Who Uses This Software?

BIM 360 is built to support construction project teams, including: general contractors, construction managers, project managers, superintendents, subcontractors, architects, engineers and owners.


Average Ratings

1197 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Autodesk
  • bim360.com/
  • Founded 1982
  • United States

About BIM 360

BIM 360 gives project teams the tools to coordinate better, communicate more effectively, and resolve issues quickly, resulting in faster and more efficient project delivery. BIM 360 helps us be more efficient, saving time and money throughout the entire project lifecycle. - Oivind Pettersen, Skanska BIM 360 results: 50% reduced coordination time; 25% advanced project schedule; 88% faster concrete layout prep -- get started for free.


BIM 360 Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration
  • Conflict Tracking
  • Design Modeling
  • Document Management
  • For Facility Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Scheduling
  • Accounting Integration
  • Budget Tracking/Job Costing
  • Change Orders
  • Commercial
  • Contract Management
  • Contractors
  • CRM
  • Equipment Tracking
  • Estimating
  • Incident Reporting
  • Mobile Access
  • Offline Access
  • Residential
  • RFI & Submittals
  • Subcontractor Management

BIM 360 Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Somewhat useful, but the program could use some better functions.

Aug 08, 2017
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: How easily I am able to add, merge, and store models. Also, it is pretty easy to add members to a model along with understanding what the different membership levels allow.

Cons: The cutting planes can be really far from the navigation screen which makes it hard & confusing to use. It would useful to be able to alter the nearness & farness of the culling plane such as in Navisworks Manage. I understand that creating too large of an "area" to be viewed/understood by the program bogs down the model, which is trying to be avoided with GLUE in general. However, the near culling plane is sometimes just not cutting it (haha, I hope you enjoyed my pun). Also, people using GLUE specifically cannot create section planes or viewpoints in the iPad model, which makes the model hard for those using it out in the field that wish to save viewpoints or cut into a section of the building. Also in GLUE, it is nice to be able to lock measurements in the x, y, or z axis, but there is no shortcut to exit this mode and to go back to measuring in a 3-dimensional direction. The only way I have found it possible to get out of the dimension lock is by exiting the model & re-entering. GLUE is a great software honestly, but were pushing for the model to be a lot more user friendly & give trade engineers confidence to turn to the model to answer coordination questions easily. If the program becomes to hard to use or makes the model seem unreliable, then we have an issue. So far, a lot of people love the program, but going back and forth between Navisworks and GLUE, I notice some features in Navisworks Manage that the team would love to use.

Overall: Being able to load and download different types of modeling content file types such as .dwg, .ifc, .nwd, and even .rvt. Merging models was extremely straight forward and useful as well.

I like the general structure of BIM 360 Field, but I have problems with specific functions.

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1). In the field, the iPad app is very easy to use, with the exceptions of a few small things.

2). It is especially easy for contractors to walk their Issues, take pictures, make comments, etc.

3). The print reports and schedule reports module is really helpful. There are many different report types and layout options, which is repeatedly useful.

4). It is easy to see any pertinent info in Issue list view, and print quickly from that page.

5). Customizing the different types of drop down Issue Filters for different users is very handy, and necessary. And it is very easy to sort and search for Issues using the filter module in Issue List view.

6). After I figured out how to contact tech support, it was certain that I would get a diligent response. I would say response time was always within 24 hours, unless I said it was urgent, and very through.

Cons: Here are common Problems our large team and I run into often:

1). The website commonly has a huge latency when loading new pages. And I mean typically 3-10 seconds, and occasionally 10-20 seconds to load a page.

2). More often than I would like, the Issue List column sorting feature at the top of each column on the website version just will not work.

3). Pinning an issue from the website version is not very intuitive, and takes you a completely different pathway to find the maps. This should be something that is easy to get to from the window of an open issue, just like the iPad app version.

4). Sometimes the syncing function has an error and you need to re-sync.

5). Not frequently, but few times more than I would have liked, the site would just not let people do things like change statuses, or on a couple of occasions even just open the site.

6). After walking in the field adding issues for a while, the iPad app will stop letting you load photos. You have to close and restart the app and you're good to go again.

Overall: It is great to track your punchlist and rolling completion issues. We did not use it for commissioning, but I would have liked to try it so we could link it to our 360 Glue Revit models. This looks like a very helpful option.

Coordination Like Navisworks

Apr 11, 2017
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 4.0/10 Not
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Pros: Saves time in downloading and uploading - creates better collaboration by having a format all team members can review - without specialized software.

Cons: For construction trades to fully embrace the clash tools need to be more powerful, and "Navisworks Like".

More control for owner, or client access of finished product - it generally does not translate well in review of an ongoing clash coordination model (problems may be evident and misunderstood by some clients).

Overall: Looking for better controls within the clash tools, better alignment with how Navisworks Manage handles clash tests. Tolerances, are not as good, as well the general navigation of clash results is slower than Navisworks.

I do like the product, in general try and implement on all my larger projects - it is a great tool for a VDC manager! However construction teams are using Navisworks instead of the Glue tools for clash detection coordination. It would be more collaborative if the clash tests were hosted\tracked on the 360 Glue site - at this time its much too time consuming to track and manege the clashing on Glue site. The cloud hosted models however do make it better even in Navisworks to ensure your using the latest modeling.

Another feature that I would really like to see is a managed folder structure (As administrator) I would like to have the capacity to create folders that only certain users could access (Like a client area only) this would allow me to publish modeling (Clash free) to my clients folder - they could then review the finished product.

Recommendations to other buyers: Design teams are not yet familiar with the modeling coordination process, like contractors and trade modeling teams - there seems to be a lack of interest in learning model review as opposed to reviewing construction\contract documents - it is treated like an additional task - instead of a collaborative and powerful tool to obtain a more coordinated design. Design teams should be trained on this aspect fully.

Integration of software

Apr 06, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Design stage integration and workflow

Revit -> Glue -> Navisworks (clash +Model Coordination) -> Field

Cons: no single sign on, no mature Document management

Overall: Experience is good with BIM360 if you use the total cycle of BIM360. Great workflow for design partners (A/C/MEP).

I'm a General Contractor and also have to deal with subcontractors, suppliers and partners. they deliver other formats such as IFC files. that's lacking in BIM360 and Navisworks right now. there is no good workflow to engage the partners to the platform.

Even so is Issue Management missing. in Design stage it is difficult to track an Issue.

then we miss the integration with planning/scheduling software there is no development on:

BIM360 Plan

BIM360 Schedule

the same with:

Quantity Take Off

BIM Model check on standards / BIM execution plan

Rule based checking in the model for example: clash on: swing of the door hits anything in his way.

integration with planning /scheduling to make 4D still images and animations.

there is one in Navisworks I know but it would be great to have that integration with:

Revit model + Partner Models -> Glue -> planning connection with geometrie -> make animations or images/bookwork for realisation stage.

Then data -> cross project data pull out for Quality / Safety advisors and board.

visualisation of that data

And the biggest miss is one single platform login. now its scatered all around single point solutions.

Still waiting for BIM360 Docs to be more mature. Our current document management system is still better than Docs so I can't start implementation of BIM360 Docs if there are some key functionality missing right now.

I'm sorry for the critical notes I made above but I think it's good to be critical and hopefully you can get the benefits of it.

And as you might know we love BIM360 and are heavily using it on our projects!

keep up the good work and great vision for the future of BIM360!

Greetings, Gert-Jan Ditsel - Dura Vermeer

Recommendations to other buyers: see comments before

BIM 360: A good idea, but misses the mark as a whole.

Apr 04, 2017
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 6.0/10 Not
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Pros: The ability for the field to call up the model on an ipad.

Cons: Everything else is inferior to currently existing market products.

Overall: I've used BIM-360 as part of the BIM coordination process on 2 separate projects. The idea is that you store your CAD files in the cloud, and the BIM administrator for the project creates composite ("merged") models, combining all of the trade models. These merged models are stored in the cloud and are accessible from computers and ipads. The ability to view current and updated models on an ipad in the field is really the main benefit to using BIM 360, in my opinion.

Having said that, the only way that particular feature (and all of the others, for that matter) works properly, is if the project BIM manager does all of the necessary "housekeeping" so that you have good model hygiene - like using proper model origin and orientations, eliminating "space junk" from the model files. If you have any of those things, the default model view is zoomed way out, and makes it almost impossible to zoom into the model. Every time you hit the "top view" or "home view" buttons, it resets back to being zoomed way out. The BIM 360 model viewer actually works better on the ipad that it's PC application.

Other features that leave a bit to be desired are:



*Navigating the model (PC app). Saving and recalling viewpoints, and running clash detection. Navisworks Manage is far superior in all of those areas.



*If you use BIM 360 to view your model, as opposed to using Navisworks or Revit, you have to upload your CAD file every time you want to see a model update. The upload takes some time and becomes somewhat tedious. There is BIM 360 plugin for Navis Manage that allows you to log into the BIM 360 server through Navis, and view any of the merged models that have been created. So you're essentially using Navis to navigate, take viewpoints, make annotations, run clashes. But you still have to upload your own CAD file to the cloud if you want to see the changes take place in current Navis session. You can save a local copy of the model as an NWD file.

*Navigating the file/folder structure is tedious. When you download a file (another trade's CAD, for example) from Bim 360, it NEVER remembers the previous save location. Very annoying.

FINAL THOUGHTS: We scrapped BIM 360 and use only Navis and Dropbox for coordination currently. If our foremen could view an accurate and current model on an ipad in the field the product would be worth consideration. Proper BIM management makes all the difference. There are glitches, and a learning curve.

Recommendations to other buyers: It seems like the overall user experience could be made greater with fixing a many of the operational glitches with the platform. I would get rid of the clash detection and figure out how to incorporate more seamlessly into Navisworks. Also, perhaps allowing the models to be saved directly to BIM 360 from navisworks. Also, the product would be better if you could more easily save viewpoints with annotations - with the ability to assign action items to individuals. I feel like Navisworks manage is still where all of the coordination work takes place. I think that a Navisworks app for ipad is really where the product needs to go.

HB Construction - "Built Different!" with Autodesk BIM 360

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to access real data from the cloud. The ease at learning and getting started quickly with really world results. Ability to show subs the ease and capabilities so that they feel part of the team.

Cons: I do wish the BIM 360 products were more integrated. Each of the Autodesk BIM 360 tools offer such needed benefits that if they were able to interact with each other our teams would use them even more. When a team member on the site has to go to 3 or 4 different tools to access the same data it can get tiring.

Overall: Recently HB Construction in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is offering our design teams and owners new tools to help facilitate our commitment to providing quality buildings. Autodesk BIM 360 products, Glue and Field with Autodesk Building Ops are cloud based mobile platforms used for coordination, collaboration, QA/QC management, asset and finally preventative maintenance. Autodesk's BIM tools are transforming HB's handover experience to our owners and building operators giving them access on day one of operations to the information they need.

