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Autodesk Building Design Suite 2013

Whats New

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Top Features
Autodesk Revit 2013 Building Design Suites Only

For MEP Engineers


Autodesk Revit 2013* Suite Workflow from Autodesk Revit 2013 to Autodesk Showcase 2013/Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013*

Pipe/Duct Routing Preferences ASHRAE Duct Fitting Database Room Calculation Point Duct/Pipe Calculations with Taps Reapply Type Heating/Cooling Calculations MEP Centerlines Color Fills on Duct/Pipe Segments Pressure Loss Report MEP User Experience Enhancements

Platform & For Architects


Component-Based Stairs Railing Enhancements Physical Properties Visualization Enhancements Construction Modeling Enhancements Parts Construction Modeling Enhancements Assemblies

View Templates Enhancements


Interoperability Enhancements Industry Foundation Class (IFC) Interoperability User Experience Enhancements Revit Server Enhancements Performance Enhancements

For Structural Engineers


Enhanced Analytical Model Analytical Links Reinforcement Enhancements Welded Wire Meshes Autodesk 360 Structural Analysis for Autodesk Revit**

Revit Exchange
Autodesk 360**

*Only available in Building Design Suite 2013 Premium and Ultimate Editions **Available to Autodesk Subscription customers of Autodesk Building Design Suite 2013 Premium and Ultimate Editions during the term of their Subscription.

2012 Autodesk

Top Features
Autodesk Building Design Suite 2013
AutoCAD 2013

Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013


Suite Workflow from Autodesk Revit 2013 Enhanced Autodesk Revit 2013 Interoperability Enhanced AutoCAD 2013 Interoperability

Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2013


Autodesk 360 Connectivity AutoCAD Apps on Autodesk Exchange Import and Aggregate 3D Models

Enhanced Autodesk Revit 2013 Interoperability Grids & Levels from Autodesk Revit 2013 5D/Cost Simulation

AutoCAD Architecture 2013


Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2013


Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) Enhancements Global Content Pack Content & Catalog Browser Migration

Enhanced Autodesk Revit 2013 Interoperability Grids & Levels from Autodesk Revit 2013 Clash Detection Enhancements

AutoCAD MEP 2013


Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler 2013


Universal Connector Industry Foundation Class (IFC) Enhancements Content & Catalog Browser Migration

Enhanced Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013 Interoperability Sun Shadow Analysis Measurement Tools

Autodesk Showcase 2013

Suite Workflow from Autodesk Revit 2013, AutoCAD 2013, Inventor 2013
Enhanced AutoCAD Interoperability Enhanced Autodesk Inventor Interoperability

Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2013


Enhanced Integration with Autodesk Revit 2013 Enhanced Seismic Load Analysis Enhanced Steel and Concrete Design

Autodesk SketchBook Designer 2013


Autodesk Inventor 2013


Interoperability Enhancements Substance Texture Fill Color Adjustment Effect

Enhanced AutoCAD 2013 Interoperability Enhanced File Format Interoperability

Enhanced Creation of Parts and Assemblies

2012 Autodesk

Building Design Suite Only

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2012 Autodesk

Building Design Suite Only


Autodesk Revit 2013

Autodesk Revit 2013*

All Revit verticals functionalities Single customizable deployment Single content library Multi-discipline workflow improvements

Support multi-discipline workflows, and easier to manage multiple Autodesk solutions


*Autodesk Revit is only available in Building Design Suite 2013 Premium and Ultimate Editions
2012 Autodesk

Building Design Suite Only


Autodesk Revit 2013

Autodesk Revit 2013*

Suite workflow between Autodesk Revit 2013 and Autodesk Showcase 2013

Conceptual Model Interactive Walkthrough Realistic Presentation

Suite workflow between Autodesk Revit 2013 and Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013

3ds Max Design Exterior Rendering 3ds Max Design Interior Rendering

Support multi-discipline workflows, and easier to manage multiple Autodesk solutions


*Autodesk Revit is only available in Building Design Suite 2013 Premium and Ultimate Editions

2012 Autodesk

Platform & For Architects

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2012 Autodesk

For Architects
Autodesk Revit 2013

Component-Based Stairs

Run, landing, and support components can be modify with direct manipulation More stair layouts and overlapping stairs capabilities Annotation & representation improvements to support industry and firm standards

Enable more flexibilities and add capabilities for modeling and documenting stair designs

2012 Autodesk

For Architects
Autodesk Revit 2013

Railings Enhancements

Railing transitions and extensions to top rails and handrails improvements Auto-placement of continuous rail elements Railing can be preview during sketching

Railing enhancements enable creation of railings more accurately.


