April 14, 2015

Built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), Autodesk Revit software, in the Building Design Suite Premium and Ultimate editions, combines features for architectural design, MEP and structural engineering, and construction, in a single, comprehensive application.
The Building Design Suite includes software that enables users to incorporate include real-world data in designs. There are three levels of the Building Design Suite, and all have had improvements.

Standard Building Design Suite 2016


AutoCAD® 2016

Powerful new release in AutoCAD offers solutions to some of the biggest Autodesk User Group International requests from the Autodesk Wish List. Check out the post on AutoCAD 2016 here.

Autodesk® AutoCAD® Architecture and Autodesk® AutoCAD® MEP

Building specific versions of AutoCAD for architecture and mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering have all been updated with AutoCAD 2016 enhancements. See ‘What’s New in AutoCAD 2016?’

Autodesk® ReCap™

Software to help capture and integrate 3D reality data from laser scans and photos directly into your design process. For 2016, ReCap enhancements include:

  • Support for new native laser scan formats
  • Smart measurement tools to help measure diameters and distances with automatic shape fitting
  • Ability to add tags, notes, pictures and hyperlinks to ReCap files and have them automatically sync between a desktop and the cloud

 Autodesk® AutoCAD® Raster Design

Raster to vector conversion software helps you easily edit, enhance, and maintain scanned drawings and plans in a familiar Autodesk® AutoCAD® environment. Make the most of raster images, maps, aerial photos, satellite imagery, and digital elevation models by including them in designs.

showcase-2016-badge-256pxAutodesk® Showcase®

Easily transform AutoCAD designs and Revit models into compelling imagery, movies, and presentation for interactive presentations. Help secure customer buy-in by more effectively communicating your designs with an immersive interactive environment and storytelling features.

Building Design Suite Premium

revit-2016-badge-1024pxAutodesk® Revit®

See more in our ‘What’s New in Revit 2016?’ post or join us on April 22 to see how to use what is new in Revit 2016 and an overview of the new features of the Suite. Learn more or register.

Autodesk® 3ds Max®

Cinematic animation and near-photorealism – Autodesk 3ds Max software provides architects, engineers, and visualization specialists with sophisticated 3D visualization tools that extend the BIM 3ds-max-2016-badge-256pxworkflow with “push-button” cinematic-quality rendering and 3D animation. In 3ds Max 2016, you get:

  • Tighter integration with Revit
    • Up to 10x faster import
    • Cleaner geometry
  • Improved instancing
  • Additional BIM data
  • Multiple cameras

navisworks-2016-badge-256pxAutodesk® Navisworks® 2016

Navisworks Simulate is in the Premium Building Design Suite, and Navisworks Manage is included in the Ultimate version. Check out all the enhancements in ‘What’s New in Navisworks 2016?’ here.

Autodesk Building Design Suite Ultimate

inventor-2016-badge-256pxAutodesk® Inventor®

Inventor has undergone drastic improvements for efficiency and clear, accurate designing. Check out our post on ‘What’s New in Autodesk Inventor 2016?’ here.

Autodesk® Robot Structural Analysis Professional

Software to enable structural engineers to more efficiently perform advanced analysis on large and complex building structures.

2016 Subscription Entitlements for the Building Design Suites


whatsnewrevit2016Upcoming Webcast!

Learn more at our live webcast on April 22.  We will show you how to use the new Revit 2016 features and overview the enhancements of the Autodesk Building Suite. Register or learn more about the webcast.