Architecture, Engineering, Construction (AEC) / Civil Design

The architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry consists of separate players who work together to bring a project to fruition. By integrating these seemingly separate entities into a single industry, architects, engineers and contractors can work more efficiently to achieve a common goal.

BIM (Building Information Modeling) enables a single virtual information model to be generated and handed by the design team (architects, surveyors, civil, structural, MEP and services engineers) to the contractors and subcontractors and then on to the owner and facility operator. Each separate profession adds its unique discipline specific data to the single shared model. This facilitates collaboration between the varying teams working on the project and manages the impact of change on all dependent products and collaborators.

Civil infrastructure systems involve the design, analysis, and management of infrastructure supporting human activities, including, electric power, oil and gas, water and wastewater, communications, transportation, and the collections of buildings that make up urban and rural communities.

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3ds Max®

Create amazing worlds in 3ds Max. If you can dream it, you can build it in 3ds Max®, the 3D software for modeling, animation, and rendering that allows you to create massive worlds in games and stunning scenes for design visualization.

Advance Steel

3D modeling software for steel detailing, design, fabrication, and construction

AutoCAD®

CAD software to design anything—now with time-saving specialized toolsets, web and mobile apps.

AutoCAD® Civil 3D®

Use AutoCAD® Civil 3D® civil engineering design and documentation software to support Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows.

Autodesk® Advance Steel

3D modeling software for steel detailing, design, fabrication, and construction.

BIM 360 Design

Centralize your project data and access the information you need in real-time, anywhere, so you can track your project and make decisions in the field.

BIM 360 Docs

By making project information accessible to the project team when and where they need it, BIM 360 Docs turns document management from a necessary task to the foundation for project success.

BIM 360 Glue

BIM 360 Glue puts model visualization into the hands of the whole project team, helping accelerate virtual design and construction workflows.

InfraWorks

Quickly and easily create civil infrastructure design models with Autodesk® InfraWorks software (formerly Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler). Accelerate the design process, and enhance understanding of project constraints for better decisions. Generate data-rich proposals to better predict how design alternatives may perform in the existing environment and more effectively communicate with stakeholders.

Navisworks®

Autodesk® Navisworks® Simulate, Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage, and Autodesk® Navisworks® Freedom software include tools to simulate and optimize scheduling, identify and coordinate clashes and interferences, collaborate with project teams, and gain insight into potential problems before construction begins.

Revit

Multidisciplinary BIM software for higher quality, coordinated designs.

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AutoCAD® Architecture

Speed up architectural design and drafting with an industry-specific toolset that includes 8,000+ intelligent objects and styles.​

AutoCAD® Electrical

Efficiently create, modify, and document electrical controls systems with an industry-specific toolset for electrical design.

AutoCAD® Map 3D

Incorporate geographic information system and CAD data with an industry-specific toolset for GIS and 3D mapping.

AutoCAD® Mechanical

Design faster with an industry-specific toolset for mechanical engineering including 700,000+ intelligent parts and features.

AutoCAD® MEP

Draft, design, and document building systems with an industry-specific toolset for MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing).

AutoCAD® Plant 3D

Create and edit P&ID’s, 3D models, and extract piping orthographics and isometrics with industry-specific toolset for plant design.

AutoCAD® Raster Design

Use raster design tools in a specialized toolset to edit scanned drawings and convert raster images to DWG™ objects.

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Autodesk® Vault

Vault is product data management (PDM) software that improves productivity. Everyone works from a central source of organized data—collaborating, reducing errors, and saving time.

BIM 360 Design

Centralize your project data and access the information you need in real-time, anywhere, so you can track your project and make decisions in the field.

BIM 360 Docs

By making project information accessible to the project team when and where they need it, BIM 360 Docs turns document management from a necessary task to the foundation for project success.

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