Gathering of building data starts in the early stages of pre-construction. HB creates construction models either from the design models or from 2D construction sets. Using Autodesk BIM 360 Glue, models are used to coordinate location of trade's elements virtually before placement in the field. We work with all our sub-contractors to sign-off on a fully coordinated model before field work begins.

While working on coordinating element locations in BIM 360 Glue, HB and its subs also use Autodesk BIM 360 Field to provide asset data important to the building elements warranty, preventative maintenance and operation management. BIM 360 Field also supports our field management allowing HB to track issues for quality assurance, safety, and commissioning.

As the project nears completion, Building Ops connects to BIM 360 Field allowing all the relevant documents, models, photographs and videos associated with the building components and asset data to be migrated and conveniently available in Building Ops. Using the available data and information in Building Ops the HB warranty team continually updates and manages asset information such as location, operation, maintenance, repairs and service requests for two years after substantial completion. Those in charge of operating and maintaining the building are invited and can use the mobile or web interface of the application also. In fact, we encourage this.

HB is proud to offer Autodesk BIM 360 Glue and Field and Autodesk Building Ops as added value services to our clients as they enable HB to save time, money and resources with a fully coordinated data-centric model used to manage field quality and safety during construction passing on to owners and operators, true real-time asset information reflective of the building design and construction that they may trust and access on day one of the handover experience.

Recommendations to other buyers: Something that I think Autodesk should definitely start investing in is providing easier tools to connect the design teams data with the construction team. Reinterpreting data is still a huge waste of time and money. Finally, look into providing a tool for cost estimating, bidding, and purchasing that is integrated into the BIM 360 products.

Invaluable for BIM Coordination during the Construction and Design Processes

Jan 31, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: -iPad functionality

-Ease of model updating

-Ability to share with the client in an easy-to-grasp way

Cons: -Clunky clash detection

-Slow performance on legacy hardware

-Inability to auto-run clash detection

Overall: Typically BIM Coordination occurs at the design level and involves long periods of methodical planning and QAQC activities. My experience is that, while important, it doesn't matter what A/E designs when subcontractors are given means & methods in their contract and have their own layouts to design, submit, fabricate, and install.

Using BIM 360 Glue for construction activities has been amazing. The ability my subs have to constantly update their models within BIM 360 has allowed us to run continuous clash reports on the merged coordination model. In the fast-paced construction phase, it has been crucial to ensure that all trades are coordinated before they send their parts to shop in order to facilitate a smooth installation with minimal field changes. Limiting field changes helps us save money and time; that being said, BIM 360 Glue has already paid for itself.

Overall Quality: 5 stars due to its reputation and integration with Autodesk's line of products (Revit/CAD on the design-side, and Navis/BIM 360 Field on the construction side).

Ease of Use: 4 stars due to Friendy GUI, and familiar functionality from desktop to iPad. However, it's annoying to have to manually run clashes every time the merged model is updated (which can be daily). This is VERY time-consuming if you have multiple clash sets between disciplines.

Features and Functionality: 4 stars due to clunky clash detection (it's easier and more helpful to run clash detection with Navisworks). Everybody in the field is in LOVE with the iPad app, though. The 3D walkthroughs of the model with accelerometer and gyroscope sensor input are amazing. It's great walking through a site-in-progress with the client, and pull up BIM360 Glue on the iPad, drop a pin on your location in the floor plan, and give them a live 3D view of what space will look like.

Customer support: 5 stars Autodesk forums are the best.

Value: 5 stars, we pay our license fee and can add as many subcontractor users as needed. The saving in reduced field changes/mistakes has paid for the license ten-fold.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure the naming convention of the models are exactly the same from rev to rev, otherwise they will not auto-update (will import as new). Ensure similar naming convention among subcontractors (across all disciplines) to ensure easy model management.

Wanted to like this product

Jan 31, 2017
1/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: I like that you can add consultants, architects, engineers, Owners, etc. I like the fact that you can add comments and pictures to issues. This makes it effective when using on an ipad in the field. I think the comments should come with a signature so we know who made the comment instead of having to type it manually and it should also be date and time stamped. This is effective in tracking open items and seeing when they are closed.

Cons: Uploading drawings and other documents is a nightmare. There has got to be an easier way than waiting minutes for the drawings to upload and jam up my computer.

The same applies to syncing. It shouldn't take several minutes to sync wirelessly. It was painful having to wait for the ipad app to sync. And if you don't sync you can lose everything if something happens to the ipad. This did happen to some of our team members, painful.

Overall: We tried to use this program to keep track of inspections and open items on the jobsite. I think the user interface could be a lot more user friendly. I see this program's main use as creating issues and distributing those issues. This could easily be done with an excel spreadsheet.

As far as creating checklists, when you are done creating checklists they auto-populate into one main area. So say we create 1000 checklists, in order to find that one checklist I would have to sort through that pool of 1000. There should be different folders you can put them into or they should populate by trade (i.e. plumbing, electrical, etc.) or by title of the checklist.

This same problem applies to when an issue is created. Yes, you can sort by company, but I don't think punch list issues should be pooled together with field issues. They should be separated by category when you go into the issues tab.

I think there should be a separate interface for Owner's. Owner's should be able to still create field issues or punch list items for the GC, but I don't agree that they should be able to see all other issues created by the GC.

I also don't like the fact that there is an email notification sent for every issue created. Maybe I missed it in the settings, but there should be different settings for email notifications. I was getting sometimes up to 100 email notifications regarding punch list each day. It was a major turn off for me using this program.

It's allready good, but it has to get better

Feb 10, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Many, but the most importants are: View all Data online without download them, communication, easy to use

Cons: Still too much missing features!!!

Data lokal are not automaticly compare to the cloud and the pricing is not attraktiv for start working with the cloud. The first step should be cheap. When you place your data in the cloud, found out, that it's working fine, you mostly will not exit the system. But meanwhile you start use the system and try to invite some more, a high pricing will avoide to get the first step in the cloud. It will be helpfull that a small admin-team should be allowed to use it for free. Comercial users like worker, industrie, snd so on have to pay for it, after the admins arranged everything.

Overall: Great tools. Some are very usefull (BIM360Team) and in the perfekt pricing. Some should get more funktions to be helpfull (BIM360Docs) or only should learn from the other BIM Tools. So it's not possible to view Office-Files on BIM Docs and it allready works in BIM360Team. Allso I miss the upload and update funktion of complet folders. This was possible in the old version of Team. In BIMDocs there is only the oppotunity to upload files (no folder!). So it's hard to keep the lokal and cloud area on the same database.

To share files between different Cloud Tools isn't working. Therefore the BIM Docs area is made for. I know it, but at this time it's hard to handle it.

In the end I will thank you for all the help I get from support team. You do a great job.

Also, you should know, that I like the cloud-products. It's the only way to work in future and your products, with all of their mistakes, bugs and missing funktions, are the the top 5 in the world.

Thanks for your innovations!

Recommendations to other buyers: No

BIM360 FIELD has been highly useful and has impressed our client with ease of record production.

Aug 09, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: The ease of collating records on completion of a project has been huge as has day to day monitoring of checks and issues. Supporting evidence attached immediately to a checklist has also been of great benefit reducing the risk of losing information. The availability of analyzing issues has improved the approach to recording of such information and encouraged the Health & Safety triangle approach to recording minor issues and the hope of decreasing the occurrence of more major Non-Conformances.

Cons: An ability to sign off particular queries within a checklist would be a great improvement allowing the monitoring of HOLD points within works which can only be done by splitting Checklists up under the current system.

Digital signatures through iPads are not accurate and become less so when pads are holding a lot of data. We cannot issue iPads to everyone within a project and thus cannot sign off through individual log-ins but a system to sign in as a signatory and have that recognized within the checklist history would be of great benefit.

Functionality on browsers for the desktop access varies and does not allow certain actions on certain browsers. Our client does not have the freedom to download browsers and are locked out by the network administration so a more uniform performance on these platforms would be beneficial.

Overall: Collation of data at project completion was the major benefit of the FIELD software which was backed up by the ability to attach evidence at checklist creation.

BIM 360 Works well and continues to improve.

Jan 31, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Able to easily punch list and review all areas of our job site. Tracking and time stamping is fantastic for documenting the job site conditions and tracking days to close.

Cons: Software interface could use some work so that less tech savvy people can pick up the software faster and cut down on training time.

Overall: I have been using the BIM 360 software on my large construction site (1+ B) for the last 9 months. We use it for our own punchlist tracking as well as tracking completion lists and punch lists created for us by others. We chose it over other options due to the ability to import out of other software programs directly into BIM 360 to add their reports into 1 location and then distribute to subcontractors and internally from there to fix deficiencies. It does the tracking, importing, markups of pictures and document viewing well and it suites our needs.

My biggest concern with the software is the interface needs improvement to be closer to a cell phone / icon based when using iPads in the field. The interface is not bad, but when working with skilled tradesmen who don't often utilize technology I find some of the software is confusing to some of them. A more icon-driven interface I believe would help that problem and allow some of these users to get more out of the software, and not be quite so intimidated. One of our biggest hurdles was simply getting them to use it as they were afraid they would "mess up the job". Once they understood where to go and how to use it they quickly became comfortable but I can understand that maybe not every company would spend the time. We ended up getting a class going for these users and writing a visual guide for the users to follow along with. After a few days, the guides were no longer needed.

Recommendations to other buyers: Make sure you spend the time on the front end and be honest with how you want to use the software. A little extra time on the front can really simplify most processes as long as you clearly define your goals. We were able to save quite a bit of labor on tracking and documenting issues once we implemented BIM 360.

Quality Software for Quality Control and Tracking

Feb 14, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability to attach all levels of documentation, customization, tracking ability, output reporting.

Cons: Picture viewing and editing, updates

Overall: I have been using BIM360 for almost 4 years. It started on one of my companies largest projects to date. The use was for tracking and reporting of issues that came up as well as designation for items that were ready to ship. I think that the software works really well. You have the ability to attach all forms of documents, fill out and customize many different fields and most importantly, share the information real time with many different direct reports and other departments. This allows for a very high level of detail and documentation and enhance communication so that everyone knows what the status of every piece is. The output reports are pretty nice too, however, they can get rather long depending on the project you are working on. However, you have the ability to customize what gets reported and who it gets sent to on a daily basis. Customer service has done a decent job in working with my company. On occation, the speed at which issues get resolved can be frustrating, but the BIM team does a good job at working through issues. The one main complaint I have is the constant changes and updates. When i first started working with the software, it was awesome, then the first update happened and it all went downhill. It has slowly crept back up, but I don't think it has ever been as good as when I first used it. However, this is specifically speaking in the realm of what I am currently doing, as a whole, I think the software offers a valuable service.

Recommendations to other buyers: N/A

Glue - useful platform, difficult to use

Apr 13, 2017
3/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of sharing content.

Cons: User-hostile interface.

No possibility of batch or automated functions.

Overall: I love the ease of sharing and accessing models using BIM 360 Glue, but the process of actually Gluing models from Revit is painful.

1) There's no option to batch select views to Glue. You have to *individually click* each view you want to upload. There should be a way to window-select or shift-select views to Glue.

