AECOsim Building Designer

AECOsim Building Designer Alternatives & Competitors

Looking for alternatives to AECOsim Building Designer? Tons of people want Building Design and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you.

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Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to AECOsim Building Designer

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  1. AutoCAD

    (793)4.4 out of 5
    2D and 3D CAD design software tools.
  2. 2D and 3D CAD design software tools.

    AutoCAD review by Jhon D.
    "Draw your creations.: AutoCAD is a very powerful digital drawing software that allows you to draw your projects and creations with the best possible quality. I like it a lot that every year it gets better and better. It has a variety of tools and very effective commands that allow me to draw at pleasure and in a very precise way. It is a software that despite the powerful and effective does not demand many requirements in terms of PC requirements. I like the multiple variety of snaps that allow me to draw more freely and quickly. It is great when it comes to configuring the sheet you want to print due to its high level of precision. I can edit my layers, their color thickness and type. I like that I can import images to the model. Your files are very light. "
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    #2
  3. SketchUp

    (304)4.4 out of 5
    SketchUp is friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software
  4. SketchUp is friendly and forgiving 3D modeling software

    SketchUp review by Amny N.
    "Tool for designing and planning spaces and objects in 3D (dimensions): I like the range of colors offered by the program to paint objects designed in three dimensions. It is a very easy to use software that has multiple work tools that facilitate the design of the objects being a saving in time of work time, because it does not merit studying much software to be able to handle it without any difficulty. I like it because it is recognized among professionals, and on the web there are many documents that facilitate the design of objects. I really like the diversity of tools and the ability to design objects with faclidad allowing to perform a rendering referred to the process of generating image or video. other advantages is that it is compatible with autocad the most recognized program for its quality and professional level. "
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  5. Revit

    (294)4.5 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response
    Revit® building design software is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), empowering design and construction professionals to bring ideas from concept to construction with a coordinated and consistent model-based approach.
  6. Revit® building design software is specifically built for Building Information Modeling (BIM), empowering design and construction professionals to bring ideas from concept to construction with a coordinated and consistent model-based approach.

    Revit review by Josh M.
    "Revit - Essential for architectural practice: I like that you can work your projects in different planes at the same time, as well as if you start working on a floor plan, at the same time, you are creating 3D views, elevations, section cuts, etc. Each element that is created in Revit, such as walls, floors, windows and doors, must be fed with information and parameters such as materials, finishes, coatings, etc. A set plane, also advances in other planes and stages of the project, improving efficiency and saving time. To the means of work and help to advance. in budgets and quotes. Revit has a large library of built-in elements that can be integrated into your project, but there are also libraries of larger elements and materials on the Internet, some of them, the same ones, the data, the parameters, the rights that can be very precise. Since it is a software of autodesk, it is compatible with other programs of the company, facilitating the import and export of projects."
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  7. MicroStation

    (218)4.0 out of 5
    MicroStation is a modeling environment explicitly for the architecture, engineering, construction, and operation of all infrastructure types including utility systems, roads and rail, bridges, buildings, communications networks, water and wastewater networks, process plants, mining, and more. MicroStation can be used either as a software application or as a technology platform.
  8. MicroStation is a modeling environment explicitly for the architecture, engineering, construction, and operation of all infrastructure types including utility systems, roads and rail, bridges, buildings, communications networks, water and wastewater networks, process plants, mining, and more. MicroStation can be used either as a software application or as a technology platform.

    MicroStation review by Annette S.
    "Microstation, the best in 3D development.: -Very friendly software to use. With Microstation , you can have control on the following. References, dimension styles, Line styles and even Text styles. Very perfect in printing on MS and that's for sure sure because i have tried other software's. Its integrates nicely with acquired new technology. Customizing Microstation is very simple. User can customize this product to come up with the best quality services depending on the project. It can do both 2D and 3D drawing, especially in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering documents and drawings. High functionality on drafting tools, and capability on handling heavy files. Good in file Importing and reliable support team."
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    #5
  9. AutoCAD Architecture

    (147)4.2 out of 5
    AutoCAD® Architecture software is the version of AutoCAD software specifically for architects.
  10. AutoCAD® Architecture software is the version of AutoCAD software specifically for architects.

