About Autodesk Construction Cloud
Autodesk Construction Cloud connects teams & data across project lifecycles to reduce risk and increase predictability.
It is easy to go in and do construction takeoffs when needing dimensions or areas for pricing as we are a GC.
The BIM 360 Document Management is very confusing to work in that I avoid it at all costs as much as possible.
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Autodesk, a construction ally!
I like how construction management becomes easier with the interface of this software. Most softwares also have identical commands for easy memorization of features.
What I like least is the need to log-in again after not opening it for a while.
Pretty cool new features
Comments: loving the brand new capabilities delivered , universal, Autodesk production Cloud is a powerful and complete construction management software that gives a huge variety of features to assist manipulate projects, track budgets, and maintain groups organized. but, it is able to be a bit puzzling to analyze and can be high-priced for a few customers
The Account Administration Portal I like most. The library tools included in the Account Administration portal make it easy to access projects, members, templates, and the library. You can sort them all alphabetically or in ascending or descending order to get straight to what you're looking for. Plus, with the Library Tools section of the Account Administration portal, you can create custom forms from scratch or import a PDF file so you don't have to recreate everything from scratch.
There are a few little usability quirks in the software that could use improvement. For example, it's confusing to have to hunt for the search bar every time you need to type an inquiry, and why the screen moves once you've looked at it and price should have been
Does not require that much of graphics power since it is cloud based and it is really a deal breaker.
Can be quite difficult to get a hold of because it is cloud based and can be quite difficult to locate certain features.
Autodesk Construction Cloud: A Comprehensive Construction Solution
Comments: Autodesk Construction Cloud is a great solution for construction companies of all sizes. It offers a comprehensive suite of tools to help streamline processes and improve efficiency. The user interface is intuitive and the integration with other popular software is a great bonus. The only downside is the cost, which is a bit on the high side.
Autodesk Construction Cloud is an invaluable tool for construction companies. It provides a comprehensive suite of solutions, from planning to scheduling and tracking of progress. With its intuitive user interface and its ability to integrate with other popular software, Autodesk Construction Cloud is a great choice for any company. It helps streamline processes, reduce costs and improve efficiency.
Autodesk Construction Cloud is a bit expensive for smaller businesses and there are a few features that could be improved. The software does require some technical knowledge to get it up and running, which can be a barrier for some users. Some of the reporting functions could also be improved.
Know about Autodesk Construction Cloud.
Comments: Overall experience with this software is good and I will recommend others to use it.
It is easily manageable, portable, and handy software. We can easily collaborate with our teammates using it.
We need some sort of license to view files and documents.
Not customer friendly!
PlanGrid is an arrogant, self centered company that refuses to be of help when asked. I have recorded complaints with the California BBB and the FTC.
They have a tactic of "BAIT AND SWITCH" when it comes to pricing. Sales rep will tell you one thing....and account mgrs. will tell you another.
STAY AWAY FROM THESE FOLKS, HORRIBLE BUSINESS!!!
That you can use it without contact with RUDE customer services reps!!
Customer service is unable to provide support and is RUDE when you do get a hold of someone!!
Autodesk Construction Cloud
Comments: My overall experience with this software is great no doubts about it.
What I liked most out of this software is that you can manage all of your projects in one place at one time.
What I liked least about this software is that sometimes it will crash and you have to restart whatever you were doing.
Review for Autodesk Construction Cloud
Collaboration: Autodesk Construction Cloud applications provide a collaborative platform for all project stakeholders, including owners, architects, engineers, contractors, and sub-contractors, to work together in real-time, which can help improve project efficiency, reduce errors, and minimize delays.Mobile Access: The applications are designed to work on mobile devices, which allows for easy access to project information from anywhere, anytime.Scalability: Autodesk Construction Cloud applications can scale to fit any size of project, from small to large, making it a versatile solution for construction management needs.Real-Time Data: The applications provide real-time data, analytics, and reporting, which can help project managers make informed decisions and stay on top of project performance.Integration: Autodesk Construction Cloud applications integrate with other software platforms, such as BIM 360, PlanGrid, and Assemble, making it easy to streamline workflows and share information across different software platforms.Advanced Features: The applications offer advanced features, such as 3D modeling and simulation, virtual reality, and augmented reality, which can help improve project visualization, communication, and collaboration.Customer Support: Autodesk Construction Cloud provides excellent customer support, with online resources, email, and phone support available to users.