2) To make it even more painful, once the views are Gluing, if you are updating a Glued view that you uploaded before, you're forced to *individually click* the "Update" button for every. single. one. Hundreds of views will be hundreds of clicks. There needs to be better functionality to batch-select, batch-review, and batch-update.

3) No suitable geometry warnings. Again, *individually click* each warning when a view is empty. Don't force me to click "OK" every single time. Just report it at the end of Gluing "These views contained no suitable geometry and were not Glued."

4) The Glue program in Windows is too narrow to use! It's probably 600 pixels wide as far as I can tell, and making it fullscreen does nothing!

I don't have much opinion on the other BIM360 products as we simply aren't using them much yet. BIM360 Team/Collaboration for Revit is great, though.

Recommendations to other buyers: Fix the interface for Gluing from Revit. It feels like Autodesk just dumped this product on the market and expects it to be the best thing ever simply because "it's in the cloud!" The interface is bad. The "one-by-one" clicking your way through Glueing is so frustrating. The app is built 600 pixels wide. I don't care about the iPad functionality if it all frustrating on PC. PC functionality has to come first.

Capterra loader

A specialized cloud for BIM projects

Aug 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: 1) Access to the Autodesk files for Reviewing.

2) Saving all the information regarding a Civil Engineering Project.

3) Access to the Autodesk files from any smartphone, tablet, or pc.

4) Interaction with the models without the need of an app, just by accessing from any browser.

5) Markups and comment sharing.

Cons: The only con that I can think about is that you cannot edit files in this software. But, since its purpose is just to share information, I don't think that is necessarily a con.

Overall: BIM 360 is a much needed centralized information platform where you can share all the information regarding a Civil Engineering and Architecture project with all the team, or teams, that are participating in such project. I find this tool entirely useful for my projects, because I can share all the information about a project with my team, involving different disciplines such as Structural Engineering, Architecture, Plumbing Engineering, Interior Designers, and, most importantly, the Client Team.

The main difference about BIM 360 and other cloud services is that it allow us to review Autodesk files. Personally, in the projects I've participated, I've used it for reviewing, markups, and comment files from AutoCAD, Revit, and 3DS max. This is very useful because you don't have to install an app for using this service, all you have to do is access to the BIM 360 page from any smartphone, tablet, or pc, and you can view the model from that page.

Good Stuff

Apr 10, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Cross Platform Use, Easy to use for non computer users. Same data across platforms. We use as a cloud storage for files across offices and detailers.

Cons: UI for those of us that use Navis on the regular.

Won't let you glue out of AutoCAD always. Causes crashes.

Must have the AutoCAD file closed if you are trying to glue off the desktop app.

Navigation on iPads is a bit hard to learn at first for field staff.

iPad model updates are spotty. I field many phone calls from field staff in regards to models not being available.

Overall: Pros:

Easy to use for those that don't use BIM Software everyday.

Cross Platform Use

Easy for upload/download across many machines/users (Vs regular cloud)

Can use many filetypes.

Same data is there across all platforms.

Cons:

UI for those of us that use Navis on the regular.

Won't let you glue out of AutoCAD always. Causes crashes.

Must have the AutoCAD file closed if you are trying to glue off the desktop app.

Navigation on iPads is a bit hard to learn at first for field staff.

iPad model updates are spotty. I field many phone calls from field staff in regards to models not being available.

Overall Great Product though! Has greatly improved our workflow over the past 2/3 years.

BIM is a brilliant resource for managing and monitoring all Safety, Quality and Defects Aspects.

Aug 16, 2017
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It allows management to be more active on site while achieving the administration tasks. It efficiently monitors the service verification of plant & equipment on site. Issues can be raised immediately with photographs & maps to clearly outline the problems for assigned SC's. The real time data allows to track progress and achieve targets.

Cons: There is limited storage space & battery life on the ipads. It takes a long time for the sync process to complete. Some information may not sync correctly during transistion from internal wifi hotspot to external mobile phone hotspot. If there barcodes on plant / defect areas are damaged the scanner will not detect the barcode to obtain the information. User error can lead to blurred images or incorrectly use of the different tasks / checklist / equipment. If you create a checklist first without being linked to a specific task or item equipment, this checklist cannot be later linked to that correct task or equipment.

Overall: It allows me to be more active on the construction site to monitor and manage safety of all workers, while completing administration tasks effectively. It allows me to track the service records of plant on site and materials safety data sheets. It helps me to report information and access historical data quickly.

We use this software to document field conditions using checklists and to monitor issues.

Aug 08, 2017
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like that you can take a picture with the iPad and it tracks through everything. The issues are closed across the board as they are closed in the field and it can allow great communication between the contractors and engineers

Cons: The software is clunky at best. Rediculously slow and unworkable at worst. The program is incredibly complicated and Autodesk offered little assistance unless we were willing to pay exorbitant amounts of money. That is not a viable business model, having followers with no idea how to use the program puts it at a disadvantage compared to CxAlloy which I find to be much more user friendly. There are too many options to wrap your head around, then frustrating nuances that nearly ruin the program (why can't you unselect a choice in a checklist?). B3F is rediculously powerful, but if no one knows how to properly use it we end up spending more time figuring it out and struggling to extract useful information than any amount of time saved. Countless hours have been spent trying to glean useful information from the checklists and there is no pretty way to export them from it. The lack of useful exporting is the final nail in the coffin

Overall: Everyone can see it from anywhere. Issues can be closed from anywhere.

BIM 360 Glue not great for drafters

Apr 07, 2017
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: its always current, don't need to go download files to local drive.

Cons: lots.

Overall: There are several general contractors in the area who seem to like the software, but they are not the ones doing the detailing. So maybe it works good for them to have a local site to post drawings and check collisions, but for us drafters, it is a real pain. When I first used 360 glue (several years ago), the functionality with Navis worked pretty good, but then after an update it didn't work the same. It used to be where I could append a BIM 360 glue model into a local navis nwf and it would regen glue files and local file and that was pretty good. After the update, 360 glue files no longer worked at all with the local files. We also like to be able to do modifications and review with collisions prior to posting a drawing for others. So, we are going to using our navis anyways. If we didn't, by the time I post and try to check it in 360 glue, some other trades may start adjust around me, but I might not be finished. So, we like to at least get to a good point prior to posting for others. Then there are the comparisons to Navis. Navis is way better for modeling and clash detection. The top notables for me is, that not only are the measure tools better, but they show coordinates as well for each point selected. The clash detective is way better and keeping certain items transparent or any other override is easier to maintain. It's also a pain when you are trying to get clashes set up and other people are trying to post at the same time. Posting files takes longer than other sites to finish uploading too. In all, BIM 360 Glue is not even close to being as productive as Navis for modeling purposes.

Recommendations to other buyers: make it more functional with Navis and using local files with files on the site

Capterra loader

Great for keeping track of project quality and snags

May 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: easy to recall checklists, issues (snags clean up notices etc.) and using barcodes for relating those issues and checklists to a specific area keeps everything a lot more relevant. We have over 7000 rooms on our project and using the QR codes has let us relate issues very accurately so that anyone can follow up on issues. Being able to compartmentalise the information by using the user profiles is also very useful as it means our subcontractors can focus on their own issues and it eally helps decltter the information that is presented to them while we can still keep track of the bigger picture.

Cons: the larger the project the setup seems to exponentially increase (allocating locations, equipment, checklists and qr codes) the use of the excel spreadsheets to import information definitely reduces this somewhat but adding locations for a larger construction project will take a lot of time (on the project I am working on there are over 7700 individual rooms) and then associating those locations with a piece of equipment in order to create a scannable QR code doubles the time with something that is largely replicated work but you have to do so in order to assign a relevant checksheet template to a location.

Overall: good in aiding the recalling closed or in progress issues for resolution is very easy, especially compaired to trawling through paper docments

Glue sort of

Apr 05, 2017
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Being able to post directly out of the software.

Cons: Server unavailability

Glue Time

Cant append local content

Setup is time intensive

Overall: Frankly speaking I wasn't impressed back in 2015 when I was requested to run a project utilizing BIM 360 Glue. Ultimately we abandoned Glue and utilized Box.com as the hub. I guess to start more often than not when I tried to log in to Glue the server was unavailable. Setting up folder structures was difficult and time consuming since it had to be done one folder at a time, not like in windows explorer where you can setup one folder structure then copy and rename. Once I had the job setup on glue done it sort of functioned ok. Although if one person posted wrong content or naming it could not be removed (deleted) . Generally speaking detailers want a current model and they want to bring in their local drawing so they can see their changes before they post. This cannot be done with Glue. We began to experience so many problems with just getting people to be able to post that we abandoned Glue for Box. We made use of Box's C:Drive Sync which allowed everyone to have a current model that updated all by itself whenever new content was posted and had full abilities to append in other local content without affecting the main coordination Models.

Great tool for the whole design phase

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: That its a very cheap solution for building design collaboration. Which makes it a great option before winning a project. Also because of the easy to use viewer with sectioning and walk-through everyone can use w/o design skills.

Cons: Frequently buggy with C4R w/o fail save for the design team who are currently working. Account management isn't easy because you can't filter contributors and team members. Also you can't see who is in which project from the admin page.

And you can edit MS Office files directly from BIM 360 Team, but can't save them back instantly.

Overall: Easy to use and to start a project. Great tool for the whole design phase in building construction or R&D projects. Also a very fast and on point support. Idea station listens great to their users. Would only like to see more integration with FormIt and other BIM 360 tools. Then it would be perfect.

Recommendations to other buyers: Ad FormIt to BIM 360 Team instead of A360 Drive with direct integration to Revit models like in C4R. A direct integration or overlap to BIM 360 Glue and Docs in further design proces and construction. Also a fix for editing MS Office files to save it automatically back and comment on pages/lines/points.

BIM Field and BIM Glue, okay if you have to use

Jan 31, 2017
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The website always seems to work.

Cons: It is too flexible. Without some amount of structure it is difficult to reign in architects and contractor co-ops who give submittals ridiculous names. Once a sumbittal is rejected and resubmitted 2 or 3 times it becomes difficult to find anything. And asking the CM to produce a 16 month-old submittal on a large project becomes impossible as they cannot navigate their own naming conventions. If a CM or architect had a plan and stuck with it then Field would work better. But when they make up the organization as they go along it all becomes difficult to navigate on larger projects that go on for 3 or 4 years.

Overall: Both BIM Field and BIM Glue were selected by the construction manager to manage documents. BIM Glue was quirky but overall it did an okay job of updating versions so you could always find the latest. Unless the architect or CM decided to move things into new folders.

BIM Field is adequate. The "search" function doesn't always make logical sense. For example searching for "issues by my company" or "open issues" doesn't always result in a complete report of outstanding items. Their RFI system doesn't permit enough characters in the response. The best you can do is fit "see attached" if your response is of any length. And attachments on Field are too flexible. For both submittals and RFI there is too much opportunity for everyone to post file attachments with different names it becomes difficult to find the latest. A little more structure the files system wouldn't be bad.

Glue and Field 360 are very useful tools for architects!