    AutoCAD Arch review by Matt S.
    "2D technical drawing in digital format and basic 3d modeling.: Specifically, it has great qualities for drawing work, an interface based on assisted drawing that greatly facilitates professional work in the area of ​​generic design and the dwg format allows linking the work done in AutoCAD with other software with complementary features to advance in the management of the graphic project."
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  11. Civil 3D

    (146)4.2 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response
    Civil 3D civil engineering design software is a civil design and documentation solution that supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows.
  12. Civil 3D civil engineering design software is a civil design and documentation solution that supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows.

    Civil 3D review by Nafis I.
    "Advantage of Civil 3D software: It's a complete solution of Geometric design of highway, intersection design, drainage design. It helps anyone to prepare a quality enriched product with in a very short time. Can use GIS based Data and Infraworks data concurrently with Civil 3D. From importing field data to creating design, it has many powerful tools. From 2015 version they have deployed Bing map as a background. It is very helpful for designers. Sometimes in our company we have used this option, to conduct feasibility study, when Topographic data is not fully prepared. and as they have also tsudent versionavailable, which is completely free for students, It helps university learners to have this software easily. And thier product is available then other road design products in the market. Their community is huge and helpful. I have solved many problems by asking them questions. And every time I have found positive results."
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    #7
  13. Vectorworks Architect

    (102)4.3 out of 5
    Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world
  14. Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

    Vectorworks Arch review by Steven G.
    "Vectorworks Architect 8 hours per day: Vectorworks Architect has a set of integrated 2D and 3D tools that allow small and large firms to use the software from Schematic Design through Construction Documents and have photo-realistic renderings produced art any point in the design process."
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  15. SketchUp Pro

    (89)4.5 out of 5
    2D and 3D drafting application for visualizing, communicating, and planning future construction projects.
  16. 2D and 3D drafting application for visualizing, communicating, and planning future construction projects.

    SketchUp Pro review by Karellys G.
    "Design program for designers.: Sketchup is an excellent software that gives me the ability to perform masterful works, making the best modeling in three dimensions. It is a powerful program that has very good tools for design and construction of models and best of all is that it is very easy to use, you do not have to be a great expert to achieve fantastic results with this tool. It has a lot of good features and attributes such as easy-to-use drawing tools such as extrusion, basic drawing such as circles, straight lines and freehand, rotation and scale. It has dimension tools that allow you to demarcate distances and add texts. The paint tool is very simple to use, although powerful and effective since it allows to edit textures and materials. The Sketchup Pro gallery is great and I can download thousands of components just by being registered in 3D Wirehouse. "
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  17. ARCHICAD

    (81)4.4 out of 5
    GRAPHISOFT ignited the Building Information Modeling revolution in 1984 with the release of ARCHICAD, the industry-first BIM software for architects and designers. Developed by architects, for architects, ARCHICAD offers an award-winning design suite with 2D and 3D drafting, visualization and other BIM functions from the planning phase through construction to facilities management.
  18. GRAPHISOFT ignited the Building Information Modeling revolution in 1984 with the release of ARCHICAD, the industry-first BIM software for architects and designers. Developed by architects, for architects, ARCHICAD offers an award-winning design suite with 2D and 3D drafting, visualization and other BIM functions from the planning phase through construction to facilities management.

    ARCHICAD review by Peter L.
    "ArchiCAD edges out Revit in a few key categories...: First, Archicad is fast. I currently use Revit in an large professional office and use AC for my side projects on a Mac. The standard navigation, especially in 3D, like other's have mentioned, is a major benefit when working out details in the BIM environment. There are definitely other software options to see the designed space on the fly, but to be able to affect the construction documents in the BIM model with a smooth 3D interface is really nice. Another clear benefit is the project management and view/sheet navigation. Revit is a complete disaster at this. AC, on the other hand, is intuitive, allows for drag and drop, makes publishing happen in seconds, and is just an all around smooth process. Also, changing markers and linked views could not be simpler in AC. Another huge distinction from Archicad and Revit is AC's Trace function. The ability to show other views/drawings, sheets, etc. ghosted over your current view is a huge time saver compared to Revit. To my knowledge, there is nothing that does this in Revit. Other notables are the stair and curtain wall tools. They're just better, and the graphical interface when editing each one is fantastic. Also, not least of all, it's cross platform. Macs and Window's PCs can use it without issue, so the overhead of changing your hardware to suit your software doesn't occur. Remaining items in no particular order: -pricing is still somewhat more manageable than Autodesk, which is sucking the world dry. -It can do all types of projects (I added this because for some reason, some people think it's only good for small projects) -Morph and Shell modeling are pretty good and feels a little like Sketchup and allows for quick schematic design or full fledged objects -Graphic overrides, demo status, and the simple switches at the bottom of the window make view management easy -Overall user interface is smooth and easy on the eyes. This might be a function of the Mac's more anti-aliased display, though... -Favorites make adding notes, objects, or anything else that is regularly added much faster and easier -Integration with Rhino and Grasshopper is great (Revit can do this too, but it's a little more involved) -It can connect with Twinmotion (if you have the right graphics card setup)"
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  19. Vectorworks Designer