Pricing: Autodesk Construction Cloud applications can be more expensive than some of their competitors, which may make them less accessible to smaller construction firms or those on a tighter budget.Learning Curve: While Autodesk Construction Cloud applications offer many features and capabilities, some users may find the platform to have a steep learning curve, especially if they are not familiar with other Autodesk products.Limited Compatibility: Autodesk Construction Cloud applications may not be compatible with all software platforms, which could create challenges for some users who need to integrate with other tools or workflows.Internet Reliance: Autodesk Construction Cloud applications are reliant on a stable internet connection, which means that users may experience disruptions in service or delays in accessing project information if their internet connection is unstable or goes down.Limited Support for Certain Project Types: While Autodesk Construction Cloud applications are well-suited for many types of construction projects, some users may find that the software is less effective for certain types of projects or industries.Limited Customer Support for Some Plans: Autodesk Construction Cloud applications offer different plans, with different levels of customer support, and some users may find that the level of support they receive is insufficient for their needs.
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Autodesk Construction cloud Management
Comments: My overall experience with this software has been very satisfactory
It’s a good and reliable software for thore specially who are in mostly working into a cloud platforms and enhance their work experience through this software
There’s no such feature that I can dislike about the software , it’s a good efficient and trusted software which can help you grow .
A reliable project management software for anyone
Comments: Some years back I was in need of a product that comprises of project management, construction management and cloud storage. After surfing the internet I came across Autodesk construction cloud and decided to give it a try and it has been a great experience. There are some certain features I have tried out yet and I hope to do so in the future
The design layout of the software looks great and it's cloud storage feature which allows users to upload and share construction plans, projects, documents and others is one reason I use the software
With my one year plus experience I really don't have any complaints about the software. I am totally satisfied with the results I get from it
Best Overall Solution I've seen in the Construction industry
Communication and organization of real time information from multiple job sites
Punch list tracking
Safety issues reporting
improved record keeping
Better real time redline recording
Easy to use and to implement. Workers found it easy to understand and use, immediate buy in Keeps your project tasks in order Assigning tasks to works and superintendents easily real time information from projects without the need for constant visits safety issues recorded and documented newly improved field reports and check list creator WAY easiler to adopt than Procore
Terrible user based subscription system, not construction friendly for GCs with many subcontractors Would like to see built in actual budgeting and POs High price for upgraded features (submittals and RFI advanced) that is not rolled out with complete workflow tracking and multiple reviewers User based subscription may actually make this more ex[pensive than Procore with far less functionality
The new way to model
Comments: For a designer or a builder is like a never getting old toy.
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.
It will keep improving, don't change the platform with each software update.
I like the general structure of BIM 360 Field, but I have problems with specific functions.
Comments: 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.
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.
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.
Wanted to like this product
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.
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.
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.
Coordination Like Navisworks
Comments: 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.
Saves time in downloading and uploading - creates better collaboration by having a format all team members can review - without specialized software.
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).
A Great Tool that saves me tremendous time......
Comments: When we start a construction project now we invite the entire team. Designers, Owners, subcontractors, and vendors to our project folder. Now we can rest easy knowing that everyone is using the most current documents as the project is constructed. Our superintendents keep their daily reports on PlanGrid. Our safety inspections and meetings are kept on PlanGrid. Submittals, RFIs, project photos, drawings, and finally our Punchlist. It save a ton of time and money having this as a single source to keep all this project information in one place.
PlanGrid allows me to keep all my construction contract documents all in one place. In the past various versions of drawings, specs, submittals, RFI's, etc would be stored in various places and you could never be sure if you were in fact looking at the latest versions. PlanGrid takes that problem away and when collaborating with your team you can be sure that everyone is operating from the same sheet of music.
There are a few minor quirks that I have asked PlanGrid's support folks to look into correcting. Over the past few years I have shared many items with them that I would like to see changed or updated. They have most definitely listened and the product continuously gets better. Thanks PlanGrid!
Plangrid is your next new best friend
Comments: One of our best discovery over the time. We have try and tested some but without a doubt that’s the best in his category
Before knowing Plangrid we were comparing and managing file single handily and we have to create multiple packages for onsite use ... which often end up outdated. With plangrid, you have all you architectural drawing located a one single place and can be accessible without internet connection. You can easily compare the various version and finally, you can easily connect the team onsite with the office. This software have changed our way of working thru the time and we are now using it on a daily basic. Ohhh yes, you have to try the customer service, probably the best one that I have ever add. Always available and always knowledgeable and give up real follow up when needed. You can also provide feedback which sometime result in newest features which is awesome!
