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Building Design Suite vs. Revit or AutoCAD

Compare Building Design Suite software vs. stand-alone Revit and AutoCAD software.

Cloud service available with purchase of a perpetual license with Maintenance Subscription or a Desktop Subscription.

Products Building Design Suite Premium 2015
Building Design Suite Premium 2015
Revit 2015
Revit 2015*
AutoCAD 2015
AutoCAD 2015
Building design & documentation
Intelligent 3D model-based design tools
Coordinated models and documentation
CAD- and BIM-based workflows
Point cloud viewing and editing
Professional drafting and documentation tools
Specialized AutoCAD for the building industry
Conceptual site-planning tools
Building simulation
Design more energy-efficient buildings
Quantification tools
Simulate structural designs
Structural Analysis for Revit  
Energy Analysis for Revit  
Building project collaboration
Construction modeling tools
Real-time navigation
BIM tools for architectural design, MEP engineering, and structural engineering
Native support for DWG™ files
Building visualization
Cinematic-quality rendering and 3D animation
Advanced scheduling and visualization capabilities
Compelling visuals and interactive presentations
Design illustration and graphic communication tools
Render in the cloud  
Green Building Studio  

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Additional Maintenance Subscription benefits

In addition to Autodesk cloud services, Maintenance Subscription provides:

  • Software upgradesGet the most up-to-date tools and features to support your business.
  • Flexible licensingUse your software at home, in the office, and abroad.
  • Technical supportGet help from Autodesk product support specialists.
  • Additional cloud storage—25GB of A360 cloud-based storage per license.

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*Available as part of Building Design Suite Premium and Ultimate editions.

Note: All Maintenance Subscription benefits may not be available for all products in all languages and/or geographies. Autodesk Maintenance Subscription is subject to the Autodesk Maintenance Subscription terms and conditions.