Apr 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: User friendly interfaces.

Cons: Some of the users in the team did not have access to the Field and needed old-fashion paper reports to review and witness construction progress. They needed assistance to handle their comments to suit the Field on line format.

Overall: I have performed the construction administration phase using Glue and Field360 for multifunctional sports complex in Laval, Quebec.

I was introduced to Glue and Filed360 applications by our Firm and applied it on a construction site with the general contractor. Training was short and effective. Glue has allowed me to review the specific aspects of the project in a timely fashion. The interface is user friendly and intuitive. It has been very useful for shop drawing reviews. The visual and easy to handle features allowed me and my team to express concepts, ideas and resolve problems during construction.

I was in charge of the site supervision for the architect of record firm. I have used the Field360 application for the quality control aspects during site supervision. We were able to review and monitor the progress of the work in a real time manner, in a mostly paper-free environment. I have used the Field on site with an IPad during site visits. I was in the loop of all the communications between the contractor and the sub-trades from the creation of a pin to the acceptance of the corrective measures.

I enjoyed using the Glue and Field tools. Both applications are easy to learn, easy to use, adapted to our work and suitable for the speed of a construction site.

Capterra loader

Great in the field, horrible on a desktop!

Apr 10, 2018
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: +Favorites List: You can input a list of favorite deficiencies into BIM 360 - this lets you select common items. I've had to punch over 300 apartments in a dorm - seeing the same installation deficiencies over and over. With BIM 360, documenting was as easy as a few clicks - saving time on the job.

+Dropping Pins - this feature lets you pin point the exact location where the deficiency is. Combined with the ability to take photos, the contractor has no excuse.

Cons: -Web-based software: We may live in a digital age but construction still requires documentation. After a day's work of punching a building I need a copy of my comments for the project file. To acquire a "field report" or PDF of comments from BIM 360, you literally have to check every deficiency item. When dealing with hundreds of items, it becomes tedious. There is no select all feature.

-No Microsoft Surface Pro app for BIM 360. My client required BIM 360 so my employer had to buy iPads to meet the client's requirements.

-When using the web based software it can be slow when selecting a filter i.e. an item generated by my company. The loading time is very slow.

If Autodesk addressed these issues, they would surpass their competitors in the construction management software.

Overall: Cuts down on site visit time

BIM 360 works great as a cross-discipline, cross-company collaboration tool.

May 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: The ability to post multiple models, document sets. It makes it streamlined how we communicate within our own and with other disciplines, as well as to clients by views, markups, diagrams, etc. It offers a very efficient and precise way to collaborate. Being direct and concise leads to less miscommunication and maximization of profits.

Cons: The missing feature of being able to sort file by file type. "Sorting by file type" is a built-in functionality in even the least sophisticated document management software packages. It is just a basic standard functionality which is provided across the board, something that design and construction professionals are used to. BIM 360 is advertised as "easily share plans, punchlists, submittals, take-offs, etc..." Those all come in different file format. The formats can be anything from .rvt's, .rfa's, .rte's, .dwg's, .dxf's, .xlsx's, .xlsm's, .docx's, .docm's, and the list goes on including different Adobe and Microsoft file formats. For large scale projects it is inevitable that all these file types get mixed up in a folder or folders. I think "sorting by file type" would be a valuable addition to this otherwise extremely helpful tool.

Overall: Time and money.

Using BIM 360 app for iPad in the field

Jan 31, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and intuitive nature of the software.

Cons: Navigation through the model was tricky to learn but with some practice anyone can do it.

Overall: I used BIM 360 field quite extensively on my last project using the iPad. While working closely with Gilbane's in-house BIM team we were able to find many trade clashes before construction even began. I believe the BIM team used Revit to generate the original model but would then upload the most recent model into BIM 360 field. We chose BIM 360 Field simply for the user friendliness with the iPad. The tool that I used most often in the field was the dimensioning tool. This feature was used to confirm layout for various elements of the project since the trades shop drawings were generated from the original model. There were scenarios when, for example, a light was either touching or in extremely close proximity to a duct/ diffuser. In order to direct the correct trade to fix their layout mistake I would dimension from known measurements (Column or Gridline) to the element in question. If there was still uncertainty with the measurement we would use a tape measure to confirm measurements gathered from the model and shop drawings. I could then determine whether the location of the light or diffuser needed to be modified. After confirming layout using BIM 360 and the shop drawings an RCL (Rolling Completion List) item would be uploaded to Plangrid and the correct subcontractor assigned to repair the installation mistake. Really cool stuff!

I also used BIM 360 to visualize certain elements or entire rooms of my project before trade contractors were even on site. This helped me be able to "build the project in my head" after studying the Construction 2-d drawings for many hours.

BIM to the Cloud, the easy way

Apr 06, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: ease of use, accessibility, roll-out of new features, technical support

Cons: some features that I am used to having on the desktop products are preventing me from holistically switching to the 360 platform. Fortunately, I am assured those are coming soon

Overall: I am a great proponent of the BIM 360 platform for it's easy to use and accessible range of products. I use BIM 360 Glue on a daily basis to manage the coordination needs of the project, as well as 360 Field and 360 Plan in concert with the rest of our team. It's a great way to centralize all the data that we have floating around.

The best feature, in my opinion, is simply the fact that it convinced our veteran superintendents to look at the model and use it to plan their work. Combine that with a fast development roll-out from the Autodesk team and good support through our entreprise agreement and you have a wining product that supports some of the most major processes on a construction project.

Next in line for my current job: rolling out BIM 360 Docs to improve our document management process!

Revolutionary, but still lack the potency Navisworks Manage poses.

May 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1- Cloud-base, instant update for each member to view and share files;

2- timestamp on each upload as well as versioning of each file

Cons: 1- Glue doesn't allow API the way Navisworks Manage does;

2- also folder collapses after individual upload;

3- Glue zooms in and out for every single element that's selected, very disorienting and unnecessary;

4- project setup on Glue poses difficulties as far as folders structure and Glue just can't stay still when dragging files across from one folder to another on a "Tile" viewing method as supposed to "List" viewing method;

5- Thumbnails don't show full file name so what's the point of showing?

Overall: Cloud-base makes everybody getting access to the project files at all time, all the time, even when they're not working on it; the timestamp and versioning of files makes it easier to collaborate when the team needs to back-check on the older version for issuance or other purposes.

Progressive Design/Build

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to use both Navisworks Manage tools as well as the BIM360 tools to review, share and collaborate on resolution options.

Cons: When we zoom out to see the entire project and the gridlines are turned on, it is hard to see the model.

Overall: We have been using BIM360 Glue to review and collaborate as we work through design iterations. There have been multiple times where a design model is posted on BIM360 with content that is obsolete and needs to be removed. Since someone added the model(s) in question to a merged model, they cannot be deleted. It would be really nice to have an option to select the model and see a list of the merged model that that model is connected to.

Recommendations to other buyers: It would be helpful to have an icon to click upon to quickly turn on/off the grid lines. As is is now, I do a lot of clicking to turn the grid lines on and off to make it clear to the meeting audience where we are focused in the model. A gridlines icon that would turn four clicks (Options>Gridline (on/off)>save) into one.

Rich feature set & collaborative functionality makes this an excellent construction management tool.

Aug 16, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Gets owner, designer, construction team and subcontractors to share information and solve problems together quickly. Drawings are available and can be marked up and hyperlinked for quick access in the field. Daily site photos and issues can be tracked to closure with everyone "in the loop". All team members can see what is happening quickly using automatically generated daily and weekly reports.

Cons: Initial Location and equipment setup can take some time and requires some careful planning to make the program work its best. Ongoing drawing version maintenance requires a dedicated on-site administrator. Training of personnel must be done before day to day activities become overwealming or it will not be used effectively.

Overall: I use it on all my job sites. It is a required tool for all construction projects in our division. I it allows me to quickly document field activities and issues as they come up and then have them automatically sent, along with photos and drawings, to the subcontractor who is responsible. This saves a tremendous amount of time each day and assures that the issue will not fall through the cracks.

Having current documents in the field is a great time saver and often resolves questions without having to go back to the office to research a solution.

BIM360 Field Product Review by Brian Kendall

Feb 14, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I enjoy the file management section of the software as we structure our folder's to make the project closeout process more simple. Also the issues log has been more than helpful for tracking project deficiencies.

Cons: Unable to change the size of the company logo we added to input into the header of our corrective action logs, and sometimes when generating a report it cuts out some of the description text.

Overall: I use BIM360 for my commissioning projects and have found it to be very useful. For me, the best part of BIM360 is that its a project that contractors are already familiar with so it cuts down on the time typically spent explaining how to use our in house FTP site. Typically we take advantage of using the internal library where we are able to set up the folder structure to resemble our final report structure. This helps during the project closeout phase as all of the documentation we are required to assemble is located in the same place. We also use it for logging and tracking deficiencies discovered in the field during field observations and functional performance testing. We've been able to work with customer support to set up the proper structure setting up our corrective actuion report's. From the issue's page, contractors are able to log in and provide photo's & reponses to there noted item's making it quick and easy to verify the completion of each item.

Powerful program, has room for improvement.

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Convenient access to drawings in the field.

Cons: much more time consuming, does not auto-separate drawings, does not auto-hyperlink

Overall: I'm using BIM 360 field and glue for the first time with a new employer after using a competitor for years. I have no complaints about 360 glue, it has been extremely beneficial to my project. I have the following comments for BIM 360 field for document control.

With the competitors software I could do the following that I have not been able to do with BIM 360

- drag and drop one large file and the software automatically split up the pages. I have to spend an enormous amount of time manually separating each file, cross checking the file names, and uploading with each revision.

- the previous software automatically hyperlinked each cut section, this was EXTREMELY beneficial

- the previous software would "overlay" new versions of drawings so that we could flip back and forth from previous versions of drawings from an ipad in the field.

- the previous software had a "drag and drop" option of inserting and hyperlinking RFIs and supplemental information in each drawing sheet, it would also auto transfer these links to revised versions of the drawing.

Have been using 360 Team and Collaborate and found it to be a great tool.

Aug 16, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Flexibility to use wherever you are and the ability to share with others is a great benefit as it provides accessibility to others without the need to purchase software which they may not need or use every day.

Cons: 1. BIM360 team does not have measure tool in 3D view.

2. Sheet views have text issues and also the pipework shown also in sheet view is blurry.

3. We have been useing glue but since autodesk have changed structure as to now being costed per used in lieu of previous project structure makes it inefficient as we have had priced at 10K for 2-20 users. Would like to use glue moving forward but see price increase is due to clash detection now being added to the cloud based glue features. We do our clash detection using navis manage and therefore do not need the clash detect within glue.

From a Chevy to a Cadillac

Jan 31, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: the versatility and customization

Cons: the need for the constant syncing back and forth between us and the subs.

Overall: I am currently on my second project as an Assistant Superintendent for a large general contractor. MY first project was very QAQC and inspection driven. On this first project, I used a rival program for the implementation of QAQC and owner punch lists. It quickly fell short to my needs in regard to ease of use, detail, and functionality.

