Autodesk Construction Cloud Vs BIM 360
With the new Autodesk Construction Cloud platform and similarities to BIM 360 and new features, we thought we would write this blog to go through the comparison between the two platforms.
Autodesk’s Construction Cloud (ACC) platform integrates newly acquired technologies, PlanGrid, Assemble, Pype and Building Connected to bring even deeper end to end integration within their construction management portfolio.
BIM 360 Design and Design Authoring Tools
With already having industry leading BIM and CAD design authoring tools such as AutoCAD with specialised toolsets, Civil 3D, Plant 3D, Navisworks and Revit, Autodesk had integrated these tools with BIM 360 Design (or Docs) in their construction management platform to better collaborate with teams and external parties within the cloud by being able to publish files to BIM 360 in real-time.
With Xref management for AutoCAD and tight integration with Civil 3D and Plant 3D, BIM 360 Docs provided intelligent document control and reference management.
BIM 360 Document Control, Coordination, Operations and Facilities Management
Docs was like the backbone offering tools for document control and design review and they had Autodesk Coordinate (aka Glue) for coordination, Build for field operations, commissioning or project closeout and Ops for facilities management. There was a couple other apps for project management and costing, however, in the Construction Cloud platform, these tools are much more comprehensive.
BIM 360 Docs Vs Autodesk Docs
The first product to compare is Autodesk Docs, which is only available in the Autodesk Architecture Engineering and Construction Collection.
This cloud application is very similar in feature and functionality to Docs with ISO 19650 compliant document control, RFI’s, submittals, issues, processes, design review, insight tools, etc.
BIM 360 Design Vs BIM Collaborate Pro
BIM 360 Coordinate Vs BIM Collaborate
Design has been replaced with Collaborate Pro, offering real-time Revit collaboration and both products have ‘Docs’ included.
Both products have ‘Docs’ included and offer model coordination tools for clash detection
ACC Takeoff is a 2D/3D quantity take off tool for estimators allowing you to use the connected model in Construction Cloud to integrate 2D and 3D Quantities and manage related documents in the cloud.
ACC offers centralised bid management on a single platform and ties into the Takeoff tools for estimators. Using the BuildingConnected network, owners, builders and sub-contractors can connect and can manage bid invites and use risk adjusted-bidding tools.
ACC vs BIM 360, both powerful software platforms that can help construction teams manage their projects more effectively. However, there are some key differences between the two platforms.
ACC is a more comprehensive platform that offers a wider range of features, including project management, document management, and collaboration tools. BIM 360 is a more specialised platform that focuses on 3D modeling and collaboration and ACC will be the new platform moving forward.
Ultimately, the best platform for you will depend on your specific needs and requirements. If you are looking for a comprehensive platform that can help you manage all aspects of your construction projects, then Autodesk Construction Cloud is a good option. If you are looking for a specialised platform that can help you with 3D modeling and collaboration, then BIM 360 is a good option.
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