordination
  • Clash Detection
  • Difficult to navigate models at times
  • Overkill of toolsets at times
  • Our company spends a lot of time upfront coordinating projects, and the results in the field have shown that with substantial rework savings.
  • At times it is challenging to get subcontractors to buy-in to the coordination, so it is written into their contract.
Navisworks is the go-to system for 3D BIM/MEP coordination. I don't know of many other options that are standardized/uniformly recognized as the base system in 3D coordination.
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.

Do you think Navisworks delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Navisworks's feature set?

Yes

Did Navisworks live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Navisworks go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Navisworks again?

Yes

Naviswork is a must-have for medium to large scale construction projects. Navisworks can be taught to most engineering and field construction employees at a level where they can be efficient with it. It is easy to take the finished product from multiple different users (companies) and merge them into one Navisworks model for review. It is easy to tweak, hide, and pull apart 3D models.

Navisworks Feature Ratings

Plan markups & sharing
8
Document sharing
8
Issue tracking & punchlists
9
Jobsite reports
6
RFI tools
3
Collaboration & approvals
10
As-built drawings
10
Takeoff tools
8