Immediate Productivity: If you are an architect who knows AutoCAD® software, you can start using AutoCAD® Architecture software with minimal training to create drawings, documentation, and schedules faster. Purpose-built with architects in mind, AutoCAD Architecture automates tedious drafting tasks to help reduce errors and increase efficiency. As you work, you can discover new and useful features at your own pace.
Smooth Collaboration Easily share designs and project information with clients and members of your extended project team. Use integrated rendering tools to create contextualized design visualizations for clear client communication and accelerated approvals.
KEY FEATURES IN AUTOCAD ARCHITECTURE
Familiar User Environment
AutoCAD Architecture features a streamlined user interface. Finding your favorite tools and commands faster, locate lesser-used tools more efficiently, and discover relevant new features more easily. The result is less time searching through menus and toolbars, and more time getting your work done.
AutoCAD Architecture software includes a comprehensive library of detail components and keynoting tools. Fully automate the creation of details to ensure appropriate, consistent annotations, and save time and effort spent on tedious documentation and design annotations. When you are ready, generate keynote legends quickly and easily.
Walls, Doors, and Windows
Drawing and document typical building elements such as walls , doors and windows. Drawing wall layouts that reflect actual construction. Modify walls and their end cap conditions on a component level for improved handling of common wall conditions, such as angled, cornered, or intersecting fire-rated walls. Automatically insert and place doors or windows with complete placement control. Move any wall, and all connected walls and spaces automatically update. Use familiar AutoCAD commands such as Fillet and Chamfer.
Automatically tag every room in a drawing, complete with room areas. As room boundaries change, you can easily update spaces, causing tags and areas to refresh, maintaining accurate documentation.
Sections and Elevations
Generate 2D sections and elevations with material hatching, directly from your floor plans. If your design changes, fully updated section and elevation graphics are generated, maintaining layer, color, linetype, and other properties.
Customize the appearance of out-of-the-box schedule styles to meet company standards or create new schedules from scratch, complete with required calculations, with ease. Schedules are linked directly to your designs, enabling you to update them to reflect any design changes with the click of a button.
Bring designs to life for client presentations at any stage of the design with integrated rendering. The streamlined visualization capabilities are fully integrated into the AutoCAD Architecture workflow. Make your presentations stand out by visually communicating richer design information. Extend rendering capabilities even further using the FBX file format to export designs to modeling and animation software such as Autodesk 3ds Max Design.
Greater flexibility in AutoCAD Architecture enables you to dimension any wall—and all its components, including wall stud centerlines and faces—according to your own dimensioning standards. And since the dimensions are associative, they automatically update as your designs change, eliminating the tedium of many manual updates.
Renovation Documentation Tools
Speed the design and production of renovation projects with tools to help create correct representations of existing, new, and demolition plans. AutoCAD Architecture renovation documentation tools enable you to assign objects to different renovation categories, and then change these assignments at any time. Using a single revision plan helps you switch between renovation, demolition, and revision plans more quickly and avoid the need to create and maintain redundant data sets.
AutoCAD® Revit® Architecture Suite— for Maximum Flexibility and Advantage
Combining AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, and Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software applications into a single, comprehensive package, the AutoCAD® Revit® Architecture Suite software allows you to transition to building information modeling (BIM), while protecting your legacy software, training, and design data investments. Purpose-built for BIM, Autodesk Revit Architecture delivers a powerful, competitive advantage by speeding creative design work, facilitating analysis for sustainable design, and automatically delivering coordinated, consistent documentation. Support ongoing work in either AutoCAD or AutoCAD Architecture while you make the switch to BIM with Autodesk Revit Architecture, at your own pace.