Architectural objects have a relationship to one another and interact with each other intelligently. For example, a window has a relationship to the wall that contains it. If you move or delete the wall, the window reacts accordingly. Objects can be represented in both 2D and 3D. In addition, intelligent architectural objects maintain dynamic links with construction documents and specifications, resulting in more accurate project deliverables. When someone deletes or modifies a door, for example, the door schedule can be automatically updated. Spaces and areas update automatically when certain elements are changed, calculations such as square footage are always up to date.
It is feature-rich, complex and requires detailed understanding from the user. It enables the creation of 3D designs and 2D parametric drawing, the creation of technical drawings from designs, the addition of finishing touches, detailing, linking annotations with other data, workflows and process management. There are new model documentation tools; users can generate drawings views for models created by AutoCAD and other modeling tools and the models can be updated to reflect engineering changes.
Webinar: Building Design Suite - AutoCAD Architecture 2012