3D/solid modeling Tools
Ability to modify 3D primitives (parametric editing tools, free-form editing tools, symmetrical editing process, etc.)
Ease of use accessing rendering tools (lighting tools, texture mapping, custom material creation, etc.)
Ease of use accessing basic drawing tools (line, circle, polygons, etc.)
(Based on 113 reviews)
Ease of use accessing basic editing tools (erase, trim, extend, undo, etc.)
Text Editing Tools
Ease of use accessing basic text creation and modification tools (font style, multi-line text, wrap-around text, justification, spell checker, etc.)
Design your structure in 3D.
Produce 3D visualizations without any integrating hardware.
(Based on 12 reviews)
Ability to 2D and 3D drawings of your structure
Ability to edit designs with a WYSIWYG editor
Create and animate the sequences of steps, materials and building crews needed to construct your building.
Support for a number of file formats for import
(Based on 110 reviews)
Support for a number of file formats for export
Native file format is compatible with a number of advanced design and imaging applications
Current file format iteration is compatible with previous versions of the application
(Based on 95 reviews)
Support for a range of file sizes without degrading the user experience.
(Based on 109 reviews)
Ability for users to share and save work to the same central file.
Ability to import and export 2D files to the platform so your team can update designs and collaborate as needed.
Add keynotes, tags, dimensions and more to your document.
(Based on 17 reviews)
Store various types of documents within this platform.
Ability to create custom commands or command aliases, change the active customization file, and configure command properties.
Ability to customize the user interface and recall customizations. Can define the workspace a custom panel should appear in.
Ability to create custom scripts to automate tasks, such as add standard layers or styles to a drawing, update the title block, or automate plotting tasks.
(Based on 71 reviews)
Ability to create custom menus, sub-menus, and contextual menus. Can create new toolbars and arrange menus in workspeace.
Ability to create models of various systems that need to be integrated into the structure.
(Based on 14 reviews)
Add reinforcement to vital points in the model of your structure.
Ability to detect clashing elements, such as electrical conduit or ductwork that run into a beam.
(Based on 9 reviews)
Support by a sufficient number of hardware developers (by default or through the use of custom drivers).
Support for custom interfaces designed around specific design tasks, by default (out of the box) or through user customization.
Manage Multiple Profiles
Support for multiple user interface customizations. Can store and recall interfaces as required by a specific user without closing the application and without the need for scripting knowledge.
Names of basic commands are clear and easy to understand. On-cursor documentation, such as tool tips and pop-up descriptions, provide clarification of icons and other user interface elements.