Now that project was finished and I have moved across the street to another large project on the same campus where BIM 360 was implemented for the beginning. It is like night and day. Even while having never used a program of this fashion before, I was able to immediately acclimate to its functions and navigation. The in depth detail and customization on the fly has made our pre inspections a breeze. The inclusion of pictures and the ability to provide notes from the sub contractors has eliminated both the need to track someone down and physically show them the issue and any confusion as to what the issue actually entails.

Our team and subcontractors alike have bought in to the efficiency and value this program has brought to our project.

Recommendations to other buyers: The issue status is critical for us to track the subcontractors interaction with the program. If the had access to more of the categories in this menu, it could stream line out issue management.

Design Engineer User: Positive Experience

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Issue tracker: ability to add photos and comments promotes collaborative environment for all parties (contractors, subcontractors, designers, architects, etc.)

Cons: sometimes filtering is slow for large projects with many logged Issues. But the ability to search by nearly any column/tag/field outweighs this minor inconvenience if it has to be one or the other

Overall: As an engineer on the Design Team (for two large projects using BIM360), I was invited by the General Contractor to be a part of their Issue Tracking process. So I've only really used this portion of the interface, but overall, it's a very versatile and comprehensive way for multiple parties to track and collaborate on construction issues. It is very useful to be able to search/filter by many different fields to find specific or similar sub-sets of issues. Ability to add photos and comments is a huge plus in order to properly convey the issue and all parties can dialogue about it.

Recommendations to other buyers: Note: I am not a paid subscriber to this software, but was invited/granted access to it on two large construction projects by the General Contractor

Overall solid product with few minor changes that could make a major difference

Apr 18, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Ease of use and navigation. Support is quick to respond with help. Customizable dashboard options that provide a quick visual of past events.

Cons: Reporting seems weak. Task manager is clumsy. not being able to rid of issues while checklist is being actively populated.

Overall: I enjoy the ease of use and the dashboard that provides a customized and overall snapshot of the project. I believe it can really help us with our quality initiative that we are trying to establish. The accountability will be important and powerful as will the documenting of issues, pictures, checklists. I am not involved in purchasing so I do not know anything about cost or monetary figures. I would like to be able to have the option of seeing more than 5 titles at a time on the dashboard. For example: I can only see 5 different root causes at a time for comparison but I have over 15 root causes that have been determined. I would like a bigger picture. Also, I wish the reporting was more detailed. With a little extra work I can make a better display in MS Excel communicating more information. I like the daily reporting and checklist functions the best. There needs to be a way to delete an issue while filling out the checklist if an issue is created by accident rather than it flagging as an issue but really it was a mistake.

Great on file management, not quite navisworks.

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Model share aspects, easy to upload and download and group models together.

Cons: Reviewing models within the BIM 360 platform. Often has lag, longer to open, harder to review, sectioning doesn't save, coloring is lacking.

Overall: Love the file sharing and connectivity of BIM 360. Gone are the days of subs claiming "i don't have there latest file" It also makes it nice because subs always have access to eachothers files and are more prone to work with eachother since they have a nice platform to communicate with. The model review side of things isn't so great. I often find myself asking why doesn't this act like Navis! Lag and lack of certain tools such as saving a section leave me frustrated. I'm sure I don't know all the tips and tricks but its not a intuitive as Navisworks in the model review process. Otherwise its the best tool for model management out there!

Recommendations to other buyers: A messaging service (like trillo) would be awesome in platform.

BIM 360 Product Review

Apr 12, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: - Cloud based analysis tool: Everything is live

- No desktop software requires

- No manual collaboration require after the initial setup

- More dynamic interactive tool

Cons: - No static appearance profiler like Navisworks

- No intuitive clash analysis tool like Navisworks

- No dynamic 2D / 3D collaboration

- No Quantity take off

- No schedule integration

Overall: Overall, BIM 360 product is a good communication and QC tool to visualize and analyze in preconstruction and construction phases. The biggest benefit of using BIM 360 is nobody needs standalone desktop software anymore from the designers to owners. It's huge in terms of everybody is at a single platform to review, update, and finalize fast paced construction schedule. However, it needs to be improved in terms of 2D and 3D direct collaboration: side by side review which other 3rd party companies offer.

BIM 360 Usage performance feedback

Apr 08, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Using the issues log, daily reporting, review contract drawings, reporting documentations.

Cons: No able to filter issues per room numbers in ascending or descending order.

Overall: My overall experience is good. Most of the Contractors no longer need to carry large drawings to the field. With the use of BIM 360 in the tablets. We can review all drawings, detail sections. You can zoom any details for use. You can upload all drawings, track field issues and write daily reports.

To track issues, you can write the field issues, assign responsible contractor to the issue with a photo. You can filter the issues for each subcontractor. When they complete an issue and you verify that the work has been completed. You will close the issue.

Under reporting, you have options to filter issues by subcontractor and either email it or print hard copies.

Recommendations to other buyers: Under reporting, you should provide additional filter options to print out issues.

Better Than Post-It Notes

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of use and the clear representation of the data are the biggest Pros. Everyone can easily interpret the blocks and the colors to represent time and individual responsibilities.

Cons: The days of the work week need to be able to be edited.

Overall: We use BIM 360 on a daily basis to track progress on the job site. It is sometimes tough getting all of the superintendents to "buy into" the program, but once they get used to it they start inputting the information themselves. We used this program to coordinated available space during flooring installs and it worked flawlessly. Trades could use the program to coordinate the movement of tools and material to clear the way for the flooring contractor. The program does need a way to edit the days that are worked (for example 4 days a week 10hr days). It would also be nice to have a way of tracking progress that wasn't 100% incomplete or complete.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you assist people in inputting tasks weekly, they will eventually start inputting tasks themselves. Don't try and plan farther than 3 weeks ahead with site foreman.

Capterra loader

This has filled the gap in having a basic CDE across project professionals

May 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The interface is relatively well laid out. The operation is light weight and easy to use allowing me to move quickly through to the documents uploaded. Uploads are fast

Cons: Occasionally certain uploaded documents aren't readable. When downloading multiple selected files I would prefer that BIM 360 don't waste time zipping before downloading. It should be an option for limited bandwitdh users, but it tends to waste time. Setting restrictions to some custom made folders would be ideal, sort of a lightweight control version of document manager.

Overall: Ease of use. Limited time spent waiting for documents to "send" or "upload". Adding external parties who are first time users isn't really a problem as they can start with a trial version and test it for themselves.

Great Product!

Feb 10, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to have every drawing right at your fingertips is crucial. This saves tremendous amounts of time and makes communication easier because it allows everyone involved in the project to have their own working set.

Cons: The only thing that I can think of that would make this product better is if BIM 360 Field would sync automatically in real time. This would eliminate the delay of changes or updates made in the field. This is also a very small inconvenience.

Overall: I am working with a general contractor on a 500,000 SF hospital and without BIM 360 our job would be extremely more difficult! I use the product daily and the BIM 360 Field app is a game changer. Everyone on site has an iPad with the app which makes communication simple. I would recommend this product to anyone!

Great Product That Could Use Some Tweaking

Feb 10, 2017
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like all the features it has. You can make lists, checklists, reports, and track issues.

Cons: It is not very easy to use. The online version is especially hard to use. It needs to be more simple to use and understand, and needs to be easier to download or use on a desktop computer.

Overall: I have had the experience to use BIM 360 online and on an iPad. The iPad version is extremely useful and I love the features that it enables me onsite. I have used it for punch lists, and it's great to make a list that can be linked to drawings, subs, issues, etc. I think BIM 360 has some great uses and increases our ability to track issues that appear on the job site. I do not, however, like the online version. It's not easy to use while uploading, downloading, etc. any documents. I think that it needs to be more user-friendly and simplified. A desktop version of all the folders would be helpful as well as it takes time to download files from the website. It's a great product, however I would be more apt to use it if it was easier to use.

BIM 360 Glue Review - Great Improvement to the Overall MEP Coordination Process

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Plug-ins for authoring software, interoperability with Navisworks Manage.

Cons: Clash detection, interface is not user-friendly. Sometimes larger models do not work as smooth in cloud storage. Insertion points will not always be defaulted at 0 for all models.

Overall: As a BIM coordinator within the construction industry, BIM 360 Glue has completely transformed my team's workflow. Before Glue, we had to manually refresh the merged MEPF Coordination model with every update that the subcontractor sent in. This was a tedious and burdensome process since not all team members have the same schedule. With Glue, we were able to give the autonomy back to the CAD drafter. At the click of a button within their authoring software tool, they can refresh the merged coordination model seamlessly. While this aspect of BIM 360 Glue is a huge improvement from it's counterpart, there is one feature that I feel could use some improvement, which is the clash detection test. The interface on this makes it somewhat useless. Clashes are quantified as "dots", and it's difficult to isolate out the important clashes from the unimportant ones. This is really my only recommendation that Autodesk improves within BIM 360 Glue.

Recommendations to other buyers: Can't wait to see future updates.

BIM 360 Field Review

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's user-friendly and it has a small learning curve.

Cons: It requires a lot of communication between engineers and trade partners and you have to teach people how to correctly utilize the application. For instance, if trade partners or sub-contractors do not synchronize their changes before you (or anybody else) goes out to the field, any of the previously made changes by that one person will not be shown to you. That is a big problem we have faced. At the same time, however, I can definitely see why the system operates that way.

Overall: I use BIM 360 Field on a daily basis to log the issues or tasks that have to be completed within a certain time frame in the construction project I am currently working on. I utilize BIM 360 field not only for the logging of issues but also for to create a rolling completion list as well as a checklist that my company has "manipulated" in order to make it fulfill our needs.

Recommendations to other buyers: I wish that all the options available for the desktop version were also available for the iPad. There are certain functions such as adding and deleting drawings to a particular floor plan that can't be performed unless you sign in to your desktop.

360 Field has been an extremely helpful tool in coordinating between the field and the architect.

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has helped immensely with the punch list process and has sped up communication between all required parties. It is also very helpful to have all the drawings and documents in one convenient location in the app on the iPad.

Cons: I wish the software had better markup features. Some of the competitors software is a little more user friendly and has more options for marking up documents and adding hyperlinks.

Overall: We have used this software faithfully for the past 3 years and have plans to expand it's use further in the company. It has helped us communicate issues quickly and efficiently to subcontractors, as well as increase the quality of our projects through the use of quality control checklists completed by the project team, as well as subcontractors.

Used as a punch-list management tool on the construction of an MLB Ballpark.

Aug 16, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I liked how issues were assigned to specific people and groups. I also like how issues could be provided with specific locations and drawing snips and pics so there wasn't much wasted time figuring out where/what the issue is that needed to be fixed

Cons: It bogged down email there were times that issues would get uploaded and then be deleted off and then reappear. Obviously you could change settings and not get emails, but I would miss issues and would not respond as quickly when I turned the notifications off.

Overall: We were able to pre-punch, punch, and resolve all issues on a massive project in a two month time span. I felt like all issues were identified, corrected, and signed off I a timely manner by the correct person.

