Thursday, August 11, 2011

Building Design Suite - software product from Autodesk

Information about AutoDesk’s “Building Design Suite” software came to me in an e-mail from, one web-site I follow for info about software applications designed for the A/E/C industry.

Maximize Building Design, Engineering & Construction Workflows –

Autodesk® Building Design Suite 2012 is a comprehensive building software solution, combining in a single economical and convenient purchase the tools that architecture, engineering, and building construction professionals rely on everyday for both CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows.

Efficiently Design, Document & Share Drawings
- Standard US$5,495 (MSRP)

Autodesk® Building Design Suite Standard 2012 software provides building designers, drafters, and detailers with a foundational set of tools in a single economical and convenient package. This design CAD software suite helps you to:

Design, document, and share drawings in the DWG™ format.

Take advantage of AutoCAD products specifically designed for the building industry.

Show your ideas more effectively with tools for design illustration and graphic communication.

Intelligent Model-Based Design
- Premium

US$6,495 (MSRP)

Autodesk® Building Design Suite Premium 2012 software provides architects and engineers with an optimized set of tools in a single economical and convenient package. This premium building design suite supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows, efficient documentation, and the creation of compelling visualizations.

Comprehensive Tools for Design and Construction
 - Ultimate -US$11,495 (MSRP)

Autodesk® Building Design Suite Ultimate 2012 software is ideally suited for construction professionals and provides an advanced set of comprehensive tools for design and construction in a single economical and convenient package. Take advantage of Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows with this construction design software suite.

Joel’s comment: I admit that I have no idea, whatsoever, if this software product from Autodesk competes, or does not compete, with ReproMax’s cMAX software product or with ARC’s PlanWell Collaborate software product. What I do know about this Autodesk software product is that it comes in three versions, and none of those versions are “cheap.”

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