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Building Design Suite vs. Revit or AutoCAD

Compare Building Design Suite software vs. Revit and AutoCAD software.

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Products Building Design Suite Premium 2016
Building Design Suite Premium 2016
Revit 2016
Revit 2016*
AutoCAD 2016
AutoCAD 2016
Desktop Subscription
Pay-as-you-go access
Up-to-date software
Online support
Scalable licensing
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  
Lighting 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
Advanced scheduling and visualization capabilities
Cinematic-quality rendering and 3D animation
Compelling visuals and interactive presentations
Design illustration and graphic communication tools
Render in the cloud  
Green Building Studio  

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