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Autodesk Building Design Suite

Autodesk Building Design Suite 2016Autodesk® Building Design Suite is a portfolio of interoperable building design software that supports BIM- and CAD-based workflows to help professionals design, simulate, visualize, and construct better buildings. The Standard edition is tailored for building designers, drafters, and detailers who need a foundational set of documentation tools. The Premium edition provides an optimized set of tools to help architects, MEP engineers, and structural engineers take advantage of the power of BIM with intelligent 3D model–based design. The Ultimate edition builds on the value of the Premium edition, with additional comprehensive tools for design and construction that provide greater insight across the building lifecycle.

 

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Autodesk Building Design Suite 2016 editions
Standard
Premium
Ultimate
Ideal for
Designer, Drafter
Architect, Engineer
Construction Professional
AutoCAD
Speed documentation, share ideas, and explore 3D concepts with powerful design and documentation tools.
AutoCAD Architecture
Get the power and familiarity of AutoCAD with features designed specifically for architectural design.
AutoCAD MEP
Get the power of AutoCAD with features designed specifically for MEP designers and drafters.
Showcase
Easily transform AutoCAD designs and Revit models into compelling imagery, movies, and presentations.
AutoCAD Raster Design
Add powerful raster editing and raster-to-vector conversion tools to AutoCAD-based software.
ReCap
Capture and integrate reality data directly into your design process with ReCap™ reality capture software and services.
3ds Max
Create cinematic-quality visuals and movies to communicate and sell your design ideas.
Navisworks Simulate
Integrate multiple models to improve collaboration, simulate construction, quantify scope, and enhance reviews.
Navisworks Manage
Integrate data from multiple sources to facilitate whole project review, coordination, and quantification.
Revit
Use BIM tools for architectural design, MEP engineering, structural engineering, and construction.
Inventor
Design building components for fabrication with 3D mechanical CAD, visualization, and documentation software.
Robot Structural Analysis Professional
Use advanced structural analysis tools to investigate linear and nonlinear behavior in large, complex structures.
       
Overview
Architecture
Construction
Structural Engineers
MEP Engineers

Autodesk Building Design Suite System Requirements

Autodesk Building Design Suite Standard
Supported OS 32-Bit OS ¹:
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium ², Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise
Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1, Pro, Enterprise²

64-bit OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium ², Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 8, Pro, Enterprise

¹ Autodesk Showcase® 2015, Autodesk ReCap™ 2015, and AutoCAD® Structural Detailing 2015 not supported in 32-Bit.
² Autodesk Recap 2015 not supported on Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
CPU Type 32-Bit OS:
Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD® Athlon™ Dual Core, 3.0 GHz or Higher with SSE2 technology

64-Bit OS:
AMD Athlon™ 64 or AMD Opteron™ with SSE2 technology
Intel Xeon® or Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology
Memory Minimum
2 GB RAM (32-Bit OS: 3 GB Recommended; 64-Bit OS: 8 GB Recommended)

Exceptions:

AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2015, Autodesk ReCap 2015, Autodesk Showcase 2015
4 GB RAM (8 GB Recommended)
Video Minimum
Windows display adapter capable of 1024x768 (1600x1050 Recommended) with True Color capabilities

Exceptions:

3D Modeling in AutoCAD 2015, AutoCAD Architecture 2015, AutoCAD MEP 2015, AutoCAD Raster Design 2015, AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2015
1280 x 1024 True color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, Direct3D® capable workstation class graphics card.
Autodesk Showcase® 2015
Certified hardware-accelerated graphics card with a minimum of 512MB graphics memory (1GB recommended) and DirectX® 9 support.
Autodesk ReCap 2015
Windows display adapter capable of 1600x1050 with True Color capabilities. OpenGL® 3.3 capable graphics device with 256 MB memory
Hard Disk 15 GB
Pointing Device Minimum
MS-Mouse compliant (Three-button recommended)
Media Download via internet or installation from USB 2.0 key
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration, prerequisite component download, Subscription-enabled features, and full user assistance documentation.
Software Minimum
Microsoft Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later)
Virtualization Minimum
Citrix® XenApp™ 6.5 FP1
Citrix® XenDesktop™ 5.6

Exceptions:

AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2015, Autodesk Showcase 2015, AutoCAD Raster Design 2015, Autodesk ReCap 2015
Not Supported

Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium
Supported OS 32-Bit OS ¹:
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium ², Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise
Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1, Pro, Enterprise²