2012 Autodesk

Platform & For Architects


Autodesk Revit 2013

Physical Properties for Building Performance Analysis

Assign thermal and structural properties for Revit building construction Export thermal and structural properties to gbXML file format Enhance gbXML quality

Improve efficiency of BIM-based analysis workflows

2012 Autodesk

Platform & For Architects


Autodesk Revit 2013

Visualization Enhancements

Interactive ray trace views Artificial lights and entourage in realistic view style Sky background in all visual styles Full transparency control Anti-aliasing in model geometries in all visual styles Software Acceleration Support

More options and control over the appearance for creating compelling presentation graphics

2012 Autodesk

Platform & For Architects


Autodesk Revit 2013

Construction Modeling - Parts

Merge, exclude and restore parts Divide parts with gap offset and custom profiles Support linked model object splitting and manipulation Create parts from more model categories

Derive more construction insight by working with multi-disciplinary design models


2012 Autodesk

Platform & For Architects


Autodesk Revit 2013

Construction Modeling Assemblies

Support placement of assembly views on regular project sheet Manual transfer of assembly sheets during deletion Assembly views origin definition

Extending the powerful capabilities to produce shop drawings

2012 Autodesk

Platform & For Architects


Autodesk Revit 2013

View Template Enhancements

Manage views using view types New discipline option Default discipline for view creation Underlay orientation and color scheme settings are available in view templates

More control over how various elements are displayed within the view, and enable closer collaboration with engineers
2012 Autodesk

Platform & For Architects


Autodesk Revit 2013

Interoperability Enhancements
Bentley V8 DGN import/export DWF export enhancements Improved DWG entity fidelity

More dependable and configurable DWG & DGN workflows and deliverables
2012 Autodesk

Platform & For Architects


Autodesk Revit 2013

Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) Interoperability

IFC v2x3 certification IFC export Add-In supporting 2x4 standard Increased IFC open source customization

Greater support for industry and government standards

2012 Autodesk

Platform & For Architects


Autodesk Revit 2013

User Experience Enhancements


Divide and Repeat Dimensions enhancements Project Browser search View References Multi-Segmented grid lines

New productivity features and refinements help to streamline workflow

2012 Autodesk

Platform & For Architects


Autodesk Revit 2013

Revit Server Enhancements

Multiple host server network Hyper-V virtualization support Improved file lock management Improved workflow with Autodesk Vault Collaboration AEC 2013

Gain more control over managing central models

2012 Autodesk

Platform & For Architects


Autodesk Revit 2013

Performance Improvements

Large, complex models Stacked walls Zones Rebar Cover Flex Piping Graphics

Performance improvements in Revit lead to a smoother user experience

2012 Autodesk

Platform & For Architects


Autodesk Revit 2013

Revit Exchange

Central location for add-in content Review the apps Rating options

Easily gain access to add-ins and other content in Revit

2012 Autodesk

Platform & For Architects


Autodesk Revit 2013

Autodesk 360 Rendering*

Faster, and high-quality nearphotorealistic rendering in the cloud

Autodesk 360 Energy Analysis for Autodesk Revit 2013*


Greater insight into energy consumption and costs powered by Autodesk Green Building Studio webbased service Design alternatives analysis Internet mapping service contains more than 1.5 million weather datasets Autodesk Subscription customers gain access to integrated Autodesk cloud-based features*
*Web-based energy analysis and rendering are available to Autodesk Subscription customers of Autodesk Building Design Suite 2013 Premium and Ultimate Editions during the term of their subscription.
2012 Autodesk

For MEP Engineers

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2012 Autodesk

For MEP Engineers


Autodesk Revit 2013

Pipe Routing Preferences

Pipe routing based on segments Unique material and schedule type combinations Constrain to routing preferences

Duct Routing Preferences

Added duct fittings to preferences Select multiple fittings Constrain to routing preferences
Design duct and pipe system to industry standards with the help of enhanced routing preferences.
2012 Autodesk