Using BIM 360 as a Sub Contractor

Apr 05, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Tractability of outstanding items and being able to mark off completed items.

Cons: When working with the program you open items which is what I normally filter by and you can mark items as "work completed" but, I also think there needs to be an option to let the general contractor know that they didn't assign the item to the correct company.

Overall: From a sub contractor's stand point I have had great experiences with this program and bad experiences with this program. It all starts with the architect and or general contractor's and how they enter the information into the system. If they enter all the information with locations/pins, descriptions and pictures it works great but, if they are don't list all the information that the program allows it makes working with the program very difficult.

BIM 360 field is a great way to daily communicate the status of issues on a construction project.

Aug 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to automate reports to trade partners, owners, and internal project team. This is a huge help in efficiency and is one less thing to do on a daily basis. The ability to take photos and have them categorized by dates and saved for reference is great!

Cons: The slow detail of adding items. It would be helpful to turn off or on drop down on an issue, so that you could only see 3-6 fields to fill in. This would allow creating issues to be done more efficiently without having to scroll down on the issue form to get to a fill in field. (example: being able to shut off the "location detail" as we didn't use that for description)

Overall: I was able to run a construction project smoothly.

Consulting Engineer's Perspective of BIM 360

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: cloud based, great project tool to communicate back and forth with the contractors, customizable for the project needs

Cons: can be bulky which can lead to time lags (program is always thinking

Overall: I am a consulting engineer and used BIM360 on one project. I felt it was a great communication tool between the client, contractor and engineers. It allowed us to record deficiencies in the field as well as communicate RFIs and shop drawings back and forth. However it can be bulky when the amount of field issues, RFIs and shop drawings that are recorded constantly increase. Then there is an expectation for the engineers to close out to follow up on field issues till satisfaction, but we don't always have the fee for this level of engagement in construction administration. It also works well when the sub contractors are trained in it's features and are fully engaged in it's use to make the project successful.

I also found it took a lot of time to upload documents that were only a few MB in size. I assume that was because there was a huge amount of data already on the project's site.

Recommendations to other buyers: Must make a version for Android. Only having an Ipad version is very limited. There are enough android devices out there that it should be available for that platform as well

Quality Control Manager and Sr. PM

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: easy to use and not that complicated for Field software program

Cons: Missing features that Plan Grid is providing

Overall: Architect and Construction experience over 32 years. Need to bring your system to the next level where plans can be uploaded easily and marked up when doing punching. System is still lacking when identifying an issue in the field. Uploading photo to identify an issue, we should be able to mark it up and upload it the FCR.

Recommendations to other buyers: Add feature when you upload a photo to allow us to mark up the issue directly on the photo. Allow us to upload drawings to library and take snap shot of the area we are focusing when we upload an FCR. This will help us accurately document issues and close them. Subs are taking longer to close them since they don't have all the information to share with their team. Add room Number and room name.

BIM360 and Essential Component to our Project Delivery

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The product is web based and optimized for the IPAD which makes it very easy to use and access quickly.

Cons: I didn't like how the PPC feature on plan didn't update live after updating the schedule.

Overall: We used BIM 360 Field and Plan on a daily basis to track progress and punch list items on a first of its kind facility here in Orlando, FL. BIM 360 Plan made it quick an easy to track short term critical activity progress. Plan helped to fill the scheduling gaps that some of the other construction planning suites that we use on a daily basis. The PPC calculator helps PM staff to find out which subcontractors are slipping and man power is lacking. Our superintendents used Field on a daily basis to track punch items and issue deficiency reports to subcontractors on a weekly basis.

Recommendations to other buyers: No so far so good.

BIM360 Review

Apr 11, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use in the field. Portable. Endless number of users.

Cons: Difficulty of making reports. Report functions are too stiff.

Overall: We use BIM 360 for most of our project documentation. The minutes function are easy to use as are the follow up meetings and setting the agendas. The only problem with the minutes is that you cannot change nor correct any items once you go to the next step.

We also use BIM360for reports. Creating custom reports is tedious but once created can be a time saver. There are many, many fields which can be entered, so the end user has lots of information from which to choose and the reports can be very explicit to the needs of the user. Overall, we really like BIM360 and it is a practical tool for our project.

Recommendations to other buyers: It is easy to use with an iPad. Anyone on site has access to it.

It's a fantastic platform. It can definitely add value to any organisation implemented properly

May 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It speaks the language of the digital generation. I feel that when I engage with the future engineers and show them the potential of both the online and mobile applications on BIM 360, the feedback is always positive and enthusiastic for what lies ahead in the AEC industry

Cons: Engaging with the more experienced team members that have been in the industry for generations are stuck in their way and not always willing to adapt. I call them 'digital immigrants' in that they were not born into the digital age but have had to adopt to it, whereas the younger generation are born into a digital environment and require little adoption required

This is an incredible platform, but it still needs some developing.

Aug 08, 2017
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great interface and very user-friendly, and the accessibility from most mobile devices is very convenient.

Cons: 360-DOCs needs functionality for Microsoft Office 365, so not every document has to be PDF'd

The folder structures should be more malleable for administrators. We need to be able to download complete projects for archiving, and it would be great if we could drag-and-drop entire folder structures (with files inside) for large uploads. BOX.com is highly competitive in this aspect. We need an all-in-one cloud-based project information solution. Moving entire folders with sub-folders is badly needed as well.

It would also be nice to see a syncing solution like BOX-Drive and BOX-Sync.

If BIM 360 DOCs included the extra functionality that BOX has, it would be our all-in-one common-data-environment.

Overall: Increased transparency amongst designers and with the entire project team. Not everyone on the project has the software needed to view the models, but with BIM 360 they now can.

BIM 360 for Punchlist

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very Easy to use, and helped streamline the process of marking out areas that needed corrections. This programmed allowed all of our team to follow the same processes so that the Subcontractors received all information exactly the same way from each of our team members

Cons: This program is expensive and our project management team was weary about paying for it upfront. After turning our project over I think they realized the power this program has and how well it helped us, however on smaller projects it may not be worth the cost.

Overall: BIM 360 was very good for doing overhead inspections on an OSHPD project. During our overhead inspections we were able to walk with the inspector and pinpoint items that needed to be corrected and immediately load them into the program so that subcontractors could start working on the corrections. Many times this saved us time because the subcontractor was able to have somebody work on the correction while we continued the inspection and we were able to check it off the map, when back tracking out of the area.

Great product with a few bugs that could improve.

Feb 10, 2017
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's ease of use in the field

Cons: It's limited capabilities.

Overall: Overall BIM 360 works well. I regularly have problems with syncing, a real time application would be much better. I would also like to see a method for issues to be created easier. Right now it is very time consuming to enter issues and when doing punch list for a building that is over 500,000 square feet that time could be spent elsewhere. I would also like to have the ability to create reports while in the field and on my i-pad.

One thing to consider is moving towards a platform that does more than just track issues, drawings and models. We, as well as many other companies that I am hearing from are looking for a software that can track issues, drawings, models etc. but also have the ability to write / track RFI's submittals, RCO's etc.. We are starting to see several software options that provide multiple applications that ultimately give you more bang for the buck.

Recommendations to other buyers: Nothing more than was shared on the first page.

Bim 360 from QA perspective

Apr 07, 2017
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of use (for production & contractors) and their accessibility.

(Which product are we talking about? Bim360 or your questionnaire?? My answers are for Bim 360)

Cons: The real difficulties of use (for QA) and his accessibility. It's really difficult and time consuming to do summaries. For example to see what's left to do for several buildings but on the same level. Or for a shafts for example.

The system is s l o w, at least in our huge project.

Overall: -The web browser is s l o w .

-It is time consuming to several select floors and plans. Have to wait 10 sec Before I select. Otherwise the select box just disappears and I have to start all over.

-Have not found a way to select same floor but in several buildings. I have to select each combination separately - with the above delays.

Recommendations to other buyers: Implement (of if already implemented show) easier ways of do selections.

ok but needs work

Apr 07, 2017
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: That I can use a checklist to create a report

Cons: Cannot send or finish report on the mobile version on ipad. Scolling in checklist on ipad can get weird (it fights the down scroll and moves back up once you let go). Checklists print missing information.

Overall: I've encountered repeated issues when trying to print checklists. We contact support and they often say the issue won't be resolved now but in awhile when they roll out the new update. That is not an acceptable answer to keep a business customer happy. No one wants to tell their boss they can't send the report because support won't put out an update yet. I end up opening as a PDF and editing over to make it work.

The functionality of using the program on ipad needs some work too. I can create my report on the ipad but there is no way to complete it and send it. So I have to open it up on my computer and finish and send the reports. Kind of defeats the purpose of mobile work.

The mobile version has issues with scrolling in checklists. The appearance theme is nice looking.

Recommendations to other buyers: All I do with this software is fill in checklists and send them as reports. I can't complete the reports on the ipad, it fights my scrolling when filling them out. Then I am forced to open them up again on the computer to complete and send the report, and often times fields in the report do not print. I am very frustrated with this product.

BIM 360 for quality and punchlist

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use. Solid reporting and online review.

Cons: The online setup to look at drawings and specs is terrible. You can't just click on a drawing like you can in the app. Most of my use is in the app, but it would be nice to have good drawing and spec functions online as well.

Overall: I use BIM360 primarily for punchlist and it does a great job of tracking these issues to completion. It is easy to assign responsibility, show the area of concern and follow up with printed reports for field guys to follow. It really makes tracking punchlist more efficient.

I also use it daily in the field when I need to see drawings or specifications. Very helpful and easy to navigate drawings even when disconnected from the internet.

Recommendations to other buyers: None.

A Lifecycle Is Born!

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Always connected, single source of truth

Cons: Some tools are under development... so this "con" is temporary

Overall: FINALLY. Through the tools and fluid workflows offered by the BIM 360 platform, we're able to connect a true cradle-to-cradle experience on our projects. From moment 1, our project teams are connected; from concept... through design... into pre-construction... through construction... and on into building operations. Our people and our data are always connected and always up-to-date. We are truly enabled to work in a collaborative, lifecycle-focused structure.

Recommendations to other buyers: My advice would be to dive in, find a resource nearby you can leverage for tips and implementation support, and really explore what the solutions can provide your projects, and your teams.

BIM 360 can be used for several aspects in my industry and hope to see it keep developing more.

May 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The accessibility of being able to customize this tool to fit your project such as uploading plans, and companies etc. It is another tool that our project team used to bridge the gap between design & field installation.

Cons: When utilizing the pin option on the issues location portion of the system, it would be great if the making pins in certain locations would automatically zoom into the area where the issue is marked. Instead of just showing the general location of where the issue is at.

Overall: The ability to communicate easier with all trade partners on site about issues needed to be addressed. It's another tool for communication between all trades. I believe its very new and will take some time to be fully integrated in the construction industry, but I believe it has great potential to make projects successful.

Our Best Commissioning Tool

Apr 06, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The availability of all my project information at my fingertips via iPad on the job site.

