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Building Design Suite trial

Try Building Design Suite for 30 days

  • Create better buildings with intelligent 3D-model-based design
  • Available for Windows


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Building Design Suite video

Building Design Suite overview video (2.38 min.)

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Before you begin

  • Turn off all active applications, including virus checking software, before starting the installation.
  • When you click DOWNLOAD TRIAL, the download and installation to your computer begins immediately.
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Installing your trial software

  • Simply click Install and a wizard will take you through the software installation.


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Completing the installation

  • Restart your computer before launching the trial. If you're not prompted to start the trial, you can launch the program from the icon on your desktop.
  • You also must register for an Autodesk ID to use your trial.

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Building Design Suite 2017 Ultimate edition trial includes the following software:

  • AutoCAD
  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • AutoCAD MEP
  • AutoCAD Raster Design
  • ReCap
  • Showcase
  • Revit
  • 3ds Max
  • Inventor
  • Robot Structural Analysis Professional
  • InfraWorks 360*
  • Navisworks Manage


Software included in the Standard and Premium editions differs. See included software.

Note: Navisworks Manage, which includes the functionality of Navisworks Simulate, is included in the Ultimate Edition. Navisworks Simulate is included in the Premium edition.

Students and educators: With the exception of suites, Autodesk offers most popular products free to students and educators. You can get a free 36-month licence for most Autodesk products included in this suite by downloading each software product in the Autodesk Education Community (US site).

Need another way to download the trial?

The Autodesk Download Manager lets you download an installation package with automatic download resumption after connection interruptions. You can then install the software without further Internet connection.

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* InfraWorks 360 software is included with the 30 day trial. When you subscribe or purchase a maintenance plan, you may continue to use InfraWorks 360 LT, or view InfraWorks 360 models without subscription, after the 30 day trial period.