BIM 360

BIM 360

Construction management software for project delivery.

4.2/5 (1355 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.

BIM 360 Overview

Pricing

Starting from
$30.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

- FREE

- $30 per user, per month

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

Contact Autodesk for further pricing details.


BIM 360 Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and 3 others, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Screenshots

BIM 360 screenshot: Anytime, anywhere access to 2D drawings and 3D models
BIM 360 screenshot: Anytime, anywhere access to 2D drawings and 3D models BIM 360 screenshot: 3D model coordination and collaboration BIM 360 screenshot: Measure project performance BIM 360 screenshot: Collaborative markups BIM 360 screenshot: Identify and resolve clashes BIM 360 screenshot: Compare 2D drawings to 3D models, side-by-side BIM 360 screenshot: Improve quality BIM 360 screenshot: Promote safety BIM 360 screenshot: Aggregate data and improve predictability BIM 360 screenshot: Collaborative constructability and design reviews

BIM 360 Reviews

BIM 360 Reviews

Overall rating
4.2
/
5
Excellent
485

Very good
652

Average
182

Poor
27

Terrible
9

Value for Money
3.9
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4
84% recommended this app
Ricardo S.

A specialized cloud for BIM projects

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.


Paul B.

Architecture's Gold Standard for Collaboration

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.


Abdel J.

Great for putting everything all together

As a company that provides engineering services to construction contractor, we were able to run our clients' projects, monitor them closely, and provide top notch engineering services from one place.


Leonardo R.

The new way to model

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


John L.

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

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.


Ricardo S.
Industry: Civil Engineering
Company size: 2-10 Employees

A specialized cloud for BIM projects

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 8/8/2018
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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Paul B.
Industry: Architecture & Planning
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Architecture's Gold Standard for Collaboration

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 1/2/2020
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.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Abdel J.
Industry: Architecture & Planning
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great for putting everything all together

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2/19/2020
Review Source: Capterra

As a company that provides engineering services to construction contractor, we were able to run our clients' projects, monitor them closely, and provide top notch engineering services from one place.

Pros

+ Combines all design aspects.
+ Great for managing the engineering tasks from one place.
+ Provides a dashboard platform to run and supervise construction.

Cons

+ Requires a while to get used to (approximately 200 working hours).
+ Must have knowledge with other software (AutoCAD, Civil 3d, Steel).

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

Leonardo R.
Industry: Architecture & Planning
Company size: 2-10 Employees

The new way to model

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 12/18/2019
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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

John L.
Industry: Construction
Company size: 51-200 Employees

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

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 4/4/2017
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.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

User recommendation
8.1/10
Based on 1,355 user ratings
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BIM 360 Pricing

BIM 360 Pricing

Starting from
$30.00/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

- FREE

- $30 per user, per month

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

Contact Autodesk for further pricing details.

- FREE

- $30 per user, per month

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

Contact Autodesk for further pricing details.

Value for Money
3.9/5
Based on 1,355 user ratings
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BIM 360 Features

BIM 360 Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Bid Management
Change Order Management
Collaboration Tools
Cost Estimating
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Estimating
Job Costing
Project Estimating
Project Management
Project Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Subcontractor Management
Features
4/5
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Videos and Tutorials

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Additional information for BIM 360

Additional information for BIM 360

Key features of BIM 360

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

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.

  • BIM 360 FAQs

    BIM 360 FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for BIM 360.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does BIM 360 offer?

    BIM 360 offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: $30.00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    - FREE - $30 per user, per month BIM 360 is available in both free and paid pricing tiers. Contact Autodesk for further pricing details.

    Q. What are the main features of BIM 360?

    BIM 360 offers the following features:

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

    Q. Who are the typical users of BIM 360?

    BIM 360 has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does BIM 360 support?

    BIM 360 supports the following languages:

    Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

    Q. What type of pricing plans does BIM 360 offer?

    BIM 360 has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does BIM 360 support mobile devices?

    BIM 360 supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does BIM 360 integrate with?

    BIM 360 integrates with the following applications:

    AutoSpecs, Box, Briq, DESTINI Estimator, Dropbox, Raken, RedTeam, Rhumbix, STACK, Synapcus

    Q. What level of support does BIM 360 offer?

    BIM 360 offers the following support options:

    Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials