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Get answers to frequently asked questions about Autodesk Build and Autodesk Construction Cloud.

 

Executive Summary

What was announced? What is available for purchase?

On November 17, 2020, Autodesk announced a new set of subscription offerings on a unified platform. The new offerings include:

  • Autodesk BIM Collaborate
  • Autodesk Build
  • Autodesk Takeoff

Additionally, Autodesk announced Autodesk Docs, which will be included in all of the above offerings. Autodesk Docs is not currently sold as a standalone subscription offering.

Autodesk Build and Autodesk BIM Collaborate are now available for purchase.

Is Autodesk Build replacing any existing products or subscription offerings?

The launch of Autodesk Build does not initiate an end of life for existing products.

BIM 360 Build & PlanGrid Customers

Will Autodesk Build have the same functionality as BIM 360 Build or PlanGrid?

Autodesk Build will provide more value to customers than existing solutions, and will support workflows across the office and jobsite for the build phase of construction.

Is Autodesk Build a re-build of BIM 360 or PlanGrid?

Autodesk Build is built on a common web and mobile framework and shared data foundation, forming the unified platform. Capabilities from both BIM 360 and PlanGrid, along with new features, were plugged into the platform, leveraging existing strengths. As a result, many of the capabilities you are familiar with in both products will be available in Autodesk Build.

With the introduction of Autodesk Build, will Autodesk stop the investment into BIM 360 Build or PlanGrid?

No. Autodesk will continue to invest in those products.

How long will I be able to continue to use BIM 360 Build or PlanGrid?
There are no plans to shut down PlanGrid or BIM 360 and we will provide customers with the access and support they need for their projects.

Packaging & Pricing Details

How is Autodesk Build priced?

To learn more about pricing, visit our pricing page here.

Can Autodesk Docs be purchased standalone?

No. Autodesk Docs is included with a subscription to Autodesk Build or Autodesk BIM Collaborate.

Autodesk Build subscriptions are available in three tiers, based on Sheet count. What counts as a sheet?

Your sheet count is the total number of sheets that you have access to in the Sheets area across all projects that you are a member of. You are free to add and delete sheets as much as you want and as long as you stay below the maximum number of sheets allowed by your plan. All plan sheets, including revisions, count towards the sheet limit. Documents and files hosted in the Files area do not count against your sheet limit.

Trials & Project Invites

Will there be trials available for Autodesk Build?

To start a trial for Autodesk Build, click here.

Can a user be invited to participate in a project on a trial subscription?

Yes. Both trial users and paid subscribers can invite a new user to participate in their project. Invited users will have access to the project they were invited to.

What happens to the user when the trial period ends?

At the completion of the trial period, the user will be prompted to subscribe to the products they are using. If the user does not subscribe, they will lose access to their projects.

International Support

Will I be able to choose the location of the data center to host my project data?

Currently, only the U.S. data center is available. We will add support for additional data centers over time.

What languages is Autodesk Build available in?

Currently, Autodesk Build is available in English, Japanese, Spanish, French, Canadian French, Dutch, and German. Additional language support will be added over time.

What areas of the product are localized?

Text, date formatting, currency and numbers are localized.

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