Autodesk Build permits teams to securely share design files in their native format on any desktop, laptop, or mobile device. The real-time platform provides all project participants with a single source of truth. New versions immediately replace older ones, eliminating the possibility of using outdated plans. In addition, since there is unlimited storage and version control, comparing prior versions of designs is possible, resulting in fewer errors and a better understanding of the project.

How can Autodesk Build help project teams?

Here are some reasons why project teams should implement Autodesk Build on Autodesk product design and manufacturing collection.

One Truth Source

Autodesk Build integrates technologies for field collaboration, project management, and enhanced data and workflow capabilities. The platform incorporates all project data so that architects (along with the project owner and team) can utilize familiar tools, such as design and model collaboration. There is no requirement to review a different point solution.


In document management, the benefits of a single source of truth are readily obvious. Document versioning has been an issue for a long time, with architects utilizing clever file names and complex folder structures to identify the most recent model, all of which are stored in FTP or similar files.


Authentic document management software prevents versioning confusion. Autodesk Build even has a compare versions feature that enables customers to examine the evolution of the design. The platform streamlines and automates the review and sharing of project drawings, models, and other documents, as well as revisions, and permits users to track comments and the subsequent resolution of issues until the problem is resolved.


In Autodesk Build, the architectural team has full control over who has access, views, and modifies documents.

Administrative Simplicity

Depending on the project, the architectural team may be responsible for construction administration, including submittals, RFIs, and punch lists. In the same document repository, shop drawings, product specifications, technical data, product samples, and other submittals can be generated, coordinated, and managed.

No longer will RFIs be handwritten on drawings, nor will punch list notes be transferred from one system to another. In Autodesk Build, RFIs are associated with all associated documents and tracked from design to preconstruction, construction, and handover. The ability to track the financial impact of these RFIs is even more useful.


Autodesk Build allows a single, continuous workflow, ensuring the necessary information is accessible to the proper persons.


Autodesk Build becomes an automatic digital punch list resource because all models, RFIs, and submittals are stored in the same system. Autodesk Build allows architects to manage punch lists from Revit, AutoCAD, or Civil 3D models without data transfers or information conflicts.


Remember when notes, drawings, and specs were the norm? It used to take weeks to collect, arrange, and share data from a construction site. Architects can accept or deny punch list items on-site using mobile devices connected to Autodesk Build. Additionally, they can be filtered by location, responsible party, etc.; for those interested in continuous improvement, they can be sorted by customizing Autodesk so that the root cause can be examined.

Improve Business Results

Architects can use Autodesk Build to utilize, extract, and analyze data to uncover, prioritize, and handle business concerns more quickly and with improved results. Autodesk Build Insights, which leverages Construction IQ’s machine learning technology, offers curated and tailored views of project data pertinent to specific needs, visibility into the performance of one (or multiple) projects, and predicts and prioritizes risk indicators.


Reduce redundant systems, duplicate entries, and the potential of contradicting data to improve process and data integrity. Using a user-friendly interface, perform and organize design reviews and document approvals, limit document access, and track an infinite number of document versions. Autodesk Build provides unrestricted licensing options for convenient internal access at no additional cost to owners and Autodesk & AutoCAD consulting firms.


Integrating Autodesk Build into AutoCAD workflows improves communication between the design team, supporting disciplines, construction crew, and property owners. A readily accessible single source of truth accelerates processes, improves transparency, and minimizes errors, resulting in enhanced cooperation and improved construction project outcomes.

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