The Daily Updates and Issues features are great.

The availability of all information to the entire project team streamlines our work.

Customer Service turnaround time is fantastic.

Cons: Setting up the project is a little cumbersome.

Overall: We started using BIM 360 Field for our commissioning projects five years ago (before it was BIM 360). It is now an indispensable tool for all our projects. It makes our jobs organized and efficient and our clients love the reporting features.

Recommendations to other buyers: It seems to be using up capacity much quicker on my iPad. It must take more to run the new features.

Would use the product more if an iPhone (mobile phone) application were made for 360Field

Aug 15, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: BIM Glue:

--Excellent tool for visualizing complex building systems (mechanical, plumbing, structure) in 3D model space.

360Field:

--Ease of photo documentation for field quality issues, testing timeframes, etc.

Cons: BIM Glue:

--Inability to manipulate subcontractor models from the General Contractor role. (e.g. minor layout tweaks in plan or elevation view require the subcontractor to make the revision. Sometimes smaller subcontractor companies do not have the capacity to keep making minor revisions or they are just furnishing the material only.)

360Field:

--Lacks an iPhone (mobile phone) application which would definitely promote use of photo documentation and issue updating for tradesmen (superintendents, general foreman, carpenters, people who do not carry an iPad for their daily routines, etc.).

--At the end of a 2013 project, the contract required progress photos to be furnished to the Owner. When inquiring with Autodesk, pulling all photos from the project required a fee to be paid.

--Photos module should have a filter function (similar to Issues module) in addition to the existing sorting function and tag search. Not all people add tags to the photos. If the photos retain the issue ID or location information, it helps to narrow down searches for relevant areas/rooms in a project.

Great Software for BIM Cordination

Jan 31, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Allows for cordination of trades to minimize the required space required above ceilings. Instilation is smoother.

Cons: Can be slower on hand held devices like tablets for the larger models. Is more design intensive then typical construction.

Overall: We used Bim 360 for a large project containing many architectural features. BIM 360 allowed for the proper coordination before and during the construction of the building. The ability for everyone to constantly update their portion of the model and run clashes kept the model current and accurate. There was rarely a problem with the program, and the problems that did occur where promptly addressed and followed up by the developer. I strongly recommend this software for projects with multiple disciplines that require to coordinate items like HVAC, lighting, structural, sprinklers.

Recommendations to other buyers: The more trades that participate in updating the model the more benificial it is.

Outstanding Software

Feb 10, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, functionality and the ability to generate spreadsheets and reports. The mobile version is great!

Cons: Some functions have been very difficult to navigate and the learning curve is sometimes high. I would like more instructions on how to import and create equipment lists. The import tool seems to be overly complicated. Entering lists one by one is easy enough, however with my job it would be very burdensome to have to enter each item individually.

Overall: I am a new BIM 360 user. The software is very functional and the instruction videos are a great tool. The one feature that seems overly complicated is the equipment lists and there is very little information on how to use them. Overall BIM 360 is a user friendly and has proven to be an asset.

Recommendations to other buyers: This software is invaluable and is a must have for any engineer to have in their toolbox.!

I use Bim360 Field roughly 20 hours per week in total. it is a huge and vital tool for what I do.

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: the ability to take pictures, create my own checklists that are catered to the job, the "cloud" like feature that allows me to store hundreds of jobs and thousands of checklists over the course of multiple years. it is a great reference point.

Cons: the lagging and slowness at times. there has seemed to be quite a bit of "bugs" lately and it has bogged down the system. puling up equipment, and reports takes a lot longer than it ever has.

Overall: it has saved my job tens of thousands of dollars in claims, because i am able to look back at stored information and pictures and debunk claims, because of proper storage of documentation.

Great Digital Daily Scheduling Tool

Apr 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The customizable aspects of views and content.

Cons: I wish the predecessor/successor item links would shift items when one activity changes instead of having to manually move all items. A task/activity search would be helpful. When using swimlane view, it would be helpful to align/group a single companies activities instead of the jumble that can happen within one location.

Overall: BIM 360 Plan had been a great tool for coordinating subcontractors activities on a weekly and monthly basis. At the end of the project we have a record of all the activities that it really took and when. This is helpful for more acurately scheduling a future similar job. Our subcontractors have found this tool to be useful as their sole source of scheduling and have told their teams about using it internally. No more tabulating PPC by hand. Really makes foremans meeting run more smoothly.

Brilliant but Tempermental

May 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The interoperability between various other Autodesk Softwares with two way communication from Design to Coordination to Field implementation and back around the bend to the authoring design software. Limitless customization.

Cons: It is VERY unforgiving when you make a mistake or need to change how something is categorized. The features that are most prone to this or require a "ground up" revamp to change are not clearly listed anywhere.

Overall: ALL construction parties have access under our Subscription. Allows all parties to review Construction issues and BIM's without purchasing expensive Navisworks seats.

It feels as though it is a soup up Dropbox.

May 10, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Time stamp;

ease of upload from authoring software via built-in API;

Local Navisworks' Viewpoints can be transferred to BIM 360 Glue platform, though it does take a workflow.

Cons: Zoom-in-and-out while viewing every single Clash;

No batch upload option;

Folders collapse every single time after upload or delete of file(s);

Can't easily delete Merged Model if 1 or more linked models are in the prior version of the said Merged Model;

Overall: Team members have the ability to upload/download files from Glue platform at all times while every single entry is timestamped, making accountability easy.

Glue for coordination.

Feb 10, 2017
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: When glue is working it is a good software.

Cons: The software is slow and doesn't work well with Auto Cad.

Overall: I am a sheet metal detailer with 17 years experience drawing with auto cad I have been using Glue to coordinate drawings into Navis models. When I try to upload a drawing into Glue it causes my Auto Cad to crash so I have learned to save any drawings prior to the Glue. It is a slow program to work with and causes a lot of down time if someone else happens to be gluing at the same time you can not glue. Overall it is a bad program to work with and if I was the contractor that is coordinating large projects I would find a different software.

Recommendations to other buyers: Work out the bugs and speed it up and that would be fine.

I have helped set up the projects in BIM and use it in the field.

Aug 15, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Once it is set up , it gives access to all of the important paper work including the submittals. It helps make sure that everyone is working off the same plans and specs. On the IPad it is easy to use.

Cons: It can be difficult to set up projects at times and it needs a way to notify people of tasks that they need to complete with out having to schedule a report to send to the team weekly. A lot of the complaints for the team is they get to many emails that do not pertain to them.

Overall: Helps us track our check lists and helps the team to have all of the same info, as long as it gets uploaded.

We mainly use BIM360 Glue and it has given us an excellent experience providing us with what we need

Jun 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Excellent program, the ease that has to share the model with all workers in the project, the historical control of the data handled and the ability to roll back to a predetermined date, as well as user control; such as who has worked, how I do it and what was the use that gave the tool make it essential for all professional members of the company.

Cons: The result obtained from the problems detected by the BIM360 Glue could be exported to excel format, which makes it easier for companies to format it using their graphic standards that best suit their needs. An automated graphic that shows the evolution of the impact of the results and advances within the organization is also very necessary.

Overall: The result obtained from the problems detected by the BIM360 Glue could be exported to excel format, which makes it easier for companies to format it using their graphic standards that best suit their needs.

Generally speaking, BIM 360 Field is a tremendous tool to help document safety leading indicators.

Aug 09, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love the convenience as a safety manager to attach photos as I document the safety leading indicators. BIM 360 Field has potential to revolutionize the field of construction safety.

Cons: BIM 360 Field does not yet allow me to include every subcontractor on one issues. Currently, I have to create a new issue for each subcontractor involved. This is very time consuming and unnecessary in my opinion. Many times, there are 3 or 4 subs involved with the same issue. It would be nice to add those subs to the one issue and be done with it.

Capterra loader

Overall a good experience

May 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability for all of the team to have access to the model information in the field. The ease at navigating the model for all users. Love being able to put together separate merge models for specific field use purposes.

Cons: Issue with model files being deleted and having the clash detection information disappears. When the model file is re-uploaded the clash detection need to be re-run, re-grouped and reviewed for if it is a old or new clash

Overall: Being able to open up the model information to the field, owner, subs, design team and management teams.

BIM 360 review

Jan 31, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Not losing issues

Cons: Hard for some users initially

Overall: I love the program because it allows me to enter in issues that the sub can receive from me within minutes (after syncing). They are easy to track and no issue gets lost or forgotten about. The subs sometimes have a tough time learning the program but after using it a few times they like it. I love having the docs available onsite.. I wish there was a way to scale drawings but being able to blow up drawings helps me manage better. The checklists have worked well even though some of them have too many questions that sometimes don't apply (which I know we can change so it's not a BIM 360 issue).

Recommendations to other buyers: Scaling would be great

A Review of BIM 360.

Aug 29, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Autodesk BIM 360 helps assist in project facilitation by providing data used in educated decision-making. It is beneficial from the beginning through the end of the construction project. The software helps in connecting individuals and information thus easing workflow and preventing serious bottleneck situations.

Cons: I had a small issue with certain field issues being lumped together with punch-list items, that initially caused some confusion for inspection purposes. Other than this limited issue, overall, and for the price, I recommend Autodesk BIM 360 for collaborative construction management projects.

Overall: I have had an overall positive experience with BIM 360. Everything from reviewing documents, and collaboration, to quality control items and overall operations, I recommend this program for construction companies, civil engineers, and construction management firms.

Glue for collaboration

Apr 08, 2017
2/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, on demand

Cons: On demand

Overall: Glue is an easy to use product for reviewing the design in BIM. The interface is great and also sharing files is easy.

Looking at functionality's as searching, clashing and versionscontrole it's still immature. This functions dealing with bad performance and are not flexible to setup.

For first people that are starting with glue it would be nice that the user options (settings like graphics, cache mb, transperancy) is controlled by an adminastror. Now the first impression is bad.

At least it would be nice to improve the markup function. For it's easy to create, but how tho share is to hard. Selecting people one by one in a big list is not working. Also not seeing the overview of more markups is still a big issue and the reason that people use PDF editors to reviewing the design.

Recommendations to other buyers: It's to expensive, needs more maturity

This is a nice piece of software to get more people on board in a BIM proces

Aug 21, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software helps us building projects. Because it is cloud based, it is easy accessible for office workers and peaple on site. Because of this you can get more benefit out of the BIM proces. It is a lot easier to share files and models and everyone can make comment on it. The thing I like is the accessibility of the information from every device you are able to use.

Cons: Although it is possible to use this software on the ipad of iphone, it is not possible to make sections on these devices. That is a big miss because people on site are mostly in posession of ipads and need the extra information from the sections. It would be perfect if this function is availeble on other devices than a desktop pc.

Overall: Easy access to diferent types of file extentions. Because it is easy to use I can also invite more people from the office and from the building site.

Simple to use and it's easy to see that the development team has good understanding of construction

May 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: That it provides one home to save all the issues that need to be resolved within the project. You can create reports and see ALL of what's deficient or missing.

