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.)
(Based on 222 reviews)
Ease of use accessing basic drawing tools (line, circle, polygons, etc.)
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.)
(Based on 229 reviews)
Design your structure in 3D.
Produce 3D visualizations without any integrating hardware.
(Based on 25 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 227 reviews)
Support for a number of file formats for export
(Based on 226 reviews)
Native file format is compatible with a number of advanced design and imaging applications
(Based on 200 reviews)
Current file format iteration is compatible with previous versions of the application
Support for a range of file sizes without degrading the user experience.
(Based on 228 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.
Store various types of documents within this platform.
(Based on 23 reviews)
Ability to create custom commands or command aliases, change the active customization file, and configure command properties.
(Based on 182 reviews)
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 148 reviews)
Ability to create custom menus, sub-menus, and contextual menus. Can create new toolbars and arrange menus in workspeace.
(Based on 162 reviews)
Ability to create models of various systems that need to be integrated into the structure.
(Based on 19 reviews)
Add reinforcement to vital points in the model of your structure.
(Based on 15 reviews)
Ability to detect clashing elements, such as electrical conduit or ductwork that run into a beam.
Support by a sufficient number of hardware developers (by default or through the use of custom drivers).
(Based on 183 reviews)
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.
(Based on 157 reviews)
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.
(Based on 209 reviews)