64-bit OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium ², Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 8, Pro, Enterprise

¹ Autodesk Showcase® 2015, Autodesk ReCap™ 2015, AutoCAD® Structural Detailing 2015, Autodesk Navisworks® Simulate 2015, Autodesk 3ds Max® 2015, and Autodesk Revit® 2015 not supported in 32-Bit.
² Autodesk Recap 2015, Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 not supported on Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
CPU Type 32-Bit OS:
Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD® Athlon™ Dual Core, 3.0 GHz or Higher with SSE2 technology

64-Bit OS:
AMD Athlon™ 64 or AMD Opteron™ with SSE2 technology
Intel Xeon® or Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology
Memory Minimum
2 GB RAM (32-Bit OS: 3 GB Recommended; 64-Bit OS: 8 GB Recommended)

Exceptions:

AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2015, Autodesk ReCap 2015, Autodesk 3ds Max 2015, Autodesk Showcase 2015, Autodesk Revit 2015 ¹
4 GB RAM (8 GB Recommended)

¹ Autodesk Revit 2015 software is only available as part of the Autodesk Building Design Suite 2015 Premium and Ultimate Editions, and the Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2015 Ultimate Edition.
Video Minimum
Windows display adapter capable of 1024x768 (1600x1050 Recommended) with True Color capabilities

Exceptions:

3D Modeling in AutoCAD 2015, AutoCAD Architecture 2015, AutoCAD MEP 2015, AutoCAD Raster Design 2015, AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2015
1280 x 1024 True color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, Direct3D® capable workstation class graphics card.
Autodesk Showcase® 2015
Certified hardware-accelerated graphics card with a minimum of 512MB graphics memory (1GB recommended) and DirectX® 9 support.
Autodesk ReCap 2015
Windows display adapter capable of 1600x1050 with True Color capabilities. OpenGL® 3.3 capable graphics device with 256 MB memory
Autodesk 3ds Max 2015
Refer to the Recommended Hardware wizard for a detailed list of recommended systems and graphics cards
Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2015
1,280 x 800 VGA display with true color (1,920 x 1,080 monitor and 32-bit video display adapter recommended). Direct3D and OpenGL capable graphics card with Shader Model 2 (minimum)
Autodesk Revit 2015
Windows display adapter capable of 1024x768 (1600x1050 Recommended) with True Color capabilities. DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3 as recommended by Autodesk.
Hard Disk 35 GB
Pointing Device Minimum
MS-Mouse compliant (Three-button recommended)
Media Download via internet or installation from USB 2.0 key
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration, prerequisite component download, Subscription-enabled features, and full user assistance documentation.
Software Minimum
Microsoft Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later)
Virtualization Minimum
Citrix® XenApp™ 6.5 FP1
Citrix® XenDesktop™ 5.6

Exceptions:

AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2015, Autodesk Showcase 2015, AutoCAD Raster Design 2015, Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2015, Autodesk ReCap 2015
Not Supported
Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2015
Citrix® XenApp™ 6.5 FP1 not supported.

Autodesk Building Design Suite Ultimate
Supported OS 32-Bit OS ¹:
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium ², Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise
Microsoft® Windows® 8/8.1, Pro, Enterprise²

64-bit OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium ², Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise
Microsoft Windows 8, Pro, Enterprise

¹ Autodesk® Showcase® 2015, Autodesk ReCap™ 2015, AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2015, Autodesk Navisworks® Manage 2015, Autodesk 3ds Max® 2015, and Autodesk Revit® 2015, Autodesk InfraWorks™ 2015, Autodesk Robot™ Structural Analysis Professional 2015 not supported in 32-Bit.
² Autodesk Recap 2015, Autodesk 3ds Max 2015, Autodesk InfraWorks 2015, Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2015 not supported on Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
CPU Type 32-Bit OS:
Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD® Athlon™ Dual Core, 3.0 GHz or Higher with SSE2 technology

64-Bit OS:
AMD Athlon™ 64 or AMD Opteron™ with SSE2 technology
Intel Xeon® or Intel Pentium 4 with Intel EM64T support and SSE2 technology

Exceptions:

Autodesk InfraWorks 2015
Dual-core Intel® Core™2 or equivalent AMD® processor (Quad-core Intel® Core™ i7, 6-core Intel® Xeon®, or better processor highly recommended); to use the ray traced rendering functionality, CPU must support SSE 4.1
Memory Minimum
2 GB RAM (32-Bit OS: 3 GB Recommended; 64-Bit OS: 8 GB Recommended)

