BIM and CAD Software in the AEC Collection

The Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection / AEC Collection from Autodesk combines all important CAD and BIM software solutions from Autodesk for your successful construction, planning and infrastructure project. Discover the functions and benefits of Autodesk engineering software now.

Autodesk Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection

The Autodesk Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection (AEC Collection) combines all important CAD and BIM features in one software. 

Use the specialized software solutions to create first-class construction projects with the latest planning and design tools. Get started on your BIM project with the AEC Collection and use the included tools to connect your teams and data - from initial design to implementation.

Use Cases for the AEC Collection from Autodesk

Building Design

With the design and analysis tools included in the AEC Collection, you can increase the quality of your planning. Optimized data exchange and integrated workflows improve collaboration with all project participants.



Minimize the risks of your construction work at an early stage and avoid costly rework. Thanks to the intelligent linking of time and cost simulations in the AEC Collection, you can concentrate fully on intelligent project management.


AEC Collection Product Functions

Redesigning Buildings

Redesign buildings and use the CAD and BIM functions contained in the AEC Collection along the entire project life cycle - from design to construction. Use the specialized tools also for professional civil engineering and building technology, thanks to the cloud across teams from anywhere in the world.

Improving Infrastructure Together

Use the Architecture Engineering & Construction Collection to improve not only the infrastructure in transportation, but also that of your projects and teams. Align them in a multidisciplinary way and use an end-to-end workflow from the construction site to acceptance - even for water infrastructure projects.

Intelligent Construction Planning

Plan the execution of your buildings intelligently and efficiently as a general contractor or structural engineer with the help of the AEC Collection. It enables a seamless transition between planning intentions and detailed planning, from the initial idea to production, so to speak.

Advantages with the Autodesk AEC Collection

The AEC Collection contains the most important CAD and BIM (Building Information Modelling) tools for planners, engineers, architects and contractors to realize first-class construction projects. Convince yourself of the advantages of Autodesk engineering software:

Increase your Order Opportunities

Use a wide range of professional tools from the Architecture Engineering & Construction Collection to submit bids for more projects, win contracts and deliver services.

Realize your Projects more Sustainably

Deliver high quality building and infrastructure projects that exceed performance requirements with the AEC Collection.

Make your Operating Processes more Efficient

Automate tasks with the Architecture Engineering & Construction Collection to reduce design time and improve handover through optimized data exchange.

Minimize your Risks

Increase the approval rate of project participants and the predictability of projects. Reduce errors and rework at the same time.

Software Included in the Autodesk AEC Collection

Design and analysis software for construction planning. 

Cloud-based document management.

Building efficiency software

BIM-integrated software tool for structural calculations.

Cloud-based software for CAD renderings.

Traffic and vehicle calculation software.

Software for planning workflows and automating tasks. 

Calculation software for bridge statics. 

Cloud-based storage for CAD data.

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Decades of Expertise

Rely on decades of practical experience in system integration and process consulting. Cideon understands your business challenges in digital transformation and supports you with unique solutions along the entire value chain.

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Benefit from customized solutions with Cideon software and interfaces. Integrative, powerful and perfectly tailored to your individual daily business needs.


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Transform your digital requirements into corporate (added) value. We simplify your processes, map them digitally and make them economically viable - across functions and divisions throughout the entire product development process.  

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Machine Building

Make development more efficient. Realize production faster.

Plant Construction

Create data consistency. Simplify document and supplier management.


Manage requirements efficiently. Realize individual solutions in series.

Design Offices

Provide flexibility. Implement customer requirements quickly.

Metal Construction

Simplify construction tasks. Process changes more efficiently. Speed up logistics.

Process Industry

Optimize production processes. Prioritize safety and sustainability. Counteract competitive pressure.

Building Technology

Manage technical complexity. Enable innovation. Promote interdisciplinary cooperation.


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Quality, speed, and reliability in engineering are critical to your success. Comprehensive services are just as important as dedicated specialists and powerful software solutions.

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