What is the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Collection?

By Anna Liza Montenegro | BIM, CAD

The Autodesk Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Collection provides designers, engineers, and contractors with a set of BIM and CAD tools that support projects from early-stage design through to construction.

  • Create high-quality, high-performing building and infrastructure designs with conceptual and detailed design tools.
  • Optimize projects with integrated analysis, generative design, and visualization and simulation tools.
  • Improve predictability in the field with tools that maximize constructability and project coordination.


Improve design quality and explore new possibilities

Create more confidently with fluid conceptual design tools, like FormIt Pro and Generative Design in Revit, so that you can move into BIM workflows to complete detailed design work. Explore and refine designs in Revit with integrated collaboration, analysis, automation, and documentation capabilities.


Connect teams, processes, and data

When you connect people, workflows, and insights in the cloud, you can co-author in real-time, use project data to make informed decisions, and get teams on the same page.

Work better together with improved project coordination, performance, and streamlined data exchanges for better quality and more constructible designs.


Improve design quality

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

Create and explore design ideas using conceptual and computational tools that help you understand design tradeoffs for better decision-making and more sustainable design outcomes.


Accelerate the design process

With intelligent model-based design and process automation, you can reduce the tedious time-consuming tasks to focus on the most important design challenges.

Automation can help you solve complex geometric problems with precision and speed, freeing up your time to focus on extending services to clients and adding more value to projects.


Communicate design intent efficiently

Boost efficient and accurate document production with BIM. Improvements to scheduling and annotation within Revit make it easier to capture and communicate design intent.

Whether you’re generating floor plans, elevations, sections, 3D views, or renderings, Revit can help improve the way you work while embarking on the documentation phase of a new project.


Why a collection?

Autodesk has expanded the list of products included in the AEC Collection in order to provide customers with a better range of industry-leading solutions.


Be ready for anything with a full set of tools

Collections simplify access to software that manages the demands of today’s complex projects, giving you the flexibility to tailor your tools to each project’s unique needs, all in one package.


Access the latest and previous releases

Stay up to date with the latest releases and control when you deploy updates. (Don’t worry. You’ll retain access to previous versions, too.)


Easier software and license management

Eliminate the headache of managing multiple product licenses. Get insights on product use. Easily download, install, and use as many products within the collection as you want, whenever you like.


Choose access for individuals or teams

Choose a single-user subscription, or give teams permission to share licenses with multi-user access.


What is included in the AEC Collection?

Autodesk industry collections offer an integrated set of tools to help you create more imaginatively and fluidly, solve complex problems, build smarter and faster, and make better design decisions. Each collection includes the essential products for your industry at one great price.

With the collection, you get these top design products plus 12 additional products for analysis, visualization, reality capture, detailing, and automation.

See all products in the collection

By adding these products at no extra cost, Autodesk now provides its customers with a better value for their subscription, which makes it easier for teams to implement the different workflows – from design to construction.


Want to switch to a collection?

If you already subscribe or have a maintenance plan on individual products like AutoCAD or Revit, you can switch to a collection. Annual or multi-user subscribers to most individual products or suites can switch to a collection.


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INDUSTRIES: Architecture, Buildings, Civil Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, Construction, MEP Engineering, Structural Engineering

Published on January 26, 2021 in BIM, CAD.

About the Author

Marketing Director in New York via San Francisco and Manila. Anna Liza is a trained architect and inspired by technology. A fan of traveling, slow food movement, and summers in Maine with her kids. She has been with Microsol since 2004.