Exceptions:

AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2015, Autodesk ReCap 2015, Autodesk 3ds Max 2015, Autodesk Showcase 2015, Autodesk Revit 2015 ¹
4 GB RAM (8 GB Recommended)
Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2015
8 GB RAM or greater
Autodesk Inventor® 2015
12 GB RAM or greater
Autodesk InfraWorks™ 2015
4 GB RAM (16+ GB Recommended)

¹ Autodesk Revit 2015 software is only available as part of the Autodesk Building Design Suite 2015 Premium and Ultimate Editions, and the Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite 2015 Ultimate Edition.
Video Minimum
Windows display adapter capable of 1024x768 (1600x1050 Recommended) with True Color capabilities

Exceptions:

3D Modeling in AutoCAD 2015, AutoCAD Architecture 2015, AutoCAD MEP 2015, AutoCAD Raster Design 2015, AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2015
1280 x 1024 True color video display adapter 128 MB or greater, Pixel Shader 3.0 or greater, Direct3D® capable workstation class graphics card.
Autodesk Showcase® 2015
Certified hardware-accelerated graphics card with a minimum of 512MB graphics memory (1GB recommended) and DirectX® 9 support.
Autodesk ReCap 2015
Windows display adapter capable of 1600x1050 with True Color capabilities. OpenGL® 3.3 capable graphics device with 256 MB memory
Autodesk 3ds Max 2015
Refer to the Recommended Hardware wizard for a detailed list of recommended systems and graphics cards
Autodesk Navisworks Manager 2015
1,280 x 800 VGA display with true color (1,920 x 1,080 monitor and 32-bit video display adapter recommended). Direct3D and OpenGL capable graphics card with Shader Model 2 (minimum)
Autodesk Revit 2015
Windows display adapter capable of 1024x768 (1600x1050 Recommended) with True Color capabilities. DirectX® 11 capable graphics card with Shader Model 3 as recommended by Autodesk.
Autodesk Inventor 2015
Microsoft Direct3D 10 capable graphics card. Please refer to the Autodesk published graphics card information.
Autodesk InfraWorks 2015
Display resolution 1,280 x 1,024 or greater. Any DirectX® 10.1 capable graphics card with 2 GB (or more) graphics memory, supporting 8x Antialiasing (8x AA), such as NVIDIA Quadro 5000 or 6000 for desktops and NVIDIA Quadro 2000M or GeForce GT 650M for laptops; (Any DirectX 10.1 capable graphics card with 1 GB graphics memory supporting 2x antialiasing (2x AA) minimum)
Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2015
At least 1280 x 1024 monitor and display adapter capable of 24-bit color. Dedicated video card with hardware support for OpenGL spec 1.4 or later and support for DirectX 9 or later.
Hard Disk 50 GB
Pointing Device Minimum
MS-Mouse compliant (Three-button recommended)
Autodesk Revit 2015
3Dconnexion® compliant device, if desired.
Media Download via internet or installation from USB 2.0 key
Connectivity Internet connection for license registration, prerequisite component download, Subscription-enabled features, and full user assistance documentation.
Software Minimum
Microsoft Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later)

Autodesk Inventor 2015
Adobe® Flash® Player 10, Microsoft® Excel® 2010 or 2013 for iFeatures, iParts, iAssemblies, thread customization, and spreadsheet-driven designs.
Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2015
For Robot™ Extension Spreadsheet Calculator additionally Microsoft® Office Excel® 2007 or 2010, 32-bit
Autodesk InfraWorks 2015
Google® Chrome™, or Firefox® web browser
Virtualization Minimum
Citrix® XenApp™ 6.5 FP1
Citrix® XenDesktop™ 5.6

Exceptions:

AutoCAD Structural Detailing 2015, Autodesk Showcase 2015, AutoCAD Raster Design 2015, Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2015, Autodesk ReCap 2015, Autodesk Inventor 2015, Autodesk InfraWorks 2015, Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2015
Not Supported
Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2015
Citrix® XenApp™ 6.5 FP1 not supported.

The Citrix application is network-based, and performance of the different editions of the Autodesk Building Design Suite may vary with network performance. The software does not include the Citrix application, nor does Autodesk provide direct support for issues with the Citrix application. Users should contract Citrix directly with questions related to procurement and operation of the Citrix application. Citrix, XenApp, and XenDesktop are registered trademarks or trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc.

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