    (70)4.4 out of 5
    Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world
  20. Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

    Vectorworks Designer review by Daniel K.
    "Best All-around CAD/3 software : Great integration of 2 d and 3d. Wide variety of extremely useful Plug-In objects that make drawing and modeling quick, easy and versatile for design studies. "
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    #11
  21. AutoCAD MEP

    (67)4.1 out of 5
    AutoCAD® MEP software helps you draft, design, and document building systems.
  22. AutoCAD® MEP software helps you draft, design, and document building systems.

    AutoCAD MEP review by Jayan Shirantha M.
    "pretty good: it is easy to design 2D and 3D drawing , and its very easy handle as well . and the inter face also descent. and it have been there even for a new comers also can easily use this . and the measurement taking also very user friendly . "
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    #12
  23. DataCAD

    (63)4.8 out of 5
    DataCAD is a professional-level CADD program for architectural design, presentation, and construction document creation.
  24. DataCAD is a professional-level CADD program for architectural design, presentation, and construction document creation.

    DataCAD review by Gavn T.
    "Principal / Architect: I like its logical ease of use along with its ability to do any task i need. you don't need much support in Data Cad but when you do the team at Data Cad are a great help. i like the fact that they are continuously sending out new features and add-ons to improve productivity while keeping the price at the same rate. "
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  25. Revit LT

    (23)4.0 out of 5
    Experience intuitive Building Information Modeling (BIM) with Revit LT™ software. Produce high-quality 3D architectural designs and documentation using BIM software that uses a coordinated, model-based environment.
  26. Experience intuitive Building Information Modeling (BIM) with Revit LT™ software. Produce high-quality 3D architectural designs and documentation using BIM software that uses a coordinated, model-based environment.

    Revit LT review by Kate S.
    "Revit LT, Perfect tool Architectural and Structural designs.: -Very easy to get started as long as you have a designing skills or you have experience with familiar products like Revit etc. -The software is also the best when it comes to drafting of 2d drawings and also other documents. Extremely perfect for Architectural 3d designs and modeling. The product generally its the best in production of different types of construction documents. -User can easily customize the tool for better performance enhancement, not forgetting its collaboration ability. It allows multiple users or professionals working on the same projects. -The software has plenty advantages to the user like, automatic file workflow ability which guarantees the user the safety of his or her working files. -3d visualization, Revit LT renders quality images which are almost to the real thing and the rendering process doesn't take much time comparing to other similar CAD especially when the product is installed in a machine with the right specifications."
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    #14
  27. Navisworks

    (21)4.4 out of 5
    Navisworks is a project review software designed to allow architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to review integrated models and data with stakeholders to better control project outcomes.
  28. Navisworks is a project review software designed to allow architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to review integrated models and data with stakeholders to better control project outcomes.

