Autodesk Building Design Suite – Building Design Software for BIM and CAD

Autodesk Building Design Suite – Building Design Software for BIM and CAD

With a significant increase in the number of construction projects in Ireland over the past 6 months, more and more enquiries are coming to us about the Autodesk solution for BIM and information on Autodesk Revit and Navisworks. Here is a summary of the autodesk BIM solution that may be useful to anyone looking for information on the Autodesk building design suites. More details & overview videos can be found on our website

AUTODESK BIM – See what you can do!


Design to your excellence

  • Work more successfully with tools created for architects
  • Design better-quality, more percise designs
  • Use BIM and CAD based workflows

Visualize to enhance collaboration & review design options

  • Create visualizations to better present design intent
  • Use presentation tools to evaluate options in context
  • Gain greater downstream visibility earlier in the process

Make better design decisions

  • Design more efficient buildings using energy analysis tools
  • Gain better awareness into constructability using 3-Diemensional models
  • Help solve clashes before construction begins


Visually explore project constructability

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

Improve cost reliability

  • 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

Structural engineer:

Design more efficiently

  • Design with intelligent, information-rich models
  • Optimize outcomes by exploring design alternatives
  • Connect design intent with analysis and fabrication

Visualize to help inform your designs

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

Document with constructability in mind

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

MEP engineer:

Create better MEP systems

  • Design more accurately with intelligent models
  • 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
  • Better predict project outcomes through visualization

Design and build more accurately

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

AUTODESK BIM – See what your company can do

Market your company as a BIM-ready firm

  • Compete more effectively
  • Expand services to help win more work

Boost efficiency and reduce costs

  • Supply your team with flexible tools for different needs
  • Greater control on project costs and schedules
  • Promote creativity and management effectiveness

Standardize your toolset

  • Provide a consistent set of tools to help increase efficiency
  • Lower IT costs by using a single suite*
  • Improve streamline learning and use with a single toolset


Included Software Standard Premium Ultimate
IDEAL FOR Designer, drafter Architect, engineer Construction professional
AutoCAD Architecture
AutoCAD Structural Detailing
AutoCAD Raster Design
3ds Max Design  
Navisworks Simulate    
Navisworks Manage    
Robot Structural Analysis Professional    
Applicable design suites are licensed for installation and use of each component by one user to deliver additional workflow and functionality value as compared to the stand-alone individual products.

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