For MEP Engineers


Autodesk Revit 2013

ASHRAE Duct Fitting Database

Latest version (5.00.00) Updated ASHRAE tables Oval fittings, taps, and tees

Design duct systems with fittings based on ASHRAE standards

2012 Autodesk

For MEP Engineers


Autodesk Revit 2013

Room Calculation Point

Enable and edit in specific families Air terminals and lighting fixtures Move point inside space

Improve engineering space calculations for better building performance analysis


2012 Autodesk

For MEP Engineers


Autodesk Revit 2013

Duct / Pipe Calculations with Taps

Flow and pressure calculation Calculated separately for each segment Segments separated by taps

Design more efficient duct and pipe systems with tools for calculating flow and pressure loss
2012 Autodesk

For MEP Engineers


Autodesk Revit 2013

Reapply Type

Match changes made in routing preference Reapply same type to update a run Change run of pipe or duct

Modify duct or pipe run based on new routing preference for easier design changes.
2012 Autodesk

For MEP Engineers


Autodesk Revit 2013

Heating / Cooling Calculations

Assign thermal properties for Revit building construction

Improved energy data helps engineers better predict preliminary peak heating and cooling loads
2012 Autodesk

For MEP Engineers


Autodesk Revit 2013

MEP Centerlines

Round MEP elements Duct, pipe, conduit, fittings, and flex Plan, elevation & hidden line views Toggle on / off

Use centerlines for round objects to provide better visual representation in construction documentation.
2012 Autodesk

For MEP Engineers


Autodesk Revit 2013

Color Fills on Duct/Pipe Segments

Duct and pipe branches Segments separated by taps Velocity pressure, pressure drop, flow

Quickly visualize design information for more informed decision making

2012 Autodesk

For MEP Engineers


Autodesk Revit 2013

Pressure Loss Report

Duct and Pipe Generate for single or multiple systems Save as HTML or CSV files

Design and document more efficient building systems and improve performance with better reporting
2012 Autodesk

For MEP Engineers


Autodesk Revit 2013

Diameter Symbol

Pipe size prefix Round duct size prefix Conduit size prefix

Loop Leader

Loop arrow style Used by a tag leader

Document pipe and round duct elements based on industry standards for better construction documentation
2012 Autodesk

For MEP Engineers


Autodesk Revit 2013

User Experience Enhancements

Rise / Drop Graphics Pipe Slope in Millimeter Decimeter for length

Improve productivity with enhancements that help you design and document building systems
2012 Autodesk

For Structural Engineers

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2012 Autodesk

For Structural Engineers


Autodesk Revit 2013

Enhanced Analytical Model

Direct manipulation for analytical floors Managing of openings Visibility of analytical nodes

More flexibility and usability for analytical model adjustments and visibility
2012 Autodesk

For Structural Engineers


Autodesk Revit 2013

Analytical Links

Manual creation Different types Visibility of analytical links Transfer to Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2013

More accurate definition better reflecting real structure behavior

2012 Autodesk

For Structural Engineers


Autodesk Revit 2013

Reinforcement Enhancements

Area and Path Reinforcement hosting structural rebar Improved snapping to fillets and hooks New units

More rebar options when modeling and documenting concrete reinforcement


2012 Autodesk

For Structural Engineers


Autodesk Revit 2013

Welded Wire Meshes

New Structural Fabric Area feature Definition similar to the Area Reinforcement Different types of fabric sheets Fabric sheet alignment Lap splice position

Gives more accurate and completed detailing and documentation of structural elements
2012 Autodesk

For Structural Engineers


Autodesk Revit 2013

Autodesk 360 Structural Analysis for Autodesk Revit*

Extend design models to the cloud Simultaneously perform static analysis Visualize and explore analytical results

Cloud based analysis that helps to streamline design process


*Available to Autodesk Subscription customers of Autodesk Building Design Suite 2013 Premium and Ultimate Editions during the term of their subscription.

