Changes to Revit Suite Product Line FAQ

Changes to Revit Suite Product Line FAQ
Autodesk will be discontinuing new seat sales and upgrades of their AutoCAD Revit Suite family of
products which includes Architecture, Structure and MEP effective April 12, 2012. Please read the
information below and contact your account manager and/or CADapult subscription manager Bridget
Piasecki at 302-733-0477 x 110.
I am currently using Autodesk Revit Architecture and/or Autodesk Revit Structure and am on
subscription. How does this announcement affect me? This announcement does not impact these two
products. It only impacts Products with the word Revit and Suite combined.
I am currently using one of the AutoCAD Revit Suite Products (AutoCAD Revit Architectural Suite,
AutoCAD Revit MEP Suite, AutoCAD Revit Structure Suite) and am on a single year subscription. How
does this impact my renewals? CADapult can continue to renew your AutoCAD Revit Suite products for
an indefinite amount of time. Autodesk gives no indication of when or if they will stop honoring
renewals for customers with this discontinued package. You may want to extend your subscription for
3 years at your next renewal date as this will also lock in the current subscription renewal price which is
expected to be at least 10% higher in 2013. You may want to review the expanded toolsets and
comprehensive workflows and cloud capabilities of the Building Design Suites.
I am currently using one of the Revit Suite products and am on a multi year subscription. How does
this impact my renewals? Customers who have a multi year subscription will indefinitely be fulfilled
with their version of Revit suite. We recommend you look at the expanded tool sets and comprehensive
workflows of the Building Design Suites.
I have an office full of Revit Suite products and want to order new licenses. What are my options?
 Option 1: Purchase new seats of the Building Design Suite Premium in place of the Revit Suite.
This is the only option you have if you still want licenses of AutoCAD to be included with Revit
for the new seats. There are many advantages of the suite in terms of expanded tools,
comprehensive workflows and Autodesk 360 (cloud).
 Option 2: Purchase new seats of Revit Architecture or Revit Suite. Note there is no Revit MEP
standalone option so moving forward Revit MEP users will need to order the Building Design
Suite Premium in order to get Revit MEP due to the workflows with architects, engineers and
I have an office full of Revit Suite products and want all of my products to be the same and I intend to
purchase more software in the future. What are my options?
 Option 1: Migrate your licenses to the Building Design Suite Premium or Ultimate. If your
products are currently on subscription you can take advantage of the promotion until April 13,
2012 and save 20%.
 Option 2: Migrate your licenses to the Revit Architecture or Revit Structure products. We don’t
recommend this option as you will lose your AutoCAD and the value is not as high as migrating
to the Building Design Suites.
What are the benefits of using the Building Design Suite Premium and Ultimate? Autodesk Building
Design Suite gives you the power of BIM, with tools for modeling, visualization, and documentation, so
you can compete for new work, whether the project requires BIM or CAD. The suites provide tool sets
and workflows for your projects as well as Autodesk 360 which is a cloud platform which currently offers
benefits like energy analysis calculations with many more benefits to come in the future.
Autodesk® Building Design Suite Premium:
Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium is for architects and engineers who need an optimized set of
tools including the power of BIM with Autodesk® Revit® software products, the familiarity of AutoCAD
software applications for efficient documentation, and Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software for
compelling visualizations.
• Create better buildings with intelligent 3D model-based design
• Produce compelling visualizations to market ideas more successfully
• Use integrated analysis to help inform design and construction decisions.
Included in Building Design Suite Premium:
AutoCAD® design and documentation software is one of the world’s leading 2D and 3D CAD tools.
AutoCAD® Architecture, AutoCAD® MEP, and AutoCAD® Structural Detailing software helps you efficiently design, document,
and share drawings using authentic, reliable DWG technology.
Autodesk® Showcase® helps you market and present your designs by transforming digital models into photorealistic imagery
and immersive, interactive presentations.
Autodesk® SketchBook® Designer gives you an effective tool for design illustration and graphic communication.
Autodesk® Revit® software combines tools for architectural design, MEP engineering, and structural engineering in a single,
comprehensive application. Gain access to a broader set of tools to streamline your workflows and collaborate more effectively
with other building design disciplines on the Revit® platform.
Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software lets you rapidly review design concepts, more accurately analyze daylight effects, and
create high-impact marketing visuals.
Autodesk® Navisworks® Simulate project review software supports intelligent 3D model-based designs with advanced
scheduling and visualization capabilities
Autodesk® Building Design Suite Ultimate:
Delivers the full power of BIM with an advanced set of tools that extend beyond
design into construction. Ideally suited for construction professionals, this edition builds on the
Premium edition by including Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage software for an integrated approach to
multidisciplinary coordination; Autodesk® Inventor® to collaborate more effectively with building
product manufacturers and fabricators; and Autodesk® Quantity Takeoff for use in design-to-costestimating workflows.
Included in Building Design Suite Premium – All of the above plus:
Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage software helps you integrate 3D models and multiformat data so you can better coordinate
disciplines, resolve conflicts, and plan projects virtually before construction or renovation begins.
Autodesk® Quantity Takeoff software helps you efficiently perform material quantifications from design data and high-quality
images for a smoother design-to-cost workflow.
Autodesk® Inventor® software lets you collaborate with manufacturers and fabricators that produce building components to
understand and capture design intent.
Autodesk® Infrastructure Modeler software helps you more easily create, evaluate, and communicate convincing site plan
proposals for faster stakeholder buy-in and more confident decision making.
Autodesk® Robot® Structural Analysis Professional software enables structural engineers to efficiently perform advanced
analysis on large and complex building structures.