The Roombook feature enables multiple finishes to be applied per surface, then calculates these surfaces (walls, floors, and ceilings), as well as room circumference and furnishing elements, for enhanced room documentation. You can create a detail schedule easily within AutoCAD Architecture for each surface and export the data to a Microsoft® Excel® spreadsheet, or export a DWF™ file to Autodesk® Quantity Takeoff (QTO) software for cost estimating.
Layer Key Component Display
The Display Properties dialog has the capability to display all components and control the visibility of specific components in a drawing. Set the display component to inherit the layer name from the current Layer Key Style to get a cleaner, more organized set of documentation.
Easy-to-use transparency controls for individual display components enable you to determine how you want to define each component.
Schedule Table Enhancement
This powerful scheduling feature is now enhanced to enable grouping and subtotaling, so you can organize the schedule table based on your project needs. Group, format, and subtotal similar data at different levels, and export grouped and subtotaled schedules to Microsoft Excel.
Content & Catalog Browser Migration
The custom settings dialog enables you to more easily migrate the content catalog from previous releases to AutoCAD Architecture 2013 architectural software. Any new settings introduced into the catalogs in the latest release will automatically be added to legacy catalogs when they are migrated.
Hatch Display Components Enhancements
The hatch display component has a new annotative property that enables the scale of the hatch pattern to respond to the annotation scale.
Industry Foundation Class (IFC) Enhancements
AutoCAD Architecture 2013 continues to improve on Industry Foundation Class (IFC) file format support, including recertification from buildingSMART for importing and exporting version 2x3 IFC files. Toolkit enhancements make it easier to migrate changes from one release to another.
Geometry Sharing Performance Enhancement
This enhancement enables you to begin working while the drawing is still regenerating. You can work more efficiently, as you no longer have to wait for the entire drawing to finish regenerating to get started.