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Power your 3D building design workflow

Design and construct better buildings with intelligent 3D building design software tools. Building Design Suite gives you the power of Building Information Modeling (BIM), with tools for design and documentation, visualization, simulation, and project collaboration, so you can compete for new work—whether your project requires BIM or CAD.

Desktop Subscription gives you access to Building Design Suite at the lowest cost of entry. Stay current with the latest releases, and benefit from flexible licensing rights, select cloud services, and 1-on-1 web support.

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

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    Building design & documentation

  • Site planning tools New

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE
    WITH SUBSCRIPTION

    Use the Site Designer Extension for Revit to shape the terrain for building sites within the Revit environment and convey building site planning concepts to engineers. Site Designer runs inside Revit software and uses native families, components, and toposurfaces, so site designs become part of the overall model. Use it to model alternatives for mass grading, building pads, streets, sidewalks, parking lots, and retaining walls, all within Revit.

  • Comprehensive CAD software

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Maximize your productivity with a complete set of CAD tools created for the building and construction industries. Work with powerful, related design and documentation programs that are based on AutoCAD software, such as AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD MEP.

  • Powerful BIM software

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Take advantage of Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools to create intelligent 3D building designs from concept through final construction. Built for BIM, Revit software helps building design and construction professionals build and maintain higher-quality, more energy-efficient buildings. The software includes features for architectural design; mechanical, electrical, and plumbing; structural engineering; and construction.

  • View and edit point cloud data

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Clean, organize, and visualize laser-scanned point cloud data with editing and selection tools in ReCap reality capture software and services. Use intelligent 3D data from scans of as-built conditions in Revit software (Premium and Ultimate editions) for more precise and faster renovation and retrofit workflows. Compare as-built scan data with design data in Navisworks software (Premium and Ultimate editions) for construction verification.

  • Incorporate scanned 2D data

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Use powerful raster editing and raster-to-vector conversion tools with software based on AutoCAD. AutoCAD Raster Design software helps you edit, enhance, and maintain scanned drawings and plans in a familiar AutoCAD environment. Make the most of raster images, maps, aerial photos, satellite imagery, and digital elevation models.

    Building project collaboration

  • BIM coordination with AutoCAD 2016 New

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    With new BIM Coordination Model features in AutoCAD 2016, you can now open Navisworks models within design products, pushing project coordination upstream. Designers can now model in context using the integrated Navisworks model as an underlay to assist with clash avoidance.

  • Detect clashes in aggregated models

    ULTIMATE

    Find and more easily resolve design conflicts virtually, before construction begins, with Navisworks Manage software. This software helps you control outcomes with advanced coordination, 5D analysis, and simulation tools. Navisworks features enable coordination, construction simulation, and whole-project analysis for integrated project review. 

  • Identify costly conflicts

    PREMIUM

    Gain greater insight virtually, before projects are built, with Navisworks Simulate software for design simulation and project review. The software helps you review and communicate project details through 5D analysis and simulation. Navisworks features enable coordination, construction simulation, and whole-project analysis for integrated project review.

  • Improve BIM collaboration

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Streamline your workflow and work more effectively with other building design and construction disciplines using Revit building design software. Revit includes features for architectural design, MEP engineering, structural engineering, and construction.

  • Create fabrication drawings faster

    ULTIMATE

    Design building components for fabrication with Inventor 3D CAD software. Inventor provides tools that help architects, engineers, and construction professionals collaborate with the manufacturers and fabricators that produce building components. Use Inventor to understand and capture design intent for today’s demanding buildings and structures.

  • Cloud Service

    A360 Collaboration for Revit cloud service*

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE
    CLOUD SERVICE SUBSCRIPTION

    Connect building and construction project teams with centralized access to BIM project data in the cloud. Use the Communicator chat tool within models to stay connected in real time. With Revit software and A360 integration, Collaboration for Revit helps the entire project team work on shared BIM models.

    *Available only for users in North America. 

  • IFC certification and linking

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Revit building design software is certified by BuildingSMART International for Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) version 2x3 Coordination View import and export. You can import IFC files into any design program that complies with the standard, supporting greater interoperability throughout the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. Learn more about how Autodesk supports BIM interoperability.

    Building simulation

  • Cloud Service

    Energy Analysis for Revit

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE
    WITH SUBSCRIPTION

    Determine energy use levels and building lifecycle costs using Energy Analysis for Revit software. This simulation service helps you create energy analytical models to suit different design stage needs, workflows, and precision preferences. Create a model directly from architectural building elements and room/space elements, or create it manually using conceptual massing.

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

  • Powerful quantification tools

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Perform material quantifications from multidisciplinary design models for a smoother design-to-cost workflow using Navisworks. Use the quantification features in Navisworks Manage and Navisworks Simulate software to bring quantities from integrated 2D and 3D multiformat datasets into a project.

  • Structural design simulation

    ULTIMATE

    Perform advanced building simulation and analysis more quickly on large, complex structures with Robot Structural Analysis Professional software. It provides a smoother workflow for structural engineers, helping them simulate and analyze a variety of structures. 

  • Cloud Service

    Structural Analysis for Revit

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE
    WITH SUBSCRIPTION

    Use Structural Analysis for Revit to perform cloud-based building structural analysis as a part of the BIM process.

  • Cloud Service

    Lighting Analysis for Revit

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE
    WITH SUBSCRIPTION

    Perform LEED lighting analysis within Revit. Quickly expose electric and solar lighting results directly on a Revit model with Lighting Analysis for Revit, a cloud service that uses A360 Rendering.

    Building visualization

  • 3D visualization tools

    PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Create compelling building visualizations with 3ds Max 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing software. It gives architects, engineers, and visualization specialists sophisticated 3D building visualization tools that extend the Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow. Easy-to-use rendering and 3D animation tools help you market your ideas more successfully and win more business. 

  • 3D presentation software

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE

    Transform your AutoCAD and Revit software designs into 3D images, movies, and interactive presentations using Showcase 3D visualization software. It helps you communicate your design ideas effectively and facilitate decision making. Create immersive 3D presentations and explore design options in real time with team members and customers. Help them make decisions on the fly, whether they're in the same room or across the world.

  • Cloud Service

    Cloud rendering

    STANDARD, PREMIUM, ULTIMATE
    WITH SUBSCRIPTION

    Produce photorealistic visualizations without tying up your desktop or using special rendering hardware—render with Cloud Rendering in A360.

    Autodesk Cloud Services are available to Building Design Suite users with the purchase of a perpetual license with Maintenance Subscription or a Desktop Subscription.

  • Design validation with Navisworks Manage

    ULTIMATE

    Use advanced project review tools to help validate designs, resolve conflicts, and improve coordination with other disciplines—before construction begins. Navisworks Manage software helps you improve control over project outcomes by integrating 3D models and multiformat data. Use the software’s powerful analysis features to better coordinate disciplines, resolve conflicts, and plan projects virtually.

Best value

Preferred Plan / Building Design Suite Premium


Benefits include:
  • Lower up-front cost
  • Access to the latest version
  • Flexible licensing
  • 1-on-1 web support
  • A360 Team
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** Monthly value represents Autodesk SRP based on an annual purchase. Actual retail price is determined by your reseller. Annual Desktop Subscription plans may not be available through all resellers or in all countries.