Autodesk Autodesk Building Design Suite 2016 2019

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Power your 3D building design workflow

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.

See how you can design and construct better buildings with intelligent 3D building design software tools. Building Design Suite provides 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.

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All the essential CAD and BIM workflows bundeld in one affordable and comprehensive package.

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USP Comprehensive CAD software

Comprehensive CAD software

Use powerful CAD tools based on AutoCAD software.

USP Powerful BIM software

Powerful BIM software

Create intelligent 3D building designs with Revit.

USP View and edit point cloud data

View and edit point cloud data

Clean, organize, and visualize large data sets.

USP Identify costly conflicts

Identify costly conflicts

Aggregate multiple models into a single file.

USP Create fabrication drawings faster

Create fabrication drawings faster

Design building components with Inventor.

USP Improve BIM collaboration

Improve BIM collaboration

Work more effectively using Revit software.

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Starting 1 August 2016, Autodesk will offer two software collections tailored to your work - a robust set of the best Autodesk software for your industry. Essential tools, together, at one great price. More value, more flexibility, more simplicity.

The Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection is a rich set of software and innovative technologies to help you design, engineer, and construct higher-quality, more predictable building and civil infrastructure projects.

The Product Design Collection offers connected, professional-grade tools that help you make great products today and compete in the changing manufacturing landscape of the future. Create products using the latest design and engineering tools, including Inventor and AutoCAD.

Collection for Building & Plant Design

Collection for Product and Factory Design


Building design software for BIM and CAD

Building Design Suite is a portfolio of interoperable 3D building design software that supports BIM- and CAD-based workflows. Produce realistic 3D visualizations, use integrated simulation and analysis tools, create higher-quality construction documentation, and make more informed design and construction decisions.

Experience the power of the cloud

Purchase the Autodesk Design Suite with Subscription and your favourite Autoesk software is always up-to-date, you get 25 Gb of cloud storage, and get access to leading Autodesk Cloud Services. Finish compute-intensive tasks in minutes or hours instead of days. Collaborate with as many people and use as many services as you need. Use multiple cloud services to tackle multiple projects and tasks, all at once.

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The best building design software for BIM and CAD

Access comprehensive tools that building professionals need for Building Information Modeling (BIM) and CAD workflows.

The Building Design Suite consists of:


The world’s most trusted design software for 2D and 3D design.

  • Create stunning designs
  • Collaboration
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AutoCAD Architecture

Architectural drawing in 3D CAD.

  • Create stunning designs
  • Based on the powerful AutoCAD platform
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MEP software for designers and drafters.

  • Create stunning designs
  • Based on the powerful AutoCAD platform
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AutoCAD Raster Design

Raster-to-vector conversion software.

  • Powerful vectorization tools
  • Based on the powerful AutoCAD platform
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Autodesk ReCap

Autodesk Recap allows designers, engineers, and builders to integrate reality capture data into their design and building process.

  • Time savings
  • Design in-context
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Autodesk 3ds Max

Customize, collaborate, and create 3D content quickly with 3ds Max 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software.

  • Increase productivity
  • Bring your design to life
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Autodesk Navisworks

Navisworks helps enabling coordination, construction simulation, and whole-project analysis for integrated project review.

  • Minimize costs of failure
  • Collaboration
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Autodesk Revit

With Revit you speed up the design process considerably and create the most beautiful 3D visualizations for BIM workflows.

  • Minimize costs of failure
  • Collaboration
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Autodesk Inventor Professional

Inventor Professional is the center of an connected product development ecosystem that enables you to make great products with professional grade engineering solutions.

  • Increase productivity
  • Digital Prototyping
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Autodesk Robot structural Analysis Professional

Comprehensive analysis for your structural projects.

  • Simulate while designing
  • Extensive FEA simulation
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Choose the edition that’s right for you

Compare the features included in the 3 editions of AutoCAD Design Suite

AutoCAD Architecture
AutoCAD Raster Design
3ds Max
Navisworks Simulate
Navisworks Manage
Robot Structural Analysis Professional

Our approach to optimizing your BIM process

Meet and share knowledge

Meet and share knowledge

You get to know us, and we share our knowledge with you. 

Start-up phase

Start-up phase

Together, we look at what solutions best meet your goals.

Initiation phase

Initiation phase

We map the entire project, the milestones, and the approach.

Implementation phase

Implementation phase

We take clear steps towards an effective implementation of your solution.

Maintenance and support phase

Maintenance and support phase

The solution is up and running. Together, we ensure that it’s efficiently managed and maintained.

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  • Autodesk BIM 101: Intro to Building Information Modeling

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  • Building Design Suite 2016 for Architecture

  • Building Design Suite 2016 for Mep

  • Building Design Suite 2016 - Overview

  • Building Design Suite 2016 for Structure Design

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