BIM 360 Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

BIM 360

Construction management software for project delivery.

4.16/5 (1,353 reviews)

BIM 360 overview

What is BIM 360?

BIM 360 is a construction management platform connecting AEC workflows from design, to preconstruction, to site execution, to commissioning & handover. By connecting the data, people, and processes, more predictable outcomes are achieved. More predictable outcomes help general contractors, construction managers, project managers, superintendents, subcontractors, architects, engineers and owners, improve profitability of their projects.

BIM 360 Docs is document management built specifically for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals to publish, manage, review and approve all project documents in the cloud. Project teams can stay up-to-date on 2D plans and 3D models, create design markups, and extract document sets from design files.

BIM 360 Design is built for team collaboration, allowing users to co-author shared Revit models, and manage deliverables throughout the construction project lifecycle.

BIM 360 Glue helps users perform constructability reviews and streamlines BIM project workflows. Users can review projects and resolve coordination issues by directly loading models into Navisworks for 4D animated timelines, model-based quantification, and more. Layout features enables vertical construction contracts to connect the coordinated model to the field layout process, improving accuracy of building components.

BIM 360 Build improves quality and promotes safety. By doing so, project efficiencies are gained, which reduces rework and risk. Digital checklists are used for inspections, ensuring safety and quality programs are beind adhered to. Users can create, assign and manage issues, RFIs and submittals, as well as track field performance with daily reports.

BIM 360 Ops is mobile-first maintenance management solution. Monitor building health, access asset information, and manage occupant tickets, all from your mobile device. Anytime, anywhere.
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Pricing

Starting from
$30/month
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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Dutch, French, German, Italian and 3 other languages, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
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BIM 360 reviews

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Ricardo Sanchez Antequera

A specialized cloud for BIM projects

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-08-08
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Paul Bestul

Architecture's Gold Standard for Collaboration

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-02
Review Source: Capterra

The most important aspect of the program, collaborating models between far-flung users, works solidly. You'd expect a higher quality user interface from a company as established as Autodesk, but that's a minor complaint. Autodesk's customer service is responsive and they support their programs well.

Pros
This program is the default collaboration software for the architectural industry. As such, it is almost impossible to work on a large project and not need it. Sharing models between architects and consultants is a breeze, and even allows live linking (but still allows incremental updates as well). However, Autodesk doesn't just sit on their monopoly; they push updates consistently and listen to users' requests.

Cons
While it is improving with each update from Autodesk, the web interface still has much to be desired. It doesn't have the most intuitive layout (for example: I'm still unsure why the global "Account Admin" settings are found in a project-specific tab) and can be laggy when switching between tabs. I would like a desktop client as well since my browser typically has many tabs open at once and the BIM 360 tab can get lost.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Leonardo Redondo

The new way to model

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-18
Review Source: Capterra

For a designer or a builder is like a never getting old toy.

Pros
When I had to tenderized before BIM, it was a whole journey, design on Cad, transfer and convert to sketchup, rhino and Revit, with BIM just attach your planes, and you're good to go and take to virtual reality, what you are imagine as it is.

Cons
It will keep improving, don't change the platform with each software update.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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JOHN LEHMAN

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

Used weekly for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-04-04
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Pros
The ability for the field to call up the model on an ipad.

Cons
Everything else is inferior to currently existing market products.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Anonymous

document control system

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-28
Review Source: Capterra

The latest model is very easy to find. The old ones also appear in the file.A very useful program to monitor the necessary changes and check files. It also enables users who are not in the same environment to work together.

Pros
Multiple users can make changes to models at the same time and these changes do not need to be synchronized to be processed on the model.

Cons
While multiple users make changes to the models without synchronizing, work on the model occurs. We can solve these studies with another program.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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BIM 360 pricing

Starting from
$30/month
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Free
Free trial
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- FREE

- $30 per user, per month

BIM 360 is available in both free and paid pricing tiers.

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BIM 360 features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Bid Management
Change Order Management
Collaboration Tools
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Estimating
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Tracking
Projections
Real Time Updates
Subcontractor Management

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Additional information for BIM 360

Key features of BIM 360

  • Quality assurance / quality control
  • Identify trends and minimize contractor risk
  • Construction tracking
  • Standardized checklist templates
  • Pushpin construction issues
  • Project status and description
  • Safety inspection
  • Streamline job site inspections
  • Custom reports and analysis
  • Track key performance indicators
  • Dashboards
  • Integrate with Navisworks
  • Navigate and interact with models on an iPad
  • Manage field performance
  • View field data updates
  • Real-time data
  • Building information modeling (BIM)
  • Construction layout
  • Real-time model navigation
  • 2D viewing options
  • Collaborate across distributed teams
  • Notifications
  • Measure between model objects with intuitive point-to-point
  • Automatically calculate XYZ differences
  • Multidisciplinary BIM coordination
  • Streamline project review workflows
  • Design tool integration
  • Object-level data access
  • Native viewing of 2D & 3D files
  • Single project repository
  • Navigation
  • Publishing
  • Access control
  • Document modification
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Benefits

Users can store 2D or 3D documents on a network or in the cloud with full access from anywhere, anytime.

2D plans can be compared against 3D models, side-by-side

Empowers the entire team to identify and resolve clashes and collaborate on solutions during constructability reviews

Helps increase jobsite productivity and control with real-time model navigation with guide and point-turn functionality.

Provides web-based reporting for all field management activities and helps minimize contractor risk.