2012 Autodesk

Building Design Suite Software Solutions

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2012 Autodesk

Top Features
AutoCAD 2013

Autodesk 360 Connectivity


Secure online document storage, sharing, and viewing 5GB free, 25GB for Subscription customers Single online destination to find and download AutoCAD extensions Hundreds of Autodesk-screened add-ins available Import and aggregate models from a variety of applications Support for Pro/ENGINEER, CATIA, SoldWorks, NX, and Rhinoceros

AutoCAD Apps on Autodesk Exchange


Import and Aggregate 3D Models



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2012 Autodesk

Top Features
AutoCAD Architecture 2013

Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) Enhancements


Recertified from buildingSMART version 2x3 IFC files New IFC Toolkit Ships with the same content globally Common reference point for Help, Tutorials, and localized content Migrate Content Catalog Reset settings to default

Global Content Pack


Content & Catalog Browser Migration



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Improves your drafting productivity, and usability

2012 Autodesk

Top Features
AutoCAD MEP 2013

Universal Connector

Connect to Autodesk Civil 2013 3D pipe Connect to Autodesk Plant 2013 3D pipe

Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) Enhancements


Recertified from buildingSMART version 2x3 IFC files New IFC toolkit

Content & Catalog Browser Migration Enhancement


Migrate content catalog Reset settings to default

Improves your drafting productivity, and usability

2012 Autodesk

Top Features
Autodesk Showcase 2013

Suite Workflow from Autodesk Revit 2013, AutoCAD 2013, and Autodesk Inventor 2013

One-Click workflow Available in Building Design Suite 2013 Premium and Ultimate Editions ONLY

Enhanced AutoCAD 2013 Interoperability


ACAD ObjectEnablers ACAD xrefs, and ACAD views


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Enhanced Autodesk Inventor 2013 Interoperability

Import of multiple inventor constraints

Help win more business

2012 Autodesk

Top Features
Autodesk SketchBook Designer 2013

Interoperability Enhancements

Export DXF

Substance Texture Fill

Import substance texture fills Manipulate their parameters

Color Adjustment Effect

Adjust color effect

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Increases efficiency for everyday workflow

2012 Autodesk

Top Features
Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013

Suite Workflow from Autodesk Revit 2013


One-Click workflow Only available in Building Design Suite 2013 Premium and Ultimate Editions

Enhanced Autodesk Revit 2013 Interoperability


Directly import Revit files Select Revit views

Enhanced AutoCAD 2013 Interoperability

Support lights, daylight system, and exposure control

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Better data exchange support for your workflow


2012 Autodesk

Top Features
Autodesk Navisworks Simulate 2013

Enhanced Autodesk Revit 2013 Interoperability


Native Revit file reader Hierarchy representation

Grids & Levels from Autodesk Revit 2013


Display grids & levels in scene view Orthographic display in plan and elevation Associate costs with schedule tasks Material, labor, equipment, subcontractor, and total cost

5D/Cost Simulation

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Coordinate your project smarter and faster


2012 Autodesk

Top Features
Autodesk Navisworks Manage 2013

Enhanced Autodesk Revit 2013 Interoperability


Native Revit file reader Hierarchy representation

Grids & Levels from Autodesk Revit 2013


Display grids & levels in scene view Orthographic display in plan and elevation Clash result locations by level and grid reference Sort results by grid reference, level, proximity, etc.

Clash Detection Enhancements


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Coordinate your project smarter and faster


2012 Autodesk

Top Features
Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler 2013

Enhanced Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013 Interoperability

Improve data exchange with a single click

Sun Shadow Analysis

Geographically correct Animate shadow movement

Measurement Tools

Volume and distance measurement Range finder

Better tools to create, evaluate and communicate your designs


2012 Autodesk

Top Features
Autodesk Inventor 2013

Enhanced AutoCAD 2013 Interoperability


Drawing views, edge display, and location updates Open component drawing file from assembly Point Cloud STL import and export Common material and appearance library

Enhanced File Format Interoperability


Enhanced Creation of Parts and Assemblies


Center Point Rectangle Dynamic Trim and Extend

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More productive and streamline workflow

2012 Autodesk

Top Features
Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional 2013

Enhanced Integration with Autodesk Revit 2013


Updating analytical model changes for floors Sending analytical links

Enhanced Seismic Load Analysis

Response Spectrum Approach Equivalent Lateral Force Method

Enhanced Steel and Concrete Design

New Eurocodes Buckling length calculation procedure


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More accurate analysis and design

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More cloud computing capabilities and capacity Upgrades to the latest software releases

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