    Navisworks review by User in Construction
    "Navisworks makes model navigation easy for all: Autodesk has put together a comprehensive piece of software with Navisworks that allows user to pull in a variety of different file types and easily view, compare or run clash detection on. The interface is simple enough that new users can navigate and easily understand tools and their abilities, and it is easy to customize that same interface. I use Navisworks extensively in live BIM coordination and have never had any issues slicing up a model, running clash detection, or putting together viewpoints or drawings for field teams to reference."
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    #15
  29. SolidWorks Electrical 3D

    (20)4.5 out of 5
    SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D enables you to place electrical components and use SOLIDWORKS routing technology to automatically interconnect electrical design elements within a 3D model. 2D schematics and 3D models are synchronized bi-directionally in real time so any changes are automatically updated
  30. SOLIDWORKS Electrical 3D enables you to place electrical components and use SOLIDWORKS routing technology to automatically interconnect electrical design elements within a 3D model. 2D schematics and 3D models are synchronized bi-directionally in real time so any changes are automatically updated

    SolidWorks Electrical 3D review by Roger C.
    "Total control of your designs: A good 3D design platform, has a comfortable representation, the use tools are complex and efficient, because it has a unique technology. I have always been characterized by using the entire line of SolidWork, because they are programs of unmatched quality. If you want to be the best, use unique tools that allow you to be the best."
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    #16
  31. Matterport

    (17)4.0 out of 5
    Matterport's 3D media platform lets you create, navigate, modify & share interactive 3D & virtual reality spaces for multiple industries incl real estate, travel, AEC.
  32. Matterport's 3D media platform lets you create, navigate, modify & share interactive 3D & virtual reality spaces for multiple industries incl real estate, travel, AEC.

    Matterport review by Rylan S.
    "Easy software, incredible & effective results: The software makes it very easy to plan out a route for the 3D tour and choose all the options that you could think of. It really lets your clients get a feel for the house much better than looking at photos. The houses for which we use Matterport also sell quicker than the ones with just regular photos. It’s so easy and the results are so great!"
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    #17
  33. Revit Live

    (15)4.1 out of 5
    Revit Live cloud service turns Revit models into an immersive experience, helping architects to understand, explore, and share their designs. Revit Live is only available in the Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection.
  34. Revit Live cloud service turns Revit models into an immersive experience, helping architects to understand, explore, and share their designs. Revit Live is only available in the Architecture, Engineering & Construction Collection.

    Revit Live review by Kate S.
    "Revit Live, Perfect tool for quick production of Achitectural designs presentations.: -Revit Live is an amazing product software for the designers like Architects to turn their designs done on Revit and Revit LT into immersive whereby they can be able to share them with others and clients. It gives the user the chance to edit or do a little adjustments on their Revit models and upload them to the cloud service. Through the tool, the user cad transfer as well as accessing the important BIM data into your designs. In stand rendering of Architectural designs for presentation."
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    #18
  35. BIMobject

    (11)4.2 out of 5
    We provide software tools, web solutions and services to assist our customers in the creation, conversion and publishing of BIM objects on the web and create a straight path to the users of any BIM software.
  36. We provide software tools, web solutions and services to assist our customers in the creation, conversion and publishing of BIM objects on the web and create a straight path to the users of any BIM software.

    BIMobject review by Roy B.
    "Quality and variety of families of BIM products: The platform is well developed, the search filters by category and type of file are well organized and speed up the search of the product or manufacturer indicated, many models downloaded have a high level of detail and are very well specified technically and that is very important for the BIM projects."
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    #19
  37. Vectorworks Landmark

    (10)4.5 out of 5
    Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world
  38. Vectorworks, Inc. is a global design and BIM software developer serving over 650,000 professionals in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries. Since 1985, we’ve been committed to helping designers capture inspiration, nurture innovation, communicate effectively and bring their visions to life. With our cross-platform software, designers can build data-rich, visual models without sacrificing the design process, while collaborating efficiently throughout the project life-cycle. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world

    Vectorworks Landmark review by Laurence C.
    "New discovery of a great tool for fast modelling: I love the pre-designed elements that make it very easy to have a good overview of a project with detailing, dimensions, line weight all embedded within the components you chose from the catalog"
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    #20
  39. IrisVR

    (6)4.6 out of 5
    IrisVR is software for immersive design review and collaboration in virtual reality. It is used by BIM and VDC teams, design firms, and engineers who coordinate 3D models and implement design and construction processes.
  40. IrisVR is software for immersive design review and collaboration in virtual reality. It is used by BIM and VDC teams, design firms, and engineers who coordinate 3D models and implement design and construction processes.

    IrisVR review by Stephen G.
    "director of vr school: I like how plug and play it is. i can just grab a sketchup model and click and drag it into the program and instantly walk and examine it. no extra hiccups or hoops to jump through when time is a major priority. "