Nexus Suite

$135(Volume discounts apply - pricing varies based on amount of licenses purchased)

Per user for a 1 year subscription

Quantity Discount (%) Price
1 - 25 $135
26 - 50 11.11 % $120
51 - 200 18.52 % $110
201 - 400 25.93 % $100
401 - 600 33.33 % $90
601 - 1,000 37.04 % $85
1,001+ 40.74 % $80
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The Nexus Suite is a platform for design and engineering professionals in the AEC industry. The capabilities and features of the CMS, Ally and PAL tools enhance workflows with Autodesk Revit, Civil 3D, AutoCAD and other content generating software platforms. In addition, Nexus gives administrators and managers the tools they need to analyze and optimize their firm’s processes and practices.

Nexus Suite

The Nexus Suite contains powerful tools comprising a system that enables organizations to take control of every aspect of their design processes and production.

Ally ensures that modeling practices and standards are encouraged and enforced in real-time production of Revit models. The flexible rulesets can be targeted to all users, specific projects and groups based on the objects they affect or the actions of the Revit operator.

PAL (Project Activity Logger) is used to monitor, log and visualize the way an organization’s users work in Revit model. The online dashboards offer standard visualizations and with the available APIs, those interested in deeper dives or more customized reports can implement integrated BI consoles to their specifications.

CMS is a industry-leading content management system developed specifically for the AEC industry. Firms can organize, manage, set permissions and ensure the latest content is kept up to date and available for all project participants, even when working remotely. Users can find Revit, AutoCAD, PDF, images, and other file types quickly using libraries, tags, favorites, and file metadata.


Account Management

The account management portal allows company administrators to generate and administer access to the Nexus Suite of tools. Administration can be done from any web-enabled device, allowing ease of access to important tasks from virtually anywhere.

The Pain Point

It is often inconvenient to be required to be at your desk, in front of your computer, to execute basic management tasks. Sometimes you may be out of the office, or standing at the user’s desk, and need to grant access to a toolset or portion of a toolset quickly.

Key Features

Group Management

There will often be times when access to libraries needs to be controlled consistently for multiple users. The group management web interface makes this process very easy.

User Management

Managing users is a process that can be entirely done via the web interface. Any company administrator can easily open the web page, add or edit a user and make group associations from anywhere there is an Internet connection.

Revit Model Analytics (Project)

Nexus project analytics provides the ability to gain insight into model performance. This information is critical to a smooth-running project can make general model management significantly easier. When BIM management can be informed about every model on every project, they can make decisions earlier in the model development cycle to ensure optimal team performance.

The Pain Point

When project models/files have issues, project team members end up losing productivity. The more severe the issue, the longer teams are sitting around not being productive. This wasted time decreases design time, causes stress, and costs money. A crashing or poorly performing design model effects more than just the design team. BIM Managers often must stop valuable work elsewhere in the firm to put out fires and get the design team back into production.

Key Features

Live Performance

While users are working, the Nexus PAL analytics engine is logging file open and save speeds. This enables BIM Managers to understand real-time model performance of Models. Any file that appears to be getting drastically slower can be investigated more for the reason for the performance degradation.

Content Management and Browsing

Users can leverage Nexus CMS to quickly search and find the exact content they require for use in their projects. When users can find what they need quickly and efficiently, they can be significantly more productive. Design models don’t grow in file size unnecessarily from too much loaded content which means project run more smoothly and can be more easily navigated.

The Pain Point
  • Users can easily get lost or waste time in the nightmare of folder navigation
  • Folder structure does not display critical file details, tags or metadata
  • File name doesn’t distinguish which content is appropriate for use in projects
  • Maintaining, updating and improving content libraries across multiple departments and locations can be tedious for BIM Management

Key Features

Design Application Specialization

Nexus CMS knows how to handle the needs of specialized design applications like Autodesk Revit and Civil 3D. This means that project specific views, custom data and special application commands can be leveraged from a single source. One-stop shopping for content makes CMS easy to implement, enabling users to work at their most efficient pace.

Search And Filter

The ability to search and filter by automatic file properties and content parameters makes content administration extremely easy. Since users will always get access to all parameters of a piece of content, they can search with confidence that desired content can always be found easily.


Sometimes it is desirable to make content a little more searchable. Tagging can be used to add any extra piece of meta data to content to enable even better search results and faster searching by end users.

Search Result Meta-Data

As users find content, use it in their designs or open found documents, CMS will append their search criteria to enable faster content results in the future. This information is also useful for analyzing user search patterns to enable even better library and content management for CMS administrators.

Save Searches

Often users run the same searches. For searches that are a little more involved with specialized filters, users can save the search criteria to enabling even more productivity when using CMS to find desired content.

Content Details

So, you have found what you think you want. That is great, but if you want even more certainty, content details can be opened. All data stored in the content can then be additionally searched and investigated. This transparency in a single application is rare, but extremely valuable.

Drag/Drop Into Design Model

All above features are useless if users can’t instantly consume the content. CMS allows users to drag found content directly into their design application, or double click to use/open a file depending on context. This means users can search, investigate, and use content from a single source, efficiently and simply.

Efficient Revit Data Collection
No User Performance Impact

A tool that logs model performance should not negatively impact the actual user performance. As soon as a user thinks a tool is slowing them down, they typically work to uninstall it. The Project Analytics toolset does not impact the user’s performance. It does run silently in the background, but it works so efficiently that users will never know it is there unless BIM Managers inform them.

The Enterprise Users Dashboard

This dashboard helps managers quickly understand user activity in Nexus. Knowing where your users are assigned, and how active they are can help managers understand where user training and coaching may need to occur. This can also be a great starting point to understand licensing of Nexus across the firm.

The Project Overview Dashboard
Projects Overview Analytics

Insight into corporate projects can assist BIM Managers in decision making. Is there an outlier project that has grown unexpectedly in size? Which models are opening very slowly? Is there a project very close to deadline? Knowing this helps us allocate our time to ensure the BIM environment runs smoothly

The Model Performance Dashboard

When you need to dig deep into project performance issues, the most important things to know immediately is open time, save time and warning counts. After that, we can begin to understand which specific models need attention, and perhaps even what we may need to do. These 3 metrics can be easy early indicators of issues that may occur in a model. Knowing this as a BIM Manager makes it easy to act before the users are sitting stagnant because the model has already crashed.


The CMS Overview Dashboard

When managing your libraries, it is a good plan to get a general understanding of who is there. This overview dashboard provides some general numbers about how many libraries, tags, pieces of content and favorites exist in your organization. The other CMS reports provide more insight into these baseline metrics.

The Search Statistics Dashboard

How is content being searched? How are users navigating? When are they using the CMS? This dashboard provides all the insights about general searching within the Nexus CMS. Isolate users and see their specific interactions with the content. Understanding this can often lead to improvements in content, making the users even more pleased with the browsing experience.


The Revit Content Dashboard
Dashboard CMS

How is Revit content spread across your firm? Do we really know how large our family content is, and where it is being used? This dashboard explains just that. Understand version and category breakdowns. Dig into recent models to understand what families have been placed from CMS and to derive what families have not been placed from CMS.


Licensing Analytics

If you enjoy the convenience and flexibility of CTC’s Cloud Shared Licensing for your CTC Tools, you’ll find some extremely useful metrics on the Licensing dashboards. Important data such as Top products your firm uses, the balance of licenses available for each licensed product, total hours used for each product and which users rely on CTC tools the most.

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