Each user have to possess a different account to work properly. See that like an additional fee just like a cellphone line. It’s about the same price and also as much useful.
BIM 360 DOCS - Is it worth it
Comments: Overall, i love it. It can take your whole office filing and model drawing to the cloud allowing you to work remotely. To me cloud based modelling is perfect, and I don't even pick up hassles working on a 350mb model from home with only a 5mb line. It handles it effortlessly.
There is a definite ease of use in comparison to BIM 360 Team that we may be familiar with for those who started working in a cloud based environment with the interface having more of a "Windows Explorer"feel that is fully customisable and with it running off Autodesks Skyscraper Server I find it faster than when running off BIM 360 Team, prbably explains why from Revit v 2019 Team is no longer avaialble. The added benefit of Autodesk constantly improving and adapting the software based on end users feedback and criticisms will keep you constantly impressed with what they are doing.
This can also bring it to a Con....because Autodesk is always finely tuning the software i wouldn't recommend activating a new addon that they provide immediately after it comes out of "Preview"phase. I have found it to still be buggy and has caused me embarrassment when the end-user takes it as my fault it is not doing what it was supposed to do. 6 months later and now it appears to be working well.
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.
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.
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.
Autodesk Construction Cloud Software review
Comments: The software is considered to be comprehensive and powerful, with a wide range of tools and features that can help construction professionals manage their projects more efficiently. I personally had a great experience as a user, the software and its intuitive interface and real-time collaboration capabilities worked really great for me. However, it's important to keep in mind that some users may have different experiences and opinions about the software, and it may not be the best fit for all types of construction professionals or projects. It's recommended to do a proper research and evaluation of the software based on your specific use-case and requirements before making a decision
Autodesk Construction Cloud is a set of construction management software tools designed to help construction professionals manage their projects more efficiently. Some of its features include project management, collaboration, data management, and BIM (Building Information Modeling) tools. Users have praised the software for its intuitive interface and its ability to streamline project management tasks. Additionally, the ability to collaborate with team members in real-time has also been highlighted as a major plus.
-Cost: The software may be expensive for some small or medium-sized construction companies.-Learning Curve: As with any complex software, there may be a learning curve to getting the most out of Autodesk Construction Cloud. Users may need to invest time and resources into training and getting familiar with the various tools and features.-Integration: If a company already has other software systems in place for project management or BIM, there may be difficulties in integrating Autodesk Construction Cloud with those existing systems.-Limited to certain markets: Autodesk Construction Cloud is primarily targeted towards architects, contractors, and engineers, so it may not be the best fit for other types of construction professionals.-Dependency on internet connection: As it's a cloud-based software, the performance of Autodesk Construction Cloud may depend on the quality of the user's internet connection.
Glue sort of
Comments: 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.
Being able to post directly out of the software.
Server unavailability Glue Time Cant append local content Setup is time intensive
BIM 360 Glue not great for drafters
Comments: 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.
its always current, don't need to go download files to local drive.
Plangrid is an exceptional field management asset
Comments: The fact that I do not have to carry around physical plans is fantastic. The ease of project task documentation is fast and simple. Customer service is the best that I have received, from any company in any industry.
The interface of the software is exceptional. Viewing everything from plans to specifications is simple and fast. The ability to integrate the plans with the submittals is very useful as flipping through multiple documents, files or folders is removed. Plan markups are simple, photo documentation of everything from deficiencies to just having documentation that things were performed correctly is incredibly useful and beneficial. Being able to see where and when a photo was taken is fantastic.
There really aren't any items that I can think of that I dislike. Perhaps the fact that administrators cannot modify reports. It would be nice to be able to continue reports that another team member has started, for instance during overnight concrete pours would be useful. It would also be beneficial as sometimes one team member may have forgotten something and editing prior to saving would be nice.
Great in the field, horrible on a desktop!
Comments: Cuts down on site visit time
+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.
-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.
Using BIM 360 app for iPad in the field
Comments: 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.
Ease of use and intuitive nature of the software.
Navigation through the model was tricky to learn but with some practice anyone can do it.