Building design software for CAD and BIM

Autodesk® Building Design Suite provides a 3D building design software portfolio that combines Building Information Modeling (BIM) and CAD tools to help you design, visualize, simulate, and build more efficiently. Produce compelling visualizations, use integrated simulation and analysis, create higher-quality construction documentation, and improve control over project outcomes.

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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

Ease project approvals with help from powerful visualization

  • Create engaging design visualizations to present ideas
  • Use presentation tools to better evaluate design options
  • Access tools to help meet visualization needs

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

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

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

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

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

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Market your company as a BIM-ready firm

  • Compete more effectively
  • Use high-impact visuals to present your ideas
  • Expand services to help win more work

Improve efficiency and minimize costs

  • Provide teams with flexible tools for different needs
  • Exercise greater control over project costs and schedules
  • Promote creativity and management effectiveness

Standardize your toolset

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