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Integrated workflows for better building design

Why building designers use the AEC Collection

Unlock your best building designs with BIM and CAD software.

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    Improve design quality

    Exceed client expectations with design and analysis software that allows you to tap into your creativity and problem solving.

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    Work better together

    Improve project coordination and performance with streamlined data exchange and integrated workflows.

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    Accelerate the design process

    With intelligent model-based design and task automation, you can focus on the most important design challenges.

Explore building design possibilities

  • Architecture

  • Structural engineering

  • MEP engineering

  • Create more imaginatively and confidently

    Use a more fluid process to create conceptual designs that you can easily move into BIM workflows to complete detailed design work. Optimize and explore designs with integrated analysis and visualization.

    • Revit

      Design and document buildings with Building Information Modeling

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    • FormIt Pro

      Sketch early stage design concepts in 3D. Connects with Revit

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      Automate design tasks and explore design concepts in Revit

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    • Insight

      Conduct energy and building performance analysis

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      Visualize high-quality architectural renderings

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      Create 2D CAD designs that you can bring into Revit

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    Early stage design

    Create and explore design ideas using conceptual and computational design tools in the AEC Collection. (video: 1:12 min.)

  • Engineer the best structural solutions

    Get integrated tools for structural design, detailing, analysis, and fabrication, so you can focus on tackling engineering challenges rather than data inefficiencies and rework.

    • Revit

      Design, coordinate, and document structures across disciplines

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    • Robot Structural Analysis Professional

      Conduct structural analysis and code checking; integrates with Revit

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    • Advance Steel

      Conduct energy and building performance analysis

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    • Dynamo Studio

      Explore and optimize structural designs and automate tasks

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    • Navisworks Manage

      Identify and resolve clashes with 3D model review

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    • AutoCAD

      Lay out conceptual structural designs and documents in 2D

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    Structural engineering workflows

    Design, analyze, and detail concrete and steel structures with Revit, Robot Structural Analysis Professional, and Advance Steel. (video: 3:11 min.)

  • Connect design to detailing for MEP systems

    Seamlessly analyze, design, and detail mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems in coordination with architects and structural designers.

    • Revit

      Design and document buildings with Building Information Modeling

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    • Fabrication CADmep

      Create CAD-based, fabrication-ready documentation

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    • Insight

      Conduct energy and building performance analysis

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      Prevent clashes with 3D model review

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      Create 2D CAD designs that you can bring into Revit

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    Design high-performing buildings

    Get real-time feedback to inform design decisions for better building performance with Revit and Insight. (video: 1:30 min.)

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Generative Design in Revit

Generative Design is a new feature now available exclusively through the AEC Collection with Revit 2021. Now you can quickly generate design alternatives based on your goals, constraints, and inputs to give you higher-performing options for data-driven decision making.

What our customers say

Buildings on East Artificial Islands of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

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Improving sustainability

“BIM's high efficacy and environmental friendliness allowed us to perform simulations on the project that ensured the overall long-term sustainability of the design.” —Li Jiahua, BIM Center Deputy Director, CCCC-FHDI Engineering Co., Ltd.

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    Coordinated BIM models increased accuracy of the design process by 40%.

  • 35%

    Model clash detection shortened design review time by 35%.

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