Cons: I feel like the user interface could be simplified further. Meaning, it's simple enough, but some it does take some time to enter issues and do checklists.

Visual aids would be terrific to have. Instead of checking words one could look at the image of a standard wall and mark any deficiencies or quality issues. I know that's what the images are for, but I feel like the whole process of taking pictures and marking them up could be made quicker.

Overall: Consolidation of project data. Gets everyone on the same page.

Use for quality control, punch and safety

Sep 25, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like having the tool mobile for easy on the go documentation. I like that it is adaptable to the needs of the project. It is great being able to show the history of the items to tell the story of the issue very well.

Cons: There are a few customization that my team wishes we could have.

- if there was a way to create different issue numbers based off the issue type so that it doesn't look to our owner that we have 5000 punch items when most of those are QC in progress items or safety checks

- a way to customize the look of the dashboard showing not just unresolved issues, but showing a chart of open/work complete/not approved or any combination thereof.

Use BIM360 primarily for punchlist and Glue.

Apr 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easily accessed across platforms (phone/tablet/computer). The entire autodesk suite allows us to upload drawing sets, 3D models, and any other relevant documents, review and comment in the field, and then compile and disseminate those comments in the office. Great tool for construction professionals.

Cons: Can take a little while to become proficient in the software. There is a learning curve. One benefit is that there are plenty of tutorials available online to shorten this process.

Concerns over saving comments in issues

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Good, sortable database with many catagories and relative ease of uploading applicable photos.

Cons: Sorting can take a LONG time. Also, see note about saving (or not saving) comments entered in issues- this is not intuitive to the user.

Overall: In some functions, typing and closing the window is sufficient to record your data. In other functions, such as equipment/issues, when you type in comments you have to hit a "save" button on the pop-up screen. If you do not hit "save" immediately and close the pop up window, it records all of your changes except for the comments that you manually entered. There is no warning that it does not save these comments. As a result, many people believe they have entered information that no longer exists, and it is not discovered until a later time.

As a product line it is very difficult to afford the software as a small business.

May 03, 2018
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Future possibilities of Forge development and cross platform customized functionalities. Looking forward to using modules such as Field and Clash Detection withing the same model environment.

Cons: Cost / Slow Development - Input going into the software does not incorporate users that actually have field applications in large environments.

Overall: Currently Clash Detection is the only feasible product besides 360 Docs. There needs to be much more development on the 360 PM side in order to fully transition the whole team.

Very helpful in the implementation integrated bim practices on larger projects with heavy data

May 07, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Can handle data of higher file sizes, Multiple people can update files on the cloud to always have a live model. flexible for project setup (Folder structure)

Cons: Sometimes the models can take too long to upload, during no users can access the merged model. The cloud platform for 3D window has a slow user interface

Overall: Handle larger model files, Having multiple projects setup on the same platform with a very flexible folder structure. Multiple users can easily upload and update there models, which makes it very valuable.

Would Recommend For BIM Coordination

Jan 31, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its fast, smooth and easy to make your way around in. The saved views are a life saver.

Cons: The fact that after gluing the model starts from a zoomed out 3D view is frustrating. I wish it would hold your current view.

The clash detection can be made easier to use. If you click on a clash then it should bring you right to the location and not give you the whole building in wire frame.

Overall: This is definitely a tool that I have to use on an everyday basis. It helps the guys in the field see and understand what we're drawing and helps us modelers to detect clashes and extinguish problems before they become an issue.

The only thing that I would like to see improvement on is the clash detection and reports. The interface is easy to use but the way the clashes display is tedious to navigate through.

Recommendations to other buyers: Give it time and practice and you'll like this collaboration tool much better than Navisworks or any other similar product.

BIM 360 Glue review for division 15 mechanical

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Functionality, easy of use, easy to learn

Cons: lack of PDF attachment to specific items. too many views make the file to large to be open by ipad version. Rounding of elevation

Overall: I use BIM 360 Glue on a daily basis, and am sort of the administrator for glue with my company. I find the functionality easy to use and navigate the models. I would however like to be able to attach PDF's to specific equipment and also create multiple view without crashing the ipad version of Glue. The only other complaint that I have is that the elevation that comes into the properties in glue of a selected item gets rounded to the nearest inch, and in our line of work that is unacceptable. All in all, I think BIM 360 Glue is a great software that is easy to use.. but some additional features need to be included to make for a smoother transition and information access between office and field.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would like to see more of an integration with A360 and Docs to allow for better file management

Changing the way we work in the field.

Feb 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: All of the drawings on a small tablet.

Cons: Sometimes the program quits and goes back to the home screen

Overall: BIM360 has truly changed the way we operate in the field. I have all the plans for the project at my fingertips. From architectural drawings to shop drawings as well as any changes in RFI responses and all the way down to punch list. All of this information on a small tablet that I can carry around and access anywhere is a blessing. I'm not sure how we got anything done before software like BIm360.

Recommendations to other buyers: Learn to use it to your advantage. The technology is here to stay, so keep up or get left in the dust.

A decent model review tool for Navis files

Aug 28, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: On the tablet it is great to have out in the field being able to see the model without needing a laptop or desktop. It has been nice to be able to get everyone's updated models with having to wait for them to be uploaded to a separate site.

Cons: The fact that I cant use short cut commands to navigate the interface on a desktop or laptop. As well as the clash detector that is built in is to jumpy.

Overall: Overall it has been a decent experience with the exceptions mentioned above.

I love having all my construction documents in a single place.

Aug 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to navigate. Easy to educate subcontractors and share documents. This program is very usable and allows me as a user to upload documents with ease.

Cons: I wish I could open multiple drawings and compare to each other. Recently I have had issues seeing the markups on the drawings that we have uploaded to the web version but the markups don't show up on the iPad.

Overall: It has allowed me to track ongoing issues, have a single point of document management, and a way to share documents with subcontractors.

Capterra loader

Brilliant program, applications work as expected

Jan 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The applications are user friendly. The use the rule that most items can be selected within 3 clicks. The user learning video's in Glue are good. feed back from engineer are that the program just works.

Cons: C4R only work with Revit and not civil 3d or Robot this is a shortfall of the application. If this was added as a feature this would take a good lead in the market. Some administration extra's would be nice. Such as easy restore and a better rollback feature.

VELA review QA/QC-Commissioning

Feb 10, 2017
2/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

2 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Nothing anymore, it no longer offers any advantage over other systems available.

Cons: To slow, see previous statement

Overall: BIM 360 field is what we have used for our issue tracking and installations for the last 6 years. We are currently moving onto using a different system. BIM 360 field has been surpassed by its competitors for the services we need. It takes to long to navigate, to long to upload docs, to long to train users and degrades the pictures to a useless quality. We are going to use Cx Alloy or PlanGrid on the next project.

Recommendations to other buyers: You need to make it faster and easier to use

collaborative, integrated, communication

Jul 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to use a cloud model for Revit sharing between various offices. I have used it to collaborate as a consultant architect on a larger project. Each office had their own model to maintain autonomy, but we easily linked our files together in the cloud to coordinate the modeling

Cons: The BIM 360 Team online does not automatically update as the model does. I had difficulty coordinating with my project architect because I needed to download an updated version from the cloud to give to my consultant who couldn't pay for a 360 subscription. It took several weeks of communication to work out who needed to "publish" the model to the cloud.

Additionally, the customer service is geared toward BIM managers who are well trained in these types of software. As a typical Revit user, I had a difficult time finding instructions to create and upload a cloud model. The general start-up instructions were very reductive of the amount of steps that have to be taken.

Easy to follow, Well set out and simply to explain to other usesrs

May 03, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The system is synic between users out in the field and in the office. The system is easy to use and can be picked up quickly

Cons: The more information inputted requires more time to ensure checklists are closed and monitored. Tracking indivdual required actions can be time consuming.

Overall: This software saves time out in the field by being able to prepare checklists and tasks in the office before heading out to site. Monitoring permits and equipment onsite is also tracked acuratly which also saves time.

Great Field Tracking Tool!

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to use it's tools from the Ipad! Also the barcode scanning tool saves time and effort when creating issues in a certain location and entering into a piece of equipment for Cx.

Cons: The uploading of checklists... You should be able to upload more than one at once!

Overall: I'm a project engineer for a General Contractor, and we use this software for a majority of tracking from QA/QC, to safety checklists, to Commissioning. It requires a good amount of setup time, but once that's complete, it's worth every second. My Superintendent enjoys being able to do his daily updates and safety checklists while he's walking around site from his Ipad. It's very easy for me to track everyone's progress on completing issues and checklists using the reports tool. BIM 360F should be used on every job!

Recommendations to other buyers: In the tasks interface, make it easier to link checklists! I want to be able to upload the tasks with checklists at the same time.

Using BIM 360 Team on 95% of Projects. Currently 50+ Projects on C4R platform

Aug 08, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, no IT needed, ease of access into projects from any location, model compare tools, collaboration efforts with outside consultants.

Cons: BIM 360 Team and BIM 360 Docs are not integrated, currently a team would need to publish to BIM 360 team and Docs would not be upgraded. Lack of linking to DWG/Point Cloud/Keynote files, this is a HUGE feature that is missing. Upgrading projects from the Admin side needs to be improved.

Overall: Time saved uploading/downloading files.

Operations Review

Feb 14, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Possibilities that allow us to be more efficient, productive, and reduces conflicts.

Cons: Learning curve and training is required to use effectively

Overall: Currently using BIM360 Field and BIM modeling for a large ground up and interiors project. Allows everyone to see potential problems well in advance and give the owners a more cost effective and quality product in the end. 360 Field is a great way for operations in the field to document and hold trades accountable for their works. Starting to roll out BIM360 Glue but have only briefly touched the surface.

As a Civil engineer, I use it in my Daily work, I have to constantly view drawings of the projects.

Jun 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use

you can view 2D and 3D drawings of the lifecycle of a construccion

You can cross-use with other autodesk programs like Autocad or Civil 3D

Cons: You need an updated hardware to use it smoothly, as any autodesk program, but as a engineer you should have a the hardware to use this kind of program

Its kind of expensive

Overall: It does make my work easier, as a civil engineer and I recommend it to any professional that works in construccion projects (Architects as example)

Great software

Jan 31, 2017
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Lots of features

Cons: Not so easy to use - need better features

Overall: BIM 360 is a great software to use for big projects - it helped my team keep track of over thousands of punchlist items. However, software could be better in terms of ease of use. For example, helping customers add a location to the punchlist item would be a good feature. Although you can still add a location now, but it in big projects and small items, a feature to make it easier would be nice. Overall, great software.

Recommendations to other buyers: There are so many duplicate punchlist items, a feature to help organize stuff like that would help.

Not bad.

Aug 14, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: overview page and the ability to run reports to send reminders to the subcontractors. Being able to mark up the pics with descriptions

Cons: the inability to not use multiple companies to share an issue. If there are subs who need to be first on the list then 2nd and so on... your unable to do so without creating a hold second issue instead of sharing.

Overall: quick and efficient responses from subcontractors to repair deficiency items. A better quality of product to turn over to our owns .