Autodesk Building Design Suite is a set of CAD and BIM tools to aimed mainly at architects, MEP and structural engineers and professionals in the construction industry. Building Design Suites are focused on providing the workflow and design instruments required for handling all major aspects of construction projects – from 2D and 3D design, visualization, simulation, calculations, technical analysis and optimization through planning, decision making, accurate documentation, presentation and plotter preparation, to performance and cost estimation, construction, and operating and maintaining the resulting constructions and facilities.
Main benefits of Autodesk Building Design Suite:
Enhanced toolbox – expand your productivity and creativity with the collection of helpful tool sets aimed at different design purposes and processes
Automated workflows – automate and accelerate frequent operations and workflows with the in-built collaboration features
Cloud connectivity – easily share and view your 3D designs with Autodesk A360 web-based cloud services thanks to the 25GB storage (per license), cloud rendering options and drawing optimization capabilities
Reduced costs – lower your organization’s software expenses by buying all necessary products together
What’s the difference between Building Design Suite editions?
All Building Design Suites are typically available in three editions: Standard, Premium and Ultimate.
Standard is best for planners and draftsmen with its collection of essential programs that can be used to create, document, and share drawings.
Premium is focused on the needs of architects and engineers which includes powerful BIM tools and additional visualization instruments.
Ultimate would be most suitable for contractors and project management companies because of its expanded 3D design toolset.
In the table below you can see the main programs included in each edition from version 2016 onwards.
AutoCAD Raster Design
Robot Structural Analysis Professional
The Premium edition builds on the Standard pack with Autodesk Revit, 3ds Max and Navisworks, so you can analyse, evaluate, revise and present 3D BIM models with compelling visualisations. Moreover, beside the typical programs for the Premium edition, the 2019 version of Autodesk Building Design Suite also includes AutoCAD Structural Detailing and AutoCAD Sketchbook Designer.
Looking for a more basic edition for a lower price? You can find the Autodesk Building Design Suite Standard here.
Save money and provide flexibility to your team with Autodesk Building Design Suite 2019 Premium’s perpetual, non-expiring network license – the perfect choice for companies with international offices, professionals who travel often and employees working shifts, among others. This type of license allows you to install the suite on many devices (for example at your office and home computers and on your laptop), but you can use the software only on one device at a given time. This way you don’t waste time in uninstalling and reinstalling the suite when you need to move to a new location or buy a new device.