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Overview

Building design software for BIM and CAD

Building Design Suite is a portfolio of interoperable 3D building design software. It supports Building Information Modeling- and CAD-based workflows for architects, MEP and structural engineers, and construction professionals.
 

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.


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See what you can do

Video: Architects can design better buildings with BIM

Design better buildings with BIM. (video: 2:50 min.)

Design to your standards

  • Work more efficiently with tools designed for architects
  • Develop higher-quality, more accurate designs
  • Use both CAD- and BIM-based workflows

Visualize to improve collaboration, explore design options

  • Use visualizations to communicate design intent
  • Explore and present design options
  • Evaluate designs before they are built

Make more informed design decisions

  • Create more efficient buildings with energy analysis tools
  • Gain better insight into constructability using 3D models
  • Help resolve conflicts before construction

Video: 3D building design software for contractors

Improve control before and during construction. (video: 3:03 min.)

Visually explore project constructability

  • Determine project complexity, and labor and materials scope
  • Aggregate data for whole project review
  • More effectively coordinate site and workflow planning

Manage costs more effectively

  • Rapidly generate material takeoffs
  • Evaluate the cost of design alternatives
  • Maintain more accurate budgets

Better predict and communicate project outcomes

  • Simulate schedules and logistics in 4D
  • Quickly assess scope changes
  • Compare actual schedule to forecasts

Video: 3D building design software for engineers

Design and analyze structures with BIM. (video: 2:36 min.)

Design more efficiently

  • Design with intelligent, information-rich models
  • Explore design alternatives to select the best option
  • Connect design intent with analysis and fabrication

Conduct analysis and create visualizations

  • Communicate design intent more clearly 
  • Perform more accurate simulation and analysis
  • Minimize waste and total embodied energy

Collaborate with building project teams

  • Help resolve conflicts before construction
  • Share designs with detailers, fabricators, and contractors
  • Document more accurately—from design to fabrication

Video: MEP engineers can design and document building systems

Design and document building systems with BIM. (video: 3:02 min.)

Create better MEP systems

  • Design more accurately with BIM
  • Design complex building systems with greater efficiency
  • Facilitate coordination of designs using 3D models

Visualize to gain better project insight

  • Communicate ideas with integrated visualization tools
  • Simulate early and often to better predict performance
  • Evaluate designs before they are built

Design and build more accurately

  • Create more coordinated construction documents
  • Help resolve conflicts before construction
  • Deliver documentation, models, and renderings

See what your company can do

Video: See what your company can do with building design software

Watch video. (2:38 min.)

Expand business potential as a BIM-ready firm

  • Participate in projects requiring BIM
  • Use high-impact visuals to present your ideas
  • Win more work with additional services

Improve efficiency and minimize costs

  • Provide teams with flexible tools for different needs
  • Exercise greater control over project costs and schedules
  • Create innovative designs

Standardize your toolset

  • Take advantage of advanced technologies
  • Minimize IT costs by using a single suite*
  • Help streamline learning and use with a single toolset

*Design suites are licensed for installation and use of each component by one user to deliver additional workflow and functionality value. Each end-user must have an individual license in order to use a design suite.

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.

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