AQ Design Solutions
Powering efficient design
Design smarter, quote better
Combine your CAD drawing with complete product specifications, using one of our two AQ Design Solutions. Use AQD Plug-In with your existing AutoCAD application or access a license through AQ Designer Deluxe.
Design and quote – together
Combine AutoCAD functionality with AQ projects and enhanced CAD symbols to create effective, comprehensive kitchen designs. Seamlessly integrate your DWG files directly with AQ projects for accurate and up-to-date designs. Generate dynamic schedules with layouts tailored to your needs. Access more than 165,000 CAD items from the AQ Catalog.
Add the wow factor with 3-D
Utilize 3-D functionality exclusive to the FES industry with AQ Designer Deluxe. Present a stunning 3-D tour of your kitchen floor plan to your customers before it’s built. Go from 2-D to 3-D in your project with one click. Automatically snap 3-D blocks onto your 2-D drawing in bulk. Align, rotate and automatically place multiple 3-D CAD blocks at once.
The integration you need
Extend the functionality of your existing AutoCAD software with AQD Plug-In for an efficient – but powerful – commercial kitchen design solution. Combine CAD functionality with AutoQuotes exclusive catalog and quoting application to provide kitchen designs with accurate and up-to-date product data.
|AQD Plug-In||AQD Deluxe|
|Work in your existing AutoCAD installation (Not available for AutoCAD LT version)|
|Integrated 2-D Design|
|Visualize your AQ projects by inserting equipment directly from the AQ Catalog into your floor plan|
|Create effective, comprehensive kitchen designs with accurate and up-to-date product data|
|Access to more than 165,000 CAD blocks in the AQ Catalog|
|AQ-enhanced CAD/Revit items with embedded specs and mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) data|
|Access to more than 900,000 products and accessories in the AQ Catalog|
|Analyze components individually to give you more control|
|Generate dynamic schedules with layouts tailored to your company needs|
|Full-service customer support from AutoQuotes|
|Save time by seamlessly integrating your DWG files directly with AQ projects|
|Utilize 3-D functionality exclusive to the FES industry|
|Go from 2-D to 3-D in your project with one click|
|Automatically snap 3-D blocks onto your 2-D drawing in bulk|
|Align, rotate and automatically place multiple 3-D CAD blocks at once|
|Present a stunning 3-D tour of your kitchen floor plan to your customers before it’s built|
- AQ license required
- AQ license required
AQ Design Solutions licenses are allotted per-seat.
How important is design to the quoting process?
Design is becoming an integrated part of the quoting process. In a recent survey of AQ subscribers, more than half of the respondents said that they now “sometimes,” “often,” or “always” include drawings or models as part of their proposal process. In the same survey, almost 58 percent plan to provide drawings or models because “it will help ensure accuracy.”
How often is AQ Design Solutions updated?
AQ Designer Plug-In is updated to parallel the latest AutoCAD release. AQ Designer Deluxe is updated twice a year – a major annual release and a mid-year enhancement.
What are the software requirements?
OS: Windows 7 64 bit with Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, and 10
Required Applications: AutoCAD® 2015 or higher, AQ application for PC and PDF Viewer Software (Adobe Reader, Bluebeam, Fox-it, etc.)
Browser: Windows Internet Explorer® 9.0 (or later)
Framework: .NET Framework Version 4.6
Please note the Plug-In is not compatible with AutoCAD LT® or a discipline-specific AutoCAD.
What are the hardware requirements?
Processor: 2 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 64-bit (x64) processor
RAM: 4 GB (8 GB recommended)
Display: 1360×768 (1600×1050 or higher recommended)
Display Card: DirectX® 9 ¹. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.
Internet connection required
What tech support is available?
You can contact our Customer Support department at (866) 452-8324 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Support is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. After-hours emergency support is available Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET, and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.
If we didn't have the Designer side of AutoQuotes we wouldn’t be able to keep up with the clientele that we have. We have a large volume of business so I would say that it at least doubles our capacity.
- Tom Parker, President, GenX Consultants
I would say that JLR and AutoQuotes moving forward in the future will help us much in the way of integrating our own office into Revit and continuing the ease of use that comes from the equipment information that AutoQuote provides.
- Garrett Lennon, Principle Owner, JLR Design Group